Category: Womens Studies

Caring and Curing: Historical Perspectives on Women and by Dianne Dodd, Deborah Gorham

By Dianne Dodd, Deborah Gorham

This number of essays takes the reader from the early nineteenth century fight among woman midwives and male physicians correct as much as the overdue twentieth century emergence of professionally educated girls physicians vying for a spot within the clinical hierarchy. The sour clash for keep watch over of birthing and different points of family health and wellbeing care among woman lay healers, quite midwives, and the rising male-dominated clinical career is tested from new views.

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

By Mark J. Brosnan

Know-how is taking on all facets of existence. but reports have proven that as much as one part the inhabitants is 'technophobic'. this suggests having adverse critiques or being nervous approximately details expertise like own desktops. This publication examines the origins of technophobia - what it's, who has it and what motives it.The effect of gender is tested and the social and cognitive mental elements underlying technophobia are reviewed and mixed into an total mental version. ideas for decreasing technophobia are mentioned, and the impression of technophobia on all people from tuition youngsters to childrens is analysed. Technophobia should be important either for educational examine of the realm, and for these devising IT coverage in faculties, company and govt.

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Reaching for Health: The Australian Women's Health Movement by Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson

By Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson

The women’s health and wellbeing flow stunned and scandalised while it burst into Australian politics within the early Seventies. It forged the sunshine of day onto taboo topics equivalent to sexual attack, abortion and family violence, frightening outrage and condemnation. a number of the prone ladies created for themselves have been subjected to police raids; intercourse schooling fabric used to be branded ‘indecent’. additionally, ladies dared to criticise respected associations, akin to the scientific process. but for all its perceived radicalism, the stream used to be a part of a wider and comparatively traditional foreign future health reform push, which integrated the ‘new’ public health and wellbeing stream, the neighborhood well-being centre move and, in Australia, the Aboriginal well-being flow, all of which have been severe of how clinical platforms were organised through the twentieth century. the ladies who joined the move got here from diversified backgrounds and incorporated immigrant and refugee girls, Aboriginal ladies and Anglo ladies. first and foremost, teams labored individually for the main half yet as time went on, they discovered how one can cooperate and collaborate. This booklet offers an account of the tips, the various and shared efforts and the long-lasting exertions of women’s health and wellbeing activists, drawn jointly in a single quantity for the 1st time. This relentless activism progressively had an influence on public coverage and slowly introduced forth significant attitudinal adjustments. The e-book additionally identifies the possibilities for overall healthiness reform that have been created alongside the best way, possibilities which should be extra totally embraced.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation by Tracy McNulty

By Tracy McNulty

The evolution of the belief of hospitality may be traced along the advance of Western civilization. Etymologically, the host is the “master,” yet this id is proven via expropriation and loss—the top host is the one that provides the main, eventually relinquishing what defines him as grasp. within the Hostess, Tracy McNulty asks, What are the consequences for personhood of sharing a person—a spouse or daughter—as an act of hospitality? in lots of traditions, the hostess is seen now not as a subject matter yet because the master’s estate. A international presence that either sustains and undercuts him, the hostess embodies the interaction of self and different in the host’s personal identification. right here McNulty combines serious readings of the Bible and Pierre Klossowski’s trilogy The legislation of Hospitality with analyses of exogamous marital trade, theological works from the Talmud to Aquinas, the writings of Kant and Nietzsche, and the speculation of femininity within the paintings of Freud and Lacan. finally, she contends, hospitality comprises the boundary among the right kind and the wrong, affecting the topic in addition to interpersonal family. Tracy McNulty is assistant professor of romance experiences at Cornell college.

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Child of the Sit-Downs: The Revolutionary Life of Genora by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

ForeWord journal 2008 Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Biography

A biography of a in demand hard work reformer and early feminist

Strikes impact whole groups, and finally they want the communities' aid to be triumphant. This used to be exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, while strikers occupied the GM crops. The awesome employees wanted foodstuff; in addition they wanted info and develop caution on what administration can be as much as. The Women's Emergency Brigade, shaped in the course of the Flint strike, proved crucial to the union attempt greater than as soon as. Genora Johnson Dollinger helped create the Women's Emergency Brigade and have become one of many strike's leaders. She and her fans waded into the fray opposed to the Flint police, the Pinkertons, and native officers sympathetic to GM, assisting to accomplish victory for the United automobile employees and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW.

Genora Dollinger turned a steward at quite a few crops in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally overwhelmed of their domestic, it appears due to their union help, although not anything used to be ever definitively confirmed. From the Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women's stream, turning into a hyperlink among the exertions circulate of the past due 20th century and the feminist movement.

This biography of 1 of the 1st girl exertions activists is a crucial addition to the background of twentieth-century reform movements.

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Not Automatic by way of Genora & Sol Dollinger, Kim Moody
- instructed if you're attracted to additional examining at the 1937 Flint sit and the founding of the UAW.

