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Tarrant, Shira 1963-

Works: 12 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 5,729 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shira Tarrant
Fashion talks : undressing the power of style by Shira Tarrant( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with accessible and thoughtful analyses of real-world issues. This collection explores whether style can shift the limiting boundaries of race, class, gender, and sexuality, while avoiding the traps with which it attempts to rein us in. Fashion Talks will appeal to cultural critics, industry insiders, mainstream readers, and academic experts who are curious about the role fashion plays in the struggles over identity, power, and the status quo"--Page 4 of cover
Men speak out : views on gender, sex and power by Shira Tarrant( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men Speak Out is a collection of essays written by and about pro-feminist men. In the essays, which feature original, lively and accessible prose, anti-sexist men make sense of their gendered experiences in today's culture. The authors tackle the issues of feminism, growing up male, recognizing masculine privilege, taking action to change the imbalance of power and privilege and the constraints that men experience in confronting sexism. They describe their successes and challenges in bucking patriarchal systems in a culture that can be unsupportive of--or downright hostile to--a pro-feminist perspective. In these chapters, a diverse group of men reflect on growing up, share moments in their day-to-day lives, and pose serious questions about being a pro-feminist male living, working, thinking, and learning in a sexist society. --Publisher description
The Bro Code : How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--Publisher's website
The pornography industry : what everyone needs to know by Shira Tarrant( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We may know pornography when we see it, but the business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject. And while debates and emotions around porn can run high, there is a crucial need for reliable information and rational conversation. In this book, Shira Tarrant parses the range of information that we have on the pornography industry, statistics about who actually uses porn and how often, the history of pornography, landmark legal cases, and the latest in medical research. The Pornography Industry also explains the industry basics: who works in porn, why people become performers, how much they earn, and what happens on a porn set. It further delves into important questions surrounding teenagers and porn, what the industry can do about sexist and racist pornography, and porn and violence against women. The result is an even-handed account that will enable readers to explore these provocative issues and make their own best decisions about the debates"--Back cover
New views on pornography : sexuality, politics, and the law by Lynn Comella( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do people use pornography? Is porn addiction a fact or myth? What is revenge porn and is it illegal? Can pornography be more diverse? This interdisciplinary collection presents well-researched facts and up-to-date data that encourages informed discussion about controversial and relevant issues in contemporary society. Chapters address topics such as the history and cultural trends of pornography, labor and production practices in creating porn, the effects of technology, current issues in obscenity law, and myths and facts about the effects of pornography.--From dust jacket
When sex became gender by Shira Tarrant( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study of post-Second World War feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history
Men and feminism by Shira Tarrant( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no denying that men's involvement and interest in feminism is key to its continuing relevance and importance. Addressing the question of why men should care about feminism in the first place, Men and Feminism lays the foundation for a larger discussion about feminism as a human issue, not simply a women's issue. Men are crucial to the movement -- as fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, and friends. From "why" to "how" to "what can men do", Men and Feminism answers all the questions men have about how and why they should get behind feminism
Gender, sex, and politics : in the streets and between the sheets in the 21st century by Shira Tarrant( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century includes twenty-seven chapters organized into five sections: Gender, Sexuality and Social Control; Pornography; Sex and Social Media; Dating, Desire, and the Politics of Hooking Up; and Issues in Sexual Pleasure and Safety. This anthology presents these topics using a point-counterpoint-different point framework. Its arguments and perspectives do not pit writers against each other in a binary pro/con debate format. Instead, a variety of views are juxtaposed to encourage critical thinking and robust conversation. This framework enables readers to assess the strengths and shortcomings of conflicting ideas. The chapters are organized in a way that will challenge cherished beliefs and hone both academic and personal insight. Gender, Sex, and Politics is ideal for sparking debates in intro to women and gender studies, sexuality, and gender courses
UnSlut : a documentary film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Through interviews with many sexuality experts and advocates, Unslut: a documentary film explores the manifestations and often tragic results of "slut " shaming and sexual bullying in North America, offering immediate and long-term goals for personal, community-based, and institutional solutions"--Container insert
The great cover-up : can high necklines cure low morals? by Shira Tarrant( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The modesty movement makes some good points about the effect a hypersexual culture can have on women's well-being and sense of self. And it's hard to argue that corporations and pop-culure products that reduce women and girls to consumers of constructed sexuality are deeply problematic. But by claiming that modesty is the only solution, and by overlooking long-term feminist efforts to expand both women's access to sexual pleasure and the right to say no, the new-modesty hucksters are doing women no favors
New Views on Pornography by Lynn Comella( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2 Seen as a Business: Adult Film's Historical Framework and FoundationsIntroduction; Stags, Beavers, Loops, and Booths: Hardcore Cinema Moves into the Public Sphere; The Postwar American Film Industry, the Art Theater, and the Sexploitation Film; Theatrically Exhibited Hardcore in the 1970s and 1980s; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Clashing at Barnard's Gates: Understanding the Origins of the Pornography Problem in the Modern American Women's Movement; On the Road to Antipornography: Radical Women, Sexuality, and Sexual Violence; The Growth of the Commercial Sex Industry
Guy trouble : are young men really in crisis, or are these boys done just being boys? by Shira Tarrant( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A group of male feminists are exposing the sexism and rigid ideas of masculinity that run rampant in movies, music, sports and video games. The rapidly generate books, videos, workshops, websites, and conferences on gender politics
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Alternative Names
Shira Tarrant American writer

Shira Tarrant Amerikaans schrijfster

Shira Tarrant escritora estadounidense

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