Category: Womens Studies

Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir

By Miriam Schneir

Listed here are the fundamental historic writings of feminism. a lot of those works, lengthy out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary culture, are eventually introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of latest research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 decisions, coveting one hundred fifty years of writings on women's fight for freedom -- from the yankee Revolution to the 1st a long time of the 20 th century.

This up-to-date, wide-ranging assortment encompasses the the most important problems with women's oppression. a stunning measure of continuity among the tips of the previous and the hot feminism is clear all through. In her choice, Miriam Schneir has by way of handed writings that deal completely with the outmoded subject of suffrage as a way to concentration realization at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an device of oppression; woman's wish to regulate her personal physique; the industrial independence of ladies; the quest for selfhood.

This richly varied assortment comprises excerpts from books, essays, speeches, records, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. broad commentaries through the editor aid the reader see the historic context of every choice.

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Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their by The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy

By The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy

Reproductive rights are across the world famous as severe either to advancing women's human rights and to selling improvement. Governments from around the world have, lately, either said and pledged to develop reproductive rights to an unparalleled measure. yet for governments, non-governmental agencies (NGOs), and anxious advocates to paintings in the direction of reforming legislation and rules so one can enforce the mandates of those foreign meetings, they need to be told concerning the present country of nationwide point formal legislation and regulations affective reproductive rights. This ebook on Anglophone Africa is the made from a distinct sequence of collaborative studies among the U.S.-based middle for Reproductive legislation and coverage and national-level NGOs world wide. CRLP and NGOs in have surveyed legislation and guidelines in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe with admire to the subsequent matters: * Governmental future health and inhabitants regulations with an emphasis on normal concerns in relation to women's prestige; * legislation and guidelines relating to birth control, abortion, sterilization, FGM, HIV/AIDS, and different sexually-transmitted illnesses; * Women's prestige because it pertains to: marriage (including divorce and custody), estate rights, hard work rights, credits, schooling, and definitely the right to actual integrity; * Reproductive health and wellbeing and rights of young people, together with segments on woman genital mutilation, marriage, intercourse schooling, and sexual offenses opposed to minors; * widespread and spiritual legislation relating to women's prestige.

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In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship by Karen Hollinger

By Karen Hollinger

From Desperately looking Susan, metal Magnolias, and Thelma & Louise to abandon Hearts, woman acquaintances, and fervour Fish, mainstream cinema has noticeable a wave of movies concentrating on friendships among girls. In tire corporation of girls is the 1st severe paintings to enquire the new resurgence of this number of the "woman's film".

Examining the feminine friendship movie because the Seventies and atmosphere it opposed to older motion pictures of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, corresponding to Mildred Pierce and Stella Dallas, Karen Hollinger experiences the nature of the flicks themselves and the way they communicate to woman audience. She argues that whereas lots of those motion pictures at first appear to verify the ability of lady friendship and reject conventional pictures of ladies, so much of them eventually fall again on traditional female roles.

Hollinger argues that the feminine friendship movie, by means of trying to assimilate into the mainstream, makes use of rules from the women's circulate, like woman autonomy and sisterhood, which are fairly prone to compromise. it's this combination of empowering and conservative components that makes the feminine friendship movie neither a real problem to the established order nor a trifling affirmation of dominant ideology yet relatively a multifaceted cinematic shape that displays either one of those strains.

Hollinger considers all the significant matters in feminist movie feedback -- from viewers reception to the identity with characters, from sexuality to racial identity.

Engaging and provocative, within the corporation of girls is an exciting and enlightening account of 1 of up to date cinema's most crucial genres.

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Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, by Joseph Quinlan, Jackie VanderBrug

By Joseph Quinlan, Jackie VanderBrug

Delve into gender lens making an investment and the truth of the feminine economy

Women this present day are an extraordinary strength within the worldwide economy—as profitable marketers, company executives and relatives breadwinners. but gender-based violence, the absence of women's felony rights and the continual salary hole stubbornly stay. This paradox creates an extraordinary and underexplored chance for investors.

