• Womens Studies
  • Rural Women's Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and by Gisele Maynard-Tucker

    By Gisele Maynard-Tucker

    Based on twenty-five years of fieldwork, Rural Women’s Sexuality, Reproductive healthiness, and Illiteracy: A serious point of view on Development examines rural women’s behaviors in the direction of health and wellbeing in numerous constructing nations. those girls are faced with many components: gender inequalities, violence from companions, and shortage of monetary independence. The e-book additionally offers perception into the final weak spot of the wellbeing and fitness platforms in position and questions the development of various overseas meetings ICPD (International convention on inhabitants and improvement) and MDGs (Millennium improvement pursuits) in addition to WHO (The global overall healthiness association) body paintings for motion, UNFPA (United countries inhabitants Fund) and CEDAW (Committee at the removal of Discrimination opposed to girls) all helping women’s empowerment as relating to violence, schooling, and reproductive overall healthiness.

    Chapters offer quite a few concrete examples and vignettes describing constraints on ladies in a number of nations regarding their intimate lives and their fight among conventional and smooth medication. largely practiced clandestine intercourse paintings is a problem to HIV/AIDS courses. The ebook examines the ladies who opt for clandestine intercourse paintings and their consumers’ sexual habit and attitudes towards prostitution and HIV prevention. It additionally explores the negotiations among promiscuous, migratory males, and the binds of sexuality and fertility that ladies use to tie them to a male associate. The ebook argues for potent supply of healthcare courses observed via multi-lateral responses from the civil society, governments, donors and agencies. Rural Women’s Sexuality, Reproductive future health, and Illiteracy is an invaluable source students, in addition to experts and employees operating in improvement enterprises and public health.

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

    By Leslie Heywood

    Writing as a aggressive athlete, an instructional, and a girl, Leslie Heywood merges own background 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 not easy over delicate, of masculine over feminine--is on the center 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 strengthen a fresh, spare, "anorexic" kind in the middle of a shatteringly messy emotional existence. As Heywood issues out, scholars are educated within the aesthetic of excessive modernism, and lecturers are harassed 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 proficient by way of 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, an instructional, and a lady, Leslie Heywood merges own heritage and scholarship to reveal the "anorexic good judgment" that underlies Western excessive tradition. She maneuvers deftly around the terrain of contemporary literature, illustrating how this logic--the privileging of brain over physique, of difficult 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" type in the course of a shatteringly messy emotional existence. As Heywood issues out, scholars are informed within the aesthetic of excessive modernism, and lecturers are confused into its straitjacket. The ensuing issues are mirrored in buildings as different as gender id formation, sexual harassment, and consuming disorders.
    Direct, attractive, and very proficient via the author's own involvement along with her topic, commitment to starvation bargains a strong problem to cultural assumptions approximately language, gender, subjectivity, and id.

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  • If Women Ruled the World. How to Create the World We Want to by Sheila Ellison

    By Sheila Ellison

    With ladies making up simply 14 percentage of Congress and with purely 8 ladies CEOs within the whole crew of Fortune 500 businesses, women's collective voices are truly underrepresented. Nor are they proportionately current at the airwaves or within the op-ed pages of the country's newspapers. This ebook is helping correct that imbalance via giving ladies a platform for voicing their evaluations, priorities, hopes, and concepts for switch. The publication comprises brief stories, tales, ideas, and meditations written and shared by means of ladies world wide. Authors, celebrities, specialists, and politicians are incorporated, besides football mothers and teen women, making a paintings that's funny, relocating, wondering, opinionated, hot, and informative because it examines what girls would select in the event that they had an opportunity to take part in ruling the realm. notice: A part of this book's royalties may be donated to the Feminist Majority.

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  • The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women by Colette Dowling

    By Colette Dowling

    Can girls be equivalent to males so long as males are bodily improved? And are males, in truth, stronger?
    These are key questions that Colette Dowling, writer of the bestselling The Cinderella Complex, increases in her provocative new e-book. the parable of lady frailty, with its roots in nineteenth-century medication and misogyny, has had a harmful impression on women's healthiness, social prestige, and actual protection. it truly is Dowling's arguable thesis that ladies succumb to societal pressures to seem susceptible so as to look extra "feminine."
    The Frailty Myth offers new facts that ladies are weaned from using their our bodies even prior to they start college. by means of formative years, their energy and cardio powers have began to decline except the ladies are workout vigorously--and such a lot usually are not. through 16, they've got already misplaced bone density and became themselves into leading applicants for osteoporosis. they've got additionally been disadvantaged of motor stimulation that's crucial for mind growth.
    Yet as breakthroughs between elite girls athletes develop a growing number of unbelievable, it starts off to seem that energy and actual skill--for all women--is just a subject of studying and coaching. males wouldn't have a monopoly on actual prowess; whilst men and women are matched in dimension and point of educating, the power hole closes. In a few components, ladies are literally outfitted to outperform males, due partially to adjustments in physiology, and partially to the newly came upon strengthening advantages of estrogen.

    Drawing on huge examine in motor improvement, functionality evaluation, activities physi-ology, and endocrinology, Dowling offers an amazing photograph of the recent actual girl. and he or she creates a robust argument that real equality isn't really attainable till ladies find out how to get up for themselves--physically.

