Representation of the Feminine in American Feminist Cinema
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...American Feminist Cinema This thesis explores the development of feminism in American cinema as a way to encourage greater equality between the sexes by focusing on the evolving representation of femininity and why such is a significant achievement against the opposing efforts of a predominantly masculine establishment. Though a combination of analytical viewing of landmark cinematic works - Rebecca (1940), Desperately Seeking Susan (1981), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), and Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) - interspersed with a critical analysis of related literature on the topic from Judith Mayne (1981), Teresa de Lauretis (1985), Jennifer... August 10, 2007 Representation of the Feminine in...
Beloved analysis based on african -american and feminist school
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...American Feminine Self In the novel, “Beloved”, Toni Morrison’s protagonist Sethe appears to be the embodiment of an African American feminine self who struggles hard against the ruthless and inhuman brutality of the racist white society. The way how Sethe reacts to the slave-owners’ sexual approach to her femininity endows Morrison’s novel with a feminist dimension which Alice Walker calls “womanism” (Reed 58). Simultaneously, Morison’s novel has another dimension which is called “Ecriture Feminine”. Morrison’s attempt to depict Sethe’s reaction to the white slave-owners’ sexual approach ultimately reveals two things simultaneously... Toni Morrison’s Protagonist Sethe: An Embodiment of an African...
Consider "The Yellow Wallpaper" as a feminist text. What does the work say about women and American culture at the turn of the
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...American culture? First, that not all women are the same. There are those who choose to stick to traditions, and there are those who choose to go against the norms. American culture, obviously, is patriarchal. By transforming two visual representations—the flower drapery and the color yellow—into the core symbol of her narrative on women’s cultural and social oppression, Charlotte was envisioning her rising feminist resistance to the ‘pointless pattern’ (Gilman 19) of patriarchal culture... Deposing the Patriarch The Yellow Wall-Paper is an unforgettable narrative by an author who, existing at a period that greatly limits women’s opportunities, was attempting to challenge these barriers through...
Consider The Yellow Wallpaper" as a feminist text. What does the work say about women and American culture at the turn of the century? How does the wife defeat the patriarchal culture represented in the attitude of her husband?
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...American culture? First, that not all women are the same. There are those who choose to stick to traditions, and there are those who choose to go against the norms. American culture, obviously, is patriarchal. By transforming two visual representations—the flower drapery and the color yellow—into the core symbol of her narrative on women’s cultural and social oppression, Charlotte was envisioning her rising feminist resistance to the ‘pointless pattern’ (Gilman 19) of patriarchal culture... Deposing the Patriarch The Yellow Wall-Paper is an unforgettable narrative by an author who, existing at a period that greatly limits women’s opportunities, was attempting to challenge these barriers through...
Consider The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman as feminist text. What do they say about the women and American culture at the turn of the century?
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...feminist text Charlotte Perkins Gilman develops an engrossing tale of angst, despair, & revolution where humans are bereaved from their personal rights & feelings, thereby coerced to live in a state of perpetual disharmony. Charlotte P. Gilman’s magnum opus, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, depicts how the customary image of male authority over female counterparts gradually takes a diverse outward appearance. The yellow wallpaper which guards the partition of the author’s room emerges as an icon of repression that her spouse inflicts on her as the means of suppressing her artistic persona. This narration bears testimony to the fact that from the time of the early half of 19th century... The Yellow Wallpaper –...
Feminist Movement
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...American Feminist Movement: Breaking Down Barriers for Women." Tavaana. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. . Top of Form Bottom of Form Pew Research Center. "The Harried Life of the Working Mother." Pew Research Centers Social Demographic Trends Project RSS. 1 Oct. 2009. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. . Top of Form Bottom of Form Top of Form Bottom of Form The Council of Economic Advisers. "Gender Wage Gap." Gender Wage Gap. 1 June 1998. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.
The Chicana feminists movement
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...Feminist Movement The middle part of the 20th century witnessed number of far-reaching and radical movements initiated particularly by the minorities in the United States. Following the Civil Rights Movement, American feminist movement got impetus during that period. A byproduct or even an inspiration of the American feminist movement is the Chicana feminist movement. The women from Mexico and other Latin American countries who immigrated to the United States or were born and brought up in the United States were referred to as the Chicana women. These Chicana women were oppressed and even abused in the respective Chicana societies. They were discriminated by the men of their lives including... Chicana...