Gender Lens Investing, co-authored by way of Jackie VanderBrug, handling Director and Joseph Quinlan, handling Director and leader marketplace Strategist, of U.S. belief, financial institution of the US inner most Wealth administration, is the 1st publication of its variety to envision, in-depth the benefits of integrating gender into funding research. whereas different books converse to turning out to be numbers and impact of ladies, Gender Lens Investing strikes from fiscal traits to monetary strategy.

  • Learn why gender is fabric to financial prosperity and funding performance
  • Explore how you can use a gender lens to evaluate items, businesses and sectors.
  • Delve into the forces of confident social swap supported by way of a gender standpoint on funding choices
  • Examine ecocnomic and pleasing gender lens funding strategies

Women are one of many world's maximum underutilized resources, and making use of a gender lens lets you determine businesses that realize this, or discover the hazards of businesses that overlook it. A gender lens provides price around the funding group, however the effect reaches some distance past the limits of portfolios to the economic climate and society as an entire. Gender Lens Investing presents specialist viewpoint and real-world useful perception for traders trying to force returns and impact.

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Staat und Schönheit: Möglichkeiten und Perspektiven einer by Otto Depenheuer

By Otto Depenheuer

Die Möglichkeit einer Konvergenz des Guten und Schönen, von Anmut und Politik, von Ästhetik und Staat bildet die Fragestellung des Sammelbandes. Anknüpfend an die platonische Begriffsbildung der "Kalokagathie" ("Schöngute") wird seit dem 19. Jahrhundert diskutiert, inwieweit ästhetischen Kategorien Aussagekraft auch für Politik und Staat zukommt. Dies greift über die notwendige Staatssymbolik und deren Ästhetik hinaus: Ästhetische Kategorien machen den Staat sinnlich wahrnehmbar, ermöglichen Identifikation und stärken das Gemeinschaftsgefühl der Staatsbürger. Doch die großen Ideen des Staates - Verfassung und Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Demokratie, Rechtsstaat und Menschenwürde - sind vermeintlich "ästhetisch zu trivial", als dass guy mit ihnen Kunst machen könnte. Die Beiträge analysieren, ob die ästhetische Selbstdarstellung des Staates auch ein Indikator für die Legitimation des Staates und die Güte der Politik sein kann.

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Women in Engineering: A Good Place To Be? by Ruth Carter

By Ruth Carter

This publication concentrates on girls in specialist engineering within the gentle of the expanding variety of ladies coming into frequently masculine professions within the final twenty years. The publication increases the query of even if the cost ladies engineers pay for his or her luck is just too excessive.

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Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the by Sarah H. Jacoby

By Sarah H. Jacoby

Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of 1 of the few Tibetan Buddhist girls to list the tale of her existence. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also known as Dewé Dorjé, 1892-1940) used to be remarkable not just for reaching spiritual mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity within the Golok area of japanese Tibet, but in addition for her candor. This booklet listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow spiritual neighborhood individuals whose voices interweave along with her personal to relate what's a narrative of either love among Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and non secular liberation.

Sarah H. Jacoby's research makes a speciality of the prestige of the feminine physique in Sera Khandro's texts, the advantage of celibacy as opposed to the expediency of sexuality for spiritual reasons, and the adaptation among profane lust and sacred love among female and male tantric companions. Her findings upload new dimensions to our knowing of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating common scriptural displays of male topic and feminine aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of perception and process that jointly shape the Vajrayana Buddhist imaginative and prescient of entire buddhahood. by means of advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a spot for herself as a feminine virtuoso within the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan faith.

