In the latest Short Takes, Marcie Bianco, Raewyn Connell, Jay Prosser, Susan Stryker, and Judit Takács discuss Susan Faludi’s In the Darkroom, with a response from Faludi. The open-access forum discusses issues of trans representation, feminist approaches to gender transition, gender politics in Hungary, and the contemporary significance of identity.
The Spring 2017 issue of Signs features a symposium commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham’s pivotal Signs article, “African-American Women’s History and the The Metalanguage of Race.” The symposium, edited by Sherie M. Randolph, features essays by Robin D. G. Kelley, Tamar W. Carroll, Dayo F. Gore, Marlon M. Bailey and L. H. Stallings, and Randolph, as well as a response and reflection by Higginbotham. The issue also contains articles about the framing and reception of Afghan women’s narratives for a Western audience, pornography and labor, women’s protests in Ukraine, and the political economy of Muslim Chinese women’s wearing of maozi.
A course reader featuring units on women’s labor, the commodification of women’s sexuality and reproduction, violence against women, and varieties of activism.