Willful Subjects

Willful Subjects
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press Books
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2014-08-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0822357836

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In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Delving into philosophical and literary texts, Ahmed examines the relation between will and willfulness, ill will and good will, and the particular will and general will. Her reflections shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Attentive to the wayward, the wandering, and the deviant, Ahmed considers how willfulness is taken up by those who have received its charge. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination.

Willful Subjects

Willful Subjects
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822376101

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In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Delving into philosophical and literary texts, Ahmed examines the relation between will and willfulness, ill will and good will, and the particular will and general will. Her reflections shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Attentive to the wayward, the wandering, and the deviant, Ahmed considers how willfulness is taken up by those who have received its charge. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination.

Willful Girls

Willful Girls
Author: Emily Jeremiah
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-12-19
Genre: American fiction
ISBN: 9781640140080

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Explores the process of "becoming woman" through an analysis of the depiction of girls and young women in contemporary Anglo-American and German literary texts.

Sex Violence and Early Christian Texts

Sex  Violence  and Early Christian Texts
Author: Christy Cobb,Eric M. Vanden Eykel
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2022
Genre: Christian literature, Early
ISBN: 9781793637857

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"Sex, Violence, and Early Christian Texts examines instances of sexual violence within a diversity of early Christian texts carefully, ethically, and with an eye toward shining a light on the scourge of sexual violence that is so often manifest in both ancient and contemporary Christian communities"--

Brown Trans Figurations

Brown Trans Figurations
Author: Francisco J. Galarte
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-01-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781477322154

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Within queer, transgender, and Latinx and Chicanx cultural politics, brown transgender narratives are frequently silenced and erased. Brown trans subjects are treated as deceptive, unnatural, nonexistent, or impossible, their bodies, lives, and material circumstances represented through tropes and used as metaphors. Restoring personhood and agency to these subjects, Francisco J. Galarte advances “brown trans figuration” as a theoretical framework to describe how transness and brownness coexist within the larger queer, trans, and Latinx historical experiences. Brown Trans Figurations presents a collection of representations that reveal the repression of brown trans narratives and make that repression visible and palpable. Galarte examines the violent deaths of two transgender Latinas and the corresponding narratives that emerged about their lives, analyzes the invisibility of brown transmasculinity in Chicana feminist works, and explores how issues such as transgender politics can be imagined as part of Chicanx and Latinx political movements. This book considers the contexts in which brown trans narratives appear, how they circulate, and how they are reproduced in politics, sexual cultures, and racialized economies.

Nationalism Terrorism Patriotism

Nationalism  Terrorism  Patriotism
Author: Yamuna Sangarasivam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2022-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030826659

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This book examines the intersecting forces of nationalism, terrorism, and patriotism that normalize an acceptance of the global war on terror as essential to maintaining freedom and democracy as defined by white nation-states. Readers are introduced to speculative ethnography: an experimental methodology that bends time and space through the practice of avant-garde poetics. This study conceptualizes terrorism as a place of colonial encounters between soldiers, insurgents, civilians, and leaders of nation-states. The tactics of suicide bombings employed by the Tamil nationalist movement, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are juxtaposed with drone strikes in asymmetric warfare where violence becomes a means of dialogue. Each chapter weaves seemingly disparate narratives from multiple experiences and sites of war, inviting readers to witness the condition of getting lost in that willful attachment to killing and being killed in service of patriotic pride and national belonging.

Gender and Identity in Franz Grillparzer s Classical Dramas

Gender and Identity in Franz Grillparzer   s Classical Dramas
Author: Alicia E. Ellis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-06-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781793631725

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"Gender and Identity in Franz Grillparzer's Classical Plays explores language as a cultural document for an intervention into the ways that female alterity is framed in the ancient world. Grillparzer creates a new way of being that is primarily discursive in which the once unintelligible female figure may be known and heard"--

Affect in Organization and Management

Affect in Organization and Management
Author: Carolyn Hunter,Nina Kivinen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2022-08-29
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781000781656

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Affect in Organization and Management asks how affect theory understands everyday working lives through embodied, social and political practice. Discussing a range of dimensions and perspectives on affect, the book considers how subjects are formed through their connections with others, both human and non- or more-than-human. The six women writers on affect presented in this series (Sara Ahmed, Kathleen Stewart, Donna Haraway, Jane Bennett, Karen Barad and Rosalyn Diprose) all speak to important themes in organization studies, including power, politics and ethics. Each chapter explores how these thinkers have already influenced organization scholars, as well as how their work can extend our understanding of pressing organizational issues around gender, race, the environment, leadership and ethics. Feminism is a core feature of this collection, highlighting feminist writing with affective, connected and intersubjective possibilities. Each woman writer is introduced by experts on affect and organization studies. The chapters also suggest further reading and accessible resources. The book is suitable for students, academics and practitioners in business and management, organization studies and critical management studies who want to think differently about organizations.