Deconstructing Essentialism

Deconstructing Essentialism
Author: Anne-Iris Romens
Release: 2022-10-06
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9783031143991
Language: en
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This book proposes an original approach to analyse the social and professional trajectories of migrant women with tertiary education. It focuses on the role of essentialism in stratifying labour markets based on gender, class and racialisation, and in limiting migrant women's employment opportunities. Based on multi-sited fieldwork conducted in France and Italy, the book highlights how essentialism influences the assessment of working capacities, stressing that skills are socially constructed and valued depending on who embodies them. It also emphasises that migrant women and labour market gatekeepers are not only passively accepting essentialism, but some are also resisting and eventually challenging this process. Deconstructing essentialism enables us to better understand the mechanisms that produce stratifications and aids in designing paths towards more equal access to employment.

Becoming Subjects

Becoming Subjects
Author: Mary Louise Rasmussen
Release: 2006
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780415951616
Language: en
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'Becoming Subjects' is an interdisciplinary reference for those who are working with or studying young people and sexuality, looking at the educational discourses with which they are commonly associated.

Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices

Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices
Author: Dimitri Ginev
Release: 2018-01-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781351683982
Language: en
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Recent methodological debates have shown that practice theory can either be developed by combining and slightly extending established theoretical concepts of inter-subjectivity, social normativity, collective behavior, interaction between agents and environment, habits, learning, collective intentionality, and human agency; or by following a strategy that promotes the quest for completely autonomous concepts. In the latter case, one defends a thesis of irreducibility. Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices advocates this thesis by approaching the interrelational dynamic of social practices in terms of existential analytic. Indeed, this insightful volume outlines a methodology of the double hermeneutics that allows the study of the entanglement of agential plans, beliefs, and intentions with configured practices; while also demonstrating how interrelated social practices with which agency is entangled articulate cultural forms of life. Suggesting a framework for studying the cultural forms of life within the scope of practice theory, this book will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Social Theory, Philosophy of Social Science, and Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Education in a Multicultural Cyprus

Education in a Multicultural Cyprus
Author: Nicos Anastasiou,Hubert Faustmann,Iacovos Psaltis
Release: 2017-08-21
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781527500525
Language: en
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Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Latins, and Armenians have been the primary historical communities that make up the multicultural landscape of Cyprus. However, the continuing conflict between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots has geographically, socially and psychologically segregated these communities, while the influx of economic migrants, especially after Cyprus’s accession to the EU in 2004, has, in turn, contributed to Cyprus’s challenges, arising from multiculturalism, in an altogether different perspective. How has education, over time, addressed and re-examined all these issues introduced by Cyprus’ complex evolving multiculturalism and ethnic diversity? How can education better attend to current problems of coexistence in Cyprus, and what kind of role can it play in a federal re-united country? This collection of essays introduces an innovative and critical examination of these questions in order to provide relevant answers. More specifically, it examines how formal, non-formal and informal education contributed to the creation and perpetuation of the Cyprus conflict, as well as to prejudices, inter-ethnic stereotypes, and misperceptions. The book also discusses how education could contribute to conflict transformation, empathy and peaceful coexistence amongst the different Cypriot communities, and how this has been possible in other multi-ethnic societies. The volume will be of interest to students, practitioners, and researchers interested in peace education, multiculturalism and conflict transformation.

Deconstructing the Feminine

Deconstructing the Feminine
Author: Leticia Glocer Fiorini
Release: 2018-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780429912597
Language: en
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The guiding thread of this theoretical review is the illumination of the impasses of binary thought and of the essentialist conceptions of women and the feminine. In this trajectory, the author's ongoing dialogue with Freud is connected with one aspect of his way of thinking: multicentred and complex. The text addresses questions relating to love, sexual desire, maternity, beauty and the passing of time and highlights current debates concerning women, the feminine, and sexual difference as well as some controversial topics that have been discussed throughout the history of the psychoanalytic movement. One of the most relevant subjects is the notion of 'feminine enigma' and the conceptions of the feminine as the negative of the masculine, which means going into the nature-nurture debate, as well as into considerations of the feminine seen as the other of the masculine. The author points out that the notion of 'feminine enigma' is a displacement of the enigmas inherent to the origins, to the finite time of life (the inevitability of death) and to sexual difference.

Edith Stein Women Social Political Philosophy Theology Metaphysics and Public History

Edith Stein  Women  Social Political Philosophy  Theology  Metaphysics and Public History
Author: Antonio Calcagno
Release: 2015-11-11
Editor: Springer
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9783319211244
Language: en
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This volume explores the work and thought of Edith Stein (1891–1942). It discusses in detail, and from new perspectives, the traditional areas of her thinking, including her ideas about women/feminism, theology, and metaphysics. In addition, it introduces readers to new and/or understudied areas of her thought, including her views on history, and her social and political philosophy. The guiding thread that connects all the essays in this book is the emphasis on new approaches and novel applications of her philosophy. The contributions both extend the interdisciplinary implications of Stein’s thinking for our contemporary world and apply her insights to questions of theatre, public history and biographical representation, education, politics, autism, theological debates, feminism, sexuality studies and literature. The volume brings together for the first time leading scholars in five language-groups, including English, German, Italian, French and Spanish-speaking authors, thereby reflecting an international and cosmopolitan approach to Stein studies.

