Filed under book | Tags: · black people, body, civil society, class, feminism, gender, politics, race, reproduction, resistance, sex, sexuality, violence, women
“This anthology traces the development, from the early 1800s to the present, of black feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s comprehensive collection of writings, in the feminist tradition, of more than sixty African American women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of contemporary feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies—racism, sexism, and classism—that have made it imperative for them to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own.”
With an epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole
Publisher The New Press, New York, 1995
ISBN 1565842561, 9781565842564
PDF (6 MB)
See also This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) and Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983).Comment (0)
Filed under journal | Tags: · body, eroticism, love, reproduction, sex, thinking
“This issue, produced in the framework of Okayama Art Summit 2019 (‘IF THE SNAKE’, curated by Pierre Huyghe, September 27 – November 24 2019, Japan), focuses on the concrete conditions of embodied thought. From the assessment of historical attempts at grounding critique in the body to the exploration of contemporary issues surrounding situated knowledge, from the analysis of the aesthetic and political economy at play in the encounter with advanced human-like sex robotics to the ways in which algorithms are transforming our sense of intimate relationships, and from the ways in which cruising practices subvert dominant discourses on architecture and the city to the libidinal economy at work in specific art forms, the contributions gathered in this issue navigate the fault line that articulates erotics and rationality.
‘Site 2. Dark Room: Somatic Reason and Synthetic Eros’ contends that contemporary upheavals concerning love, sex and reproduction are not mere side issues that can be safely dealt with in various already existing discursive regimes (e.g. biology, psychology, identity politics) but crucial transformative vectors for developing a renewed understanding of transdisciplinary reason.
The publication of this issue will be spanned across the duration of the triennial, with one new contribution uploaded every week.
With contributions by Adam Berg (artist, writer), Louis Chude-Sokei (writer), Cruising Pavilion (curatorial collective), Sally Haslanger (philosopher), Anna Longo (philosopher), Alexandra Hedako Mason (researcher), Matthew Poole (writer), Patricia Reed (artist, writer), Oli Surel (writer), and Three Billions of Perverts (archival material).”
Publisher Glass Bead, September-November 2019Comment (0)
Filed under book | Tags: · feminism, gender, pornography, prostitution, rape, sex, sexuality
“With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed.”
First published in French as King Kong théorie, Grasset, 2006.
Translated by Stéphanie Benson
Publisher The Feminist Press, City University of New York, New York, 2010
ISBN 9781558616578, 1558616578
Review: Rebecca Seal (The Guardian, 2009).
King Kong théorie (French, 2006, EPUB, PDF, added on 2020-6-3)
Teoría King Kong (Spanish, trans. Beatriz Preciado, 2007)
King Kong Girl (Italian, trans. Camilla Testi, 2007, added on 2020-6-3)
King Kong Theory (English, trans. Stéphanie Benson, 2010, HTML)
King Kong Girl (BR-Portuguese, trans. Marcia Bechara, 2016, added on 2020-6-3)