Book Announcement: Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements

Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872812
Hardback, pp150, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges and Achievements by Hend T. Al-Sudairy.

The first book to situate the Saudi woman in a broader cultural context, this text explores a variety of themes, historical developments, and social taboos. It also investigates a wide range of writing by Saudi women, beginning with the first attempt by a woman to write for the public in the middle of the twentieth century up to the peak of the Saudi woman’s literary production in this millennium.
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Book Review: Texts and Textiles: Affect, Synæsthesia and Metaphor in Fiction

Deciding what to include in this review has been difficult, the breath and depth of Diana Mary Eva Thomas’s research is rewarding, challenging, and just plain fascinating (as denoted by the plethora of stickie-notes that adorn each chapter of my copy of the book). However if you like to read beautiful immersive fiction, have ever wondered how some authors are able to create detailed environments and complex characters more effectively than others, or thought that perhaps the standard textile metaphor has the potential to be so much more, Thomas’s research provides a thorough, contemporary approach to these questions and much, much more.

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Book Announcement: Queer Rebellion in the Novels of Michelle Cliff: Intersectionality and Sexual Modernity

Queer Rebellion in the Novels of Michelle Cliff: Intersectionality and Sexual Modernity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872829
Hardback, pp278, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Queer Rebellion in the Novels of Michelle Cliff: Intersectionality and Sexual Modernity by Kaisa Ilmonen.

This book explores Jamaican-American author Michelle Cliff’s (1946–2016) literary rebellion against the colonial, gendered and racist norms of Western Modernity. It studies the sexualized circuits of the Atlantic world, drawing on the fields of literary criticism, feminist theories, queer studies and Caribbean studies. In order to do this, the book develops the theoretical paradigm of intersectionality. It also addresses the disturbing questions concerning the sexual politics of transatlantic modernity as represented in Cliff’s novels. Continue reading

PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives

Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists have embraced it. If it feels like the pornographers have won, it’s because in many ways they have.

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Call for Articles: Women in Politics: An International Perspective

This interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s leadership, representation in parliament, women’s rights, cultural barriers, and democratization process. Gender inequality remains one of the most important questions and a major barrier to human development.

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