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All over the world, the wind of change is blowing in the direction of gender equality in contemporary times. Several women groups and organizations are coming up daily to demand for equal participation of gender in all issues that involve al members of the society. Conferences are being held regularly to advocate women rights, duties and positions in the society. Such moves are now beginning to yield faithful results. Women are now becoming societal leaders and achievement.

Femininity and Domination

Femininity and Domination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136785337
Author: Sandra Lee Bartky
Publisher: Routledge
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Femininity and Domination by Sandra Lee Bartky Book Resume:

Bartky draws on the experience of daily life to unmask the many disguises by which intimations of inferiority are visited upon women. She critiques both the male bias of current theory and the debilitating dominion held by notions of "proper femininity" over women and their bodies in patriarchal culture.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191667528
Author: S. A. Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism by S. A. Smith Book Resume:

The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.

Visions of Modernity : American Business and the Modernization of Germany

Visions of Modernity : American Business and the Modernization of Germany [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0198024959
Author: Mary Nolan Professor of History New York University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Visions of Modernity : American Business and the Modernization of Germany by Mary Nolan Professor of History New York University Book Resume:

In much the same way that Japan has become the focus of contemporary American discussion about industrial restructuring, Germans in the economic reform in terms of Americanism and Fordism, seeing in the United States an intriguing vision for a revitalized economy and a new social order. During the 1920s, Germans were fascinated by American economic success and its quintessential symbols, Henry Ford and his automobile factories. Mary Nolan's book explores the contradictory ways in which trade unionists and industrialists, engineers and politicians, educators and social workers explained American economic success, envisioned a more efficient or "rationalized" economic system for Germany, and anguished over the social and cultural costs of adopting the American version of modernity. These debates about Americanism and Fordism deeply shaped German perceptions of what was economically and socially possible and desirable in terms of technology and work, family and gender relations, consumption and culture. Nolan examines efforts to transform production and consumption, factories and homes, and argues that economic Americanism was implemented ambivalently and incompletely, producing, in the end, neither prosperity nor political stability. Vision of Modernity will appeal not only to scholars of German History and those interested in European social and working-class history, but also to industrial sociologists and business scholars.

Women and Citizenship

Women and Citizenship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780198039075
Author: St. Louis Marilyn Friedman Professor of Philosophy Washington University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Women and Citizenship by St. Louis Marilyn Friedman Professor of Philosophy Washington University Book Resume:

The notion of citizenship is complex; it can be at once an identity; a set of rights, privileges, and responsibilities; an elevated and exclusionary status, a relationship between individual and state, and more. In recent decades citizenship has attracted interdisciplinary attention, particularly with the transnational growth of Western capitalism. Yet citizenship's relationship to gender has gone relatively unexplored--despite the globally pervasive denial of citizenship to women, historically and in many places, ongoing today. This highly interdisciplinary volume explores the political and cultural dimensions of citizenship and their relevance to women and gender. Containing essays by a well-known group of scholars, including Iris Marion Young, Alison Jaggar, Martha Nussbaum, and Sandra Bartky, this book examines the conceptual issues and strategies at play in the feminist quest to give women full citizenship status. The contributors take a fresh look at the issues, going beyond conventional critiques, and examine problems in the political and social arrangements, practices, and conditions that diminish women's citizenship in various parts of the world.

Sympathy and Solidarity

Sympathy and Solidarity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461715350
Author: Sandra Lee Bartky
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Sympathy and Solidarity by Sandra Lee Bartky Book Resume:

In a rare full-length volume, renowned feminist thinker Sandra Lee Bartky brings together eight essays in one volume, Sympathy and Solidarity. A philosophical work accessible to an educated general audience, the essays reflect the intersection of the author's eye, work, and sometimes her politics. Two motifs connect the works: first, all deal with feminist topics and themes; second, most deal with the reality of oppression, especially in the disguised and subtle ways it can be manifested.

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319723561
Author: Gabriele Doblhammer,Jordi Gumà
Publisher: Springer
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A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe by Gabriele Doblhammer,Jordi Gumà Book Resume:

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with the health of the partner being a crucial factor of an individual’s own health. Gender-specific health outcomes and pathways are central in the designs of the studies and the discussion of the results. The book compares twelve European countries reflecting different welfare state regimes and offers country-specific studies conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy - all populations which have received less attention in the past - and Sweden. As a result, readers discover the role of different concepts of family and health as well as comparisons within European countries and ethnic groups. It will be an insightful resource for students, academics, policy makers, and researchers that will help define future research in terms of gender and public health.