For more than twenty years now, many voices in American society have recommended either that we stop teaching Shakespeare in college altogether (usually because he is seen as conservative, anti-feminist, imperialist, or the like) or that, if we do teach h
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... Teacher Should we stop teaching Shakespeare? There is a growing sentiment in America where many voiced their reservation with the works of the great playwright William Shakespeare because it contained bias and prejudices. According to many, his glaring political incorrectness such as his downright racism is no longer compatible today where society seeks inclusion and harmony with people of colors. Being such, Shakespeare is already outdated and irrelevant and therefore should no longer be taught be in school. I sympathize with those who disapproved of Shakespeare bias and prejudices. Indeed, despite of Shakespeare towering use of the English language, it is not devoid of political... Teacher Should...
The role of feminist art in 20 century
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...American feminist, forced to reconsider lists of "great" artists... The role of feminist art in the twentieth century Introduction The modern art in it present kind was generated on the boundary 1960s - 1970s. Art searches of that time can be characterized as searches of alternatives to modernism. Frequently it poured out in its denying through introduction principles opposite to modernism. It was expressed in searches of new images, new means and materials of expression, down to dematerialisation of an object (performances and happenings). It is possible to say that there was a shift from an object to a process. The most appreciable phenomena of the boundary of 1960s and...
The First American Feminists
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...American Feminists The history of women in the United States has a long and complex history, with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 being considered the beginning of the first wave of feminism. From here, women have continued to fight for equal rights, and this has been represented in literature for centuries. Women have often found a voice through literature, and in many instances literature written by women is the place where feminism is most evident. The purpose of this paper is to explore the first American feminists through two main pieces of literature: Declaration of Sentiments (Stanton, 1848) and Woman in the 19th Century (Fuller, 1843) and from supplementary works... ' (Stanton,...
The Evolution of African American Literature
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...American Literature over the Past Century ID: As with any race or cultural group,the history of African American literature is vast and varied and has been punctuated by key historical events that have had a significant influence on how the literature has evolved. This evolution was strongly shaped by social injustices and racism experienced by African Americans. In the 1970’s writers helped to bring the historical event of slavery into the modern consciousness and to help Americans honestly deal with their history and its ramifications. Feminism has also played a strong role in the evolution of African American literature, as feminists had to confront not only issues... ? The Evolution of African...
FEMINIST THOUGHT
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...American women. After the war she gave assistance to freed slaves by helping them to find jobs. Later she became an Abolitionist and feminist. Sojourner Truth began... Feminist thought has an assigned topic Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree) is the embodiment of feminism because her life experience forced herto be an activist with a different viewpoint on equality. She fought against the social evils like adversities against women, racial segregation, marginalization and slavery, and tried to bring women into the mainstream society. Hence, she has become the icon of feminist thought. Thesis statement: The analysis of Sojourner Truths contributions to Feminist Thought and my understanding of the...
Feminist Literature
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...feminist evaluation of patriarchy and masculinity included prostitution and abortion. Feminist literary criticism became scholarly with the advent of the new women's movement commence in the early 1960s. In fact, feminist criticism started as part of the international women's liberation movement. The first major book of significant importance, in this respect, was Betty Freidan's The Feminine Mystique (1963) which played an important role in bring out the feminist movement in the mainstream. In her book Friedan criticised "the dominant cultural image of the successful and happy American woman as a housewife and mother" (Leitch, 1988, 308... Critical Approaches Background Feminist ideology and the...
Feminist theory
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...Feminist Theory Feminist Theory Introduction Feminist theory refers to the extension of feminism into the philosophical or theoretical discourse, and aims at understanding the nature of gender inequality. The theory examines the role of women, their experiences, feminist politics and interests. The theory encompasses the outgrowth of the general movement in empowering women worldwide. Feminism recognises and critiques the male supremacy alongside the efforts towards changing it (Jaggar, 1994). Feminist and Abortion The feminist perspective on abortion focuses on the moral implications that...
