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Jane Austen and her Country-house Comedy
by W.H. Helm

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English

Pages

143

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels. Four of them were published during her life time: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), while two others, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818.<br /> Austen has inspired a large number of critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Love & Friendship (2016).<br />Jane Austen's use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars and love of readers.<br />(Wikipedia)<br />
Daphne Du Maurier: Looking Inward
by Teresa Petersen

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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In this well-researched and crafted study of Daphne du Maurier's novels and short stories, author Teresa Petersen explores the possibility that incest is at the core of du Maurier's craft. Her argument is that the theme of incest occurs so frequently that it is not a coincidence.<br />Weaving an analysis of du Maurier's personal history with her well-known novels and short stories, Petersen contends that the writer's intense relationship with her father, Gerald, and to a lesser extent, her much older cousin, Geoffrey, shaped the narrative of all that she wrote.<br />From the subtle father-daughter marriage in Rebecca to the grotesque infanticide in The Progress of Julius to the revelatory short story, ‘A Border-Line Case', Petersen makes a clear argument that will have readers reconsidering du Maurier's works from a completely different angle.
On The Threshold: Women's Life Writing and Matters of Choice
by Lainie Jones PhD

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English

Pages

134

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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Who hasn’t stood on a metaphorical threshold trying to decide whether to step through the doorway into the unknown or retreat into the comfort of the familiar? How do we approach such choices, knowing that our decision may alter the trajectory of our lives and take us in directions we cannot foresee? What makes us choose one course of action over another? And if something makes us choose, is it really a choice? Do we have free will, or is every decision we make, every byway we take along the road of life, predetermined by factors beyond our control? This book considers these questions through the lens of Australian women’s life writing, exploring the ways in which choice and agency have evolved over the past one hundred years, and how women have represented their life-changing decisions. <br /><br />Central to this study by Lainie Jones is Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope, which sees the threshold not only as a moment in time and place and history when life-altering decisions are made, but also as a liminal space where the conscious and the unconscious meet and the social may be influenced by the spiritual. Drawing on philosophical, sociological, and neuroscientific thought, Dr Jones outlines the ways in which social forces and notions of free will are traditionally perceived in the shaping of a human life, and argues for a new paradigm to value intuition alongside reason when these discourses are debated. <br /><br />The life narratives examined in these pages provide students of autobiographical writing with an opportunity to consider social changes over the twentieth century that allowed women to more fully express their agency, and to contemplate the significance of women’s life choices in the context of a range of historical times and places.
The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship (Routle...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks. </P><br /><P>With contributions from leading and emerging researchers,<I> The</I> <I>Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship </I>brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Reflecting the subject’s growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women’s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, <I>The</I> <I>Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship </I>will be an invaluable reference resource.</P>
Mujeres situadas: Las parteras autónomas en México (Spanish Edi...
by Hanna Laako

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Spanish

Pages

454

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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El libro “Mujeres situadas: Las parteras autónomas en México” se adentra en las profundidades del mundo de las parteras autónomas contemporáneas en México. Nacidas en el contexto de las movilizaciones por los derechos humanos e íntimamente vinculados a los dilemas modernos de la partería, el libro explora las múltiples características de las batallas que emprenden estas parteras contemporáneas en México, quienes ya afrontan desafíos desde su clasificación pues caen en medio de la partería profesional y tradicional a la vez que diluyen esta división. Incrustado en las teorías de los conocimientos situados, el libro examina cómo las parteras autónomas se mueven dentro de las estratificaciones de la sociedad al mismo tiempo que se posicionan en intersecciones complejas en términos de género, clase social, etnicidad y la (de) colonialidad. Dado que ha sido una de sus carencias principales, la búsqueda de la autonomía resulta fundamental para estas parteras políticamente activas que mientras esgrimen su crítica hacia la medicalización del parto realzan su postura anti-sistémica. De esta manera, el libro captura un panorama global, histórico y regional del contexto de las parteras, y presenta las propias mini-historias de las parteras autónomas narradas durante los encuentros con la autora. “¿Cómo negociar la lucha por la partería en el mundo poscolonial?”, es la pregunta que yace al fondo de esta historia del Zeitgeist de la partería en México.
BASE Jump: Finding Yourself In An Unfulfilling Professional World
by Carrie Sechel

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English

Pages

163

Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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You picked up this book because you achieved the success you dreamed of but feel pulled toward something else. When you think about making a bold move toward the pull, you fear losing what you’ve gained and fear living a life of regret wondering what could have been.<br /><br />You look at the people you love, the person you’ve become, and the life you live and long for more love, happiness, and joy. You wonder if more is possible today, or if more reserved for someday. Could your bold move bring you closer to a life of joy now?<br /><br />BASE Jump is a guide through the transformation necessary for your bold move. BASE Jump uses stories, data, and interactive exercises to break through the barriers that are keeping you stuck and to introduce you to a whole new world of possibilities…<br /><br />•Live a life of no regrets<br />•Never be paralyzed with fear again<br />•Bring 100% of yourself to the world<br />•Drive maximum success and value<br />•Feel joy every single day<br /><br />After reading BASE Jump you will have powerful clarity, a new mental attitude, and the confidence to make your bold move and create a life you love!<br />
Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English: Where Privile...
by Gloria Park

