Women and Gaming: The Sims and 21st Century Learning

By James Paul Gee, Elisabeth R. Hayes

At the present time, digital worlds abound, avatars are each day occurrences, and games are yesterday’s information. yet today’s video games should not only a hobby for hundreds of thousands – also they are a technological point of interest for brand spanking new types of studying.

James Paul Gee and Elisabeth Hayes are prime researchers within the box of gaming, and the following they argue that girls gamers—a workforce too usually marginalized—are on the vanguard of today’s on-line studying global. through the use of the instruments of gaming in methods by no means earlier than imagined - actively conducting video game layout, writing fan fiction, and organizing themselves into collaborative studying groups - girls of every age gather the instruments to effectively navigate the advanced social, cultural , and monetary difficulties of the twenty first century. 

Women are top tips to a brand new figuring out of on-line studying thoughts, from cultural construction to studying groups to technical skillability within the newest software program. This ebook attracts on case reviews approximately ladies who “play” the Sims, the easiest promoting online game in background, to argue for a brand new normal concept of studying for the twenty first Century.

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The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home

An up to date version of a regular in its box that continues to be proper greater than two decades after its unique publication.

More than two decades in the past, sociologist and college of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild trigger a tidal wave of dialog and controversy along with his bestselling e-book, The moment Shift In it, she tested what rather occurs in dual-career families. including jointly time in paid paintings, baby care, and housekeeping, she stumbled on that operating moms installed a month of labor a yr greater than their spouses. up-to-date for a staff now part lady, this version cites a variety of new experiences and data and contains a new afterword during which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has replaced for ladies today.

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Plenishment in the Earth: An Ethic of Inclusion (SUNY Series in Philosophy)

By Stephen David Ross

Staff observe: although it comes at once from Ebscohost, it truly is their reflowable conversion (and now not performed very well); retail flag removed.

This booklet is an ethic of inclusion best from gender and sexual distinction in the course of the social international of race and tradition to the traditional world.

"There are at the moment 3 major theoretical types dominating environmental philosophy: deep ecology, social ecology, and ecofeminism. within the culture of French feminist thinker Luce Irigaray (An Ethics of Sexual distinction, 1993), this e-book is within the 3rd style. in accordance with Irigaray, Ross, and different ecofeminists, "the query of our age" is "the query of sexual difference." the point of interest of the publication, as a result, is to set up an ethic that's not in line with hierarchy, domination, regulate, and contrast yet person who is, in different phrases, an ethic of inclusion. The ebook richly information a number of key Western philosophers, specifically Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Foucault, Gilligan, and Heidegger. it's a scholarly, well-documented, hugely inventive paintings and, during this reviewer's opinion, a stimulating exam of the problems of energy, gender, and variety. even though, these looking ahead to environmental philosophy (as the canopy of the textual content indicates) would like extra dialogue of the earth and the surroundings and may have vastly favored an introductory bankruptcy situating Irigaray and ecofeminism within the greater debate with deep ecology and social ecology. different philosophers won't take care of the Foucauldian/Heideggerian literary variety, which regularly contains dense and metaphorical language (e.g., the "alterity irreducible to myself"). however, this e-book is definitely an incredible contribution to philosophy of sexuality and gender. Graduate; school. R. F. White; university of Mount St. Joseph"

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Materializing Thailand (Materializing Culture)

Thailand has turn into popular during the global for amazing food, nice package deal vacations, luxurious temples and textiles. appreciably absent from modern vacationer brochures yet both popular during the Western global is Thailand's seedier part - the area of kid exploitation, rampant prostitution and AIDS. Thailand continues its charm by means of slipping the grotesque and painful out of sight and through selling ladies as unique visible icons via good looks contests, nation rituals and the intercourse trade.

This booklet explores the development of gender in Thailand and particularly the position Bangkok performs in constructing gender kinfolk for the full of the rustic. It examines the historic and cultural strategies underlying Thai public tradition, together with ancient subject parks. the writer demonstrates how the materiality of the Thai international shapes gender kin and the way Buddhism discourages essentialisms, together with fastened binary gender identities. through the ebook, appearances are proven to be significantly very important, and the essentialism of gender is maintained via exhibit, public shows, and daily fabric practices.

Anyone wishing to appreciate the complexity of Thailand will locate this ebook presents a hugely readable and insightful analysis.

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The Quality of Life (WIDER Studies in Development Economics)

The assumption of the standard of lifestyles is significant to fiscal and social evaluation and likewise to public coverage, social laws, and neighborhood courses. in spite of the fact that, the generally used signs of financial luck akin to in line with capita source of revenue are at top crude measures of the standard of lifestyles. there's a robust want for a scientific exploration of the content material, succeed in, and relevance of the concept that of the standard of lifestyles, and methods of constructing it concrete and usable. during this choice of essays, a few prime economists and philosophers upward thrust to that problem and supply a wide-ranging research. The essays contain examinations of contemporary makes an attempt to exchange earning and utilities by means of the concept that of potential and likewise an exploration of the vintage Aristotelian money owed of human flourishing, which offer insights into capability-based review of the standard of lifestyles. a few underlying methodological difficulties also are tested, together with cultural relativism and software as a degree of virtue. probabilities of software are mentioned within the context of vital useful difficulties, resembling correcting gender-based inequalities, deciding upon scientific priorities, and selling residing criteria. the general result's an important contribution to the certainty and use of the belief of the standard of life.

