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A Journey Into Women S Studies

Author : R. Pande
ISBN : 9781137395740
Genre : Social Science
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The present book is a journey of many women across the world who have struggled to give women's studies visibility. Drawing upon the contributors' diverse experiences and concerns, it explores the metamorphosis of women's studies from the early days to date.
Category: Social Science

Women S Studies In India

Author : Madhu Vij
ISBN : 8131606341
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.77 MB
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Contributed articles on womens' studies in India and their representation in Indic literature on completion of 25 years of the Women's Studies & Development Centre, University of Delhi.
Category: Social Science

Offending Women

Author : Lynne Allison Haney
ISBN : 9780520261907
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 80.3 MB
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"Lynne Haney is already an important voice in the sociology of welfare but this book marks her debut as a major figure in the sociology of punishment and the study of governmentality. Offending Women is a fascinating work that combines rich ethnographic detail with a structural account of the changing contours of contemporary governance. Its original contributions to prison ethnography, women's studies, and the sociology of the penal-welfare state will make it a reference point in each of these disciplines."--David Garland, author of The Culture of Control "Offending Women is an exemplary piece of work. Haney's writing is engaging, crisp, and smart. She brilliantly assesses the various intentions of the state and incarcerated women and clarifies how these intentions are based on orientations toward punishment and 'healing' that demand fundamental rethinking."--Rickie Solinger, author of Pregnancy and Power and co-editor of Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States "Lynne Haney brings together her stupendous skills as an ethnographer and her theoretical insights into how states work to explain how the treatment of imprisoned women has changed over the past decade. An altogether brilliant book."--Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin
Category: Social Science

For And Against Feminism

Author : Ann Curthoys
ISBN : 004310021X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.41 MB
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Category: Social Science

Sugar Girls Seamen

Author : Henry Trotter
ISBN : 9781770095755
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.45 MB
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Sugar Girls & Seamen illuminates the shadowy world of dockside prostitution in South Africa, focusing on the women of Cape Town and Durban who sell their hospitality to foreign sailors. Dockside "sugar girls" work at one of the busiest cultural intersections in the world. Through their continual interactions with foreign seamen, they become major traffickers in culture, ideas, languages, styles, goods, currencies, genes and diseases. Many learn the seamen's tongues, develop emotional relationships with them, have their babies and become entangled in vast webs of connection. In many ways, these South African mermaids are the ultimate cosmopolitans, the unsung sirens of globalisation. Based on fifteen months of research at the seamen's nightclubs, plus countless interviews with sugar girls, sailors, club owners, cabbies, bouncers and barmaids, this book provides a comprehensive account of dockside "romance" at the southern tip of Africa. Through stories, analysis and first-hand experiences, it reveals thisgritty world in all its raw vitality and fragile humanity. Sugar Girls & Seamen is simultaneously racy and light, critical and profound.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Inventing The Mathematician

Author : Sara N. Hottinger
ISBN : 9781438460116
Genre : Mathematics
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Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field. Where and how do we, as a culture, get our ideas about mathematics and about who can engage with mathematical knowledge? Sara N. Hottinger uses a cultural studies approach to address how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field. She considers four locations in which representations of mathematics contribute to our cultural understanding of mathematics: mathematics textbooks, the history of mathematics, portraits of mathematicians, and the field of ethnomathematics. Hottinger examines how these discourses shape mathematical subjectivity by limiting the way some groups—including women and people of color—are able to see themselves as practitioners of math. Inventing the Mathematician provides a blueprint for how to engage in a deconstructive project, revealing the limited and problematic nature of the normative construction of mathematical subjectivity.
Category: Mathematics

A Thousand Sisters

Author : Lisa J Shannon
ISBN : 9781580053464
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lisa J. Shannon had a good life—a successful business, a fiancé, a home, and security. Then, one day in 2005, an episode of Oprah changed all that. The show focused on women in Congo, the worst place on earth to be a woman. She was awakened to the atrocities there—millions dead, women raped and tortured daily, and children dying in shocking numbers. Shannon felt called to do something. And she did. A Thousand Sisters is her inspiring memoir. She raised money to sponsor Congolese women, beginning with one solo 30-mile run, and then founded a national organization, Run for Congo Women. The book chronicles her journey to the Congo to meet the women her run sponsored, and shares their incredible stories. What begins as grassroots activism forces Shannon to confront herself and her life, and learn lessons of survival, fear, gratitude, and immense love from the women of Africa.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women And The Journey

Author : Bonnie Frederick
ISBN : UOM:39015032882600
Genre : Travel
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These essays by some of the country's leading women scholars approach the theme of women and travel from a variety of perspectives, including literature, history, foreign languages, fine arts, and women's studies.
Category: Travel

Journey Into Motherhood

Author : Sheri Menelli
ISBN : 9780974785325
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers accounts from women who gave birth without medication, and provides information on different natural birthing methods as well as insight into the joys and concerns of the practice.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Journey Home

Author : Joyce Antler
ISBN : 9781439138380
Genre : Religion
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A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.
Category: Religion