By M.T. Segal
During this quantity, 15 feminist students from 5 continents, who participated within the 1998 convention co-sponsored by means of learn Committee 32, ladies in Society, of the overseas Sociological organization (WISISA) and the Centre for learn and instructing on girls at McGill collage, ponder, critique and build theories of society. Their papers learn 4 inter-related subject matters: an particular or implicit acknowledgment and critique of the eu Enlightenment as a foundation for the fashionable creation of information; the use and application of "gender" as an idea; difficulties and ideas in feminist theories of improvement; and where of feminism within the creation of data and on-the-ground swap. every one paper displays the author's event as a researcher, theorist or swap agent, in addition to the dialogue and discussion of the five-day convention.
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ISBN: 0-7623-0720-X 51 52 ANNEMIEK RICHTERS In this paper social-science perspectives on the body will be used to explore the consequences for women of the globalization of various forms of biomedicine and their particular views of women's bodies. In the social sciences, the body as a specific focus for study has long been neglected. g. 1979, 1980) bodies have come to be studied as sociopolitically and culturally 'inscribed bodies' and the site of some of the most fundamental forms of social inequality, control and violence.
Game and Pringle's analysis of sexual difference in the health industry in Australia reveals a similar discriminatory logic. In sum then, Game and Pringle uncovered a semiotic valuation of positive to negative, value to lack, and this comparative reading of bodies, or 'corporeal transactions,' underpinned the monetary value that attached to certain tasks. This binary mode of production actually engendered gender, feminizing jobs performed by women and migrants as passive, menial and unskilled, and masculinizing jobs performed by white males or anglo-celts as more active, creative and competent.
A n d I w o u l d also like to turn s u c h a q u e s t i o n to all o f us f e m i n i s t s o c i o l o g i s t s , since w e are p a r t - as c o m m i t t e d intellectuals - o f the m o r e g e n e r a l w o m e n ' s social movement. ). That white women of North America are racist and that they define the movement in accordance with their own narrow perspective should not surprise us. White people define everything in terms of their own people, and then very magnanimously open the door as we prove ourselves to be civilized.
An International Feminist Challenge to Theory (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 5) by M.T. Segal