“Sex and Sexuality in a Feminist World,” co-edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Katherine Hermes

“Sex and sexuality are topics that have defined feminism since its inception. What has changed is that there is now a generation of feminists and scholars who are comfortable not only to write in their own disciplines but who incorporate feminist ideas in their research. This book assembles a variety of essays, most of which were written especially for this collection, that negotiate sex and sexuality in historical contexts as well as in contemporary times. There is a common ground of history and (popular) culture among the articles. While different theories of feminism operate in these essays, feminist lenses have allowed the reevaluation of familiar topics from early religious practices to medieval literature to current films and advertising.

“The authors represented in this collection range from established feminist and gender scholars to those who employ feminist theoretical frameworks in their respective disciplines.”  –The Publisher

“Katherine A. Hermes is an Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) and has published in the fields of Native American law and Native American women’s communities of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She coordinated the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program (WGSS) at CCSU with Karen A. Ritzenhoff from 2005-2007. Dr. Hermes earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her Ph.D. in History from Yale University. She was a lecturer in history at the University of Otago from 1992 to 1997. Karen Ritzenhoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at CCSU and also a member of the Program for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She teaches courses on women and film, mass media, visual communication and television production. Her most recent work focuses on international documentary films, the German-Austrian director Michael Haneke as well as new editing conventions in Hollywood movies. She is the founder and Chair of a biennial ‘women and film festival’ that takes place at CCSU as well as the New Britain Museum of American Art. A book project on Screen Nightmares in German is under contract with the Schueren Verlag, Marburg for 2009.”  –Amazon

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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