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 13, 2017

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<p>This book is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as transnational and mobile women living in the midst of linguistic privilege and marginalization. It is one outcome of a research project and the lived experiences which surround and influence (and were influenced by) it. The author documents how she and her research partners began studying what had drawn them to US TESOL programs, and how English was and is a symbol of power and privilege, a symbol of educational access and a pursuit of equity, yet, at times, is also a symbol of linguistic marginalization.</p>
The Recovering Feminist: Empowering All People to Create a Whole ...
by Beth Wilson

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English

Pages

259

Publication Date

September 30, 2017

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Women are rising up to shape the future. Driven by a fierce love for humanity, the Earth and all her inhabitants, many recognize it is time to forge a new path of empowerment.<br /><br />With wit and wisdom, international best-selling author Beth Wilson exposes the insidious influence of the domination system on the women's movement — a system that will cause irreparable damage if we remain tethered to its destructive trajectory. The Recovering Feminist offers freedom from the domination distortions that prevent women from realizing their capacity for authentic connection, inclusive collaboration and transformative leadership. <br /><br />The Recovering Feminist weaves memoir, prescient social critique and stimulating interviews with today’s change agents to cast a compelling vision for reclaiming our true locus of power: love in action. The Recovering Feminist features women and men who are doing spiritually vital work to ensure harmony, equality and justice:<br /><br />Iceland’s presidential candidate Halla Tomasdottir, <br />Oscar-winning producer Geralyn Dreyfous, <br />Father Greg Boyle, founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries,<br />Billy Mills, Native American Olympian and Presidential Medal recipient, <br />Rabbi Sharon Brous, visionary, thought-leader and founder of IKAR,<br />OWN regular and The 8 Habits of Love author the Reverend Ed Bacon, <br />Veda Reddy of PlanetWildlife, an EcoTravel company.<br />And more!<br /><br />The Recovering Feminist summons women to join together — often in partnership with men — to participate in a fully embodied empowerment agenda that secures our rights while engaging the power of the feminine spirit to transform the world.
Cien Mujeres (Spanish Edition)
by Leonardo Depestre Catony

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Spanish

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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Breves recuentos de las vidas y la presencia de cien mujeres célebres que han visitado La Habana aparecen en este libro de lectura agradable e inspiradora. A lo largo de su historia, la capital ha recibido a relevantes figuras femeninas de las artes escénicas, las letras, la política, la ciencia, entre otras manifestaciones de la cultura, procedentes de los sitios geográficos más distantes o inmediatos, que han venido para compartir su talento con los cubanos. El sentir de estas mujeres, la acogida de que fueron objeto y hasta algún episodio curioso acaecido durante su estancia son narrados por el autor. María Félix, Edith Piaf, Madre Teresa de Calcuta, María Luisa Bemberg, Isabel Allende, Amelia Earhart, Valentina Tereshkova… son algunos nombres de las personalidades aquí tratadas.
Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
by Ellen Pao

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The “necessary and incisive” (Roxane Gay) account of the discrimination case that “has blown open a conversation about the status of women” in the workplace (<i>The New York Times</i>)</b><br /><br /><b>LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR | NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY <i>ELLE</i> AND <i>BUSTLE</i></b><br /><br /> In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm, calling out workplace discrimination and retaliation against women and other underrepresented groups. Her suit rocked the tech world—and exposed its toxic culture and its homogeneity. Her message overcame negative PR attacks that took aim at her professional conduct and her personal life, and she won widespread public support—<i>Time</i> hailed her as “the face of change.” Though Pao lost her suit, she revolutionized the conversation at tech offices, in the media, and around the world. In <i>Reset,</i> she tells her full story for the first time.<br /><br /> The<b> </b>daughter of immigrants, Pao was taught that through hard work she could achieve her dreams. She earned multiple Ivy League degrees, worked at top startups, and in 2005 was recruited by Kleiner Perkins, arguably the world’s leading venture capital firm at the time. In many ways, she did everything right, and yet she and other women and people of color were excluded from success—cut out of decisive meetings and email discussions, uninvited to CEO dinners and lavish networking trips, and had their work undercut or appropriated by male executives. It was time for a system reset.<br /><br /> After Kleiner, Pao became CEO of reddit, where she took forceful action to change the status quo for the company and its product. She banned revenge porn and unauthorized nude photos—an action other large media sites later followed—and shut down parts of reddit over online harassment. She and seven other women tech leaders formed Project Include, an award-winning nonprofit for accelerating diversity and inclusion in tech. In her book, Pao shines a light on troubling issues that plague today’s workplace and lays out practical, inspiring, and achievable goals for a better future.<br /><br /> Ellen K. Pao’s <i>Reset</i> is a rallying cry—the story of a whistleblower who aims to empower everyone struggling to be heard, in Silicon Valley and beyond.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Reset</i></b><br /><br />“Necessary and incisive . . . As Ellen Pao detailed her experiences, while also communicating her passion for the work men often impeded her from doing, I was nothing short of infuriated. It was great to see a highly accomplished woman of color speaking out like this, and hopefully this book will encourage more women to come forward, give voice to their experiences in the workplace, and contribute to meaningful change.”<b>—Roxane Gay</b><br /><br />“When women assert ourselves, we confirm the bias against us, unconscious and otherwise. When we speak out, we identify ourselves as troublemakers. This is why I look forward to reading Ellen Pao’s account of her tribulations in Silicon Valley.”<b>—Catherine Mayer, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br />“[Ellen Pao’s] bravery in filing the lawsuit made her a hero to many women and helped change the conversation around sexism in tech. Now, Pao is back . . . with a new book, <i>Reset</i>, which takes readers behind the scenes of the roller coaster she’s been on.”<b>—<i>Marie Claire</i></b>

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