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  • Gender Through the Prism of Difference by Maxine Baca Zinn, Visit Amazon's Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    By Maxine Baca Zinn, Visit Amazon's Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, , Michael A. Messner, Amy M. Denissen

    The 3rd variation of Gender in the course of the Prism of distinction adopts a world, transnational standpoint on how race, type, and sexual variety are crucial to the examine of intercourse and gender. against this with different books during this area--which are inclined to specialise in U.S. or eu viewpoints--this publication gains many articles in line with examine performed somewhere else during the international. The editors open this wide-ranging assortment with a provocative analytical creation that units the degree for figuring out gender as a socially built adventure. that includes in most cases new readings, the ebook covers well timed subjects--such as gender and pop culture, Islam, and males and war--to support scholars make a connection among the problems raised within the booklet and present occasions. It additionally addresses a few compelling themes, together with the results of globalization on notions of masculinity, the problems confronted through Muslim girls dwelling in post-9/11 the USA, and the perceptions of "blackness" world wide. Guiding scholars throughout the advanced realities of present day gender relationships, Gender throughout the Prism of distinction is perfect for undergraduate or graduate classes within the sociology of gender; women's stories; gender roles; the sociology of girls; girls in society; race, category, and gender; feminist thought; and social inequality.

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  • Abuse of Discretion. The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by Clarke D. Forsythe

    By Clarke D. Forsythe

    Based on two decades of study, together with an exam of the papers of 8 of the 9 Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a serious overview of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the preferrred Court's abortion judgements and the way the error made by means of the Justices in 1971-1973 have ended in the turmoil we see this present day in laws, politics, and public overall healthiness.

    The first 1/2 the booklet seems on the error made by way of the Justices, in line with the case records, the oral arguments, and the Justices' papers. the second one half the ebook significantly examines the unintentional results of the abortion judgements in legislations, politics, and women's health.

    Why do the abortion judgements stay so arguable after nearly forty years, regardless of greater than 50,000,000 abortions, a variety of presidential elections, and a whole turnover within the Justices? Why did this kind of sweeping decision—with such important...

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  • The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control by Linda Gordon

    By Linda Gordon

    Linda Gordon's vintage research, the ethical estate of ladies, is the main entire heritage of contraception ever written. It covers the complete background of the serious controversies approximately reproductive rights that experience raged within the usa for greater than a hundred and fifty years, from the earliest makes an attempt of ladies to arrange for the felony regulate in their our bodies to the results of second-wave feminism. Gordon defines the function that contraception has performed in society's attitudes towards ladies, sexuality, and gender equality, arguing that reproductive regulate has continuously been primary to women's prestige. She exhibits how competition to it has lengthy been a part of the conservative competition to gender equality.

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  • Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era by Lean'tin L. Bracks, Jessie Carney Smith

    By Lean'tin L. Bracks, Jessie Carney Smith

    The Harlem Renaissance is taken into account some of the most major sessions of inventive and highbrow expression for African american citizens. starting as early as 1914 and lasting into the Nineteen Forties, this period observed participants reject the stereotypes of African american citizens and confront the racist, social, political, and fiscal principles that denied them citizenship and entry to the yank Dream. whereas nearly all of well-known literary and inventive individuals to this era have been black men, African American ladies have been additionally key contributors.

    Black ladies of the Harlem Renaissance period profiles an important figures of this cultural and highbrow circulate. Highlighting the accomplishments of black ladies who sought to create confident switch after the top of WWI, this reference paintings contains representatives not just from the literary scene yet also:

    Activists
    Actresses
    Artists
    Educators
    Entrepreneurs
    Musicians
    Political leaders
    Scholars

    By acknowledging the ladies who performed vital—if no longer continuously recognized—roles during this move, this e-book exhibits how their participation helped set the level for the ongoing transformation of the black group good into the Sixties.

    To absolutely detect the breadth of those contributions, editors Lean’tin L. Bracks and Jessie Carney Smith have assembled profiles written via a couple of entire teachers and historians from around the kingdom. As such, Black girls of the Harlem Renaissance period may be of curiosity to students of women’s stories, African American reports, and cultural historical past, in addition to scholars and a person wishing to profit extra in regards to the ladies of this significant period.

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  • Frauen im Militär: Empirische Befunde und Perspektiven zur by Jens-Rainer Ahrens, Maja Apelt, Christiane Bender

    By Jens-Rainer Ahrens, Maja Apelt, Christiane Bender

    Die Integration der Soldatinnen in die Bundeswehr wird von einer gespannten Aufmerksamkeit der Öffentlichkeit begleitet. Mit der Öffnung dieser Männerdomäne wird die Gleichsetzung von Wehrhaftigkeit und Männllichkeit, immer wieder symbolisierter Aspekt des Selbstverständnisses der Armee, fragwürdig. Das bedeutet einschneidende Herausforderungen für die Organisationskultur, den institutionellen Apparat der Bundeswehr und die Wahrnehmungs- und Verhaltensmuster aller Beteiligten. Die Öffnung der Bundeswehr für Frauen vollzieht sich vor dem Hintergrund einer veränderten Weltlage und neuer bewaffneter Konflikte (asymmetrische und innerstaatliche Kriege, Terrorismus u.a.) und einem daraus abgeleiteten erweiterten Auftrag der Bundeswehr.
    Im Mittelpunkt dieses Sammelbandes stehen aktuelle Analysen und Diagnosen über Chancen, Barrieren und Konflikte, die sich mit der Integration von Frauen in den bewaffneten Dienst ergeben.

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