Où en sont les recherches sur le genre au début du XXI e siècle ? Quelles sont les reconfigurations les plus significatives qu'elles ont impulsées au sein des sciences sociales depuis les années 2000 ? À travers soixante-cinq textes thématiques, cette Encyclopédie critique du genre – dirigée et rédigée par les plus grands spécialistes français de la question – cartographie l'ensemble des renouvellements opérés en profondeur par les études de genre au cours des dernières années. " Désir(s) ", " Mondialisation ", " Nudité ", " Race ", " Voix "... Les soixante-six textes thématiques de cette encyclopédie explorent les reconfigurations en cours des études de genre. Trois axes transversaux organisent cette enquête collective : le corps, la sexualité, les rapports sociaux. Dans les activités familiales, sportives, professionnelles, artistiques ou religieuses, les usages du corps constituent désormais un terrain privilégié pour appréhender les normes et les rapports de genre. Les pratiques érotiques que les sociétés, à travers l'histoire, ont catégorisées comme normales ou déviantes occupent quant à elles une place inédite pour éclairer les articulations entre hiérarchies des sexes et des sexualités. Enfin, les inégalités liées au genre sont de plus en plus envisagées en relation avec celles liées à la classe sociale, la couleur de peau, l'apparence physique, la santé ou encore l'âge. Cette approche multidimensionnelle des rapports sociaux a transformé radicalement les manières de penser la domination au sein des recherches sur le genre. En analysant les concepts, les enquêtes empiriques et les débats caractéristiques de ces transformations saillantes, les contributrices et contributeurs de cet ouvrage dessinent une cartographie critique des études de genre en ce début de XXIe siècle.
This innovative book analyses the role gender plays in the relationship between globalisation, migration and reproductive labour. Exploring the gendered experiences of migrant men and the social construction of racialised masculinities in the context of the 'international division of reproductive labour' (IDRL), it examines how new patterns of consumption and provision of paid domestic/care work lead to forms of inequality across racial, ethnic, gender and class lines. Based on an ethnographic analysis of the working and family lives of migrant men within the IDRL, it focuses on the practices and strategies of migrant men employed as domestic/care workers in Italy. The authors highlight how migrant men's experiences of reproductive labour and family are shaped by global forces and national public policies, and how they negotiate the changes and potential conflicts that their 'feminised' jobs entail. They draw on the voices of men and women of different nationalities to show how masculinities are constructed within the home through migrant men's interactions with male and female employers, women relations and their wider ethnic network. Bridging the divide between scholarship on international migration, care work and masculinity studies, this book will interest sociologists, anthropologists, economists, political scientists and social policy experts.
The Law of Kinship
Author: Camille Robcis
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In France as elsewhere in recent years, legislative debates over single-parent households, same-sex unions, new reproductive technologies, transsexuality, and other challenges to long-held assumptions about the structure of family and kinship relations have been deeply divisive. What strikes many as uniquely French, however, is the extent to which many of these discussions-whether in legislative chambers, courtrooms, or the mass media-have been conducted in the frequently abstract vocabularies of anthropology and psychoanalysis. In this highly original book, Camille Robcis seeks to explain why and how academic discourses on kinship have intersected and overlapped with political debates on the family-and on the nature of French republicanism itself. She focuses on the theories of Claude Levi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan, both of whom highlighted the interdependence of the sexual and the social by positing a direct correlation between kinship and socialization. Robcis traces how their ideas gained recognition not only from French social scientists but also from legislators and politicians who relied on some of the most obscure and difficult concepts of structuralism to enact a series of laws concerning the family. Levi-Strauss and Lacan constructed the heterosexual family as a universal trope for social and psychic integration, and this understanding of the family at the root of intersubjectivity coincided with the role that the family has played in modern French law and public policy. The Law of Kinship contributes to larger conversations about the particularities of French political culture, the nature of sexual difference, and the problem of reading and interpretation in intellectual history.
The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Bantam Classics
A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Book of Longing
Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen’s artistry with language worldwide recognition. From the Hardcover edition.
A Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
This is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women—a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt—recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear. But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith’s powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
On the surface a witty, bantering tale of advneture (or misadventure), Candide is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism which proclaims that nation-wide disasters and individual suffering are both just part of a cosmic plan which is essentially good. Voltaire was not prepared to excuse the world's evil quite so easily, now would he encourage man to accept evil as fate without trying to prevent it or fight it. Candide is the story of a man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, tries desperately to cling to his optimism.
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
L'objectif de ce recueil d'études sur la nouvelle belge de langue française est d'arriver, par la juxtaposition des approches, à mettre en lumière quelques particularités de ce genre trop souvent déprécié et de sa pratique en Belgique francophone. Connaissant les débats qui sous-tendent ce genre d'études et conscients de leur importance dans le cas particulier de la nouvelle belge de langue française, les professeurs Vincent Engel et René Godenne ont commencé - leurs travaux antérieurs et le présent volume en sont autant de preuves - à réunir nombre de points de vue sur le sujet. L'objectif de cette vaste compilation n'est autre que de constituer dans les années à venir une encyclopédie critique envisageant sous ses différents aspects - définitionnels, régionaux, cette incontournable réalité littéraire. A terme, les communications qui composent ce volume seront intégrées à une structure plus large et interactive essayant de couvrir les différents aspects de la nouvelle belge : histoire, périodisation, définition du genre et de ses spécificités géographiques, genres et sous-genres, rayonnement, etc. Ce parcours interactif permettra au chercheur ainsi qu'au profane de parcourir les deux siècles de production nouvellistique belge en profitant de lectures croisées et des regards aiguisés de nombreux spécialistes.
Author: Bruno Perreau
Publisher: Stanford University Press
In 2012 and 2013, masses of French citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against a bill on gay marriage. But demonstrators were not merely denouncing its damaging effects; they were also claiming that its origins lay in "gender theory," an ideology imported from the United States. By "gender theory" they meant queer theory in general and, more specifically, the work of noted scholar Judith Butler. Now French opponents to gay marriage, supported by the Vatican, are attacking school curricula that explore male/female equality, which they claim is further proof of gender theory's growing empire. They fear that this pro-homosexual propaganda will not only pervert young people, but destroy the French nation itself. What are the various facets of the French response to queer theory, from the mobilization of activists and the seminars of scholars to the emergence of queer media and the decision to translate this or that kind of book? Ironically, perceiving queer theory as a threat to France means overlooking the fact that queer theory itself has been largely inspired by French thinkers. By examining mutual influences across the Atlantic, Bruno Perreau analyzes changes in the idea of national identity in France and the United States. In the process, he offers a new theory of minority politics: an ongoing critique of norms is not only what gives rise to a feeling of belonging; it is the very thing that founds citizenship.
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
The Book of Negroes
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Random House
Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa.Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman.