The Winter 2017 issue of Signs is now available. Table of Contents Complexities of Addressing Sex in Cell Culture Research Stacey A. Ritz Neoliberal Feminism and the Future of Human Capital Catherine Rottenberg No Doctors Required: Lay Activist Expertise and Pharmaceutical Abortion in Argentina Julia McReynolds-Pérez The Making of Humans and Their Others in and […]
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This Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism features Andi Zeisler’s book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement, with commentaries from Soraya Chemaly, Susan J. Douglas, Sara Evans, Amy Richards, and Kimberly Springer, with a response from Zeisler.
Signs is pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue, “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century”! We are especially pleased that we are able to offer open access to all of the articles in the issue on a rotating basis: Signs editor Suzanna Danuta Walters’s introduction to the issue and Alice Echols’s retrospective essay on the 1982 Barnard Conference will remain freely available for the next three months, and all other articles in the issue will be made freely available for shorter periods.
Artist Statement Emerging from a discourse that combines art historical, political, and pop-cultural references, and through the lens of black and female identity, I aim to blur the distinctions between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary. Indeed, the modes through which culture serves to shape perception across social, spatial, and ideological platforms […]
Kate Bolick, Rebecca Carroll, Nancy F. Cott, Bella DePaulo, Barbara J. Risman, and Judith Stacey discuss Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. The forum also includes a response from Traister. A great discussion of marriage, singledom, and feminism!
Artist Statement The world seems to be at a crossroads, and in my recent works I address the power structures within our society and how these structures affect our lives and the way we view ourselves and others, right down to the subtlest levels. As human beings, why do we relate to each other the […]
The summer 2016 issue of Signs (vol. 41, no. 4) is now available and features the call for papers for a special issue on Displacement, guest edited by Serena Parekh and Denise Horn. The issue opens with James Bliss’s “Black Feminism Out of Place,” which argues that recent critiques of intersectionality erase Black women from […]
Why Are We Now Talking about “Unfinished Business”? Heather Boushey The Unfinished Business of Race and Gender at Work Kimberly Freeman Brown Strengthening the Case for Policies to Support Caregiving Stephanie Coontz The Feminist Business Nancy Folbre Only the State, Not Benevolent Employers, Can Ensure Work-Family Balance Kathleen Geier Having It All Is Not a […]
Artist Statement: The piece was inspired by several events. Two movies, in Canada the movie Starbuck and in the United States the movie Delivery Man, both based on actual stories where sperm banks carelessly used the same sperm over and over, creating a situation where the same man fathered hundreds of children. A Montreal […]