Category: Womens Studies

American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction by Susan Ware

By Susan Ware

In 1607, Powhatan teen Pocahontas first encountered English settlers whilst John Smith used to be delivered to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the nineteenth modification gave ladies the constitutional correct to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine Corps lifted its ban on girls in lively wrestle, permitting lady marines to affix the sisterhood of yankee girls who stand on the heart of this country's heritage. among each one of those sign issues runs the multi-layered event of yankee girls, from pre-colonization to the current. In American Women's historical past: a really brief advent Susan Ware emphasizes the richly assorted stories of yank girls as they have been formed by means of components similar to race, category, faith, geographical situation, age, and sexual orientation. The booklet starts with a entire examine early the United States, with gender on the heart, making it transparent that women's studies weren't continually similar to men's, and looking out on the colonizers in addition to the colonized, in addition to problems with cost, slavery, and neighborhood adaptations. She indicates how women's family and waged exertions formed the Northern financial system, and the way slavery affected the lives of either loose and enslaved Southern ladies. Ware then strikes in the course of the tumultuous a long time of industrialization and urbanization, describing the nineteenth century pursuits led by means of girls (temperance, ethical reform, and abolitionism), She hyperlinks women's studies to the general occasions of the Civil struggle, the innovative period, and international struggle I, culminating in twentieth century woman activism for civil rights and successive waves of feminism. Ware explores the foremost alterations in women's historical past, with realization to a variety of topics from political activism to pop culture, the workforce and the relatives. From Anne Bradstreet to Ida B. Wells to Eleanor Roosevelt, this Very brief creation acknowledges girls as a strength in American background and, extra importantly, tells women's background as American heritage. on the middle of Ware's narrative is the popularity that gender - the altering old and cultural structures of roles assigned to the organic transformations of the sexes - is critical to figuring out the heritage of yankee women's lives, and to the background of the U.S.. in regards to the sequence: The Very brief Introductions sequence from Oxford collage Press includes 1000s of titles in virtually each topic region. those pocket-sized books are the suitable option to get forward in a brand new topic speedy. Our specialist authors mix evidence, research, point of view, new principles, and exuberance to make fascinating and hard subject matters hugely readable.

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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

By Florence Williams

Florence Williams - Breasts: A ordinary and Unnatural History

Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the sleek international, the breast is altering. Breasts have become greater, arriving prior and attracting newfangled chemical compounds. more and more, the chances are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast cancer–even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial–and so weak? The intrepid technology journalist Florence Williams units out to discover the newest technological know-how from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medication. Her research follows the existence cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause. Endowed with a witty and inquisitive voice, Williams explores the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will do to avoid wasting them.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a contract author for the New York Times, New York occasions Magazine, New Republic and various different courses. Her paintings frequently specializes in the surroundings, health and wellbeing and technological know-how. In 2007-2008, she was once a Scripps Fellow on the heart of Environmental Journalism on the collage of Colorado.

'A needs to learn for proprietors and admirers alike.' North & South Magazine

'Florence Williams's double-D abilities as a reporter and author carry this ebook excessive above the style and separate it from the ranks of normal technological know-how writing. Breasts is illuminating, superb, smart, very important. Williams is an writer to relish and glance ahead to.' Mary Roach

‘A superb and wonderful journey during the evolution, biology and cultural elements of the organ that defines us as mammals!’ Susan Love MD writer of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book

‘I definitely didn't imagine i'll have fun with breasts greater than I already did. it is a really extraordinary e-book! Written with humour and humanity, it really is crucial examining for someone wishing to appreciate the interesting intersections among own health and wellbeing, poisonous chemical substances, western tradition and the clinical occupation. I couldn't positioned it down.’ Bruce Lourie, co-author, Slow dying via Rubber Duck

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Jean Rhys by Elaine Savory

By Elaine Savory

Elaine Savory's research is a severe examining of Rhys' whole oeuvre, together with the tales and autobiography, and is expert by means of lately published unpublished manuscripts by means of Rhys. Designed either for the intense pupil and people unusual with Rhys' writing, Savory's booklet insists at the significance of a Caribbean-centered method of Rhys, and indicates how this context profoundly impacts her literary sort. educated by means of modern arguments on race, gender, classification and nationality, this research deals a complete account of the lifestyles and paintings of this most intricate and enigmatic of writers.

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Who succeeds in science?: the gender dimension by Gerhard Sonnert

By Gerhard Sonnert

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge (699 questionnaires and two hundred interviews) from women and men who gave each promise of clinical fulfillment, Gerhard Sonnert and Gerald Holton light up the partially gender-driven dynamics of the leaky medical pipeline. on the middle of this publication are gripping own lifestyles tales of ten ladies and ten males: part turned hugely winning scientists, the remainder left learn technology. of their personal voices, they speak candidly approximately their occupation paths, the stumbling blocks and assists they encountered, the problems and rewards of trying to mix a kinfolk existence with a technology career.

This hugely readable research of the gender size in medical careers and its clear-headed suggestion could be of serious curiosity to each person contemplating a occupation in technological know-how in addition to to academics, mom and dad, and energetic scientists. lecturers in sociology of technology and gender stories in addition to decision-makers within the parts of human assets and technological know-how coverage also will welcome its discussions of normal matters and coverage recommendations.


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Under the Shadow of Nationalism: Politics and Poetics of by Mariko Asano Tamanoi

By Mariko Asano Tamanoi

The contribution of rural girls to the production and growth of the japanese geographical region is indisputable. As early because the nineteenth century, the ladies of important Japan, Nagano prefecture specifically, supplied plentiful and inexpensive labour for a few industries. In no matter what potential they labored, those ladies turned the items of scrutiny and reform in various nationalist discourses, not just end result of the significance in their labour to the state, but in addition as a result of their gender and abode. this article explores the interconnectedness of nationalism and gender within the context of contemporary Japan. It combines the author's box study with an exam of the files produced at a number of degrees of society. It presents a glance on the ladies as nationwide topics in the course of the serious chapters of jap modernity and postmodernity.

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