• Womens Studies
  • Supernatural forces: belief, difference, and power in by Bonnie C. Winsbro

    By Bonnie C. Winsbro

    The connection among people and their gods has consistently been a prime subject in literature. until eventually lately, even if, books within the American literary canon have hardly ever been fascinated by any supernatural beings except the Judeo-Christian god. during this e-book Bonnie Winsbro strikes past that slim concentration to check the ability of the supernatural within the works of six ethnic writers: Lee Smith's Oral background, Louise Erdrich's Tracks, Leslie Marmon Silko's rite, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Toni Morrison's loved, and Maxine Hong Kingston's the girl Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood between Ghosts. by way of settling on those authors, Winsbro presents a multicultural viewpoint - Appalachian, local American, African American, and chinese language American - at the inner turmoil skilled through ethnic members while their trust platforms conflict with these of family members, group, or dominant tradition. even though their responses to such conflicts fluctuate, Winsbro argues, all six authors think that non-public energy is obtained via self-definition, the method during which one constructs one's personal fact as a starting place for dwelling in one's personal middle instead of on another's margins. via reading works that deal with heavily a trust in such supernatural figures as witches, healers, and ghosts, Winsbro seeks to teach that the modern global isn't really outlined by way of one truth - a rationalistic, clinical fact, for instance, or a Judeo-Christian truth - yet by means of many realities. certainly, acknowledging the coexistence, collision, and coalescence of a number of realities is likely one of the distinguishing beneficial properties of postmodern lifestyles.

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  • Lives Full of Struggle and Triumph: Southern Women, Their by Bruce Clayton, John Salmond

    By Bruce Clayton, John Salmond

    "A ultimate sampler of the very most modern and better of scholarship within the box of southern women's history."--Thomas Appleton, jap Kentucky University

    Spanning the sweep of southern women's historical past from colonial instances to the overdue twentieth century, this assortment represents the simplest scholarship at the lives and reviews of black and white southern girls. via themes as diversified because the upward push of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and  the association of work within the clothing undefined, those essays discover how southern ladies regularly moved past the conventional confines of race, category, and gender to withstand the limitations of a patriarchal society and assert themselves via agencies and associations of their groups and private lives.

    Contents


    Introduction, via Anne Firor Scott

    Part I. the non-public World

    1. "The Empire of My Heart": the wedding of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd, via Paula A. Treckel

    2. the hot Andromeda: Sarah Morgan and the Post-Civil struggle family excellent, by way of Giselle Roberts

    3. "The Worst leads to Mississippi may perhaps turn out the easiest for Us": Blanche Butler Ames and Reconstruction, by means of Warren Ellem

    4. "College Girls": the feminine Academy and feminine id within the previous South, via Anya Jabour

    Part II. The Civil warfare Era

    5. "'Tis real That Our Southern girls Have performed and Are nonetheless appearing a Conspicuous half during this War": girls at the accomplice domestic entrance in Edgefield County, South Carolina, by way of Orville Vernon Burton

    6.  Ministries in Black and White: The Catholic Nuns of St. Augustine, 1859-1869, via Barbara E. Mattick

    7. the increase of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1894-1914, through Karen L. Cox

    Part III. The Segregation Era

    8. Keepers of the fireside: ladies, the Klan, and conventional relatives Values, via Glenn Feldman

    9. hot own pal, or Worse Than Hitler? How Southern ladies considered Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945, by means of Pamela Tyler

    Part IV. The period of Social Change

    10. Esther Cooper Jackson: A lifestyles within the Whirlwind, through Sarah Hart Brown

    11. From Sharecropper to Schoolteacher: Thelma McGee's Mississippi Girlhood, by way of Kathi Kern

    12. "Bridges Burned to a Privileged Past": Anne Braden and the Southern Freedom circulation, via Catherine Fosl

    13. Vivion Brewer of Arkansas: A Ladylike attack at the "Southern manner of Life," through Elizabeth Jacoway

    14. After the better halves Went to paintings: Organizing girls within the Southern clothing undefined, by way of Michelle Haberland

    Bruce Clayton is Harry A. Logan Professor of heritage at Allegheny collage, Meadville, Pennsylvania. he's the writer of a biography of W. J. money and has co-authored a prior e-book with John Salmond, Debating Southern historical past: principles and activities within the 20th Century South.


    John A. Salmond is professor of yank historical past at l. a. Trobe college, Melbourne, Australia. he's the writer of Gastonia 1929: the tale of the Loray Mill Strike; “My state of mind on Freedom”: A background of the Civil Rights stream, 1954-1968; and the final fabric Strike of 1934: From Maine to Alabama (2002).

