Childfree across the Disciplines

Childfree across the Disciplines

Author: Davinia Thornley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978823105

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 802

Recently, childfree people have been foregrounded in mainstream media. More than seven percent of Western women choose to remain childfree and this figure is increasing. Being childfree challenges the ‘procreation imperative’ residing at the center of our hetero-normative understandings, occupying an uneasy position in relation to—simultaneously—traditional academic ideologies and prevalent social norms. After all, as Adi Avivi recognizes, "if a woman is not a mother, the patriarchal social order is in danger." This collection engages with these (mis)perceptions about childfree people: in media representations, demographics, historical documents, and both psychological and philosophical models. Foundational pieces from established experts on the childfree choice--Rhonny Dam, Laurie Lisle, Christopher Clausen, and Berenice Fisher--appear alongside both activist manifestos and original scholarly work, comprehensively brought together. Academics and activists in various disciplines and movements also riff on the childfree life: its implications, its challenges, its conversations, and its agency—all in relation to its inevitability in the 21st century. Childfree across the Disciplines unequivocally takes a stance supporting the subversive potential of the childfree choice, allowing readers to understand childfreedom as a sense of continuing potential in who—or what—a person can become.

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Author: Davinia Thornley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978823082

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 987

Childfree across the Disciplines: Academic and Activist Perspectives on Not Choosing Children focuses on the relationship between childfreedom, social ideologies, and community activism. The authors ask (and frequently answer) the question: how do childfree people negotiate their subjectivity in a changing demographic, economic, media-saturated cultural landscape?

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Author: Davinia Thornley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1978823118

Category: Childfree choice

Page: 222

View: 475

"Recently, childfree people have been foregrounded in mainstream media. More than seven percent of Western women choose to remain childfree and this figure is increasing. Being childfree challenges the 'procreation imperative' residing at the center of our hetero-normative understandings, occupying an uneasy position in relation to-simultaneously-traditional academic ideologies and prevalent social norms. After all, as Adi Avivi recognizes, "if a woman is not a mother, the patriarchal social order is in danger." This collection engages with these (mis)perceptions about childfree people: in media representations, demographics, historical documents, and both psychological and philosophical models. Foundational pieces from established experts on the childfree choice--Rhonny Dam, Laura Lisle, Christopher Clausen, and Berenice Fisher--appear alongside both activist manifestos and original scholarly work, comprehensively brought together. Academics and activists in various disciplines and movements also riff on the childfree life: its implications, its challenges, its conversations, and its agency-all in relation to its inevitability in the 21st century. Childfree across the Disciplines unequivocally takes a stance supporting the subversive potential of the childfree choice, allowing readers to understand childfreedom as a sense of continuing potential in who-or what-a person can become"--

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Childfree Across the Disciplines

Author: Davinia Thornley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1978823126

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 412

Recently, childfree people have been foregrounded in mainstream media. More than seven percent of Western women choose to remain childfree and this figure is increasing. Being childfree challenges the 'procreation imperative' residing at the center of our hetero-normative understandings, occupying an uneasy position in relation to--simultaneously--traditional academic ideologies and prevalent social norms. After all, as Adi Avivi recognizes, "if a woman is not a mother, the patriarchal social order is in danger." This collection engages with these (mis)perceptions about childfree people: in media representations, demographics, historical documents, and both psychological and philosophical models. Foundational pieces from established experts on the childfree choice--Rhonny Dam, Laurie Lisle, Christopher Clausen, and Berenice Fisher--appear alongside both activist manifestos and original scholarly work, comprehensively brought together. Academics and activists in various disciplines and movements also riff on the childfree life: its implications, its challenges, its conversations, and its agency--all in relation to its inevitability in the 21st century. Childfree across the Disciplines unequivocally takes a stance supporting the subversive potential of the childfree choice, allowing readers to understand childfreedom as a sense of continuing potential in who--or what--a person can become.

LGBT-Parent Families

LGBT-Parent Families

Author: Abbie E. Goldberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461445555

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

View: 321

LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.

Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines

Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines

Author: Laurence Behrens

Publisher:

ISBN: 0321328264

Category: Academic writing

Page: 497

View: 982

Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines is targeted at the composition and developmental writing market at the college or university level. This text prepares university and college students to write essays and to become familiar with reading academic and popular readings across a variety of disciplines.

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness

Author: Natalie Sappleton

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787543638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

View: 300

While interest in the drivers, consequences, nature and manifestations of voluntary and involuntary childlessness increases, knowledge progress is hampered by poor linkages across disjointed research fields. The book brings together theoretical insights and empirical investigations into the phenomenon, united within a feminist conceptual framework.