Feminist Art
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...feminist in nature. Over the years, the attitude to these art forms has undergone a major change. These essays discusses the lives of two early twentieth female artists and two contemporary ones... separations and extra marital affairs. Rivera was something of a misogynist and a womaniser, a habit he did not denounce after marriage. Kahlo had her own share of liaisons. Later, she suffered a miscarriage, which again became an inspiration for some of her most gruesome paintings ever (including "My Birth"). These paintings carry characteristic feminist undertones, displaying the inherent curse of being a woman. She is also known for rejecting conventional standards of beauty,...
Feminist organizations
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...feminist organization that was chosen for purposes of this brief response is that of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Although this isone of the better known/national groups that is represented in each and every one of the 50 states, it is useful to analyze due to the fact that it has a very definitive level of focus and integrates with a great many actions/projects, and political efforts around the nation. In seeking to understand the group to a better extent, it is necessary to integrate with an understanding of their goals, mission statement, political orientation, and actions. Accordingly, the following brief analysis will make an inventory of each of these...
Feminist International Relations
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...feminists of Western feminists' inclination to speak for them. One of the positive aspects of this is the emergence of African-American and post-colonial feminist theories. This has also been a big issue around the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy-the view that women "over there" are helpless victims to whom we need to reach out and offer our enlightened ideas." (Tinker Anne, October 2003,) Feminist theory uses gender as a lens but its focus is on women and its goal is the improvement of their status, however this is controversially defined by various feminist... Critique of Feminist International Relations: Old Debates and New Directions' Much has been written about...
Feminist Writers and Criminology
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...feminist justified in asserting that criminology is a discipline which has little to say about the experience of women There is some truth to the assertion of some feminist writers that criminology, as a discipline, has little to say about the experience of women. Criminology, with its aim in understanding crime and justice whilst embraces numerous topics, fails to have theories based on the studies of female subjects. Most of the main theories in criminology were created with the use of male subjects only. Moreover, criminology focuses more on the study of 'male victimisation'. but the principal theories of criminality have been developed from male subjects... To what extent are some...
Looking over the varied strands of the American Women's Movement, which approaches do you believe were the most successful, an
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...American Women’s Movement Varied Strands of the American Women’s Movement Insert Insert Insert 23 May 2011 Varied Strands of the American Women’s Movement Introduction Women or feminist movement refers to a series of campaigns for various reforms that are anticipated on specific issues that affect the survival and coexistence of women in the society. These are social movements which consist of groups of individuals who are inspired by the same or similar ideas which are bound to make a change in the status quo of dissatisfying issues in the society. The various groups work at cross purposes to address issues affecting them such as domestic violence, reproductive rights, equality... ?Running head:...
Feminist theoretical perspectives
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...American Subculture. Santa Barbara, Calif, Greenwood. FREEMAN, M. L. (2001). Beyond Women’s Issues: Feminism and Social Work. Retrieved from < https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/32485/3_Freeman_paper.pdf?> HOLMSTROM, N. (2002). The Socialist Feminist Project: A Contemporary Reader in Theory and Politics. New York, N.Y., Monthly Review Press. RADICAL WOMEN. (2001). The Radical Women Manifesto: Socialist Feminist Theory, Program and Organizational Structure. Seattle, WA., Red Letter Press. RHODES, J. (2005). Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem. Albany, State University of New York Press....
Feminist View In Nuclear Discourse
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...FEMINIST VIEW IN NUCLEAR DIS Contents INTRODUCTION 3 THE CONCEPT OF FEMINIST DIS 4 FEMINIST DIS AND THE NUCLEAR WEAPON DEBATE 5 GENERAL APPLICATION OF FEMINISM IN WMD ISSUES 8 CONCLUSION 9 Bibliography 11 INTRODUCTION The possibility of the use of weapons of mass destruction existed at the turn of the 20th Century (Robins, 2012; Watson, 2010). Throughout the 19th Century, there were instances where biological weapons were used in various wars including the attempted Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1895 (Robins, 2012). However, it was in the war against Japan in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War that the...
