Category: Women

  • Positioning Women in Malaysia: Class and Gender in an by Cecilia NG

    By Cecilia NG

    Cecilia Ng files the altering place of ladies in Malaysia. it really is divided in 3 sections, each one of which correspond to another topic. the 1st part specializes in the position of the nation in agricultural modernisation and its impression on rural ladies and the gender department of labour; the second one explores the connection of technological innovation and altering employment styles within the business and electronic economic system. the ultimate part makes an attempt to hyperlink feminist concept and perform as articulated within the nascent Malaysian women's circulate, and discusses the relevance of feminist theories in explaining the stories of ladies within the constructing world.

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  • Negotiating Belongings: Stories of Forced Migration of Dinka by Melanie Baak

    By Melanie Baak

    Belonging is an argument that is affecting us all, yet in the event you were displaced, unsettled or made 'homeless' via the elevated events linked to the modern globalising period, belonging is below consistent problem. Migration throws into query not just the property of these who bodily migrate, but in addition, really in a postcolonial context, the property of these who're indigenous to and 'settlers' in nations of migration, next generations born to migrants, and people who are left at the back of in nations of foundation. Negotiating Belongings utilises narrative, ethnographic and autoethnographic ways to discover the negotiations for belonging for 6 girls from Dinka groups originating in southern Sudan. It explores belonging, rather relating to migration, via a attention of belonging to realms, ethnic teams, group, relatives and relations. In exploring how the trips in the direction of wanted property are haunted via a variety of social strategies similar to colonisation, strength, 'race' and gender, the writer argues that negotiating belonging is a continuing move among being and turning into. The learn utilises and calls for alternative ways of hearing and very listening to the narratives of the ladies as embedded inside of non-Western epistemologies and ontologies. via this it develops an realizing of the relational ontology, cieng, that governs the ways that the ladies exist on this planet. The women's narratives along the author's adventure in the Dinka neighborhood supply specific how you can interrogate the intersections of being and turning into at the haunted trip to belonging. The relational ontology of cieng presents an extra means of knowing belonging, changing into and being as constantly relational.

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  • Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for by Anne Stefani

    By Anne Stefani

    “Stefani redefines the proverbial ‘southern woman’ with an in depth examine over fifty white, anti-racist ladies. targeting qualities that associated those girls throughout generations, Unlikely Dissenters offers the 1st accomplished research of the way those southern girls either hired and destroyed a stereotype.”—Gail S. Murray, editor of Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege
     
    “Presents a cosmopolitan and well-supported argument that ladies resembling Lillian Smith, Virginia Durr, and Anne Braden challenged white supremacy at its middle whereas figuring out that they might be considered as traitors to their race, sector, and gender in doing so.”—Peter B. Levy, writer of Civil struggle on Race Street
     
    among 1920 and 1970, a small yet major variety of white ladies faced the segregationist approach within the American South, eventually contributing to its loss of life. for lots of of those reformers, the fight for African American civil rights used to be similar to their very own advanced means of own emancipation from gender norms. As a part of the white neighborhood, they wrestled with guilt as individuals of the “oppressor” staff. but as girls in a patriarchal society, they have been additionally “victims.” This paradoxical double id enabled them to advance a different model of activism that combatted white supremacy whereas emancipating them from white patriarchy.

    utilizing the 1954 Brown decision as a pivot, Anne Stefani examines and compares generations of white girls who spoke out opposed to Jim Crow whereas last deeply connected to their local South. She demonstrates how their targeted grassroots community-oriented activism functioned within—and even used to its advantage—southern criteria of respectability.
     
     
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  • Adele. Soulful Singer by Heather E. Schwartz

    By Heather E. Schwartz

    You possibly comprehend Adele because the strong, Grammy Award-winning soul singer of hits like "Rolling within the Deep" and "Set hearth to the Rain." yet do you know that she:



    • used to be nearly expelled from the BRIT university for acting Arts?

    • wrote her first unmarried, "Hometown Glory," in exactly ten mins?

    • has an modify ego named Sasha Carter?



    Want to grasp extra approximately this proficient singer-songwriter? learn directly to examine all approximately Adele's relations, her tuition days, upward thrust to stardom, musical concept, and extra!
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  • Searching for Tamsen Donner (American Lives) by Gabrielle Burton

    By Gabrielle Burton

    Named certainly one of Maureen Corrigan's favourite Books of 2010Tamsen Donner. for many the identify conjures the ill-fated Donner get together trapped within the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846 forty seven. Others could comprehend Tamsen because the stoic pioneer girl who observed her childrens to safeguard yet stayed along with her death husband on the price of her personal lifestyles. For Gabrielle Burton, Tamsen s tale, attention-grabbing in its personal correct, had lengthy appeared anything extra: the tale of a girl s lifestyles writ huge, one whose very unlikely balancing of self, motherhood, and marriage spoke to Burton s personal experience.This ebook tells of Burton s seek to unravel the secret of Tamsen Donner for herself. a swish mingling of historical past and memoir, trying to find Tamsen Donner follows Burton and her husband, with their 5 daughters, on her trip alongside Tamsen s course. From Tamsen s birthplace in Massachusetts to North Carolina, the place she misplaced her first kin within the area of 3 months; to Illinois, the place she married George Donner; and at last to the fateful Oregon path, Burton recovers one lady s compelling historical past via a modern day family members s experience into geographical regions of eventually undying reports.
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  • From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers by SUSAN ROWLAND

    By SUSAN ROWLAND

    From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the 1st e-book to contemplate heavily the highly renowned and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.Sayers, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. supplying reports of forty-two key novels, this quantity introduces those authors for college kids and the overall reader within the context in their lives, and of serious debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the Gothic, and feminism. It comprises interviews with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.

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  • Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour

    By Miranda Seymour

    Publish yr note: First released in 2000
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    Mary Shelley's personal lifestyles used to be as dramatic as her fiction. Even had she now not (at the age of nineteen) authored Frankenstein, one of many maximum horror fables in literature, she will be an important to the learn of Romanticism, because the daughter of 2 of the good radical thinkers of the day, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft (who died following Mary's birth); and because the moment Mrs Percy Bysshe Shelley, her significant other for that stormy remain at Byron's Geneva villa in 1816 - the 'haunted summer' that begat Frankenstein. Drawing on unexplored assets, Miranda Seymour's highly acclaimed biography penetrates the parable to provide the fullest, richest portrait of this outstanding girl.

    'Mary Shelley is the main stunning biography of a feminine author to have come my manner for a complete decade.' Financial occasions
    'Brilliant and enchanting, this portrait illuminates Mary's existence in lots of unforeseen ways.' Independent on Sunday
    'Miranda Seymour has bright narrative presents and a perceptive realizing of the most personalities.' New York instances ebook Review
    'A thoughtfully thought of and tremendously life like portrait of a fancy and infrequently misunderstood character.' Los Angeles Times
    'A harrowing existence, splendidly retold.' Washington publish e-book international
    'A excellent biography.' New Yorker
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