Identity Politics in Deconstruction

Identity Politics in Deconstruction
Author: Dr Carolyn D'Cruz
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781409485803
Language: en
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Identity politics dominates the organisation of liberation movements today. This is the case whether fighting over one's birthright to a nation, such as in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict; lobbying for civil rights, such as in gay and lesbian campaigns for marriage; or struggling for citizenry recognition as currently experienced by asylum seekers. In this book Carolyn D'Cruz investigates the nexus between what David Birch describes as ‘the seemingly impossible of high theory and the seemingly accessible possibilities of popular discourse’, as encountered in liberation movements based on identity. D'Cruz reworks the logic of such movements through the unique combination of Derridean deconstruction, Foucauldian discourse and Levinasian ethics. Moving both within and between the domains of philosophy, politics and ‘postmodern culture’ this book offers both a clear explication of complex philosophical issues and an understanding of how they relate to the political practicalities of everyday life.

Theory for Religious Studies

Theory for Religious Studies
Author: William E. Deal,Timothy Kandler Beal
Release: 2004
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0415966388
Language: en
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dialogue and Deconstruction

Dialogue and Deconstruction
Author: Diane P. Michelfelder,Richard E. Palmer
Release: 1989-07-03
Editor: State University of New York Press
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781438413006
Language: en
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Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France.

Postcolonial Theory and the United States

Postcolonial Theory and the United States
Author: Lawrence Buell,Juan Flores,Mae G. Henderson
Release: 2000-08-08
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 493
ISBN: 9781578062522
Language: en
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At the beginning of the twenty-first century the world may be in a "transnational moment." Indeed, we are increasingly aware of the ways in which local and national narratives, in literature and elsewhere, cannot be conceived apart from a radically new sense of shared human histories and global interdependence. To think transnationally about literature, history, and culture requires a study of the evolution of hybrid identities within nation-states and diasporic identities across national boundaries. This book collects nineteen essays written in the 1990s. Displaying both historical depth and theoretical finesse as they attempt close and lively readings, they are accessible, well-focused resources for college and university students and their teachers. Included are more than one discussion of each literary tradition associated with major racial and ethnic communities. Such a gathering of diverse, complementary, and often competing viewpoints provides a good introduction to the cultural differences and commonalities that comprise the United States today. -- from back cover.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy
Author: Catrina Brown,Tod Augusta-Scott
Release: 2006-08-03
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781452237794
Language: en
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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

Queer Roots for the Diaspora
Author: Jarrod Hayes
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9780472053162
Language: en
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Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

Feminism Beside Itself

Feminism Beside Itself
Author: Diane Elam
Release: 2013-10-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781135210090
Language: en
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Essentially Speaking

Essentially Speaking
Author: Diana Fuss
Release: 2013-01-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781135201128
Language: en
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In this brief and powerful book, Diana Fuss takes on the debate of pure essence versus social construct, engaging with the work of Luce Irigaray and Monique Wittig, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Houston Baker, and with the politics of gay identity.

Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage

Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage
Author: Ayanna Thompson
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781135908553
Language: en
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Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens. This approach shows that an analysis of the conjoined performances of torture and race not only reveals the early modern interest in the nature of racial identity, but also how race was initially coded in a paradoxical fashion as both essentially fixed and socially constructed. An examination of scenes of torture provides the most effective way to unearth these seemingly contradictory representations of race because depictions of torture often interrogate the incongruous desire to substitute the visible and manipulable materiality of the body for the more illusive performative nature of identity. In turn, Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage challenges the long-standing assumption that early modern conceptions of race were radically different in their fluidity from post-Enlightenment ones by demonstrating how many of the debates we continue to have about the nature of racial identity were engendered by these seventeenth-century performances.

The Postmodern Prince

The Postmodern Prince
Author: John Sanbonmatsu
Release: 2004
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9781583670903
Language: en
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A work of political theory with a focus on questions of strategy that examines the politics of the New Left in the 1960s, showing how its expressivism led to political division and also prepared the ground for postmodernism. It shows also how the political economy of academic life in an increasingly commodified society strengthened the basis of postmodernism. Develops a brilliant account of a Marxism that sets itself the task of building a collective political subject capable of challenging capitalism in its moment of global crisis. [publisher web site].

Religion Transformation and Gender

Religion  Transformation and Gender
Author: Kurt Appel,Isabella Guanzini
Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: V&R unipress GmbH
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9783737005487
Language: en
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The fifth issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (J-RaT) centers on the topic of religion, transformation and sex/gender. The focal point will be on religious and cultural transformation processes and their repercussions on gender roles, constructs and representations on the one hand, and on sex and/or gender transformations which are embedded in the context of specific religious traditions on the other. Transformation is understood here as change, alteration and reformatting. The multifaceted connections between religion, transformation and sex/gender are concretized in an abundance of material and symbolic phenomena and are examined starting from different subject-specific and methodical approaches.

Introduction to Feminist Jurisprudence

Introduction to Feminist Jurisprudence
Author: Hilaire Barnett
Release: 1998-09-07
Editor: Cavendish Publishing
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781843142720
Language: en
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Ludic Feminism and After

Ludic Feminism and After
Author: Teresa L. Ebert
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 358
ISBN: UOM:49015002363183
Language: en
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A provocative and controversial challenge to postmodern academic feminism

Governmentality

Governmentality
Author: Ulrich Bröckling,Susanne Krasmann,Thomas Lemke
Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781136934544
Language: en
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Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from philosophy, literature, political science, sociology to medical anthropology, the book offers a fresh perspective on studies of governmentality.