Bell Hooks, Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory
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...Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center Bell Hooks Feminist Theory: From Marginto Center The purpose of this essay is to identify the role of gender and sexuality among black women by analyzing the Feminist Theory, From Margin to Center by Bell Hooks. The reason why I have selected Bell Hooks for this essay is that she has effectively covered every aspect of gender and sexuality among the Black women of the 70’s and how the American culture treated and oppressed them. The content of the book revolves around women, gender role, and class differences in the American culture. She has effectively explored various aspects of feminism, role of women and feminist movement and race. According... Bell Hooks...
Works of Yoko Ono vs Feminist Art
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...feminist art 3, n.d, pptx) . Through feminist art, women were encouraged to envision a more comprehensive identity for themselves. As a specific aesthetic practice, feminist art has been one of the influential factors on sexism and racism. In this paper the works of one of the renowned feminist artists Yoko Ono have been chosen for the discussion. The article explores Ono’s works with relevance to basic conceptions of feminist art. Yoko Ono, an American musician and artist, was an explorer of conceptual art and performance art. Through her performances she wanted to stress on the point that the people have “the conviction that gender has been... ? College Works of Yoko Ono Vs...
Feminist Analysis of TV Show 30 Rock
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...Feminist Criticism and Television By E. Ann Kaplan.. In the American television show called 30 Rock, there are important characteristics of the female gender which have been subdued in a male oriented society. Once these values are demonstrated , society as a whole must benefit. The show 30 Rock, differentiates masculine concepts and perceptions from feminine concepts and perceptions. These female perceptions evolve into a manner of evaluating the egocentric perspectives which dominate modern society. This factor threatens male egocentricity. Feminine perceptions are more humanistic... ?Synopsis: This is a three page MLA citation style essay with two works cited on Chapter 7. The of this Chapter is...
Feminist Theory in Music
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...American population. He was a kid from a broken home who taught himself every basic instrument while playing in cover bands during high school. People found growing up with Prince politically awakening, not because of the strict political message but because of the underlying rage, anger, sadness, passion and rawness. It was as if his songs spoke to them on a mysterious unconscious level (Hopper, 2006). Prince had a worshipping stance for women. He was the first popular-funk-sex-singer to introduce women in his bands and that kind of makes him a feminist... Third Year; Music: Media, Identity and Cultures. Music and Feminist Theory “It makes no difference if yourerich or poor Or if youre smart or dum...
The Social Impact of Gansta Rap
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...American community. During Benjamin Chavis' tenure as Executive Director of the NAACP, he caused internal conflicts between himself and the Executive Board by attempting to embrace gangsta rap as a Black art form (Brown & Rahoi-Gilchrest, 1999). The ultimate rejection of gangsta rap by the NAACP was echoed by many middle class African Americans and African American feminist groups (Kelley, 1996). Furthermore, an Urban League poll revealed that 67% of African Americans perceived rap artists as inappropriate role models (Holland, 2001). Compounding these negative opinions of rap music were the highly publicized incidents... "The denouncing of gangsta rap has also been common among portions of the African...
Feminist Inquiries in Trifles
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...Feminist Inquiries in Trifles In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, a one-act play written loosely around the murder of a man by his wife, Glaspell examines the male and female perspective in terms of understanding crime. Glaspell’s play is unique in that it offers a true parallel between the male and female perspectives, leaving the audience to ponder which side is the moral choice. With that said, a close look will be taken into the male and female perspectives of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles to highlight the parallel between the two perspectives and illustrate the means by which women, in attempting to thrive in a patriarchal society, might make choices that defame their gender....
Feminist
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...feminist can be defined by this model as being a person... that believes that this model fundamentally fits the given situation that is faced by women more appropriately as compared to the manner in which it fits the situation faced by men, this is regardless of the society in which the person is seen to be in. However, of note is the fact that this definition does not imply that all different types of feminists believe that the prime oppressors of women is men – some types of feminists tend to believe that the main real oppressor is the society we live in, and that men too are also oppressed by the actual rigidity of the roles that society is seen to force...
Australian Feminist Movement
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...Feminist Movement. It put forth the demand for women's rights which included right for equal pay, right for property, right for divorcing the husband, right for taking guardianship of the children etc. the most important in this agenda was womens' right to vote. This was a declaration of demanding equality without sexual discrimination. Their voice slowly started getting people's attention. When the 19th amendment was made in the American Constitution to give women the right... The Feminist movement Feminism has been defined as " advocacy of equal rights and opportunities for women, especially the extension of their activities into social and political life.( the Macquarie Dictionary) It is very clear...
