• Womens Studies
  • Women and Farming: Property and Power by Sally Shortall

    By Sally Shortall

    This publication argues that estate and gear are principal to knowing the placement of ladies in relatives farming. utilizing comparative examples, assorted chapters give some thought to the move of land among males, the replaced function of ladies within the dairy within the 19th century, girls in farming businesses, ladies in agricultural education schemes, and the function of the nation in shaping the lives of farm girls. the typical issues of strength and estate underpin the entire chapters.

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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism by Carrie L. Lukas

    By Carrie L. Lukas

    We’ve been duped.

    We have been raised to imagine lets have all of it. In university we have been advised that males weren’t priceless. popular culture instructed us that career—not family—came first. the belief of being a stay-at-home mother used to be for losers. And but are we happier than our moms or grandmothers, who grew up prior to ladies have been "liberated" via the sexual revolution? for lots of ladies, the answer's no. within the Politically fallacious Guide™ to girls, intercourse, and Feminism, Carrie Lukas, a tender profession girl and new mom, units the checklist directly: correcting the lies girls were instructed and slamming the door at the screaming harpies of NOW, feminist professors, and the remainder of the bra-burners who've performed lots to break women’s lives.

    Bet your feminist instructor by no means instructed you:

    * Women’s lib has "liberated" males from having to dedicate, "freed" girls from marriage, and sometimes "unshackled" girls from having a kinfolk. * greater than ever, ladies of their twenties and thirties stay by myself, are discarded by way of boyfriends after "living together," and are staring at their organic clocks tick earlier the purpose of no go back. * ladies nonetheless want males who're breadwinners and will guard them bodily.

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  • Womens Studies
  • The Daughters Of Maeve by Gina Sigillito

    By Gina Sigillito

    For 1000's of Years...In eire and the recent World... Irish girls Have Made a distinction From precedent days to the current, Irish girls have made their mark in instances of peace and struggle, in eire and the US. With their accomplishments mostly overlooked via the background books, those outstanding girls have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the problem of country construction. brave, passionate, inventive, capable of stand tall at the battlefield--and within the kitchen--their tales will encourage courageous ladies in every single place, for the daughters of Maeve have completed awesome feats opposed to significant odds. Meet ladies such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of eire Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht Queen Maeve . . . historic warrior Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist mom Jones . . . union chief Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first woman Sinead O'Connor . . . singer Mary Robinson . . . president of eire Maureen O'Hara . . . actress Sandra Day O'Connor . . . preferrred courtroom justice Maud Gonne . . . Irish innovative This crucial reference will stream, coach, and empower readers to arrive for his or her desires as they stand at the shoulders of serious Irish ladies. 50 attention-grabbing Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish heritage, artwork, literature, and politics on the Irish Arts Centre, eire condo at manhattan collage, and Trinity university, Dublin. She has served as a visitor host and manufacturer at the Irish radio application Radio loose ireann and has traveled commonly all through eire. She is co-author of The knowledge of the Celts, additionally to be had from fort Press.

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  • Womens Studies
  • The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a by Alison Wolf

    By Alison Wolf

    Noted British educational and journalist Alison Wolf deals a shocking and considerate examine of the pro elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s upward thrust and the implications in their tough choices.

    The gender hole is last. this day, for the 1st time in historical past, thousands and thousands of ladies are spending extra time on the boardroom desk than the kitchen desk. those specialist girls are hugely formidable and hugely trained, having fun with an identical way of life prerogatives as their male opposite numbers. they're operating longer and marrying later—if they marry in any respect. they're heading Fortune 500 businesses and showing at the covers of Forbes and Businessweek. They characterize a unique form of operating woman—the style who doesn’t simply punch a clock for a paycheck, yet derives self esteem and delight from wielding expert power.

    At an identical time that the gender hole is narrowing, the gulf is widening between girls themselves. whereas blockbuster books reminiscent of Lean In concentration in basic terms on ladies in excessive strain jobs, in truth there are 4 girls in ordinarily girl roles for each Sheryl Sandberg. during this revealing and deeply clever ebook, Alison Wolf examines why extra expert ladies paintings longer hours, why having teenagers early is an efficient inspiration, and the way feminism created a much less equivalent global. Her rules are absolute to impress and shock, as she demanding situations a lot of what the liberal and conservative media deliberate to be women’s most sensible pursuits.

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  • Womens Studies
  • Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women's Struggle for by Professor Iris Lopez

    By Professor Iris Lopez

    In "Matters of Choice," Iris Lopez offers a accomplished research of the dichotomous perspectives that experience portrayed sterilization both as a part of a coercive software of inhabitants keep watch over or as a way of voluntary, even releasing, fertility keep watch over through person ladies. Drawing upon her twenty-five years of analysis on sterilized Puerto Rican girls from 5 varied households in Brooklyn, Lopez untangles the interaction among how ladies make fertility judgements and their social, fiscal, cultural, and historic constraints.

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  • Womens Studies
  • Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work by Nadia Hijab

    By Nadia Hijab

    Womanpower unveils the vigorous yet little-reported debate on women's positions within the sleek Arab global. It paints an image drawn from person tales in addition to from nationwide improvement courses and makes an attempt to give an explanation for why the method of social switch within the area has been sluggish and asymmetric via linking it to political and monetary advancements. by means of illustrating specific themes--personal prestige legislation, improvement guidelines, political rights--with examples from particular nations, Nadia Hijab builds up an informative evaluation of the Arab global this present day.

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  • Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

    By Wen Hua

    Cosmetic surgical procedure in China has grown speedily in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce pageant in all spheres of lifestyle, an increasing number of girls think of plastic surgery as an funding to realize "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and occupation success.

    Building on wealthy ethnographic facts, this publication offers the views of girls who've passed through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations at the back of their offerings. Wen Hua explores how turbulent fiscal, sociocultural, and political adjustments in China because the Eighties have produced giant anxiousness that's skilled either mentally and corporeally. This publication will attract readers who're drawn to gender stories, China reports, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural studies.

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  • Womens Studies
  • Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the by Kathy Rudy

    By Kathy Rudy

    Past Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is a present to all who are looking to extend their realizing of the non secular, ethical, and philosophical features of the abortion debate. Ethicist Kathy Rudy examines 4 platforms of trust - Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, feminism, and classical liberalism as expressed within the clinical career - and divulges the function abortion performs in every one. She indicates why, in each one case, principles, approximately abortion are not going to alter - simply because they emerge from each one community's deeply held values and matters, which differ from neighborhood to neighborhood. She demonstrates that developing the abortion debate as a call among "pro-life" and "pro-choice" has distorted and misrepresented the ways in which many of us relate to the difficulty of abortion, and has obscured the variety of trust either between and inside groups and participants.

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  • Womens Studies
  • Women and Distance Education: Challenges and Opportunities by Christine von Prummer

    By Christine von Prummer

    This publication offers helpful insights into the placement of girls in distance schooling around the globe. a large choice of facts from diversified nations helps the realization that open and distance studying has the capability to supply equivalent possibilities in greater and carrying on with schooling and that those are at present being neglected. the writer offers conclusive proof that distance schooling, whereas regarding a level of danger to the steadiness of households and relationships, etc., however deals girls an opportunity which, on stability, is worthy taking. the writer says that it really is as much as distance schooling coverage makers to supply a framework for ladies scholars as a way to restrict the dangers and maximise the possibilities. Drawing on attention-grabbing case examine fabric, this book presents important details for those coverage makers.

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