Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women


Author: Janet Lee,Susan Shaw

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073512297

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 4206

This text with readings provides an accessible and engaging introduction to issues faced by women around the world. Each chapter begins with a framework essay written by a feminist scholar in the field, which provides an overview and analytical structure for the issues related to the topic at hand. The framework essay includes learning activities and other sidebars that may help instructors in planning class sessions and will encourage students to explore issues further. A number of carefully selected readings in each chapter offer a wide variety of perspectives on the topics discussed. Few of these essays have been anthologized elsewhere, providing new material for instructors and students.

Globalizing Cultures

Theories, Paradigms, Actions


Author: N.A

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9004272836

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 8913

Through a comparative analysis of representations of globalization the book Globalizing Cultures: Theories, Paradigms, Actions examines the way cultures and individuals oppose, resist and re-center globalization and how people negotiate a sense of identity and belonging in a global context.

Women's Empowerment for Sustainability in Africa


Author: Robert Dibie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527526224

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

View: 3107

This book uses an open, explorative approach to deal with the different aspects of gender discrimination and gender empowerment policies, as well as their impact on economic development and capacity-building in several African countries. It uses primary and secondary data to present the argument that, without the full input of women, sustainable development will not be achieved in many African countries. This book is the first text written by knowledgeable gender issue experts that understand the culture of, and lived and conducted research in, Africa. It provides many examples of the relationships between gender and economic development around the African continent, highlighting different processes and practices. As such, the contributors here illustrate the impact of weak gender policies, and the ability to adequately develop female capacity building that could lead to wide-spread sustainable economic growth in Africa. They also explore a wide range of new dimensions and variables that are commonly ignored by other text books on gender equality. The book will help graduate, undergraduate students and other readers to understand women’s policies in the past, present, and future by analysing and illustrating cultural, political and socio-historical contexts which have shaped women’s role in the economic and sustainable development of Africa.

Writing Back Through Our Mothers


Author: Tegan Zimmerman

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905602

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2614

For the first time in the literary tradition, the contemporary woman's historical novel (post-1970) is surveyed from a transnational feminist perspective. Analyzing the maternal (the genre's central theme) reveals that historical fiction is a transnational feminist means for challenging historical erasures, silences, normative sexuality, political exclusion, and divisions of labor. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 5)

LGBT-Parent Families

Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice


Author: Abbie E. Goldberg,Katherine R. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461445558

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

View: 3479

LGBT-Parent Families is the first handbook to provide a comprehensive examination of this underserved area. Reflecting the nature of this issue, the volume is notably interdisciplinary, with contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. Additionally, scholarship from regions beyond the U.S. including England, Australia, Canada, and South Africa is presented. In addition to gender and sexuality, all contributors address issues of social class, race, and ethnicity in their chapters.

Die Globalisierte Frau

Berichte Aus Der Zukunft Der Ungleichheit


Author: Christa Wichterich

Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783499222603

Category: Competition, International

Page: 268

View: 9583


Neuer Antifeminismus, alte Leier


Author: Barbara Kirchner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930786695

Category: Anti-feminism

Page: 96

View: 7071

Das Schwarzbuch zur Lage der Frauen

eine Bestandsaufnahme


Author: Christine Ockrent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866121348


Page: 621

View: 6357

Wir wollen keinen Katalog der Tragödien zusammenstellen, sondern denen eine Stimme geben, die kämpfen, ihnen zeigen, dass sie nicht alleine sind. Es gibt Hoffnung. Das Schwarzbuch zur Lage der Frauen ist die erste umfassende Bestandsaufnahme zur wirtschaftlichen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Situation von Frauen aller Kontinente. Es versammelt einschlägige Analysen international bekannter Journalistinnen, Publizistinnen und Wissenschaftlerinnen zur Durchsetzung von Frauenrechten und zur Lösung drängender Probleme wie z.B. Aids, Hunger und Frauenhandel. Ein Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu einer gerechteren Welt mit einem Geleitwort von Maybrit Illner.

Globalizing Women

Transnational Feminist Networks


Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880247

Category: Mathematics

Page: 251

View: 5538

Globalizing Women explains how the negative and positive aspects of globalization have helped to create transnational networks of activists and organizations with common agendas.

