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Download E-books Violence and the Female Imagination: Quebec's Women Writers Re-frame Gender in North American Cultures by Paula Ruth Gilbert (2006-08-25) PDF

By Paula Ruth Gilbert

In the earlier 20 years Quebec ladies writers, together with Aline Chamberland, Claire Dé, Suzanne Jacob, and Hélène Rioux, have created girl characters who're thinking about daring sexual activities and language, cruelty, and violence, now and then culminating in infanticide and serial killing. Paula Ruth Gilbert argues that those Quebec feminist writers are "re-framing" gender. Violence and the feminine mind's eye explores even if those imagined ladies are outstanding out at an exterior different or harming themselves via acts of self-destruction and melancholy. Gilbert examines the measure to which ladies are imitating males within the outward path in their anger and hostility and means that such "tough" ladies could be mocking males of their "macho" exploits of sexuality and violence. She illustrates the ways that Quebec woman authors are "feminizing" violence or re-envisioning gender in North American tradition. Gilbert bridges methodological gaps and integrates historical past, sociology, literary thought, feminist thought, and different disciplinary ways to supply a framework for the dialogue of significant moral and aesthetic questions.

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Download E-books Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously PDF

By Julie Powell

Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that is "irresistible....A form of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now an immense movie. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial task, resolves to reclaim her lifestyles via cooking within the span of a unmarried yr, each of the 524 recipes in Julia kid's mythical Mastering the artwork of French Cooking. Her unforeseen gift: not only a newfound admire for calves' livers and aspic, yet a brand new life-lived with gusto. The movie is written and directed by way of Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

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Download E-books Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women PDF

By Anahí Viladrich Ph.D, Sana Loue (auth.), Sana Loue (eds.)

Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women

Edited through Sana Loue, Case Western Reserve college, Cleveland, OH

This singular quantity addresses the problems confronting minority ladies of various sexual orientations (lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and questioning)—challenges that regularly diverge considerably from these of alternative ladies of colour, and from these affecting minority males who've intercourse with males. Contributions from students, public future health pros, and contributors of the group show quite a lot of developmental, relational, political, and criminal issues which were given scant recognition in both the minority or the sexual minority literature. From those various views, stories of stigma and solidarity, isolation and desire, are mentioned with infrequent sensitivity and perception. Key parts of assurance include:

  • Development of sexual identification and minority identification: similarities and differences.
  • Minority sexual prestige between minorities/minority prestige between sexual minorities.
  • Constructing the relations: social and felony aspects.
  • Navigating the wellbeing and fitness care method: from entry to care to disclosure to providers.
  • Safety and violence within the office and community.
  • Religion and spirituality: exclusion and support.

Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women is not just a resource of practice-enhancing details, but additionally a chance to listen to the voices of its topic, making the e-book particularly proper to wellbeing and fitness care services, and to pros and researchers in psychology, sexuality, public health and wellbeing, wellbeing and fitness coverage, social paintings, and counseling. it really is compatible as a graduate-level textual content in any of those fields.

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Download E-books Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, A Memoir by Mary Buford Hitz PDF

Some towns, via difficulty or glory or a mixture of either, produce striking ladies. Richmond within the early 20th century, ruled by way of its popular households and nonetheless haunted through the ghosts of its accomplice earlier, produced a galaxy of such characters, together with Ellen Glasgow, Mary Cooke department Munford, and Lila Meade Valentine. Elisabeth Scott Bocock, Victorian in values yet smooth in outlook, carried in this culture together with her targeted mix of relatives wealth and connections, boundless power, eccentricity, and visionary zeal. Her daughter Mary Buford Hitz's candid memoir finds the pleasures and frustrations of starting to be up with a girl who anticipated quite a bit from her childrens and from town whose self-appointed mum or dad she became.

Elisabeth Bocock's imaginative and prescient was once of a urban that may take historical protection heavily, of a society that will settle for the significance of conservation. Impatient with technique and society's conventions, she used her huge, immense own magnetism to avoid them while founding a few of the associations Richmond takes without any consideration this day. within the construction of the historical Richmond starting place, the Carriage Museum at Maymont, the Hand Workshop, and the Virginia bankruptcy of the character Conservancy she performed the twin roles of visionary and bulldozer. whereas a part of a practice of sturdy southern ladies, Elisabeth Bocock's strategies have been exact, as she sought to persuade others of either the sensible and aesthetic hyperlinks among upkeep and the environment.