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Feminist Approaches for Men in Family Therapy (Journal of Feminist Family Therapy Series)

This ebook is the 1st of its sort to deal with the remedy of fellows in marital and family members treatment from a political or feminist viewpoint. Feminist methods for males in relations treatment is a vital and provocative addition to the sector of family members remedy and psychotherapy and works to deepen the certainty of guys by utilizing extra conventional methods. well timed and correct to today’s curiosity in men’s matters, this booklet develops and demonstrates purposes of therapy tools in basic prose from quite a few relatives remedy versions. those strategies and techniques permit a person operating with men--beginning and complex clinicians, despite medical choice or loyalty--to have a more suitable perform with males.

Truly reflecting its name, this provocative quantity deals new methods of conceptualizing male improvement and the dilemmas of fellows in treatment, whereas supplying exemplars of the big variety of scientific paintings this angle enriches. Chapters concisely summarize the most important advantages and barriers of traditional ways to treating males and supply starting conceptualizations of remedy concerns with males which are grounded in social thought, sensitivity to strength concerns and the social context, and moving cultural definitions of masculinity, femininity, and the character of marriage. different chapters hire the interesting and germane strategies of social constructionism to investigate trust platforms approximately males and the way cultural beliefs form and restrict the private improvement of fellows. an incredible source for all therapists striving for excellence in treating males.

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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge Classics)

One of the main talked-about scholarly works of the previous fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated because it is controversial.

Arguing that conventional feminism is incorrect to seem to a ordinary, 'essential' inspiration of the feminine, or certainly of intercourse or gender, Butler begins via wondering the class 'woman' and maintains during this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. top identified even though, but additionally quite often misinterpreted, is Butler's proposal of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a previous reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few different educational works have roused passions to an identical extent.

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Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for Social Scientists

In The tailored Mind, Jerome Barkow, in addition to Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, got down to redefine evolutionary psychology for the social sciences and to create a brand new time table for the following new release of social scientists. whereas biologically orientated psychologists fast permitted the paintings, social scientists in psychology and researchers in anthropology and sociology, who care for a similar questions of human habit, have been extra resistant. lacking the Revolution is a call for participation to researchers from those disciplines who, in Barkow's view, were lacking the good evolution-revolution of our time to have interaction with Darwinian inspiration, that is now so huge part of the non-sociological research of human nature and society. Barkow asks the reader to place apart the preconceptions and stereotypes social scientists frequently have of the "biological" and take into consideration a strong paradigm that's distant from these prior generations who might invoke a vocabulary of "genes" and "Darwin" as justification for genocide. The evolutionary viewpoint, Barkow continues, offers no specific aid for the established order, no rationalizations for racism or the other type of social inequality. "Cultural" can't very likely be against "biological" simply because tradition and society are the single potential we've got of expressing our developed psychology; social-cultural constructionism is not just appropriate with an evolutionary method yet demanded via it. To marshal proof for his argument, Barkow has amassed jointly eminent students from quite a few disciplines to provide purposes of evolutionary psychology in a fashion meant to demonstrate their relevance to present matters for social scientists. The members contain, between others, evolutionary psychologist Anne Campbell, a Darwinian feminist who reaches out to feminist social cosntructionists; sociologist Ulica Segarsträle, who analyzes the competition of the "cultural left" to Darwinism; sociologist Bernd Baldus, who criticizes evolutionists for ignoring supplier; criminologist Anthony Walsh, who offers a biosocial criminology; and primatologists Lars Rodseth and Shannon A. Novak, who demonstrate an unforeseen distinctiveness to human social association. Missing the Revolution is a problem to students to imagine severely a couple of strong social and highbrow circulation which insists that the theoretical viewpoint that has been such a success whilst utilized to the habit of alternative animal species might be utilized to our own.

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Republicanism and Political Theory

Republicanism and Political Theory is the 1st publication to provide a entire and demanding survey of republican political conception.

  • Critically assesses its historic credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals
  • Brings jointly unique contributions from best foreign students in an interactive way
  • Provides the reader with invaluable perception into new debates happening in republican political theory

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When Sex Became Gender (Perspectives on Gender)

By Shira Tarrant

When intercourse turned Gender is a examine of post-World struggle II feminist thought from the point of view of highbrow historical past. the main subject is that rules in regards to the social development of gender have its origins within the feminist theorists of the postwar interval, and that those early rules approximately gender grew to become a key foundational paradigm for either moment and 3rd wave feminist suggestion. those conceptual foundations have been created via a cohort of terribly innovative and impressive educational girls. whereas discussing the recognized feminist scholars―Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead―the publication additionally hinges at the paintings of students who're lesser identified to American audiences―Mirra Komarovsky, Viola Klein, and Ruth Herschberger, The postwar years were an neglected interval within the improvement of feminist thought and philosophy and Tarrant makes a compelling case for this period being the turning aspect within the examine of gender.

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