Handbook of Research on Translating Myth and Reality in Women Imagery Across Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Translating Myth and Reality in Women Imagery Across Disciplines

Author: Ciol?neanu, Roxana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799864608

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

View: 906

Women have been represented in art, literature, music, and more for decades, with the image of the woman changing through time and across cultures. However, rarely has a multidisciplinary approach been taken to examine this imagery and challenge and possibly reinterpret old women-related myths and other taken-for-granted aspects (e.g., grammatically inclusive gender). Moreover, this approach can better place the ideologies as myth creators and propagators, identify and deconstruct stereotypes and prejudices, and compare them across cultures with the view to spot universal vs. culturally specific approaches as far as women's studies and interpretations are concerned. It is important to gather these perspectives to translate and unveil new interpretations to old ideas about women and the feminine that are universally accepted as absolute, impossible to challenge, and invalidated truths. The Handbook of Research on Translating Myth and Reality in Women Imagery Across Disciplines is a comprehensive reference book that provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective on the perception and reception of women across time and space. It tackles various perspectives: gender studies, linguistic studies, literature and cultural studies, discourse analysis, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, etc. Its main objective is to present new approaches and propose new answers to old questions related to gender inequalities, stereotypes, and prejudices about women and their place in the world. Covering significant themes that include the ethics of embodiment, myth of motherhood at the crossroad of ideologies, translation of women’s experiences and ideas across cultures, and discourses on women’s rehabilitation and dignification across centuries, this book is critical for linguists, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students working in the fields of women’s studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and literature, as well as other related categories such as political studies, education studies, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Reading Across the Disciplines

Reading Across the Disciplines

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134397856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 604

NOTE: This “Books a la Carte” edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of the MyLab™ platform exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab. For anyone interested in improving his/her reading and thinking skills. Improve reading and thinking abilities through targeted skill instruction and extensive guided practice across many academic disciplines. Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in each of 10 academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter helps readers expand their vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance their ability to make inferences. The 7th Edition also introduces discipline-specific reading strategies and features more than 20 new readings – selected from college textbooks as well as from books, periodicals, popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sources – to motivate readers and demonstrate the relevance to their daily lives. Available to package with Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition (Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition), MyLab™ Reading is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in tandem with the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Reading is ideal for courses requiring additional reading skills practice and assessment. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition of the text and MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition and MyLab, search for: 0134768280 / 9780134768281 Reading Across the Disciplines plus MyLab Reading with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: 0134397290 / 9780134397290 Reading Across the Disciplines, Books a la Carte Edition 0134766342 / 9780134766348 NEW MyLab Reading with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Reading Across the Disciplines College Reading and Beyond Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition is also available via Revel™ , an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; this is not the Revel version. Students, if interested in purchasing the Revel version, ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134424441 / 9780134424446 Revel Reading Across the Disciplines -- Access Card, 7/e

Motherhood and Choice

Motherhood and Choice

Author: Amrita Nandy

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9789385932496

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

View: 242

How can women live fully? If autonomy is critical for humans, why do women have little or no choice vis-à-vis motherhood? Do women know they have a choice, if they do? How 'free' are these choices in a context where the self is socially mired and deeply enmeshed into the familial? What are implications of motherhood on how human relatedness and belonging are defined? These questions underlie Amrita Nandy's remarkable research on motherhood as an institution, one that conflates 'woman' with 'mother' and 'personal' with 'political'. As the bedrock of human survival and an unchallenged norm of 'normal' female lives, motherhood expects and even compels women to be mothers—symbolic and corporeal. Even though the ideology of pronatalism and motherhood reinforce reproductive technology and vice versa, the care work of mothering suffers political neglect and economic devaluation. However, motherhood (and non-motherhood) is not just physiological. As the pivot to a web of heteronormative institutions (such as marriage and the family), motherhood bears an overwhelming and decisive influence on women's lives. Against the weight of traditional and contemporary histories, socio-political discourse and policies, this study explores how women, as embodiments of multiple identities, could live stigma-free, 'authentic' lives without having to abandon reproductive 'self'-determination. Published by Zubaan.

Digital Food Cultures

Digital Food Cultures

Author: Deborah Lupton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429688058

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 671

This book explores the interrelations between food, technology and knowledge-sharing practices in producing digital food cultures. Digital Food Cultures adopts an innovative approach to examine representations and practices related to food across a variety of digital media: blogs and vlogs (video blogs), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, technology developers’ promotional media, online discussion forums and self-tracking apps and devices. The book emphasises the diversity of food cultures available on the internet and other digital media, from those celebrating unrestrained indulgence in food to those advocating very specialised diets requiring intense commitment and focus. While most of the digital media and devices discussed in the book are available and used by people across the world, the authors offer valuable insights into how these global technologies are incorporated into everyday lives in very specific geographical contexts. This book offers a novel contribution to the rapidly emerging area of digital food studies and provides a framework for understanding contemporary practices related to food production and consumption internationally.