The Yellow Wallpaper: Feminist Viewpoint
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...feminist interpretation of this important piece of American women’s literature. During the feminist movement of early twentieth century, many feminist scholars were up in arms against the gross injustice depicted in the story. The inequalities prevalent in patriarchal American society of late nineteenth century is pointed at and criticized. The insensitivity and high-handedness of healthcare professionals, especially psychiatrists, is also highlighted. Since Gilman drew the material for the story from her own experiences in getting cured of depression, her interaction with the famous nervous diseases...
Feminist
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...feminist dis invokes an incredible number of intersecting ides about society and oppression. Also, like so many ideas in feminist discourses, it is important to understand that the feminization of poverty does not only oppress women, but operates oppressively at a wide variety of levels. Some of the most widespread forms of feminization of poverty include devaluation of nurturant work, which takes on many forms including low payment for nurturant work, lack of recognition for nurturant work within the welfare system, and lack of recognition for nurturant work in the workplace. The devaluation of nurturan work is one of the most widespread... ? The idea of “feminization of poverty,” like any idea in...
Feminist Criminology Essay
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...American cultures could not commit rape. This was indicative of the attitude towards rape 30 years ago and was the focus of the feminist's rape reform movement. The resulting perception of a more... Feminist Criminology: Its Impact on the Study of Sex Specific Crimes The past twenty years have seen the public's perception of spousal and acquaintance rape go from an anecdotal incident to a national social issue. Domestic sex crimes had previously been marginalized and overlooked by researchers. The feminist movements of the 1970s and 1980s resulted in a change of attitude on the part of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Women's rights and liberation activities reduced the stigma attached to ...
Mary Daly Radical Feminist Thoughts
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...Feminist Thoughts History portrays Mary Daly as an American radical feminist theologian. She has written different accounts, which portrays her character as a strong feminist. Her knowledge in feminist ethics, patriarchy, and theology enabled her to give different views concerning her subject of specialization. Her first publication “The Church and the Second Sex” resulted in her termination as a lecturer. Daly’s second publication was “Beyond God the Father” in this publication, she portrays God as a substantive subject. In her publications, she follows Paul Tillich example who is known for his foundational work in feminist theology. Her third book published in 1978... argues that, women are...
Feminist political thought
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...Feminist Political Thought Emma Goldman distinguished anarchism as the attitude of new social order premised upon freedom unobstructed by man-made laws, the hypotheses that all structures of government are based on violence and are therefore wrong and injurious as well as unnecessary. In her memoirs Living My Life Goldman’s standpoint encompassed on the notion of sexual and personal liberty as well as social insurrection. But since she was an anarchist, committing her entire life to that, her sense of feminism has been ignored, both in her current and her won time. Her removal of the women’s suffrage campaign, and her acrimonious opposition to the social transparency...
Feminist Concern over Military Sex Assault
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...Feminist Concern over Military Sex Assault In the United s, military sexual assault has been a bone of contention among the feminists and political thinkers over the past few decades due to the alarming rate of increase in sex crimes. Undoubtedly, sexual assault has become a potential issue, especially in military settings, mounting social tension in the American society to a great extent. Among the reported crimes, major part involves crime forcefully perpetrated on unwilling and helpless victims. Military rape or other sorts of sexual assault challenge the dignity of the military profession as a whole as the issue has become increasingly...
The Scarlet Letter as a Feminist Novel
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...Feminist Novel The Scarlet Letter is a 1850 novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that tells an exciting story of a woman who dares to break the social rules and gives a birth to a child outside the marriage. The work illustrates brightly and vividly the positon of women in the American society during the 19th century. That was the time that allowed little freedom and opportunities for a woman to be independent, happy, and successful. However, the protagonist of a novel Hester Prynne dares to break social rules and follow the path she chooses herself, which is the ground to concider The Scarlet Letter a feminist novel. To begin with, it is essential to make an insight... “The Scarlet Letter” as a...
