Category: Womens Studies

Telling women's lives: the new biography by Linda Wagner-Martin

By Linda Wagner-Martin

"A well-researched, engrossing background and critique of biographies of ladies. . . . an important and provocative contribution to postfeminist literary criticism." --Kirkus studies "An insightful creation to the paintings of biography by means of and approximately girls. . . . Recommended." --Library magazine "An exhaustive survey of the problems, difficulties, and moral dilemmas confronted by way of biographers, and . . . a compelling mirrored image at the framing of any interpretive undertaking, at the questions of voice and point of view, choice and association, objectivity and invention." --Signs "This clever research of women's biographies is insightful, attention-grabbing, and lots more and plenty wanted. . . . someone will learn women's biographies with a clean eye after this." --Choice "A compelling research of the facility buildings and unstated own investments that outline biography as a style and as a cultural institution." --Shari Benstock, writer of girls of the Left financial institution and "No presents from Chance": A Biography of Edith Wharton "An insider's view of biographers at paintings, entire with full of life revelations approximately what does not pass into print. I learn it with excitement and admiration." --Diane Middlebrook, writer of Anne Sexton: A Biography "A wonderfully engrossing story-about-how-to-tell-a-story. this is often a fascinating e-book of rules and gossip, humor and new info, humans and publishing--by a girl biographer who turns out to grasp every little thing approximately everyone." --Emily Toth, writer of Kate Chopin: a lifetime of the writer of "The Awakening" putting herself within the avid reader's chair, Linda Wagner-Martin writes approximately women's biography from George Eliot and Virgina Woolf to Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Mead, or even to Cher and Elizabeth Taylor. alongside the way in which, she seems at dozens of alternative lifestyles tales, probing on the adjustments among biographies of fellows and ladies, triumphing stereotypes approximately women's lives and roles, questions about what's private and non-private, and hazy margins among autobiography, biography, and different genres. Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature on the college of North Carolina. She is the writer of "Favored Strangers": Gertrude Stein and Her relatives, Sylvia Plath: A Biography, and different books.

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Sexy Girls: How Hot Is Too Hot? by Hayley DiMarco

By Hayley DiMarco

Each teenage lady desires to be sexy--she desires to be spotted, to be beautiful. yet what's "sexy," fairly? Do teenager ladies comprehend what they say approximately themselves incidentally they costume? renowned writer Hayley DiMarco desires to support them determine it out.

Sexy women is a decent and provocative examine every little thing sexy--from outfits and self-presentation to physique photo. together with her approachable sort and wit, Hayley exhibits teenager girls

- why little issues referred to as hormones impact the way in which men examine girls
- what women are rather announcing incidentally they dress
- what God thinks approximately adolescents attempting to be sexy

With quizzes, sidebars, and questions for mirrored image, horny women is the best chance for women to determine who they're and the way they'll current that photo to their friends.

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Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics (Routledge

Sexual rhetoric is the self-conscious and significant engagement with discourses of sexuality that exposes either their naturalization and their queering, their torquing to create diverse or counter-discourses, giving voice and corporation to a number of and complicated sexual reviews. This quantity explores the intersection of rhetoric and sexuality during the different types of tools on hand within the fields of rhetoric and writing reviews, together with case experiences, theoretical wondering, ethnographies, or shut (and far-off) readings of "texts" that aid us imagine in the course of the rhetorical strength of sexuality and the sexual strength of rhetoric.

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Grace Crowley's Contribution to Australian Modernism and by Crowley, Grace; Ottley, Dianne; Crowley, Grace

By Crowley, Grace; Ottley, Dianne; Crowley, Grace

Grace Crowley has been well-known as a made from eu modernism and was once one of many prime innovators of geometric abstraction in Australia. Having studied in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties with one of many top paintings lecturers, writers and theorists, Andre Lhote, she lower back to Australia having mastered the advanced arithmetic and geometry of the golden part and dynamic symmetry, that had develop into a framework for modernism. via her instructing of those compositional innovations on the such a lot innovative glossy paintings college in Sydney within the Thirties, she turned an important effect at the workforce of artists now well-known because the ancient forerunners to American colour-field portray brought to Australia within the Sixties. via her shut friendship with Anne Dangar, who performed a serious position within the good fortune of Albert Gleizes' utopian paintings colony in rural France, Crowley maintained touch with mainstream eu modernism and hyperlinks to the Abstraction-Creation workforce in Paris. in the course of the Forties and Fifties, Crowley labored with fellow-artist Ralph Balson, and jointly they built their very own type of geometric summary artwork which mirrored the non secular dimensions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. even if undervalued in her personal time, the sincerity and uncompromising caliber of her paintings that transcends nationwide obstacles, makes her essentially the most very important Australian girls artists of her iteration

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The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance by Caryl Rivers, Rosalind C. Barnett

By Caryl Rivers, Rosalind C. Barnett

For the 1st time in heritage, ladies make up part the trained hard work strength and are incomes nearly all of complicated levels. it may be the easiest time ever for ladies, and yet... it's now not. hurricane clouds are accumulating, and the worst factor is that the majority girls don't have a clue what can be coming. largely the reason is, the message they're being fed is they now have it made. yet do they?

In the hot delicate battle on ladies, revered specialists on gender concerns and the psychology of girls Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious warfare of sophisticated biases and boundaries is being waged that maintains to marginalize ladies. even if ladies have made large strides in recent times, those profits haven't translated into cash and impression. examine the following:

- ladies with MBAs earn, on usual, $4,600 lower than their male opposite numbers of their first task into chapter 11 school.

