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Davis, Kathy 1949-

Works: 36 works in 191 publications in 5 languages and 7,044 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies  Reference works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1154, 305.4
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Publications about Kathy Davis
Publications by Kathy Davis
Most widely held works about Kathy Davis
Most widely held works by Kathy Davis
Dancing tango : passionate encounters in a globalizing world by Kathy Davis( file )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
"Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Since its origin among immigrants from the slums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, it has crossed and re-crossed many borders. Yet, never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a cultural imaginary which embodies intense passion, hyper-heterosexuality, and dangerous exoticism. In the wake of its latest revival, tango has become both a cultural symbol of Argentinean national identity and a transnational cultural space in which a modest, yet growing number of dancers from different parts of the globe meet on the dance floor. Through interviews and ethnographical research in Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, Kathy Davis shows why a dance from another era and another place appeals to men and women from different parts of the world and what happens to them as they become caught up in the tango salon culture. She shows how they negotiate the ambivalences, contradictions, and hierarchies of gender, sexuality, and global relations of power between North and South in which Argentinean tango is - and has always been - embroiled. Davis also explores her uneasiness about her own passion for a dance which - when seen through the lens of contemporary critical feminist and postcolonial theories - seems, at best, odd, and, at worst, disreputable and even a bit shameful. She uses the disjuncture between the incorrect pleasures and complicated politics of dancing tango as a resource for exploring the workings of passion as experience, as performance, and as cultural discourse. She concludes that dancing tango should be viewed less as a love/hate embrace with colonial overtones than a passionate encounter across many different borders between dancers who share a desire for difference and a taste of the 'elsewhere.'Dancing Tango is a vivid, intriguing account of an important global cultural phenomenon"--
Transatlantic conversations : feminism as travelling theory by Mary Evans( file )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
The second wave of feminism which challenged and changed many assumptions about the world in which we live was a product of various western cultures, with no single country possessing a monopoly on the writing of the texts that became the canonical statements of the 'new' feminism. Though many of the contributions to feminist scholarship that went on to become internationally significant hailed from Europe and the United States, these works were often formed within the context of local debates and framed within traditions of feminism and other political engagements specific to these nations
Handbook of gender and women's studies ( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Reviews the developments within gender and women's studies, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn', and globalization. This book offers critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war, and feminist global politics
The making of Our bodies, ourselves : how feminism travels across borders by Kathy Davis( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Davis offers a kind of biography of the famous women's health reference book, Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS) and its adaptations in different countries
Reshaping the female body : the dilemma of cosmetic surgery by Kathy Davis( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 674 libraries worldwide
In an analysis from a feminist standpoint, Davis argues that cosmetic surgery is a dilemma: both symptom and solution, oppression and liberation, all in one
The Routledge Handbook of the Body by Bryan S Turner( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies -- such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics -- have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural s
The Gender of power by Kathy Davis( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Drawing on feminist theories of women's oppression and on social theories of power, this text attempts to develop an analysis of the relationship between gender and power and shows how theories of power can contribute to the analysis of gender relations in specific historical and social contexts
Embodied practices : feminist perspectives on the body ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
"This book focuses on the significance of the body in contemporary feminist scholarship. In recent years, the body has become a 'hot item' in both contemporary social theory and research. This renewed interest has received a mixed reaction from feminists. While the body may be back, the 'new' body theory often proves to be just as disembodied as it ever was. The body revival seems to be less an attempt to re-embody masculinist science than just another expression of the same condition which evoked the feminist critique in the first place: a flight from femininity and everything that is associated with it in western culture.Embodied Practices offers a critical appraisal of the recent 'body revival', drawing upon insights from contemporary feminist theories on gender and power to explore the subject. The book sets an agenda not only for research about the body but for an embodied perspective on the body as well."--Publisher's description
Dubious equalities and embodied differences : cultural studies on cosmetic surgery by Kathy Davis( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Kathy Davis explores cosmetic surgery as a cultural phenomenon of late modernity. She critically engages with the notion of cosmetic surgery as a neutral technology and shows how it is implicated in the surgical erasure of embodied difference
Negotiating at the margins : the gendered discourses of power and resistance ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Power under the microscope by Kathy Davis( Book )
12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Contested belonging : spaces, practices, biographies ( file )
4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
In 'Contested Belonging: Spaces, Practices, Biographies' contributions by well-known international scholars from different disciplines address the sites, practices, and narratives in which belonging is imagined, enacted and constrained, negotiated and contested. Belonging is viewed from the perspectives of both migrants and refugees in their host countries as well as from people who are ostensibly at home and yet may experience various degrees of alienation in their countries of origin. The book focuses on three particular dimensions of belonging: belonging as space (neighbourhood, workplace, home), as practice (virtual, physical, cultural), and as biography (life stories, group narratives). What role do physical, digital, transnational and in-between spaces play and how are they used in order to create/contest belonging? Which practices do people engage in in order to gain/foster/invent a certain/new sense of belonging? What can the biographies and narratives of people reveal about their complicated and contested experiences of belonging? Contested Belonging: Spaces, Practices, Biographies convincingly shows how individual and collective struggles for belonging are not only associated with exclusion and othering, but also lead to surprising and inspiring forms of social action and transformation, suggesting that there may be more reason for hope than for despair
Tango tanzen leidenschaftliche Begegnungen in einer globalisierten Welt by Kathy Davis( file )
5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in German and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Tangotanzen ist weltweit in Mode gekommen - eine Erfolgsstory mit vielen Gesichtern. Neben ökonomischen, historischen und politischen Aspekten spielen Sinnlichkeit und Emotionalität eine große Rolle, wie dieses Buch am Beispiel von Buenos Aires und Amsterdam zeigt. Grenzüberschreitend können empathische Gemeinschaften entstehen, die der sozialen Deprivation der Spätmoderne entgegen wirken und der Debatte um die Beziehung von globalem Süden und Norden neue Facetten hinzufügen. Der Inhalt Einleitung "Tango-Fieber" von Ursula Müller und Helma Lutz • Salon-Kulturen • Tango-Leidenschaft • Tango-Verläufe • Performanzen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit • Queering Tango • Transnationale Begegnungen • Sollte eine Feministin Tango tanzen? Die Zielgruppen Studierende und Lehrende der Geschlechterforschung, der Sozial-, Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaften, der Sportwissenschaft und der Tanzforschung; Tangotanzende und Tanzinteressierte. Die Autorin Prof. Dr. Kathy Davis, Freie Universität Amsterdam, ist eine international tätige Geschlechterforscherin. Die Herausgeberinnen Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M. Prof. i.R. Dr. Ursula Müller, Universität Bielefeld
Zhong su nu ti : mei rong shou shu de liang nan by Dai wei si( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Tango tanzen : leidenschaftliche Begegnungen in einer globalisierten Welt by Kathy Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2020 in German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Xing bie yu nu xing yan jiu shou ce by Dai wei si( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Problem (re)formulation in psychotherapy by Kathy Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Onderzoek naar het veronderstelde onderdrukkende karakter van het intake-gesprek van vrouwelijke cliënten door mannelijke hulpverleners
Trends over ten years in the primary care and community nurse workforce in England by Vari Drennan( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Feminism, citizenship and care" ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Symposiumbundel vrouwen en gezondheid : studies over: voorlichting, begeleiding en voorzieningen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Dutch and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Davis, Kathy
Davis, Kathy Ellen
Davis, Kathy Ellen 1949-
English (159)
German (6)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (2)
Dutch (2)
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