Download or read book Women's Lives in Biblical Times PDF or another Format written by Jennie R. Ebeling and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-04-07 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume describes the lifecycle events and daily life activities experienced by girls and women in ancient Israel examining recent biblical scholarship and other textual evidence from the ancient Near East and Egypt including archaeological, iconographic and ethnographic data. From this Ebeling creates a detailed, accessible description of the lives of women living in the central highland villages of Iron Age I (ca. 1200-1000 BCE) Israel. The book opens with an introduction that provides a brief historical survey of Iron Age (ca. 1200-586 BCE) Israel, a discussion of the problems involved in using the Hebrew Bible as a source, a rationale for the project and a brief narrative of one woman's life in ancient Israel to put the events described in the book into context. It continues with seven thematic chapters that chronicle her life, focusing on the specific events, customs, crafts, technologies and other activities in which an Israelite female would have participated on a daily basis.
Download or read book Women's Lives/Women's Times PDF or another Format written by Trev Lynn Broughton and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women's Lives/Women's Times reflects the growing interest in life-writing as a basis for both feminist theorizing and women-centered education. It discusses the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of women's studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally. This volume is concerned with the application of theory to text--particularly with the assumptions and discourses of postmodernism--but also in exploring how general theories of the subject do not always fit comfortably with the specifics of autobiographical writing. It also recognizes the challenge women's autobiography offers to theory, taking us, in its complex weave of the personal, the political, and the theoretical, beyond the usual generic and disciplinary boundaries.
Download or read book Women's Lives/Women's Times PDF or another Format written by Trev Lynn Broughton and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-05-23 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Points to the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of womens studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally.
Download or read book Reconstructing Women's Wartime Lives PDF or another Format written by Penny Summerfield and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The effects of World War II on women's sense of themselves forms the basis of this exploration of the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in World War II, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.
Download or read book Resisting Bodies PDF or another Format written by Helga Druxes and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Helga Druxes' study of the female protagonists in novels by German writer Monika Maron, British writers Margaret Drabble and Jean Rhys, and French writer Marguerite Duras brings together the work of four prominent contemporary women authors. In discussing the position of women in urban spaces from the point of view of feminist and cultural theory, Druxes combines anthropology and recent literary theory within the framework of cultural studies. She addresses such concerns as the objectification/commodification of women in late capitalist society, the possibilities for resistant or subversive female agency under these conditions, and the role of specifically urban arrangements of space in both effecting this objectification and creating the sites where it might be resisted or disrupted by women. Resisting Bodies is an important contribution to literary criticism and feminist theory.
Download or read book Women's Lives PDF or another Format written by Gwyn Kirk and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A Sportive Matka Polka PDF or another Format written by Nameeta Mathur and published by VDM Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the interaction between nationalism and feminism in modern Polish women's physical culture from the late nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Unlike most western countries where sportswomen were typically marginalized in their athletic endeavors, Polish female athletes earned greater respect and recognition in their physical culture. On many occasions, and for varied reasons, women's athleticism in Poland was a source of immense pride and prestige for both the state and society. This form of acceptance, however, does not suggest that sportswomen faced no discrimination in their efforts to become sportive. Women's physicality remained the subject of intense debate, particularly when the socio-economic conditions worsened and threatened the survival of families. Still, despite the patriarchal and other barricades, the Polish national struggles for independence and the emergence of the "New Woman" created significant institutional and ideological spaces for sportswomen to build their physical culture. Accordingly, this book enriches the histories of Poland and modern Europe, as well as women's and sports studies.
Download or read book Women's Lives PDF or another Format written by Bernice E. Lott and published by Thomson Brooks/Cole. This book was released on 1987 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on surveys, laboratory research, formal empirical investigations into women's development, as well as newspaper reports, women's fiction and autobiographical material, Lott examines the lifelong process of gender learning. She describes how girls and women acquire female traits, and how situational and cultural demands affect the gender process. She explains how the process of socialization--from being born a female to becoming a culturally defined woman--affects a woman throughout her life, from prenatal development through old age, shaping her behavior, beliefs, and attitudes, and her relationships with children, men, and other women. Lott also examines women's current multiple roles as well as the wider range of possibilities the women today share with men. ISBN 0-534-07440-5 (pbk.): $16.00.
Download or read book 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives PDF or another Format written by National Council of Women's Organizations and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful new call-to-action series was launched with the New York Times bestselling MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country. The second book in the series, 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives, written by nationally recognized women, is poised to again become an instrument for change and reinvigorate a movement. 50 Ways to Improve Women's Lives parlays the collective expertise of the National Council of Women's Organizations' 200 member organizations — which include Planned Parenthood, NOW, League of Women Voters, Code Pink, the AAUW, the National Council of Negro Women, and the YWCA — and features 50 personal, inspiring essays with "Helping Ourselves" and "Call-to-Action" sidebars. Covering subjects as diverse as pay equity, reproductive health, child care, racism, and women in leadership, the book addresses topics that affect women (and all of us!) on a personal and political level, and provides readers with ways to move beyond old arguments and turn inspiration into action. Contributors include Madeline Albright, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Eleanor Smeal, Hillary Clinton, Congresswomen Maloney, Slaughter, and Pelosi, and many others.