- woman physicians earn, on typical, 39 percent?less than male physicians.

- lady monetary analysts soak up 35 percent?less, and feminine leader executives one sector below males in related positions.

In this eye-opening booklet, Rivers and Barnett supply ladies the true proof in addition to instruments for battling the "soft war" strategies that hinder them from advancing of their careers. With girls now primary to the economic system, selecting to a wide measure even if it prospers or stagnates, this can be one battle not anyone can come up with the money for for them to lose.

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Educating Tomorrow: Lessons from Managing Girls' Education by Angela Thody, Eleanor Stella M. Kaabwe

By Angela Thody, Eleanor Stella M. Kaabwe

It's good accredited that schooling has to be equalised alongside gender strains. besides the fact that, until eventually the administration of schooling is usually gender delicate, that content material can't count on to be successfully communicated. this is often the idea of this groundbreaking booklet. It addresses gender concerns and administration practices in schooling, through severely studying either successes and screw ups drawn from a couple of African international locations. It proposes methods of enhancing the administration of schooling to target ladies - who've hitherto been omitted of the mainstream of academic and coaching practices. It throws a uniquely African mild on a topic that is going to the center of the method of democratisation. with a purpose to empower the woman baby within the new South Africa and in Africa, the patriarchal and parochial constructions that exist in the African academic paradigm have to be damaged down and changed. this could deal with difficulties equivalent to: why girls are discouraged from yes fields of reviews, like sciences; the impact that interactions in studying occasions may have at the fulfillment and attainment of woman scholars; and, the severe necessity of training and coaching women in rural Africa. The e-book speaks to the center of the executive methods in the schooling framework and exhibits how the way in which sessions are established or fabrics chosen has to be tailored so that it will right the current imbalance. It used to be created and built with the purpose of searching out the easiest schooling administration practices, discovering universal analyses from those and utilizing them to strengthen directions for destiny schooling administration.

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Women and Philanthropy in Education by Andrea Walton

By Andrea Walton

This booklet illuminates the philanthropic impulse that has encouraged women's schooling and its position within the broader heritage of philanthropy in the USA. Contributing to the background of girls, schooling, and philanthropy, the ebook indicates how voluntary task and home-grown academic company have been as very important as enormous donors within the improvement of philanthropy. The essays in ladies and Philanthropy in schooling are in general enthusiastic about neighborhood instead of nationwide results of philanthropy, and the giving of time instead of financial aid. a few of the essays specialise in the person lives of lady philanthropists (Olivia Sage, Martha Berry) and academics (Tsuda Umeko, Catharine Beecher), supplying own photographs of philanthropy within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. those tales supply facts of the most important function performed through ladies within the improvement of philanthropy and its significance to the schooling of women.

Philanthropic and Nonprofit reviews -- Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors

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Gender in South Asia: Social Imagination and Constructed by Subhadra Mitra Channa

By Subhadra Mitra Channa

This booklet is an exam of gender in South Asia and its intersection with different social variables like caste and sophistication. It spans a large canvas by way of varied social periods, starting from elite to Dalit ladies of India, and takes fabric from old texts and smooth media, literature and ethnographic fabrics forming a historic discourse. there's an appraisal of what feminism potential within the Indian context and the cross-cultural development of patriarchy that varies in its manifestations throughout time and house. The readers are taken on a trip that exhibits how gender can merely be understood in its social and old context and as a dynamic and performative idea that emerges out of either collective imaginations and social realities. using descriptive and narrative variety makes the e-book readable and stress-free to either educational and non-academic readers.

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Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding Power by Barbara F. Weissberger

By Barbara F. Weissberger

As queen of Spain, Isabel I of Castile (known to heritage as Isabella the Catholic, 1474-1504) oversaw the production of Europe's first geographical region and laid the principles for its emergence because the greatest empire the West has ever known-nearly a century prior to the higher identified and extra broadly studied Elizabeth I of britain. What we all know of this striking ruler is usually gleaned from hagiographic texts that negate her energy and settle for her personal propagandistic self-fashioning as valid inheritor, pious princess, committed spouse, and heaven-sent healer of the injuries inflicted on Spain's physique politic by way of impotent kings, seditious nobles, and such bad others as Jews, Muslims, and sodomites. Isabel principles is the 1st ebook to check the formation of the queen's public picture, targeting thoughts designed to deal with the ideological and cultural dissonance created through the combo of her gender and her profoundly patriarchal political application for unifying and purifying Spain. Barbara Weissberger identifies fundamental and interrelated thoughts one of the supporters of the queen-often writing in her employ-and her critics. Her loyalists use Marian imagery to painting Isabel as a pious, chaste, and submissive queen consort to her husband Ferdinand, whereas her rivals think the queen as a voracious and lascivious whore whose illicit energy threatens the virility of her male matters and inverts the normal gender hierarchy. Weissberger applies a materialist feminist viewpoint to a wide range of texts of the second one 1/2 the 15th century as a way to discover and research the masculine psychosexual anxiousness created by means of Isabel's anomalous strength. She then demonstrates the patience of the 2 aspects of the propagandistic building of the Catholic queen, reviewing smooth remedies in Francoist schoolbooks and within the fiction of Juan Goytisolo, Alejo Carpentier, and Salman Rushdie. Barbara F. Weissberger is affiliate professor of Spanish on the college of Minnesota.

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