One of the "five little Scotts," childrens of the founding father of the funding company Scott & Stringfellow, she grew up with nice privilege, and he or she schooled her young children in easy methods to benefit from such privilege and the way to disregard it. no matter if of their iciness place of abode at 909 West Franklin highway in Richmond or at their summer season domestic, Royal Orchard, within the Blue Ridge Mountains, in her loved ones she insisted either on fulfillment and on heading off boredom in any respect costs.

As Mary Buford Hitz recounts with intelligence and feeling, her mom frequently looked like a typical strength, leveling whatever that stood in its manner yet leaving in its wake a brighter, replaced global. by no means Ask Permission is not just a daughter's sincere portrait of a charismatic and tough lady who broke the threads of conference; in Elisabeth Scott Bocock we realize the wrong yet feisty, enduring personality of Richmond.

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Download E-books Women Leaders in Chaotic Environments: Examinations of Leadership Using Complexity Theory (Lecture Notes in Social Networks) PDF

This ebook spotlights how ladies leaders behave in chaotic environments and lines examples of ladies who've been key figures in choosing complicated socio-economic results all through historical past. girls leaders might be visible on many excessive- degrees within the political area, be they a main minister, empress or opinion chief. From Kosem Sultan of the Ottoman Empire to Benazir Bhutto, girls leaders have had an indisputable influence on sleek heritage. Is it attainable to appreciate the present position of girls in politics in Turkey with out the 1st woman Emine Erdo an? will we research Europe s destiny with no Angela Merkel? there are various diverse books approximately girls leaders' biography or memoirs of individuals who labored heavily with them. even if, beforehand, no in-depth medical research of such ladies leaders with appreciate to chaos and complexity conception has been to be had. This paintings represents a special and demanding step in the direction of filling this hole in study, and comprises an epilogue featuring ladies s management version visualized by way of an eight-pointed star.

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Download E-books Circumstances Are Destiny: An Antebellum Woman's Struggle to Define Sphere (Civil War in the North) PDF

By Tina Stewart Brakebill

Celestia Rice Colby, born in Ohio in 1827, had way of life techniques that have been fairly common for the common white baby girl born within the first half the 19th century: she married in 1848, had 5 teenagers, spent a lot of her existence operating as a dairy farmer and housewife, and died in 1900. Her wealthy legacy, even though, prolonged past her kids and grandchildren and survived within the type of precise and reflective diaries and writings. Her deepest and released writings exhibit that regardless of the appearances of the indispensable general lifestyles, Colby struggled to reconcile her own hopes and pursuits with the expectancies and responsibilities put on her via society. writer Tina Stewart Brakebill has woven unique examine with secondary fabric to shape the material of Colby's existence; from her days because the daughter of an Ohio dairy farmer to her courting along with her daughter, a pioneering collage professor. What emerges is a multifaceted photograph of 1 woman's lifelong fight to set up her personal identification in the confines of society's proscriptions. Colby's existence tale bargains worthy insights that flow past traditional generalizations relating to girls of the prior and that proceed to impact the research of ladies this present day.

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Download E-books Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History PDF

By Sam Maggs

A enjoyable and feminist examine forgotten girls in technological know-how, know-how, and past, from the bestselling writer of THE FANGIRL'S advisor TO THE GALAXY
You might imagine you recognize women’s historical past pretty much. yet have you heard of. . .
·  Alice Ball, the chemist who built a good therapy for leprosy—only to have the credits taken by means of a man?
·  Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid gas compounds blasted the 1st U.S. satellite tv for pc into orbit?
·  Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving know-how revolutionized cloth creation in China—centuries prior to the cotton gin?
Smart girls have continually been capable of in achieving awesome issues, even if the chances have been stacked opposed to them. In Wonder Women, writer Sam Maggs tells the tales of the bright, brainy, and absolutely rad girls in historical past who broke obstacles as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life ladies in STEM careers, an intensive bibliography, and a consultant to women-centric technology and know-how organizations—all to teach the numerous methods the geeky women of this present day might help to construct the future.
Table of Contents:
Women of Science
Women of Medicine
Women of Espionage
Women of Innovation
Women of event

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Download E-books kilofly Black Thigh Highs Combo [Set of 2 Pairs] - Cross Net Back & Bowknots PDF

By Christina Dodd

Nessa Dahl continually had the nice experience to lead away from difficulty. Then Jeremiah MacNaught confirmed up in New Orleans, made up our minds to resolve a string of financial institution robberies via ladies donning Mardi Gras mask. Little does Nessa become aware of that the good-looking investigator is confident she's concerned with the crimes-or that he is keen to do something to get the reality. no matter if it potential taking the attractive lady he is confident is a liar and a thief directly to bed...

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