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  • From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and by Shayla Thiel-Stern

    By Shayla Thiel-Stern

    From the times of the penny press to the modern global of social media, journalistic money owed of youngster ladies in difficulty were a mainstay of the U.S. information media. frequently the tales signify those ladies as both sufferers or whores (and occasionally both), utilizing journalistic storytelling units and news-gathering practices that query ladies’ skill to accomplish femininity appropriately, particularly as they act in public leisure area. those media money owed of intended misbehavior may end up in ethical panics that then extra silence the voices of young children and younger women.

    In From the Dance corridor to fb, Shayla Thiel-Stern takes a detailed examine a number of historic snapshots, together with working-class ladies in dance halls of the early 1900s; women’ song and box groups within the Nineteen Twenties to Nineteen Forties; Elvis Presley fanatics within the mid-1950s; punk rockers within the overdue Seventies and early Eighties; and ladies utilizing the net within the early twenty-first century. In every one case, problems with gender, socioeconomic prestige, and race are explored inside of their old context. The ebook argues that by means of marginalizing and stereotyping teenager ladies over the last century, mass media have perpetuated a trend of gendered obstacle that eventually limits the cultural and political strength of the younger women it covers.

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  • Technophobia: The Psychological Impact of Information by Mark J. Brosnan

    By Mark J. Brosnan

    Expertise is taking up all features of lifestyles. but reports have proven that as much as one part the inhabitants is 'technophobic'. this implies having detrimental evaluations or being worried approximately info expertise like own desktops. This e-book examines the origins of technophobia - what it's, who has it and what reasons it.The effect of gender is tested and the social and cognitive mental components underlying technophobia are reviewed and mixed into an total mental version. concepts for lowering technophobia are mentioned, and the influence of technophobia on every person from tuition little ones to youngsters is analysed. Technophobia should be beneficial either for educational examine of the world, and for these devising IT coverage in faculties, company and govt.

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  • Making Miss India Miss World: Constructing Gender, Power, by Susan Dewey

    By Susan Dewey

    During the unforeseen lens of the 2003 good looks festival, Susan Dewey's Making pass over India leave out international examines what female attractiveness has come to intend in a rustic remodeled through contemporary political, monetary, and cultural advancements.

    for nearly part a century, the leave out India pageant has been a favourite characteristic of Indian pop culture, influencing, over the years, the normal average for lady attractiveness. As India participates more and more in an international financial system, that ordinary is progressively being formed by way of forces past the country's borders. throughout the unforeseen lens of the 2003 good looks competition, Susan Dewey's Making leave out India pass over international examines what female attractiveness has come to intend in a rustic remodeled through fresh political, fiscal, and cultural advancements.

    Dewey bargains readers an up-close view of the sweetness festival via her dialogue of the contestants' extreme education application, a technique that includes wide actual, emotional, and cultural modifications. masking every little thing from right desk etiquette to most popular pores and skin tone, the writer unearths the exacting criteria set via competition officers and mirrored in Indian society. but she additionally acknowledges the empowerment those ladies are afforded via their prestige as good looks symbols in a tradition more and more formed through the visible impact of nationwide and foreign media.

    Making pass over India omit international constitutes a major cultural critique and an enlightening tackle how macroeconomic switch impacts cultural identification on the person point.

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  • Women In Early Modern England, 1500-1700 by Jacqueline Eales

    By Jacqueline Eales

    This concise advent presents an summary of the country of study on women's historical past within the early glossy interval. It emcompasses a advisor to the historiography, an evaluation of the main debates, and data concerning the different assets on hand for women's heritage during this interval. prepared round primary topics - the relations, paintings, faith, schooling - the e-book provides a complete survey of the social, monetary and political place of girls in England within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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  • Abortion - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated by Health Publica Icon Health Publications

    By Health Publica Icon Health Publications

    It is a 3-in-1 reference e-book. It provides an entire scientific dictionary masking enormous quantities of phrases and expressions in relation to abortion. It additionally offers huge lists of bibliographic citations. ultimately, it offers details to clients on the right way to replace their wisdom utilizing quite a few web assets. The booklet is designed for physicians, scientific scholars getting ready for Board examinations, clinical researchers, and sufferers who are looking to get to grips with study devoted to abortion. in case your time is efficacious, this publication is for you. First, you won't waste time looking the web whereas lacking loads of correct details. moment, the booklet additionally saves you time indexing and defining entries. eventually, you won't waste money and time printing thousands of web content.

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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 checklist the tale of her existence. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also known as Dewé Dorjé, 1892-1940) was once remarkable not just for reaching spiritual mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity within the Golok sector of jap Tibet, but additionally for her candor. This booklet listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow non secular neighborhood individuals whose voices interweave together with her personal to relate what's a narrative of either love among Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and religious liberation.

    Sarah H. Jacoby's research specializes in 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 realizing of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating typical scriptural displays of male topic and feminine aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of perception and strategy that jointly shape the Vajrayana Buddhist imaginative and prescient of entire buddhahood. by way 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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