The Gender Perspective

The Gender Perspective [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9789287128225
Author: Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly
Publisher: Council of Europe
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The Gender Perspective by Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly Book Resume:

This book examines the fundamental rights of women & highlights the importance of a "separate & equal station", one of the Council of Europe's guiding principles.

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253012333
Author: Peter J. Bloom,Stephan F. Miescher,Takyiwaa Manuh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Modernization as Spectacle in Africa by Peter J. Bloom,Stephan F. Miescher,Takyiwaa Manuh Book Resume:

For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans’ perceptions of their place in the global economy. These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life; the role of media; and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernization's deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa.

Motherhood, Social Policies and Women's Activism in Latin America

Motherhood, Social Policies and Women's Activism in Latin America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030214028
Author: Alejandra Ramm,Jasmine Gideon
Publisher: Springer
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Motherhood, Social Policies and Women's Activism in Latin America by Alejandra Ramm,Jasmine Gideon Book Resume:

This book is a critical resource for understanding the relationship between gender, social policy and women’s activism in Latin America, with specific reference to Chile. Latin America’s mother-centered kinship system makes it an ideal field in which to study motherhood and maternalism—the ways in which motherhood becomes a public policy issue. As maternalism embraces and enhances gender differences, it has been criticized for deepening gender inequalities. Yet invoking motherhood continues to offer an effective strategy for advancing women’s living conditions and rights, and for women themselves to be present in the public sphere. In analyzing these important relationships, the contributors to this volume discuss maternal health, sexual and reproductive rights, labor programs, paid employment, women miners’ unionization, housing policies, environmental suffering, and LGBTQ intimate partner violence.

Perceptions of Self, Power, & Gender Among Muslim Women

Perceptions of Self, Power, & Gender Among Muslim Women [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319737910
Author: Sarwar Alam
Publisher: Springer
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Perceptions of Self, Power, & Gender Among Muslim Women by Sarwar Alam Book Resume:

This book analyzes perceptions of self, power, agency, and gender of Muslim women in a rural community of Bangladesh. Rural women’s limited power and agency has been subsumed within the male dominated Islamic discourses on gender. However, many Muslim women have their own alternative discourses surrounding power and agency. Sarwar Alam intertwines an exploration of these power dynamics with reading of the Qur’an and Hadith, and analyzes how Muslim women’s perception of power and gender are linked to their relationship with religion.

Making Women’s Histories

Making Women’s Histories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814758924
Author: Pamela S. Nadell,Kate Haulman
Publisher: NYU Press
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Making Women’s Histories by Pamela S. Nadell,Kate Haulman Book Resume:

Making Women's Histories showcases the transformations that the intellectual and political production of women’s history has engendered across time and space. It considers the difference women’s and gender history has made to and within national fields of study, and to what extent the wider historiography has integrated this new knowledge. What are the accomplishments of women’s and gender history? What are its shortcomings? What is its future? The contributors discuss their discovery of women’s histories,the multiple turns the field has taken, and how place affected the course of this scholarship. Noted scholars of women’s and gender history, they stand atop such historiographically-defined vantage points as Tsarist Russia, the British Empire in Egypt and India, Qing-dynasty China, and the U.S. roiling through the 1960s. From these and other peaks they gaze out at the world around them, surveying trajectories in the creation of women’s histories in recent and distant pasts and envisioning their futures.

Women in Asia

Women in Asia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000248356
Author: Mina Roces,Louise Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
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Women in Asia by Mina Roces,Louise Edwards Book Resume:

Women in Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation surveys the transformation in the status of women since 1970 in a diverse range of nations: Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Burma. Within these 13 national case studies the book presents new arguments about being women, being Asian and being modern in contemporary Asia. Recent social changes in women's place in society are untangled in recognition that not all change is 'progress' and that not all 'modernity' enhances women's status. The authors suggest that the improvements in women's status within the Asian region vary dramatically according to the manner in which women interact with the particular economic and ideological forces in each nation. Each contributor has focussed on a particular country in their area of expertise. They present innovative arguments relating to the problem of 'being women' in Asia during a period of dramatic social and political changes. Each national case study explores key social and economic markers of women's status such as employment rates, wage differentials, literacy rates and participation in politics or business. The effects of population control programs, legislation on domestic violence and female infanticide, and women's role in the family and the workforce are also discussed. The book poses questions as to how women have negotiated these shifts and in the process created a 'modern' Asian woman. Specialists from a variety of disciplines including history, anthropology, sociology, demography, gender studies and psychology grapple with the complexities and ambivalences presented by the multiple faces of the modern Asian woman. Complete with a list of recommended readings and a web-site with links to electronic resources, the book will be of particular interest to undergraduate students of Asian studies and women's studies as well as scholars and postgraduate students interested in comparative women's studies.