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Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern by Leslie Heywood

By Leslie Heywood

Writing as a aggressive athlete, a tutorial, and a lady, Leslie Heywood merges own historical past and scholarship to show the "anorexic common sense" that underlies Western excessive tradition. She maneuvers deftly around the terrain of recent literature, illustrating how this logic--the privileging of brain over physique, of demanding over smooth, of masculine over feminine--is on the middle of the modernist variety. Her argument levels from Plato to women's bodybuilding, from Franz Kafka to Nike ads.
In penetrating examinations of Kafka, Pound, Eliot, William Carlos Williams, and Conrad, Heywood demonstrates how the anorexic aesthetic is embodied in excessive modernism. In a compelling bankruptcy on Jean Rhys, Heywood portrays an writer who struggles to boost a fresh, spare, "anorexic" type in the middle of a shatteringly messy emotional existence. As Heywood issues out, scholars are educated within the aesthetic of excessive modernism, and teachers are confused into its straitjacket. The ensuing problems are mirrored in buildings as various as gender identification formation, sexual harassment, and consuming disorders.
Direct, enticing, and very proficient through the author's own involvement along with her topic, commitment to starvation deals a robust problem to cultural assumptions approximately language, gender, subjectivity, and id. Writing as a aggressive athlete, a tutorial, and a girl, Leslie Heywood merges own historical past and scholarship to reveal the "anorexic good judgment" that underlies Western excessive tradition. She maneuvers deftly around the terrain of recent literature, illustrating how this logic--the privileging of brain over physique, of not easy over delicate, of masculine over feminine--is on the middle of the modernist sort. Her argument levels from Plato to women's bodybuilding, from Franz Kafka to Nike ads.
In penetrating examinations of Kafka, Pound, Eliot, William Carlos Williams, and Conrad, Heywood demonstrates how the anorexic aesthetic is embodied in excessive modernism. In a compelling bankruptcy on Jean Rhys, Heywood portrays an writer who struggles to improve a fresh, spare, "anorexic" variety in the course of a shatteringly messy emotional lifestyles. As Heywood issues out, scholars are knowledgeable within the aesthetic of excessive modernism, and lecturers are burdened into its straitjacket. The ensuing issues are mirrored in constructions as assorted as gender id formation, sexual harassment, and consuming disorders.
Direct, enticing, and extremely educated by way of the author's own involvement together with her topic, commitment to starvation bargains a strong problem to cultural assumptions approximately language, gender, subjectivity, and id.

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Excavating Women by Magarita Díaz-Andreu, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

By Magarita Díaz-Andreu, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

Archaeologists are more and more conscious of problems with gender while learning prior societies; girls have gotten greater represented in the self-discipline and are achieving best educational posts. in spite of the fact that, formerly there was no research undertaken of the background of ladies in ecu archaeology and their contribution to the improvement of the discipline.
Excavating Women discusses the careers of girls archaeologists similar to Dorothy Garrod, Hanna Rydh and Marija Gimbutas, who opposed to all odds grew to become recognized, in addition to the various lesser-known personalities who did very important archaeological paintings. the gathering spans the earliest days of archaeology as a self-discipline to the current, telling the tales of girls from Scandinavia, Mediterranean Europe, Britain, France, Germany and Poland. The chapters learn women's contributions to archaeology within the context of alternative, frequently socio-political, elements that affected their lives. It examines concerns akin to women's elevated involvement in archaeological paintings in the course of and after the 2 international Wars, and why such a lot of girls came upon it extra appropriate to paintings outdoor in their local lands.
This serious evaluate of ladies in archaeology makes an enormous contribution to the background of archaeology. It finds how selective the archaeological international has been in spotting the contributions of these who've formed its self-discipline, and the way it's been really vulnerable to disregard the achievements of girls archaeologists.
Excavating Women is vital studying for all scholars, lecturers and researchers in archaeology who're drawn to the historical past in their self-discipline and its sociopolitics.

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A space of her own: personal narratives of twelve women by Leela Gulati, Jasodhara Bagchi

By Leela Gulati, Jasodhara Bagchi

Targeting relationships among girls of alternative generations in India, this booklet includes of narratives demonstrating how every one contributor demonstrated her personal personhood via engagement with a much wider family members team. Did the ladies portrayed within the narratives locate house for themselves inside of orthodox buildings? Or, have been they so restricted by way of the social roles of the best significance to their households - as better halves and moms - that finishing those roles intended a few form of dying? How did their lives mold these of the narrators of those existence histories? exhibiting that ladies don't need to regularly be visible as sufferers, those are tales of girls who stumbled on power, luck and independence from the inspiring lives in their moms and grandmothers.

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