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Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (Wo...
by Brittney C. Cooper

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<div><i>Beyond Respectability</i> charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists like Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Barrier Williams, Pauli Murray, and Toni Cade Bambara. Cooper delves into the processes that transformed these women and others into racial leadership figures, including long-overdue discussions of their theoretical output and personal experiences. As Cooper shows, their body of work critically reshaped our understandings of race and gender discourse. It also confronted entrenched ideas of how--and who--produced racial knowledge.</div>
Beware: A Warning to Suffragists
by Mary Lowndes

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English

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Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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This vintage book from 1909 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find.
Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On...
by LiYana Silver

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<DIV><P>There is a particular kind of insanity running rampant in the world that compels most women to stuff down, ignore, or hide parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable, attractive, or taken seriously.<BR />  <BR /> Which doesn’t work. It actually ensures we remain unfulfilled, miserable, and at war with ourselves—and that is a war no woman can win.<BR />  <BR /> So now comes the good news:<BR /><I>There is a path to help you become the woman you are aching to become.</I><BR />  <BR /> This path is unruly, messy, a wee bit naughty, and audaciously asks you trust the very parts of you that you previously warred against. While this path has no script, map, or blueprint, you’ll learn to use your sensuous, desirous, wildly feeling female body as a steadfast and trustworthy compass.<BR />  <BR /> This is the path of <I>Feminine Genius. </I><BR />  <BR /> To get you started, you’ll have the best of guides: women’s life coach LiYana Silver. “One of the most enduringly inspiring things in my life,” says LiYana, “is to watch a woman slip the Gordian knot of self-loathing, people-pleasing, and over-achieving and become simply and fully <I>herself</I>.”<BR />  <BR /> Partly an irreverently reverent feminist treatise and partly a non-denominational devotional hymnal to the Sacred Feminine, <I>Feminine Genius</I> just might change forever what you know about your body, soul, sexuality, intuition, and power. In these pages, LiYana invites you to: </P><ul><li>Go deep and reconnect with the powerful parts of yourself you’ve hidden away</li><li>Meet your innate genius: the wild, creative, and infallible wisdom of your body</li><li>Brighten your everyday with hands-on practices</li><li>Tap into your inner knowing so you can stop second-guessing yourself and get clear about your next steps</li><li>Learn how to embrace your sexuality, emotions, desires, and cycles so you can achieve enormous effectiveness and fulfillment in life</li><li>Navigate your “dark” and work with painful, difficult experiences in healthy ways</li><li>Learn how you overuse your “masculine” strengths to the point of personal, cultural, and global breakdown</li><li>Discover why your “feminine” isn’t weak, but is one of the strongest and most trustworthy parts of you</li><li>Explore the history, physics, and biology of a universe built for harmony between “masculine” and “feminine”</li><li>Look in the mirror and see the face of the Goddess gazing back at you </li></ul><P>If you found a dusty bottle on a shelf of your cellar, there would be only one way to know if it contained an all-knowing genie with the power to actualize your deepest desires: <I>open, and look inside.</I><BR />  <BR /><I>Feminine Genius</I> is a provocative wake-up call, nudging you to uncork that fabulous flask and find out just how much magic you’ve been hiding. Because you <I>do </I>have a genie in your bottle—and genius in your body.<BR />  <BR /> Are you ready to <I>open, and look inside</I><I>? </I></P></DIV>
Placenta Wit: Mother Stories, Rituals, and Research
by Demeter Press

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English

Pages

230

Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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Placenta Wit is an interdisciplinary anthology of stories, rituals, and research that explores mothers’ contemporary and traditional uses of the human afterbirth. Authors inspire, provoke and highlight diverse understandings of the placenta and its role in mothers’ creative life-giving. Through medicalization of childbirth, many North American mothers do not have access to their babies’ placentas, nor would many think to. Placentas are often considered to be medical property, and/ or viewed as the refuse of birth. Yet there is now greater understanding of motherand baby-centred birth care, in which careful treatment of the placenta and cord can play an integral role. In reclaiming birth at home and in clinical settings, mothers are choosing to keep their placentas. There is a revival, and survival, of family and community rituals with the placenta and umbilical cord, including burying, art making, and consuming for therapeutic use. Claiming and honouring the placenta may play a vital role in understanding the sacredness of birth and the gift of life that mothers bring. Placenta Wit gathers narrative accounts, scholarly essays, creative pieces and artwork from this emergence of placental interests and uses. This collection includes understandings from birth cultures and communities such as home-birth, hospital-birth, midwifery, doula, Indigenous, and feminist perspectives.<br />Once lost, now found, Placenta Wit authors capably handle and care for this wise organ at the roots of motherhood, and life itself.
Gender, Technology and Violence (Routledge Studies in Crime and S...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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<P>Technological developments move at lightening pace and can bring with them new possibilities for social harm. This book brings together original empirical and theoretical work examining how digital technologies both create and sustain various forms of gendered violence and provide platforms for resistance and criminal justice intervention. </P><br /><P>This edited collection is organised around two key themes of facilitation and resistance, with an emphasis through the whole collection on the development of a gendered interrogation of contemporary practices of technologically-enabled or enhanced practices of violence. </P><br /><P>Addressing a broad range of criminological issues such as intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, online sexual harassment, gendered political violence, online culture, cyberbullying, and human trafficking, and including a critical examination of the broader issue of feminist ‘digilantism’ and resistance to online sexual harassment, this book examines the ways in which new and emerging technologies facilitate new platforms for gendered violence as well as offering both formal and informal opportunities to prevent and/or respond to gendered violence.</P>
Embroidering the Scarlet A: Unwed Mothers and Illegitimate Childr...
by Janet Mason Ellerby