A feminist superhero
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...Feminist Superhero The war on feminism has ancient roots into a history, and it continues to be waged against the traditionally held perception of women being inferior to men. From the time of old, men have dominated the leadership while women were seen in most cases as mere subjects to men (Freedman, 2001). The women were held more as objects rather than subjects with equal status to men and so the feminist movement was born to seek this lost glory of women (Chadwick, 2007). The present paper is about feminist superhero, Frida Kahlo, who through her painting people can go inside the paintings to see, feel and experience the thematic issue...
Research paper on Faith Wilding (An Artist)
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...American feminist art movements. Wildings early works certainly depict that era but as time progressed her artwork also evolved and modified incorporating other elements of the social injustice towards women. The politicized feminist art form generally criticized the "male gaze" or depicted the "womens experience" but her later work brought in the technological mediation and various geographical concerns regarding feminist activity (Jones and Heathfield 253). Despite this transformation, her artwork has mostly been consumed... Introduction Faith Wilding is an educator, a and an artist. She is a major contributor to development of feminist art and is renowned as the pioneer of contemporary feminist art....
The Rise Of The Feminist
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...FEMINIST What is feminism and how did it rise? Websters defines feminism as "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes" (Websters) but in order to truly understand feminism and its impact in the United States, you must go back to the beginning. Organized feminism evolved from various groups pushing social reform such as the Abolition of Slavery, the Social Purity and Temperance movements. Women soon realized that if they wished to change society they would need to create their own organizations to do so. The first Womens Conference was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. It was there, three years later, that Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Cady Stanton... THE RISE OF THE...
Feminist Film Criticism
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...Feminist Film Criticism The vast spread of countless views on the of feminism in this age of information has, for the utmost part, given the women impartiality in dealing with their everyday lives. Feminism is perceptively intended to give a simplistic approach in understanding women in general, their values, ideology and the inherent power they have vis--vis the male population. The society has an extensive role in creating an acceptable notion especially in the representation of beauty in a woman. Memoirs of a Geisha: In the Academy-Award winning adaptation of a bestselling novel1, Memoirs of a Geisha, the spectators were enlightened on how the "Geisha" were then recognized... 16 December 2006...
Feminist Modern and Post-modern Art
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...feminist art movement of the 70s55 She stated: The women's art movement challenged the entire valuative system of American Modernism: the feminist art movement reclaimed craft, insisted on the importance of content, contested the mythology of history, favored collective over individual production, asserted a place for the autobiographical, and, perhaps most radically, refuted the idea that art is ever neutral or universal because the Movement discovered that the voice previously called universal was actually nothing more than the voice of a Euro-American man.56 The feminist art of the 1970s can be classified as a form of female essentialism. The feminist movement of the 1970s... Table of Contents...
The Feminist Movements and the Emancipation of Females
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...feminist organizations can both attain the progress of women in their country as well help those in other countries while drawing inspiration from those in certain other nations. References Freidan, B. (1997). The Problem that has No Name. The Feminine Mystique, New York: W. W. Norton, pp.57-78. Lamb, V. M. (2011). The 1950s and 1960s and the American Woman: The Transition from the Housewife to the Feminist. Retrieved August 17, 2013, from The Feminist Movement. (n.d.). Week 5 Lecture Notes. Hughes, C... ?The Feminist Movements and the Emancipation of Females Questions Discuss at least three factors which explain feminists’ successful mobilisationin the...
Feminist Analysis of Pop Culture
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...feminist movie: Hollows and Moseley believe that “most people’s knowledge and understanding of feminism have been formed within the popular culture and through representation” (2). Sucker Punch is one such American movie of the action-fantasy genre in which Snyder presented the evolution of femininity. It represented the true picture of how women had been objectified, stereotyped and suppressed in the last century, and displayed significant aspects of third-wave feminism. Andrew Walsh in his review proclaims that “What’s interesting about the film is its iconography, which it uses to comment on female empowerment” (Walsh). Sex-display used as a tool by women: Shugart and Waggoner described... Analyzing...
