Download E-books First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age (Visions of the American Press) PDF

At her first press convention, Eleanor Roosevelt, doubtful of her function as hostess or chief, handed a field of candied grapefruit peel to the thirty-five girls reporters. approximately sixty years later, Hillary Clinton, an complete expert lady and attorney, attempted to mollify her critics by way of handing out her chocolate-chip cookie recipe. those exchanges tells us as a lot concerning the social--and political--roles of ladies in the USA as they do concerning the relation of the 1st girl to the clicking and the general public. the private interplay among each one first girl from Martha Washington to Laura Bush and the mass media of her day, Maurine H. Beasley lines the expansion of the establishment of the 1st girl as part of the yank political approach. Her paintings exhibits how media insurance of first girls, frequently constrained to stereotypical principles approximately ladies, has no longer correctly mirrored the significance in their role.

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Download E-books Women's Equality, Demography, and Public Policies: A Comparative Perspective PDF

By Alena Heitlinger

This booklet assesses the comparison among guidelines selling women's equality and the reversal of fertility decline. in accordance with comparative information from Canada, Australia, Britain, and to a extra restricted quantity america, Alena Heitlinger examines the impression of significant overseas tools selling women's equality, and nationwide similarities and modifications in women's coverage equipment, provision for maternity and childcare, monetary assistance for households with youngsters, and the prices and merits of fertility-related measures vis - vis immigration comparable measures.

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Download E-books Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine PDF

By Barbara Newman

Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to a unprecedented and proficient determine of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was once mystic and author, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to discover the which means of her gender in the divine scheme of things.

With a brand new preface, bibliography, and discography, Sister of Wisdom is a landmark e-book in women's reports, and it'll even be welcomed by means of readers in faith and history.

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Download E-books Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture PDF

By Lois Palken Rudnick

Mabel avert Luhan, hostess and visionary, made Taos, New Mexico, a middle for artists and utopians while she moved there in 1917 and started inviting neighbors to go to her. Now on hand in paperback, Utopian Vistas is a chronicle of the home Luhan in-built Taos and the poets, painters, photographers, film-makers, writers, educators, and visionaries whose lives and works have been stricken by the home and its environs. Lois Rudnick weaves a posh tapestry depicting American countercultures in New Mexico from the Nineteen Twenties to the 1990s.

"Should be required studying for artwork historians,film historians, ex-Beats and hippies, their teenagers and grandchildren, and somebody drawn to the potential of making a less than perfect the USA ideal at last."--Karal Ann Marling

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Download E-books Mothers of the Nation: Right-Wing Women in Weimar Germany PDF

By Raffael Scheck

What function did right-wing ladies play within the Nazi upward thrust to strength? moms of the state analyzes the paintings of those girls within the Weimar Republic. the writer exhibits that they refused to face up basically for women's pursuits and as an alternative invoked the Volksgemeinschaft (community of the people), a imaginative and prescient of concord and cooperation. The emphasis at the Volksgemeinschaft made it tough for lady conservatives to struggle for particular women's rights. but it additionally allowed them to stick over the conflicts among curiosity teams that tore aside Germany's bourgeois events. The ways that those ladies sought to comprise the fragmentation that finally rendered their events defenseless opposed to the Nazis sheds new mild on Weimar politics. Bringing the arguable tale of right-wing ladies to lifestyles, this publication bargains a compelling account of gender and politics in the course of an important interval in German history.

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Download E-books Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China PDF

China’s old ladies warriors hailed from the northeast (Manchuria) in the course of the Liao (907–1125) and Jin (1115–1234) dynasties. Celebrated within the Liao background, they have been "unprecedented." They rode horseback astride, have been sturdy at searching and taking pictures, and participated in army battles. a number of empresses―and one recognized bandit chief―led armies opposed to the enemy tune country. Women of the Conquest Dynasties represents a groundbreaking attempt to survey the customs and lives of those girls from the Kitan and Jurchen tribes who maintained their local traditions of horsemanship, militancy, and sexual independence whereas excelling in writing poetry and prose and incomes compliment for his or her Buddhist piety and Confucian ethics. even though a lot paintings has been dedicated within the previous few years to chinese language ladies of assorted classes, this can be the 1st quantity to include contemporary archaeological discoveries and knowledge drawn from Liao and Jin work in addition to literary assets and traditional ancient accounts.

Conquest girls mixed corporation and assertiveness drawn from steppe traditions with chosen points of chinese language tradition corresponding to ethics and literacy. Empress Chengtian led Liao armies to victory opposed to the music, effectively ran the kingdom for thirty years in the course of her son’s reign, and loved a long and public liaison together with her leading minister. Empress Yingtian, the spouse of the Liao founder and his assistant in army affairs, famously refused to conform with the steppe customized of following one’s husband in dying; in its place she bring to a halt her correct hand and put it within the past due emperor’s coffin as a promise to hitch him later. those convinced and proficient girls have been hardly ever submissive in issues of sexuality and wife choice, yet they have been topic to the limitations of marriage and the levirate if widowed.

The girls of the northeast stand in vibrant distinction to their opposite numbers within the south, the place lady identification used to be molded through a millennia of Confucian ethics and ladies have been more and more sequestered in the house and restricted by means of suggestions of advantage. Women of the Conquest Dynasties offers new insights into the historical past of steppe styles of female habit and should display new parts of comparative study.

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Download E-books Flappers: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures) PDF

By Kelly Boyer Sagert

This booklet bargains an exam of the Roaring Twenties within the usa, concentrating on the colourful icon of the newly liberated woman―the flapper―that got here to embrace the Jazz Age.

• fundamental records let readers to determine how contemporaries seen flappers, persist with the trial of a recognized comic charged with a bad crime, and skim what proponents of Prohibition quite considered depraved liquor

• The word list permits readers to go into into the spirit of the days, while humans might show their pride utilizing words corresponding to "bee's knees," and "cat's meow"; cross alongside the be aware approximately unlawful booze with colourful phrases corresponding to "hooch," "bathtub gin," and "bootleg"; and describe relentless dancers as "floorflushers," ladies utilizing an excessive amount of face make-up as "flour lovers," and pilots as "fly boys."

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Download E-books Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works PDF

By Atina Diffley

When the hail starts off to fall, Atina Diffley doesn’t examine it to golfing balls. She’s a farmer. It’s “as substantial as a B-size potato.” As her bombarded land turns white, she and her husband Martin huddle lower than a blanket and reminisce: the one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds; the eleven-inch rainfall (“that broccoli grew to become out gorgeous”); the hail catastrophe of 1977. The romance of farming washed away many years in the past, however the love? by no means. In telling her tale of operating the land, coaxing solid nutrition from the fertile soil, Atina Diffley reminds us of an final fact: we are living in relationships—with the earth, crops and animals, households and communities.

A memoir of constructing those crucial relationships paintings within the face of demanding situations as ordinary as climate and as unnatural as company politics, her ebook is a firsthand historical past of having in on the “ground point” of natural farming. one of many first qualified natural produce farms within the Midwest, the Diffleys’ Gardens of Eagan helped to bring in a brand new type of eco-friendly revolution within the center of America’s farmland, offering their roadside stand and more and more neighborhood meals co-ops. it is a tale of a global transformed—and reclaimed—one sq. acre at a time.

And but, after surviving punishing storms and the devastating lack of fifth-generation Diffley family members land to suburban improvement, the Diffleys confronted the last word problem: the specter of eminent area for a crude oil pipeline proposed by way of one of many biggest privately owned businesses on the earth, infamous polluters Koch Industries. As Atina Diffley tells her David-versus-Goliath story, she supplies readers every little thing from professional guideline in natural farming to an entrepreneur’s handbook on the right way to develop a enterprise to a criminal mystery approximately fighting company conceitedness to a love tale a few unmarried mom falling for a superb, big-hearted man.

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Download E-books Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger (Women in Africa and the Diaspora) PDF

Seizing the gap opened by means of the early Nineteen Nineties democratization circulation, Muslim ladies are carving an energetic, influential, yet often-overlooked function for themselves in the course of a time of significant swap. Engaging Modernity offers a compelling portrait of Muslim girls in Niger as they faced the demanding situations and possibilities of the overdue 20th century.
    in accordance with thorough scholarly learn and wide fieldwork—including a wealth of interviews—Ousseina Alidou’s paintings bargains insights into the which means of modernity for Muslim girls in Niger. blending biography with sociological facts, social idea and linguistic research, this can be a multilayered imaginative and prescient of political Islam, schooling, pop culture, and warfare and its aftermath. Alidou deals a gripping examine one of many Muslim world’s strongest untold stories.


Runner-up, Aidoo-Snyder e-book Prize, Women’s Caucus of the African stories organization, 2007

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