Download E-books Maoist Model Theatre: The Semiotics of Gender and Sexuality in the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) (Women and Gender in China Studies) by Rosemary Roberts (2010-04-30) PDF

By Rosemary Roberts

Here's a convincing mirrored image that adjustments our realizing of gender in Maoist tradition, esp. for what critics from the Nineteen Nineties onwards have termed its ‘erasure’ of gender and sexuality. particularly the robust heroines of the yangbanxi, or ‘model works’ which ruled the Cultural Revolution interval, were obvious as genderless revolutionaries whose pictures have been harmful to girls. Drawing on modern theories starting from literary and cultural stories to sociology, this e-book demanding situations that demonstrated view via special semiotic research of theatrical structures of the yangbanxi together with gown, props, kinesics, and diverse audio and linguistic structures. Acknowledging the advanced interaction of conventional, sleek, chinese language and international gender ideologies as show up within the 'model works', it essentially alterations our insights into gender in Maoist tradition.

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Download E-books Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 (Women's and Gender History) PDF

By Paula Bartley

Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the 1st finished evaluation of makes an attempt to get rid of prostitution from English society, together with dialogue of early makes an attempt at reform and prevention via to the campaigns of the social purists.
Prostitution seems intensive on the numerous reform associations which have been manage to accommodate prostitutes, analysing the causes of the reformers in addition to lifestyle inside of those penitentiaries.
This quintessential publication reveals:
* reformers' attitudes in the direction of prostitutes and prostitution * lifestyle inside of reform institutions
* makes an attempt at ethical education
* advancements in ethical wellbeing and fitness theories
* effect of eugenics
* makes an attempt at suppressing prostitution.

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Download E-books Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business PDF

While intercourse paintings has lengthy been arguable, it has turn into much more contested during the last decade as legislation, regulations, and enforcement practices have develop into extra repressive in lots of countries, in part as a result ascendancy of curiosity teams devoted to the whole abolition of the intercourse undefined. even as, even though, numerous different countries have lately decriminalized prostitution.
 
Legalizing Prostitution maps out the present terrain. utilizing the United States as a backdrop, Weitzer attracts on broad box study within the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany to demonstrate possible choices to American-style criminalization of intercourse employees. those circumstances are then used to strengthen a roster of “best practices” which can function a version for different international locations contemplating legalization. Legalizing Prostitution offers a theoretically grounded comparative research of political dynamics, coverage results, and red-light landscapes in international locations the place prostitution has been legalized and controlled by way of the govt, proposing a wealthy and novel portrait of the multifaceted international of criminal intercourse on the market.

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Download E-books Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies: Beauties at Work (Gender, Development and Social Change) PDF

By Liu Jieyu

This e-book bargains the 1st ethnographic account of the studies of hugely trained younger specialist ladies, hailed via the chinese language media as ‘white-collar beauties’. It exposes the organizational mechanisms – naturalization, objectification and commodification of girls – that wield gendered and sexual keep watch over in post-Mao places of work. while males make the most of symbolic and bureaucratic energy, girls execs skilfully enact oblique strength in a online game of domination and resistance. The assets of women’s subversion are grounded of their only-child upbringing which breaks the patrilineal base of familial patriarchy fostering an exceptional ambition in own improvement, gender as inherently relational and a role-oriented approach, and inner-outer cultural barriers as signifiers of ethical enterprise. This increases a brand new feminist inquiry concerning the brokers for social swap. via a nuanced research grounded within the socio-cultural locality, this e-book throws clean mild upon the ways that gender, sexuality and gear will be theorized past a Euro-American reality.

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Download E-books Sex Appeal: Six Ethical Principles for the 21st Century PDF

A deadly disease of sexually-transmitted infections and sexual violence is upon us. Political pursuits are overriding sexual freedom within the identify of morality. Marriages are only as more likely to fail as they're to be triumphant. Why, in a time of exceptional own liberties and scientific wisdom, are such a lot of americans so doubtful approximately what constitutes moral sexual habit?

Sex Appeal is neither a moralistic screed nor a self-indulgent advisor to sexual utopia. as a substitute, it charts a considerate path among extremes to offer six moral rules for sexual health and wellbeing and happiness: do no damage, rejoice intercourse, be cautious, understand your self, communicate up and communicate out, and throw no stones. Sex Appeal elaborates upon each one of those rules, announcing that intercourse will be enjoyable, secure, and life-enhancing if approached within the correct spirit and with the knowledge essential to make clever sexual offerings. supplying transparent guidance for people looking solutions to their very own own questions about intercourse, the booklet additionally connects those inquiries to higher concerns, comparable to how we as a society can decrease degrees of sexual damage and sexually-transmitted infections, and the way daily person offerings can aid this attempt. Persuasive and eminently readable, Sex Appeal bargains a welcome dose of readability and customary feel to todays such a lot urgent sexual issues.

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Download E-books Bisexuality: A Critical Reader PDF

Bisexuality: A severe Reader provides the fundamental basic texts on bisexuality from the final a hundred years in an easy-to-read layout. Exploring this frequently debatable inspiration from more than a few views, this e-book locations bisexuality in its ancient and cultural context and explores its many meanings and makes use of. Merl Storr's introductions supply a simple review of the texts incorporated and units them sincerely within the context of debates on bisexuality.
This assortment comprises items by:
* Henry Havelock Ellis
* Sigmund Freud
* Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin
* and Hélèn Cixous.

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Download E-books Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media's Influence on Adolescent Sexuality (LEA's Communication Series) PDF

By Jane D. Brown, Jeanne R. Steele, Kim Walsh-Childers

This assortment explores the sexual content material of U.S. mass media and its effect within the lives of youngsters. individuals handle the subject of sexuality extensively, together with facts not just approximately actual intercourse acts, but additionally concerning the function the media play within the improvement of gender roles, criteria of attractiveness, courtship, and dating norms. Chapters incorporated right here current new views on what kids are being attentive to within the media, and supply perception into how children are knowing and employing what the media current approximately intercourse and sexuality. making use of a number of methodological methods, the stories additionally symbolize a variety of adolescent audiences and care for a wide selection of media content material, starting from adolescents' favourite television courses to magazines, videos, tune, and teenage women' websites. Taken as an entire, this quantity highlights the numerous roles the media play in teens' sexual lives. Sexual kids, Sexual Media contributes vital facts to the continued debate over media results, making it crucial examining for students and scholars in media experiences, in addition to social and developmental psychology.

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