Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery by bell hooks

By bell hooks

In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks displays at the ways that the emotional future health of black women has been and maintains to be impacted via sexism and racism. aspiring to create a context the place black women may possibly either paintings on their person efforts for self-actualization whereas closing attached to a bigger international of collective fight, hooks articulates the hyperlink among self-recovery and political resistance.

Both an expression of the enjoyment of self-healing and the necessity to be ever vigilant within the fight for equality, Sisters of the Yam maintains to talk to the adventure of black womanhood.

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Samurai Women: 1184-1877 by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

Ever because the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea during pregnancy with the long run Emperor Ojin, stories of girl eastern warriors have emerged from Japan's wealthy background. utilizing fabric that hasn't ever been translated into English ahead of, this booklet offers the tale of Japan's lady warriors for the 1st time, revealing the function of the ladies of the samurai classification in all their many manifestations, investigating their guns, gear, roles, education and trust structures. Crucially, in addition to describing the ladies who have been warriors of their personal correct, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the ladies of Aizu, this e-book additionally appears at events while ladies turned the facility at the back of the throne, ruling and warring in the course of the males round them.

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Women and Political Power: Europe since 1945 (The Making of by Simon Henig

By Simon Henig

Publish Date note: initially released 2000, booklet version 2002

The boost of ladies during the political approach has been essentially the most major advancements of the second one 1/2 the 20th century. For the 1st time we've seen ladies leading Ministers and Presidents in Europe.

Women and Political Power examines the level of growth ladies have made in ten western ecu nations, and appears on the components that have helped, or hindered, their better involvement within the political approach. This publication not just explores interesting contrasts among northern and southern ecu nations, it additionally finds the robust similarities in all nations. It highlights, specifically, the continued absence of girls from management positions, and the focus of girls on committees facing social and welfare issues.

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Stereotypes and Self-Representations of Women with a Muslim by Margaretha A. van Es

By Margaretha A. van Es

This e-book explores how stereotypes of “oppressed Muslim girls” feed into the self-representations of girls with a Muslim history. the focal point is on girls energetic in, and conversing on behalf of, a wide selection of minority self-organisations within the Netherlands and Norway among 1975 and 2010. the writer unearths how those girls have internalised and appropriated specific stereotypes, and in addition constructed counter-stereotypes approximately majority Dutch or Norwegian girls. She demonstrates, exceptionally, how they've got attempted many times to alter well known perceptions by way of delivering replacement photos of themselves and of Islam, paying specific realization to their makes an attempt to realize entry to media debates. Her vital argument is that their efforts to undermine stereotypes could be understood as an statement of belonging in Dutch and Norwegian society and, in terms of ladies devoted to Islam, as a requirement for his or her faith to be accredited. This leading edge paintings offers a “history from less than” that makes a important contribution to scholarly debates approximately citizenship as a convention of inclusion and exclusion. offering new insights into the dynamics among stereotyping and self-representation, it's going to entice students of gender, faith, media, and cultural diversity.

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Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth

Over the process the 19th century, girls in Britain participated in diversified and prolific varieties of creative labour. As they created gadgets and commodities that blurred the limits among family and advantageous paintings construction, they crafted subjectivities for themselves as inventive employees. via bringing jointly paintings by way of students of literature, portray, song, craft and the plastic arts, this assortment argues that the built and contested nature of the feminine creative specialist was once a awesome element of debates approximately aesthetic worth and the effect of business applied sciences. all of the essays during this quantity manage a efficient inter-art discussion that complicates traditional binary divisions akin to novice undefined, private and non-private, artistry and that allows you to supply a extra nuanced figuring out of the connection among gender, creative labour and creativity within the interval. finally, how girls confronted the pragmatics in their personal inventive labour as they pursued vocations, trades and professions within the literary industry and similar art-industries unearths the several ideological positions surrounding the transition of ladies from industrious amateurism to expert artistry.

This interesting, insightful and considerate assortment complicates the idea that of the pro lady artist, blurring the limits among the so-called household crafts and paintings production'.-- Janice Helland, Professor of artwork heritage, Queen's college, Canada

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Women's Cinema – The Contested Screen (Short Cuts) by Alison Butler

By Alison Butler

Women's Cinema presents an advent to severe debates round women's filmmaking and relates these debates to numerous cinematic practices. Taking her cue from the groundbreaking theories of Claire Johnston, Alison Butler argues that women's cinema is a minor cinema that exists within different cinemas, inflecting and contesting the codes and platforms of the most important cinematic traditions from inside. utilizing canonical administrators and not more confirmed names, starting from Chantal Akerman to Moufida Tlatli, as examples, Butler argues that women's cinema is unified despite its range by means of the ways that it reworks cinematic conventions.

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From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First by Megan Daigle

By Megan Daigle

From Cuba with Love bargains with love, sexuality, and politics in modern Cuba. during this attractive narrative, Megan Daigle explores the function of girls in Cuban political tradition through interpreting the increase of economies of intercourse, romance, and funds because the early Nineteen Nineties. Daigle attracts cognizance to the violence skilled via younger ladies suspected of involvement with foreigners by the hands of a moralistic country, an opportunistic police strength, or even their very own households and partners.

Investigating the lived realities of the Cuban girls (and a few males) who date travelers and supplying a different point of view at the surrounding debates, From Cuba with Love increases matters approximately women’s bodies–what they could or should still do and, both, what could be performed to them. Daigle’s provocative standpoint will make readers query how race and politics in Cuba are tied to ladies and intercourse, and the ways that political strength acts without delay at the our bodies of people via legislation, policing, institutional courses, and social norms.

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