The World Split Open

Author : Ruth Rosen
ISBN : 9781618030986
Genre : History
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In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution.
Category: History

Big Girls Don T Cry

Author : Rebecca Traister
ISBN : 9781439150290
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 71.18 MB
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A journalist and feminist explores the ways the 2008 election brought issues concerning women and power, sexism and feminism into the national spotlight, and what it means for the country, all the while weaving in her first-person experience navigating this turbulent time.
Category: Political Science

Subversive Southerner

Author : Catherine Fosl
ISBN : 9780813191720
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 65.32 MB
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With a Foreword by Angela Y. Davis Winner of the 2003 Oral History Association Book AwardWinner of the 2003 Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights Outstanding Book Award Anne McCarty Braden (1924-2006) was a courageous southern white woman who in the late 1940s rejected her segregationist and privileged past to become a lifelong crusader against racial discrimination. Arousing the conscience of white southerners to the reality of racial injustice, Braden was branded a communist and seditionist by southern politicians who used McCarthyism to buttress legal and institutional segregation as it came under fire in deferral courts. She became, nevertheless, one of the civil rights movement's staunchest white allies and one of five southern whites commended by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Although Braden remained a controversial figure even in the movement, her commitment superseded her radical reputation, and she became a mentor and advisor to students who launched the 1960s sit-ins and to successive generations of peace and justice activists. In this riveting, oral history-based biography, Catherine Fosl also offers a social history of how racism, sexism, and anticommunism overlapped in the twentieth-century south and how ripples from the Cold War divided and limited the southern civil rights movement.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cold War And Entertainment Television

Author : Lori Maguire
ISBN : 9781443899253
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 56.3 MB
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An essential dimension of the Cold War took place in the realm of ideas and culture. While much work exists on cinema, relatively little research has been conducted on this subject in relation to television, despite the latter being a technology and popular cultural form that emerged during this period. This book rectifies that absence by examining the impact of the Cold War on entertainment television, and underlines the comparative aspect by studying programs from both blocs – without forgetting, of course, the outsize impact of American television. Although most of the focus is on the two main protagonists, the US and the USSR, chapters also consider programming from the UK, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and both East and West Germany. This book represents a contribution to the debate about the cultural Cold War through a rigorously comparative analysis of the two blocs. For this reason, the approach used is thematic. The study begins by considering the subject of censorship, and then goes on to look at the very particular case of the two Germanys. A series of comparative genre studies follow, including police and war, variety shows, and documentaries and docudramas. Perhaps surprisingly, the similarities are often greater than the differences between television in the two blocs.
Category: Performing Arts

Women Of Color And The Reproductive Rights Movement

Author : Jennifer Nelson
ISBN : 9780814758274
Genre : Social Science
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While most people believe that the movement to secure voluntary reproductive control for women centered solely on abortion rights, for many women abortion was not the only, or even primary, focus. Jennifer Nelson tells the story of the feminist struggle for legal abortion and reproductive rights in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s through the particular contributions of women of color. She explores the relationship between second-wave feminists, who were concerned with a woman's right to choose, Black and Puerto Rican Nationalists, who were concerned that Black and Puerto Rican women have as many children as possible “for the revolution,” and women of color themselves, who negotiated between them. Contrary to popular belief, Nelson shows that women of color were able to successfully remake the mainstream women's liberation and abortion rights movements by appropriating select aspects of Black Nationalist politics—including addressing sterilization abuse, access to affordable childcare and healthcare, and ways to raise children out of poverty—for feminist discourse.
Category: Social Science

Der Report Der Magd

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9783492970594
Genre : Fiction
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.
Category: Fiction

Die Entdeckung Des Kindes

Author : Maria Montessori
ISBN : 3451325101
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Zur Reformpädagogik: Maria Montessoris Beitrag zur Reformpädagogik wirkt nachhaltig bis in unsere Zeit; die Bedeutung ihres Werks ist unbestritten, und ihre Schriften sind nach wie vor aktuell. Mit der historisch-kritischen Ausgabe des erstmals 1909 erschienenen Werkes über "Die Methode der wissenschaftlichen Pädagogik angewandt auf die Erziehung des Kindes in den Kinderhäusern" eröffnet der Herder Verlag das ebenso beeindruckende wie ehrgeizige Projekt einer auf insgesamt über zwanzig Bände angelegten Studienausgabe sämtlicher von Maria Montessori publizierten Schriften sowie Teile ihres unveröffentlichten Werks. Die Gründe für diese wissenschaftliche Neuedition sind zahlreich und stichhaltig, und auch die dafür gewählte Form ist ebenso beeindruckend wie überzeugend: So beinhaltet der erste Band der Gesammelten Werke nicht nur den vollständigen Text der 1950 unter dem Titel "Die Entdeckung des Kindes" erschienenen fünften Auflage der erwähnten Veröffentlichung aus dem Jahre 1909, sondern darüber hinaus Anhänge mit zusammenhängenden Texten der Autorin aus früheren Auflagen, mit weiteren Texten der Ärztin und Pädagogin zur Thematik des Bandes sowie mit Personen- und Sachregistern, welche die Orientierung im umfangreichen Werk ermöglichen und erleichtern. -ntz.
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Babe

Author : Susan E. Cayleff
ISBN : 025206593X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 76.74 MB
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Looks at the life of the professional golfer, the public persona she created, her life as she lived it, and her lesbianism
Category: Biography & Autobiography