Download or read book Women's Lives Through Time PDF or another Format written by Kathleen Day Hulbert and published by Jossey-Bass. This book was released on 1993-01-29 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How have educated women adapted to the multiple roles and opportunities afforded them over the course of a lifetime? In what ways has access to higher education and the professions shaped successive generations of women?
Download or read book Public History, Private Stories PDF or another Format written by Graziella Parati and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this important volume, Graziella Parati examines the ways in which Italian women writers articulate their identities through autobiography - a public act that is also the creation of a private life. Considering autobiographical writings by five women writers from the seventeenth century to the present, Parati draws important connections between self-writing and the debate over women's roles, both traditional and transgressive. Parati considers the first prose autobiography written by an Italian woman - Camilla Faa Gonzaga's 1622 memoir - as her beginning point, citing it as a central "pre-text". Parati then examines the autobiographies of Enif Robert, Fausta Cialente, Rita Levi Montalcini, and Luisa Passerini. Through her discussion of these women's writings, she demonstrates the complex negotiations over identity contained within them, negotiations that challenge dichotomies between male and female, maternal and paternal, and private and public. Public History, Private Stories is a compelling exploration of the disparate identities created by these women through the act of writing autobiography.
Download or read book Who's Afraid of Women's Studies? PDF or another Format written by Mary Frances Rogers and published by Altamira Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly accessible overview of the central themes of women's studies, suitable for introductory reading in undergraduate courses or for a more general audience's introduction to the meaning of feminism and its relevance as a progressive force in society. The authors tackle six broad topics that dominate the field and are key to understanding women's experiences and prospects: women's bodies, anger & desires, sexuality, internal backlash, feminist methods, & identity politics. The authors consider why there is a resistance to the development of American feminism and women's studies in the academy, with their continuing representation of marginalized, excluded, and silenced voices.
Author : Michelle Maskiell
Release Date : 1984
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038219221
Pages : 34 pages
Rating : 4.D/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Impact of Islamization Policies on Pakistani Women's Lives PDF or another Format written by Michelle Maskiell and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: General Zia-ul-Haq's martial law regime in Pakistan has gradually reorganized many secular institutions to bring them into conformity with his advisors' view of Islamic ideology. The government's Islamization program, which many observers believe to be directed at political rather than religious ends, has touched women's lives in the areas of civil law, educational institutions, and employment. This paper stresses the concrete and symbolic consequences of the government's Islamization program for Pakistani women. The concrete impact of these policies has directly affected only a minority of women, largely articulate urban women. Their responses to government activities through both the Women's Division of the Zia Government and women's voluntary organizations are reviewed here. The author suggests, however, that government policies have indirectly affected all women through the minimal financial resources committed to women's potential role in economic development.
Download or read book I Know Just What You Mean PDF or another Format written by Ellen Goodman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001-05-02 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors and friends collect interviews and stories exploring the meaning, importance, and challenges of female relationships.
Download or read book Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws PDF or another Format written by Catharine A. MacKinnon and published by Belknap Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the past twenty-five years, no one has been more instrumental than Catharine MacKinnon in making equal rights real for women. As Peter Jennings once put it, more than anyone else in legal studies, she "has made it easier for other women to seek justice." This collection, the first since MacKinnon's celebrated Feminism Unmodified appeared in 1987, brings together previously uncollected and unpublished work in the national arena from 1980 to the present, defining her clear, coherent, consistent approach to reframing the law of men on the basis of the lives of women. By making visible the deep gender bias of existing law, MacKinnon has recast legal debate and action on issues of sex discrimination, sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, and racism. The essays in this volume document and illuminate some of the momentous and ongoing changes to which this work contributes; the recognition of sexual harassment, rape, and battering as claims for sexual discrimination; the redefinition of rape in terms of women's actual experience of sexual violation; and the reframing of the pornography debate around harm rather than morality. The perspectives in these essays have played an essential part in changing American law and remain fundamental to the project of building a sex-equal future.
Download or read book Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance PDF or another Format written by Mary Spongberg and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-01-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Women's History since the Renaissance is the first comprehensive history of women's historical writing since the 16th century, focusing particularly on the impact of feminism on history and the development of a distinctly woman-centered historiography. The book surveys the ways in which women participated in the ostensibly masculinist discipline of history before the rise of Women's Liberation, the development of "women's history" in the 1970s, debates within feminist historiography and the development of specific fields of women's history, as well as the emergence of gender as a category of historical analysis.
Download or read book From Girl to Woman PDF or another Format written by Christy Rishoi and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2003-03-27 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.