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Millions Like Us - Women's Lives in the Second World War by Virginia Nicholson

By Virginia Nicholson

In 1942 Cora Johnston is grieving over the dying of her younger husband, torpedoed within the Atlantic; Aileen Morris is intercepting Luftwaffe communications in the course of the siege of Malta -- and Clara Milburn, whose son used to be captured after Dunkirk, is ready, and ready ...

We are inclined to see the second one international warfare as a man's conflict, that includes Spitfire crews and courageous deeds at the Normandy seashores. yet in stipulations of "Total War" thousands of ladies -- within the prone and at the domestic entrance - validated that they have been cleverer, extra broad-minded and altogether extra advanced than a person had ever guessed.

In hundreds of thousands Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the tale of the women's warfare, via a bunch of person women's reviews. She tells how they enjoyed, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their international in peacetime. and the way they might by no means be an identical back ...

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Women in new religions by Laura Vance

By Laura Vance

Women in New Religions bargains an enticing examine women’s evolving position within the start and improvement of latest non secular activities. It makes a speciality of 4 disparate new religions—Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, The relations overseas, and Wicca—to light up their implications for gender socialization, non secular management and participation, sexuality, and relations ideals.

Religious worldviews and gender roles engage with each other in advanced methods. this is often very true inside new religions, which often set roles for girls in ways in which support the pursuits to outline their limitations relating to the broader society. As new spiritual hobbies emerge, they typically place themselves against dominant society and concomitantly assert substitute roles for girls. yet those religions will not be monolithic: instead of defining gender in inflexible and repressive phrases, new religions occasionally supply probabilities to ladies that aren't in a different way to be had. Vance strains expectancies for girls because the religions emerge, and transformation of probabilities and tasks for ladies as they mature.

Weaving idea with exam of every movement’s origins, background, and ideology and practices, this article contextualizes and situates beliefs for girls in new religions. The ebook deals an obtainable research of the complicated elements that impact gender ideology and its evolution in new non secular activities, together with the events’ origins, charismatic management and routinization, theology and doctrine, and socio-historical contexts. It exhibits how religions form definitions of women’s position in a fashion that's expert by way of reaction to social context, crew limitations, and identification.

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Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New by Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Russell Hochschild

By Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Russell Hochschild

In a outstanding pairing, well known social critics provide a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored outcomes of globalization at the lives of girls worldwide

Women are relocating around the world as by no means sooner than. yet for each lady government racking up widespread flier miles, there are multitudes of ladies whose trips move not noted. every year, hundreds of thousands go away Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and different 3rd international nations to paintings within the houses, nurseries, and brothels of the 1st international. This broad-scale move of work linked to women's conventional roles ends up in a strange displacement. within the new international calculus, the feminine power that flows to filthy rich nations is subtracted from negative ones, frequently to the detriment of the households left at the back of. The migrant nanny—or cleansing girl, nursing care attendant, maid—eases a "care deficit" in wealthy nations, whereas her absence creates a "care deficit" again home.

Confronting various subject matters, from the destiny of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in la and the marketing of Thai women to eastern brothels, international lady bargains an exceptional examine a global formed by means of mass migration and monetary trade on an ever-increasing scale. In fifteen vibrant essays— of which in simple terms 4 were formerly published— by means of a various and exceptional staff of writers, accumulated and brought by means of bestselling authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this crucial anthology finds a brand new period within which the most source extracted from the 3rd global is not any longer gold or silver, yet love.

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Mohr by Frederick Reuss

By Frederick Reuss

While a solitary guy stumbles upon a cache of pictures, occasionally and merely occasionally he can feel the lives of the folk in them. occasionally he can locate of their faces and within the means they carry themselves or the way in which they practice ahead of the digital camera, the sunshine hint in their tale. Following simply that direction, acclaimed novelist Frederick Reuss has created a love tale of old proportions. Mohr: a singular is ready a guy and spouse whose lifestyles jointly is marked irreparably by means of a deeply and world-testing period. With one of these captivating narrative step that often marks his paintings, Reuss permits their tale to upward thrust from a cache of photos he exposed in Germany pictures from the Twenties and 30s of the exiled Jewish playwright and novelist Max Mohr; Käthe, the gorgeous spouse he left at the back of; and Eva, their daughter, who may pass though all of it yet could by no means rather comprehend what had occurred. The interaction among Reusss revealing prose and the genuine faces in approximately 50 photos deals a interpreting event that could be unparalleled in novels. From the 1st paragraph and that first creased photo, which Eva could have taken, of the Mohrs at their desk in Germany ahead of Max walked clear of their lives, this gorgeous and robust novel works as deeply at the reader as a family members photograph album.

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Global Heritage: A Reader by Lynn Meskell

By Lynn Meskell

Examines the social, cultural and moral dimensions of historical past learn and perform, and the underlying overseas politics of shielding cultural and average assets around the world. * makes a speciality of ethnographic and embedded views, in addition to a dedication to moral engagement * Appeals to a large viewers, from archaeologists to history execs, museum curators to most of the people * The individuals contain an excellent staff, representing one of the most renowned students during this wide box, with a mixture of senior and rising students, and an emphasis on foreign contributions

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