Feminist Perspectives on Politics


Author: Chris Corrin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 8219

Feminist Perspectives on Politics considers how feminist perspectives have considerably broadened the scope of what is considered 'political'. Themes and issues covered range from nineteenth century debates around women's equality and liberation, to twentieth century arguments and activities towards gaining a more nuanced understanding of women's differences and diversity. ' Difference' remains a key term in contemporary feminisms, and the author examines debates engendered from women's liberation politics to open up discussion of Black feminisms, lesbian politics and disabled feminist agendas. Formal political participation and the impact of women's movement politics are assessed in global comparisons as are the debates surrounding discourses on 'development' and transnational politics, and the influence of women at local, national and international levels. The book will be essential reading for students at all levels across the fields of Politics, Women's Studies, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, Political Economy and 'Development' Studies more generally (such as in studies concerned with anti-racism, gender, social policy and the history of ideas within educational institutions, local government and voluntary organisations)

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft


Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411209

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 3313

»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Global Feminist Ethics


Author: Peggy DesAutels,Rebecca Whisnant

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742559103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 7115

This volume is fourth in the series of annuals created under the auspices of The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST). The topics covered herein-from peacekeeping and terrorism, to sex trafficking and women's paid labor, to poverty and religious fundamentalism-are vital to women and to feminist movements throughout the world.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert


Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264589360


Page: 264

View: 1604

Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Dem Erleben auf der Spur

Feminismus und die Philosophie des Leibes


Author: Hilge Landweer,Isabella Marcinski

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839436397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

View: 7363

Wenn das Erleben immer leiblich ist, welche Rolle spielt dabei das Geschlecht? Wie gehen Machtverhältnisse, Normen und Diskurse in die Beschreibungen des eigenen Erlebens ein? Wie kann dennoch der Eigensinn des Erlebens zur Geltung kommen? Mit Fragen wie diesen bindet die Phänomenologie die Philosophie an die Lebenswirklichkeit zurück. Sie geht dabei vom Leib aus, der die Voraussetzung aller Erfahrung ist. Wissenschaftliche Disziplinen wie die Geschlechterforschung nutzen phänomenologische Kategorien und entwickeln sie außerdem praktisch und theoretisch weiter. Der Band stellt Ergebnisse dieser Forschungen aus feministischer Sicht vor. Dabei steht die Suche nach einer Sprache für die leibliche Erfahrung im Mittelpunkt.

Women Sport Fans

Identification, Participation, Representation


Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317280776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 5142

Women worldwide are making their presence felt as sport fans in rapidly increasing numbers. This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the study of sport fandom by exploring the growing visibility and interest in women who follow sport. It presents the latest data on women’s sport spectatorship in different regions of the world, posing new theoretical paradigms to study the globalised nature of female sport fandom. This book goes beyond conventional approaches to analysing the practices of women sport fans. By using a critical feminist perspective to investigate cultural conditions and social contexts (including globalisation, digital networked technologies, consumerism, neoliberalism and postfeminism), it brings into view a diversity of women’s voices and experiences as sport fans. It sheds new light on the power dynamics of gender, ethnicity and sexuality influencing women’s participation in sport spectatorship and interrogates the ways female sport fandom is made visible through transnational media networks. Women Sport Fans: Identification, Participation, Representation is fascinating reading for all those interested in sport and gender, the sociology of sport, or women’s studies.

Women, Gender, and Human Rights

A Global Perspective


Author: Marjorie Agosín

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813529837

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

View: 2827


Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Political Economy of Gender


Author: Jennifer Abbassi,Sheryl Lutjens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510753

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 2175

This indispensable text reader provides a broad-ranging and thoughtfully organized feminist introduction to the ongoing controversies of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designed for use in a variety of college courses, the volume collects an influential group of essays first published in Latin American Perspectives--a theoretical and scholarly journal focused on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. The reader is organized into thematic sections that focus on work, politics, and culture, and each section includes substantive introductions that identify key issues, trends, and debates in the scholarly literature on women and gender in the region. Demonstrating the rich and multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies, this collection of timely, empirical studies promotes critical thinking about women's place and power; about theory and research strategies; and about contemporary economic, political, and social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Valuable as both a supplementary or primary text, Rereading Women makes a convincing claim for a materialist feminist analysis. It convincingly shows why women have become an increasingly important subject of research, acknowledges their gains and struggles over time, and explores the contributions that feminist theory has made toward the recognition of gender as a relevant--indeed essential--category for analyzing the political economy of development.