Television and the Case of Cagney and Lacey

Author: Julie D'Acci

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807860964

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Defining Women explores the social and cultural construction of gender and the meanings of woman, women, and femininity as they were negotiated in the pioneering television series Cagney and Lacey, starring two women as New York City police detectives. Julie D'Acci illuminates the tensions between the television industry, the series production team, the mainstream and feminist press, various interest groups, and television viewers over competing notions of what women could or could not be--not only on television but in society at large. Cagney and Lacey, which aired from 1981 to 1988, was widely recognized as an innovative treatment of working women and developed a large and loyal following. While researching this book, D'Acci had unprecedented access to the set, to production meetings, and to the complete production files, including correspondence from network executives, publicity firms, and thousands of viewers. She traces the often heated debates surrounding the development of women characters and the representation of feminism on prime-time television, shows how the series was reconfigured as a 'woman's program,' and investigates questions of female spectatorship and feminist readings. Although she focuses on Cagney and Lacey, D'Acci discusses many other examples from the history of American television.
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Social Institutions and Gender Divisions

Author: Rosemary Pringle

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745609805

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Defining Women is a major in-depth analysis of the social, economic and political position of women in contemporary societies. It explores the ways in which social institutions, practices and discourse define women and their position in present-day societies. The book examines the essential debates about the social construction of gender divisions in and by the key institutions of the labour market and the state. Focussing on notions of power, dependence and equality, it addresses questions of the differences between women and men, and between women themselves, in the economy and civil society. Women's political struggles to challenge their subordinate position are also assessed. The recognition of the diverse interests of women currently poses a real challenge to the central project of feminism, but Defining Women confidently argues for it's future. This book will be widely used as a text book in feminism and women's studies and will have a broad interdisciplinary appeal.
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Defining Women Through Feminist Practice

Author: Cressida J. Heyes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801486692

Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

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At the heart of feminist theory lies the seemingly intractable issue of essentialism. Feminism has thus far failed to transcend critiques of essentialism and currently offers only two inadequate positions against it. One response reifies the category "women," representing the experience of oppression of privileged women as archetypal for feminism, and the other denies the category because it unjustly overgeneralizes, thus undercutting the possibility of a robust theory of gender oppression. To spur anti-essentialist methods and practice around such issues as sexual violence, feminist theory crucially needs a constructive and politically powerful strategy for defining women.Cressida J. Heyes deftly elucidates and then travels beyond the essentialism debates to rescue the efficacy of feminist theory for activism and research. She offers a genealogy of essentialism, specifically as it applies to the work of Carol Gilligan and Catharine MacKinnon, and employs a Wittgensteinian approach to feminism that understands similarities between women as family resemblances and political decisions about inclusion and exclusion as contextual and purposive. Line Drawings argues for an anti-essentialist method that enables generalizing feminist discourse but insists on paying close attention to the operations of power in constructing claims about women. This is a fresh and vitally important step past stymied debate on what is arguably the most pressing issue in cross-disciplinary feminist theory.
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Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science

Author: Miriam R. Levin

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654193

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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An examination of science at Mount Holyhoke College shows how the unique blend of a religious and female calling led to a new interpretation of the scientific field and how new ideas of doing science became translated into new ways of teaching science.
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women photographers of the 20th century : selections from the Helen Kornblum collection

Author: Olivia Lahs-Gonzales,Lucy R. Lippard,St. Louis Art Museum

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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This book celebrates an international array of both historic and contemporary women photographers, whose important contributions to art and photography have provided a collective perspective on life, the self, the world, and each other. From well-known luminaries of the medium such as Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, Nan Goldin, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Cindy Sherman, Tina Barney, and Annie Leibovitz, to far lesser-known figures, this book is not so much comprehensive as an ideal cross-section of those women whose images have shaped the way we view the world.
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--on Mature Reflection

Author: Dianne Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898576662

Category: Older women

Page: 150

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Older women are as diverse a group of individuals as you'll come across anywhere. The phrase - 'The Elderly' - so often used in the media - is a terrible denigration of the rich complexity of older women (and men, of course). We are not in any way a homogenous mass and this book demonstrates that important truth. Apart from three guest 'celebs', [Jan Etherington, Germaine Greer, Anne Widdicombe] the women contributing to this book are extraordinary ordinary women. They responded to an invitation to write about anything they liked. Although the book has no theme as such, a number of parallels ripple through the contents. Defining Women will inspire readers to think about relevant issues and hopefully trigger interesting and fruitful discussions.
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Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success -- On Their Own Terms

Author: Janet Hanson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071423687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

View: 9881

More Than 85 Broads introduces us to a remarkable group of strong, passionate, and talented women who all define success on their own terms. Along with author Janet Hanson's riveting account of how she built 85 Broads into a groundbreaking global network community, each of these women candidly tells her own powerful story. Meet Trailblazers who need no roadmap or formula for success-just their own optimism, confidence, and gut instincts. Meet Adventurers who push past boundaries and find new ways to define success for themselves. Meet Parents who are building true partnerships rather than just “balancing” their lives and careers. And meet Visionaries who are answering the questions: “What's my passion?” “What's my destiny?” “What's my gift?” Whether you're striving to align your passion with your career, standing at a crossroads deciding which path to choose, or well on the road to fulfilling your lifelong dreams, you can tap into the enormous power and potential of “some of the most incredible women on the planet” and . . . Discover how building a strong network gives you your own unique platform for creating new opportunities, connections, and personal definitions of success. Learn how women are blazing their own trails as business leaders, entrepreneurs, survivors, philanthropists, and parents. Find out how smart, successful and courageous women really think about their careers, their lives, their families, and their futures-all in their own voices. “The most powerful and courageous voice any of us can listen to is our own, but it is often the one that we spend the least time cultivating and tuning into...” writes Hanson. More Than 85 Broads is an essential read for women and men at every stage of their careers and lives. It will surprise you, motivate you, and inspire you to connect with others. Most importantly, it will help you find your own passion, build your own network, and define success on your own terms.
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Author: Adele King

