Monday, June 26, 2006

What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage

NY Times article June, 25 2006

Amy Sutherland "Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers" (Viking, June 2006).

Saturday, June 17, 2006

readings from Google scholar

Klein, Lawrence E. "Gender and the Public/Private Distinction in the Eighteenth Century: Some Questions about Evidence and Analytic Procedure" Eighteenth-Century Studies - Volume 29, Number 1, Fall 1995, pp. 97-109

"They Wonder to Which Sex I Belong: The Historical Roots of the Modern Lesbian Identity" Martha Vicinus Feminist Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, The Lesbian Issue (Autumn, 1992) , pp. 467-497

"Locke and the Scriblerians: The Discussion of Identity in Early Eighteenth Century England" Christopher Fox Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Autumn, 1982) , pp. 1-25

"Historicizing Patriarchy: The Emergence of Gender Difference in England, 1660-1760" Michael McKeon Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Spring, 1995) , pp. 295-322

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More books

More books -

Adkins, Lisa and Beverley Skeggs eds. Feminism after Bourdieu. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004

Fraser, Nancy. Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the “Post-Socialist” Condition. New York. Routledge, 1997.

Nancy Fraser laments the supremacy of perspectives that take injustice to inhere in “cultural” constructions of identity that the people to whom they are attributed want to reject. Such recognition models, she argues, require remedies that “valorize the group's ‘groupness’ by recognizing its specificity,” thus reifying identities that themselves are products of oppressive structures. By contrast, injustices of distribution require redistributive remedies that aim “to put the group out of business as a group” (Fraser 1997, 19).

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Booktips from Debbie DReed

I stopped by the office of Debbie, my old anthro prof, who was nicely appreciative of my appearance and, as always, suggested some good books for me to look at.

Authors are Julia Watson and Sidonie Smith and the titles that look most interesting
(and are available in our library):

Women, autobiography, theory : a reader.
Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1998.


De/colonizing the subject : the politics of gender in women’s autobiography.
Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1992.

I really don't know how she does it - she ALWAYS has something to offer and some good words to inspire you by.

I guess I want to be like her when I grow up.