Women Worldwide Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women

Author: Janet Lee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073512297
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text with readings provides an accessible and engaging introduction to issues faced by women around the world. Each chapter begins with a framework essay written by a feminist scholar in the field, which provides an overview and analytical structure for the issues related to the topic at hand. The framework essay includes learning activities and other sidebars that may help instructors in planning class sessions and will encourage students to explore issues further. A number of carefully selected readings in each chapter offer a wide variety of perspectives on the topics discussed. Few of these essays have been anthologized elsewhere, providing new material for instructors and students.

Globalizing Cultures

Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004272836
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Through a comparative analysis of representations of globalization the book Globalizing Cultures: Theories, Paradigms, Actions examines the way cultures and individuals oppose, resist and re-center globalization and how people negotiate a sense of identity and belonging in a global context.

Global Feminism

Author: Myra Marx Ferree
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814727352
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the UN's World Conference on Women in Mexico City in 1975, feminists around the world have campaigned with increasing success for recognition of women's full personhood and empowerment. This book explores the social and political developments that have energised this movement.

Women s Empowerment for Sustainability in Africa

Author: Robert Dibie
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527526224
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book uses an open, explorative approach to deal with the different aspects of gender discrimination and gender empowerment policies, as well as their impact on economic development and capacity-building in several African countries. It uses primary and secondary data to present the argument that, without the full input of women, sustainable development will not be achieved in many African countries. This book is the first text written by knowledgeable gender issue experts that understand the culture of, and lived and conducted research in, Africa. It provides many examples of the relationships between gender and economic development around the African continent, highlighting different processes and practices. As such, the contributors here illustrate the impact of weak gender policies, and the ability to adequately develop female capacity building that could lead to wide-spread sustainable economic growth in Africa. They also explore a wide range of new dimensions and variables that are commonly ignored by other text books on gender equality. The book will help graduate, undergraduate students and other readers to understand women’s policies in the past, present, and future by analysing and illustrating cultural, political and socio-historical contexts which have shaped women’s role in the economic and sustainable development of Africa.

Writing Back Through Our Mothers

Author: Tegan Zimmerman
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643905602
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the first time in the literary tradition, the contemporary woman's historical novel (post-1970) is surveyed from a transnational feminist perspective. Analyzing the maternal (the genre's central theme) reveals that historical fiction is a transnational feminist means for challenging historical erasures, silences, normative sexuality, political exclusion, and divisions of labor. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 5)

Difficult Dialogues about Twenty First Century Girls

Author: Donna Marie Johnson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455992
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Introduces new conceptual frameworks for girls’ studies. Presenting cutting-edge research from transnational scholars and activists, Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First-Century Girls introduces original methodologies and girl-centered program design to the field of girls’ studies. The editors pair progressive girls’ studies research on topics such as differential privilege, voice, cultural values, and access to material resources, with provocative questions in order to further the thinking about issues that are often marginalized or overlooked in feminist domains. In addition, the book serves as a manual for educators and activists, designed to promote critical discussions that are accessible and includes a final dialogue with contemporary scholars about their work and the current direction of the field.

LGBT Parent Families

Author: Abbie E. Goldberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461445558
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LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.

Rubinroter Dschungel

Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715890
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Der Klassiker der amerikanischen Frauenliteratur Molly Bolt wächst in den Fünfzigerjahren bei einer Adoptivfamilie in den Südstaaten auf. Die Eltern wünschen sich um jeden Preis eine adrette Tochter, aus der mal eine gute Ehefrau und Mutter wird, aber Molly bewegt etwas ganz anderes: Doktorspiele mit den Jungs, ebenso verbotene Dinge, die sie mit ihrer Freundin macht. Als Molly älter wird, erkennt sie, dass sie mit ihrer Liebe zu Frauen eine Außenseiterin ist. Ihre wilden Affären werden von der Gesellschaft nicht toleriert, sie muss das College verlassen. Bewaffnet mit ihrer Schönheit, ihrem Humor und ihrer wilden Entschlossenheit, die größte Filmemacherin aller Zeiten zu werden, geht sie schließlich nach New York. Der Traum vom Erfolg scheint zum Greifen nah.

Salz und Safran

Author: Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072344
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Die Dard-e-Dils sind eine exzentrische pakistanische Aristokratenfamilie, zu deren Leidenschaften das Erzählen von Familiengeschichten gehört. Im Zentrum steht die junge Aliya, die glaubt, dass sie auf mysteriöse Weise mit ihrer Tante Mariam verbunden ist, über die besonders eigenartige Geschichten kursieren, unter anderem, weil sie als junge Frau mit dem Familienkoch durchbrannte. Hier sieht Aliya eine Parallele zu ihrer Liebesaffäre mit dem nicht gerade standesgemäßen Khalil ... Ein Feuerwerk von sprühender Fantasie, voller Anekdoten und unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse, ein Familienroman aus dem Herzen Pakistans.