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349088153

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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A study of a female style of writing. French, English and American theories of how women's creative imagination and use of language may differ from conventional literary norms are examined in relation to the work of five of the best 20th century French women writers.
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Defining the Issues

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Condiciones de trabajo - Paises en desarrollo

Page: 26

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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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
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A Tribute to 101 of the Decade's Defining Women

Author: Chris Strodder

Publisher: Cedco Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780768322323

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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An affectionate tribute to the women who waged a cultural revolution, "Swingin' Chicks of the '60s" offers photos, profiles and little-known details of the lives of 101 defining divas of the decade, including Twiggy, Annette Funicello, Ann-Margret, Diana Rigg, Patty Duke, Janis Joplin, Cher, Jane Fonda, and Mia Farrow. 300_ photos.
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Women Warriors around the World

Author: Christopher R. Matthews,Alex Channon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.
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A Thematic Content Analysis of Ladies' Home Journal and Cosmopolitan

Author: Margaret A. Wills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cosmopolitan

Page: 438

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Television after the Network Era

Author: Amanda D. Lotz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091760

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In the 1990s, American televison audiences witnessed an unprecedented rise in programming devoted explicitly to women. Cable networks such as Oxygen Media, Women's Entertainment Network, and Lifetime targeted a female audience, and prime-time dramatic series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judging Amy, Gilmore Girls, Sex and the City, and Ally McBeal empowered heroines, single career women, and professionals struggling with family commitments and occupational demands. After establishing this phenomenon's significance, Amanda D. Lotz explores the audience profile, the types of narrative and characters that recur, and changes to the industry landscape in the wake of media consolidation and a profusion of channels. Employing a cultural studies framework, Lotz examines whether the multiplicity of female-centric networks and narratives renders certain gender stereotypes uninhabitable, and how new dramatic portrayals of women have redefined narrative conventions. Redesigning Women also reveals how these changes led to narrowcasting, or the targeting of a niche segment of the overall audience, and the ways in which the new, sophisticated portrayals of women inspire sympathetic identification while also commodifying viewers into a marketable demographic for advertisers.
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The History of Feminism and the Future of Women

Author: Estelle Freedman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307416240

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Repeatedly declared dead by the media, the women’s movement has never been as vibrant as it is today. Indeed as Stanford professor and award-winning author Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling new book, feminism has reached a critical momentum from which there is no turning back. A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing world as it is in the West, feminism has helped women achieve authority in politics, sports, and business, and has mobilized public concern for once-taboo issues like rape, domestic violence, and breast cancer. And yet much work remains before women attain real equality. In this fascinating book, Freedman examines the historical forces that have fueled the feminist movement over the past two hundred years–and explores how women today are looking to feminism for new approaches to issues of work, family, sexuality, and creativity. Freedman begins with an incisive analysis of what feminism means and why it took root in western Europe and the United States at the end of the eighteenth century. The rationalist, humanistic philosophy of the Enlightenment, which ignited the American Revolution, also sparked feminist politics, inspiring such pioneers as Mary Wollstonecraft and Susan B. Anthony. Race has always been as important as gender in defining feminism, and Freedman traces the intricate ties between women’s rights and abolitionism in the United States in the years before the Civil War and the long tradition of radical women of color, stretching back to the impassioned rhetoric of Sojourner Truth. As industrialism and democratic politics spread after World War II, feminist politics gained momentum and sophistication throughout the world. Their impact began to be felt in every aspect of society–from the workplace to the chambers of government to relations between the sexes. Because of feminism, Freedman points out, the line between the personal and the political has blurred, or disappeared, and issues once considered “merely” private–abortion, sexual violence, homosexuality, reproductive health, beauty and body image–have entered the public arena as subjects of fierce, ongoing debate. Freedman combines a scholar’s meticulous research with a social critic’s keen eye. Sweeping in scope, searching in its analysis, global in its perspective, No Turning Back will stand as a defining text in one of the most important social movements of all time. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Manifesto

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834532

Category: Social Science

Page: 74

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Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
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Feminist theory and practice

Author: Victoria Robinson,Diane Richardson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349257265

Category: Feminist theory

Page: 492

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This enlarged and fully updated new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Women's Studies provides a wide-ranging and accessible overview of the main themes, issues and substantive areas in this popular and expanding field. Truly interdisciplinary in its approach, it introduces the student to key ideas and debates, offering an up-to-date summary of research and a critique of important arguments. Three new chapters have been added to extend further the book's broad scope and all the chapters have been revised to take account of the latest developments in the field.
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U.S. Newspapers and the Construction of a Female Readership

Author: Dustin Harp

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739114902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

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Desperately Seeking Women Readers considers explicitly named women's pages in U.S. newspapers to understand how the newspaper industry has constructed women readers. Special pages for women developed in the 1890s but by the 1960s had disappeared. The book investigates the creation and collapse of these pages before considering contemporary case studies to articulate why newspapers during the 1990s recreated sex-specific pages. The author argues that women's sections reinforce women as consumers and men as citizens.
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