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Jeffreys, Sheila

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Works: 36 works in 237 publications in 5 languages and 9,433 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Sheila Jeffreys
The spinster and her enemies : feminism and sexuality, 1880-1930 by Sheila Jeffreys( )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spinster and Her Enemies is an important book on a watershed period in the history of sexuality." ... splendidly documented, provocative and never dull"--Times Literary Supplement"Sheila Jeffreys is an excellent historian". -- Sunday TimesThe much-anticipated re-release of this classic feminist text includes a revised and updated introduction. Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women's independence
The idea of prostitution by Sheila Jeffreys( )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Idea of Prostitution, Sheila Jeffreys explores these two contrasting views. She examines the changing concept of prostitution from White Slave Traffic of the nineteenth century to its present status as a legal business. The analysis includes types of prostitution such as male prostitutes, military brothels, and pornography, and compares them with slavery and rape within marriage. She disputes the distinction between 'forced' and 'free' prostitution, and highlights the expanding international traffic in women. This book investigates the claims of the prostitutes' rights movement and the burgeoning sex industry, while still supporting prostituted women. Jeffreys' argument is threefold: the sex of prostitution is not just sex: the work of prostitution is not ordinary work; and prostitution is a 'choice' for the men who abuse, rather than for the prostituted women."--Back cover
The lesbian heresy : a feminist perspective on the lesbian sexual revolution by Sheila Jeffreys( )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once, lesbian feminists transformed lesbians from a stigmatized sexual practice into a political practice that posed a challenge to male supremacy and its basic institution of heterosexuality. Lesbian feminism sought to overturn the sexual system of male dominance and female submission. Lesbian sex and loving was to the egalitarian alternative. There were heretics. A lesbian sex industry is now making a profit from women's oppression, reaching lesbians to turn the pain of abuse and subordination into 'pleasure' and calling this liberation. Sadomasochism, sex toys and porn are being promoted as authentic lesbian sexuality, backed up by sex therapists and poststructuralist theory. A lesbian 'sexual revolution' is fitting lesbians back into the sado-society. Feminist theorist, Sheila Jeffreys, challenges the male supremacist and racist assumptions of the sex industry. The Lesbian Heresy advocates the continued creation of a separate lesbian culture, community, friendship and ethics based on principles of equality and resistance. And once again, lesbian feminists are deemed heretics
Anticlimax : a feminist perspective on the sexual revolution by Sheila Jeffreys( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s is remembered as a time of great freedom for women. But did the sexual revolution have the same goals as the Women's Liberation Movement? Was it truly liberation for women or just another insidious form of oppression? In this provocative book, Shelia Jeffreys argues that sexual freedom sometimes directly opposed actual freedom for women
Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should western beauty practices, ranging from lipstick to labiaplasty, be included within the United Nations' understanding of harmful traditional/cultural practices? By examining the role of common beauty practices in damaging the health of women, creating sexual difference, and enforcing female deference, this book argues that they should." "In the 1970s feminists criticized pervasive beauty regimes such as dieting and depilation, but in the last two decades the brutality of western beauty practices has become much more severe. Today's practices can require the breaking of skin, spilling of blood and rearrangement or amputation of body parts. Some "new" feminists argue that beauty practices are no longer oppressive now that women can "choose" them. This book seeks to make sense of why beauty practices are not only just as persistent 30 years after the feminist critique developed, but in many ways more extreme. By examining the pervasive use of makeup, the misogyny of fashion and high-heeled shoes, and by looking at the role of pornography in the creation of increasingly popular beauty practices such as breast implants, genital waxing and surgical alteration of the labia, Beauty and Misogyny seeks to explain why harmful beauty practices persist in the west and have become so extreme. It looks at the cosmetic surgery and body piercing/cutting industries as being forms of self-mutilation by proxy, in which the surgeons and piercers serve as proxies to harm women's bodies. It concludes by considering how a culture of resistance to these practices can be created." "This essential work will appeal to students and teachers of feminist psychology, gender studies, cultural studies, and feminist sociology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to anyone with an interest in feminism, women and beauty, and women's health."--Jacket
The industrial vagina : the political economy of the global sex trade by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies. The Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have moved from being small-scale, clandestine, and socially despised practices to become very profitable legitimate market sectors that are being legalized and decriminalized by governments." "Sheila Jeffreys demonstrates how prostitution has been globalized through an examination of: the growth of pornography and its new global reach; the boom in adult shops, strip clubs and escort agencies; military prostitution and sexual violence in war; marriage and the mail order bride industry; and the rise in sex tourism and trafficking in women. She argues that through these practices women's subordination has been outsourced and that states that legalize this industry are acting as pimps, enabling male buyers in countries in which women's equality threatens male dominance, to buy access to the bodies of women from poor countries who are paid for their sexual subservience."--Jacket
