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Family Matters
Family Matters (March 2006)
Feminist Concepts in African Philosophy of Culture
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu - Author

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Prior to European colonialism, Igboland, a region in Nigeria, was a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society governed by separate but interdependent political systems for men and women. In the last one hundred fifty years, the Igbo family has undergone vast structural changes in response to a barrage of cultural forces. Critically rereading ...(Read More)
Buddhist Women and Social Justice
Buddhist Women and Social Justice (October 2004)
Ideals, Challenges, and Achievements
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Editor

Looks at Buddhist women's activism for social change from the time of Buddha to the present day.

This book on engaged Buddhism focuses on women working for social justice in a wide range of Buddhist traditions and societies. Contributors document attempts to actualize Buddhism’s liberating ideals of personal growth and social transformation. Dealing with issues such as human rights, gender-based violence, prostitu...(Read More)
Beyond the Margins
Beyond the Margins (November 2003)
Reflections of a Feminist Philosopher
Linda A. Bell - Author

Incorporates memoir in the context of philosophical and political theory and argument.

Presenting essays rich with her own personal experiences, philosopher Linda A. Bell examines not only her own life but also problems arising from ways that living affects thinking. She reflects on her own experience in order to challenge a variety of provocative claims, including: that affirmative action harms those it is designed t...(Read More)
Buddhist Women Across Cultures
Buddhist Women Across Cultures (April 1999)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Editor

Illuminates the lives and thought of women in Buddhist cultures, integrating them more fully into the feminist conversation.

"The topics of women and feminist interpretation have become very important in many academic fields in the humanities and social sciences. Buddhist studies is no exception. Indeed, the feminine, women, sexuality, and gender have virtually become a subfield in Buddhist studies. So, the topic of thi...(Read More)
Sisters in Solitude
Sisters in Solitude (November 1996)
Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women. A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese Dharmagupta and the Tibetan Mulasarvastivada Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Author

Provides the first English translation of the Tibetan and Chinese texts on monastic discipline for Buddhist nuns and presents a comparative study of the two texts. An important contribution for studies of women’s history, feminist philosophy, women’s studies, women in religion, and feminist ethics.

“A study of nuns’ ethics is important in itself and is important to Buddhist studies, Asian ...(Read More)
The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (November 1996)
Gendered Phenomenologies, Erotic Generosities
Debra Bergoffen - Author

Challenges Beauvoir's self-portrait and argues that she was a philosopher in her own right.

“…Bergoffen carefully begins to tease from Beauvoir’s work an ‘ethic of generosity’ and a celebration—absent in Sartre—of the joys of giving and of sustaining human bonds.” — Feminist Studies

"Bergoffen's book overturns tradition by reading Simo...(Read More)
Dyke Ideas
Dyke Ideas (March 1994)
Process, Politics, Daily Life
Joyce Trebilcot - Author

Dyke Ideas is a passionate and insightful contribution to lesbian philosophy. The main value is wimmin--women separate from men and men's inventions. "Craziness," guilt, competition, sex, and other topics are explored in ways that reject male values and move toward wimmin-identified cultures.

Method is central. The authoritarian, God's-eye stance typical of academic writing is disavowed in favor of an approach that denies that others "...(Read More)
reverberations (March 1994)
across the shimmering CASCADAS
Jeffner Allen - Author

This is a groundbreaking work of poetry, autobiography, lesbian studies, multicultural writing, feminist philosophy, and postmodernism. Jeffner Allen achieves a crossing of borders and complex worlds often heralded in feminist theory but rarely attempted.

These abundance writings are intimate chattings that celebrate collisions transitions unexpected that welcome fluidity a breathing that traverse deaths and lives...(Read More)
Engendering Origins
Engendering Origins (December 1993)
Critical Feminist Readings in Plato and Aristotle
Bat-Ami Bar On - Editor

"This book presents a lively sense of cutting-edge feminist dialogue on the canonical works. While gender is at the center, the issues range from class structure to dualism to science to morality to epistemology. The Western philosophical tradition, including foundations of dualism and assumptions about neglect of women, is given a thorough reworking here." -- Inez Alfors, State University of New York, College at Oswego

"This book tackles a...(Read More)
Modern Engendering
Modern Engendering (December 1993)
Critical Feminist Readings in Modern Western Philosophy
Bat-Ami Bar On - Editor

This book contains readings of canonical Western philosophical texts from the viewpoint of current feminist thinking. The contributorsspecifically on the ways in which modern Western philosophy constructs genders and analyzes gender relations. They provide a detailed analysis of modern philosophers' conceptions of masculinity and femininity and call attention to the intertwining of gender with conceptual schema and networks.

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