Dracula [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307771598
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Resume:

Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character’s life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker’s tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense. Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.

Speaking Soviet with an Accent

Speaking Soviet with an Accent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0822978091
Author: Ali Igmen
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
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Speaking Soviet with an Accent by Ali Igmen Book Resume:

Speaking Soviet with an Accent presents the first English-language study of Soviet culture clubs in Kyrgyzstan. These clubs profoundly influenced the future of Kyrgyz cultural identity and fostered the work of many artists, such as famed novelist Chingiz Aitmatov. Based on extensive oral history and archival research, Ali Igmen follows the rise of culture clubs beginning in the 1920s, when they were established to inculcate Soviet ideology and create a sedentary lifestyle among the historically nomadic Kyrgyz people. These “Red clubs” are fondly remembered by locals as one of the few places where lively activities and socialization with other members of their ail (village or tribal unit) could be found. Through lectures, readings, books, plays, concerts, operas, visual arts, and cultural Olympiads, locals were exposed to Soviet notions of modernization. But these programs also encouraged the creation of a newfound “Kyrgyzness” that preserved aspects of local traditions and celebrated the achievements of Kyrgyz citizens in the building of a new state. These ideals proved appealing to many Kyrgyz, who, for centuries, had seen riches and power in the hands of a few tribal chieftains and Russian imperialists. This book offers new insights into the formation of modern cultural identity in Central Asia. Here, like their imperial predecessors, the Soviets sought to extend their physical borders and political influence. But Igmen also reveals the remarkable agency of the Kyrgyz people, who employed available resources to meld their own heritage with Soviet and Russian ideologies and form artistic expressions that continue to influence Kyrgyzstan today.

Imagining Arab Womanhood

Imagining Arab Womanhood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230612113
Author: A. Jarmakani
Publisher: Springer
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Imagining Arab Womanhood by A. Jarmakani Book Resume:

A fascinating demonstration of how U.S. representations of veils, harems, and belly dancers have operated as nostalgic and exotic symbols to help rationalize dominant U.S. narratives about power and progress.

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism

Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1583678506
Author: Zillah R. Eisenstein
Publisher: NYU Press
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Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism by Zillah R. Eisenstein Book Resume:

Fourteen provocative papers on the oppression of women in capitalist countries, along with three articles on the subordinate position of women in two communist countries, Cuba and China. These important, often path-breaking articles are arranged in five basic sections, the titles of which indicate the broad range of issues being considered: Introduction; motherhood, reproduction, and male supremacy; socialist feminist historical analysis; patriarchy in revolutionary society; socialist feminism in the United States. The underlying thrust of the book is toward integrating the central ideas of radical feminist thought with those pivotal for Marxist or socialist class analysis.

The Politics of Motherhood

The Politics of Motherhood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0822973618
Author: Jadwiga Pieper Mooney
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
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The Politics of Motherhood by Jadwiga Pieper Mooney Book Resume:

With the 2006 election of Michelle Bachelet as the first female president and women claiming fifty percent of her cabinet seats, the political influence of Chilean women has taken a major step forward. Despite a seemingly liberal political climate, Chile has a murky history on women's rights, and progress has been slow, tenuous, and in many cases, non-existent. Chronicling an era of unprecedented modernization and political transformation, Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney examines the negotiations over women's rights and the politics of gender in Chile throughout the twentieth century. Centering her study on motherhood, Pieper Mooney explores dramatic changes in health policy, population paradigms, and understandings of human rights, and reveals that motherhood is hardly a private matter defined only by individual women or couples. Instead, it is intimately tied to public policies and political competitions on nation-state and international levels. The increased legitimacy of women's demands for rights, both locally and globally, has led to some improvements in gender equity. Yet feminists in contemporary Chile continue to face strong opposition from neoconservatism in the Catholic Church and a mixture of public apathy and legal wrangling over reproductive rights and health.

Reclaiming the Public Sphere

Reclaiming the Public Sphere [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137398752
Author: T. Askanius,L. Østergaard
Publisher: Springer
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Reclaiming the Public Sphere by T. Askanius,L. Østergaard Book Resume:

This volume brings together a range of different specialists in the arts and cultural industries, as well as international academics and public intellectuals, to explore how media and communication practices for social change are currently being reconfigured in both conceptual and rhetorical terms.

Permanent Emergency Welfare Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Permanent Emergency Welfare Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113731821X
Author: A. Cerami
Publisher: Springer
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Permanent Emergency Welfare Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa by A. Cerami Book Resume:

This book examines the relationship between development economics, social protection and democratization in the specific context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Moving existing theories of transformation into a new terrain, it sheds light on the exclusive origins of dictatorship and democracy.