The Sexuality debates by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1987. From the 1870's to the 1920's, feminists actively campaigned against men's sexual abuse of women. This collection brings together the major articles which fuelled the feminist campaigns and helped to bring about significant reforms
Unpacking queer politics : a lesbian feminist perspective by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male agenda called queer politics." "The book concludes by arguing that precisely the commitment to equality in relationships and sex that has been so important to lesbian feminists, and so excoriated in much of queer theory, should form the basis of a social transformation. In this way lesbians should be seen as the vanguard of social change."--Jacket
Man's dominion : religion and the eclipse of women's rights in world politics by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti-woman attitudes such as 'male-headship', impurity of women, the need to control women's bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states"--Back cover
Gender hurts : a feminist analysis of the politics of transgenderism by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gender Hurts' examines the wider social and political context and implications of the phenomenon of transgenderism. Jeffreys and Gottschalk propose that gender in western culture is socially constructed as the basis of male domination and that the concept of gender has the potential to hurt many
Mans dominion - the rise of religion and the eclipse of womens rights by Sheila Jeffreys( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women's human rights. The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti-women attitudes such as 'male-headship', impurity of women, the need to control women's bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states. It points to the incorporation of religious law into legal systems, faith schools, and c
The lesbian revolution : lesbian feminism in the UK, 1970-1990 by Sheila Jeffreys( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lesbian Revolution argues that lesbian feminists were a vital force in the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM). They did not just play a fundamental role in the important changes wrought by second wave feminism, but created a powerful revolution in lesbian theory, culture and practice. Yet this lesbian revolution is undocumented. The book shows that lesbian feminists were founders of feminist institutions such as resources for women survivors of men's violence, including refuges and rape crisis centres, and that they were central to campaigns against this violence. They created a feminist squatting movement, theatre groups, bands, art and poetry and conducted campaigns for lesbian rights. They also created a profound and challenging analysis of sexuality which has disappeared from the historical record. They analysed heterosexuality as a political institution, arguing that lesbianism was a political choice for feminists and, indeed, a form of resistance in itself. Using interviews with prominent lesbian feminists from the time of the WLM, and informed by the author's personal experience, this book aims to challenge the way the work and ideas of lesbian feminists have been eclipsed and to document the lesbian revolution
Die industrialisierte Vagina Die politische Ökonomie des globalen Sexhandels by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legalising prostitution is not the answer : the example of Victoria, Australia by Mary Sullivan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesben in der Queer-Politik: ohne Zukunft by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free from all uninvited touch of man : women's campaigns around sexuality, 1880-1914 by Sheila Jeffreys( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Straight studies modified : lesbian interventions in the academy( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In dit boek wordt de impact beschreven die lesbische vrouwen hebben gehad in het hoger onderwijs gedurende de laatste twintig jaar. Hun invloed in studierichtingen zoals biologie, informatietechnologie, recht, gezondheidszorg en uiteraard lesbische studies wordt belicht. Deze invloed wordt in een aantal bijdragen kritisch onder de loep genomen. Zo wordt ondermeer de vraag gesteld of er een specifieke lesbische invalshoek bestaat in de verschillende wetenschappelijke disciplinies. Verder worden de problemen besproken bij het ingang doen vinden van lesbische studies in de academische wereld
The sexual abuse of children in the home by Sheila Jeffreys( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making abuse visible : combating the normalisation of prostitution by Sheila Jeffreys( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheila Jeffreys, the spinster and her enemies : feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 [recensione] by Bruno P. F Wanrooij( )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Beauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the West
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The idea of prostitutionThe lesbian heresy : a feminist perspective on the lesbian sexual revolutionAnticlimax : a feminist perspective on the sexual revolutionBeauty and misogyny : harmful cultural practices in the WestThe industrial vagina : the political economy of the global sex tradeThe Sexuality debatesUnpacking queer politics : a lesbian feminist perspectiveMan's dominion : religion and the eclipse of women's rights in world politics
Alternative Names
Sheila Jeffreys British feminist

Sheila Jeffreys Feminista britànica

Sheila Jeffreys hooglerares uit Australië

Шейла Джеффрис австралийская феминистка

Шијла Џефрис

שילה ג'פריז

셸리아 제프리스

希拉·傑弗瑞斯

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