The Development of American Film Music
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...American cinema continue in the future its dominant position in the global market. American Feminist Aesthetics and Feminist Approaches to Film When discussing American film industry, this topic is very important to discuss that feminist philosophy of film is a young field that is rapidly growing but that has as yet no distinct disciplinary presence within philosophy. Articles by feminist philosophers on film began appearing in aesthetics journals and anthologies in English only in the late 1980s and 1990s. In film studies, as in aesthetics more... Running Head: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN FILM MUSIC The Development of American Film Music of the of TheDevelopment of American Film Music Table of Content ...
A Feminist Examination of Pride and Prejudice
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...American Literature. 6th ed. Ed. Nina Baym. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003. 1893-1903. Print. Green, Gayle and Coppelia Kahn. “Feminist Scholarship and the Social Construction of Woman.” Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism. Eds. Gayle Green and Coppelia Kahn. London: Routledge, 1991. 1-36. Questia. Web. 3 Dec. 2010. MacKinnon, Catharine... A Cultural Critic creating a Cast of Critics: Using a Feminist Literary Lens to Investigate the Role of Satire in Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice “One is not born, one rather becomes a woman.” - Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex One of the most pervasive myths in society is that gender differences are universal, fixed, and unchanging. This ...
Feminist Research Paper
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...Feminist Research Paper Countless historians believe that within the pre-marketplace farm financial system, women took pleasure in something much more similar to equality. In family unit farms, males and females naturally had dissimilar jobs. The men undertook jobs that involved heavy work in the field, woodwork and doing repairs involving huge edge tools. On he other hand, women naturally preserved and prepared food, as well as clothes. Kids were brought up by both sexes. A farm merely could not function well exclusive of the skillful labor of men and women, making an equal contribution to the financial system through the family farm. It is factual that the law evidently...
Essay on Desirable Daughters novel by Bharati Mukherjee
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...feminist thought that is woven into the passages of the novel, although, in its entirety, the novel was not meant to propagate the idea of feminism. The rest of this essay will elucidate the important themes dealt with in the novel. The foremost and recurrent theme of Desirable Daughters is the conflict arising from native and foreign cultures. The main characters in the novel grapple with the challenge of accommodating the American feminist culture into their traditional Indian one. But, as schools of thoughts go, these two concepts are incompatible. The conventional... Essay on Desirable Daughters novel by Bharati Mukherjee: Thesis: In the novel Desirable Daughters, the main character in the form...
Is it possible to be Muslim feminist?
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...Feminist: A Woman Apart, American Univ in Cairo Press, p. 280-284 Tucker, J.E. (1985) Women in 19th century Egypt, Cambridge University Press, The Status of Women in Egyptian Society, Retrieved May 17, 2010 from http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/womneg.htm.  Ege Mine (2010) Feminism in Turkey, Retrieved May 9, 2010 from http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/turkey/may5/feminism_may00.html Hausfater, G. (1984) Infanticide. New York, Aldine Publishing Company... Topic:  Muslim feminism? Is it possible to be a Muslim feminist? Can religion and feminism find common grounds for co-existence? What role have the Muslim women succeeded in playing so far in history? Does the...
Feminist criticism of Erin Brokovich
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...feminist film, it also resorts to the objectification of woman for male viewing pleasure. Erin Brockovich, an unemployed single mother of three, is on a losing streak that leads to a dismissed lawsuit against a rich doctor. She had hoped to cash in on the lawsuit but loses on it because of her brash and indecorous outbursts in court. Playing on her lawyer’s sense of guilt, she succeeds in browbeating him to employ her. The highlight of her past has been a reign as Miss Wichita. She has remained... Erin Brockovich Movies, as compared to other art forms, provide a greater potential for capturing and illustrating the minute details of action, conflict, and emotions because of their ability to cater to a...
The Feminist Critique and the Postmodern Challenge to Anthropology
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...feminist ideals, are largely credited with the progression of this movement. Alice Fletcher was among the earliest professionals in the field of anthropology. She was instrumental in the breaking up of reservations (pertaining to American Indians); this through the development of the Dawes Act. She was also helpful in the founding of the Association for the Advancement of women. Within British anthropology, and specifically on the pioneering... Lecturer: The Feminist Critique and the Postmodern Challenge to Anthropology Feminist Critique is a term that traces its roots to the Ideal that is commonly referred to as Feminism. This critique, also known as Feminist criticism, according to Esther Lombardi is...
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