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

April 22, 2015

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<i>Embroidering the Scarlet A</i> traces the evolution of the “fallen woman” from the earliest novels to recent representations in fiction and film, including <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>, <i>The Sound and the Fury</i>, <i>The Color Purple</i>, and <i>Love Medicine</i>, and the films <i>Juno</i> and <i>Mother and Child</i>. Interweaving her own experience as a pregnant teen forced to surrender her daughter and pledge secrecy for decades, Ellerby interrogates “out-of-wedlock” motherhood, mapping the ways archetypal scarlet women and their children have been exiled as social pariahs, pardoned as blameless pawns, and transformed into empowered women. Drawing on narrative, feminist, and autobiographical theory, the book examines the ways that the texts have affirmed, subverted, or challenged dominant thinking and the prevailing moral standards as they have shifted over time. Using her own life experience and her uniquely informed perspective, Ellerby assesses the effect these stories have on the lives of real women and children. By inhabiting the space where ideology meets narrative, Ellerby questions the constricting historical, cultural, and social parameters of female sexuality and permissible maternity.<br /><br /><br /><br /><div>As a feminist cultural critique, a moving autobiographical journey, and an historical investigation that addresses both fiction and film, <i>Embroidering the Scarlet A</i> will appeal to students and scholars of literature, history, sociology, psychology, women’s and gender studies, and film studies. The book will also interest general readers, as it relates the experience of surrendering a child to adoption at a time when birthmothers were still exiled, birth records were locked away, and secrecy was still mandatory. It will also appeal to those concerned with adoption or the cultural shifts that have changed our thinking about illegitimacy.</div>
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times (The Mid...
by Jennifer Worth

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 29, 2012

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<b>The highest-rated drama in BBC history, <i>Call the Midwife</i> will delight fans of <i>Downton Abbey</i></b><br /><br /> Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colorful cast of women—from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side.<br /><br />An unfortgettable story of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the strength of remarkable and inspiring women, <i>Call the Midwife</i> is the true story behind the beloved PBS series, which will soon return for its sixth season.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater (Triangulations: Lesbian/...
by Milly S. Barranger

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

February 24, 2010

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<div>"In Milly Barranger, Margaret Webster has found the perfect biographer. In Margaret Webster, Milly Barranger has found her perfect subject. She brings to vivid life a fascinating and important theater figure whose public and private lives were of equal interest. In this carefully researched book, Webster's colleagues, lovers, and friends shine as brightly as she did. I wish she were here to read it."<br /><br />-Marian Seldes<br /><br /><br /><br />"<i>Margaret Webster</i> is a highly welcome addition to our knowledge of the first important female director in American theater. Remembered now especially for her staging of Othello with Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen, and Jose Ferrer, Margaret Webster was probably the best-known, in-demand, and admired director of Shakespeare in America in the 1940s and 1950s. Fascinating throughout, the book's discussions of working with Robeson, and of HUAC, which targeted her just as her career was reaching a peak, make for especially engrossing reading."<br /><br />-Oscar Brockett<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater</i> is an engrossing backstage account of the life of pioneering director Margaret Webster (1905-72).<br /><br /><br /><br />This is the first book-length biography of Webster, a groundbreaking stage and opera director whose career challenged not only stage tradition but also mainstream attitudes toward professional women.<br /><br /><br /><br />Often credited with first having brought Shakespeare to Broadway, and renowned for her bold casting of an African American (Paul Robeson) in the role of Othello, Webster was a creative force in modern American and British theater.<br /><br /><br /><br />Her story reveals the independent-minded artist undeterred by stage tradition and unmindful of rules about a woman's place in the professional theater. In addition to providing fascinating glimpses into Webster's personal and family life, <i>Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater</i> also offers a who's-who list of the biggest names in New York and London theater of the time, as well as Hollywood: John Gielgud, Noël Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Uta Hagen, Sybil Thorndike, Eva LeGallienne, and John Barrymore, among others, all of whom crossed paths with Webster. Capping Webster's amazing story is her investigation by Senator Joseph McCarthy and HUAC, which left her unable to work for a year, and from which she never fully recovered.<br /><br /><br /></div>
Bravely She Flies
by , Dawn Thompson

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

May 13, 2017

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Inspired by the many stories of resilience, Bravely She Flies was born. Giving women an opportunity to voice and share their stories in their own words and in their own time. Penning personal and real resiliency experiences as a public form of expression to acknowledge, appreciate, forgive and learn while sharing and connecting. It is our dream to inspire others to join us in a movement and to bravely become authors of their own chapters in many more Bravely She Flies to come.
Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in ...
by Zed Books

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

June 15, 2017

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How does our understanding of Africa shift when we begin from the perspective of women? What can the African perspective offer theories of culture and of gender difference?<br /><br />This work, as unique and insightful today as when it was first published, brings together a wide variety of African academics and other researchers to explore the links between literature, popular culture and theories of gender. Beginning with a ground-breaking overview of African gender theory, the book goes on to analyse women's writing, uncovering the ways different writers have approached issues of female creativity and colonial history, as well as the ways in which they have subverted popular stereotypes around African women. The contributors also explore the related gender dynamics of mask performance and oral story-telling. <br /><br />This major analysis of gender in popular and postcolonial cultural production remains essential reading for students and academics in women's studies, cultural studies and literature.

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