• Personal & social issues
      July 2014

      The Cleansing

      by Michael Connor

      The Cleansing: Razor-Sharp Psychological Drama Novel Raises Awareness for Abhorrent African Ritual of ‘Widow Cleansing’. Crafted by Michael Connor, ‘The Cleansing’ takes readers back to the turn of the 21st century, as one young African woman struggles to weigh up life and her culture’s constant conflict between old and new. In a world that is rapidly progressing and modernising, her stagnant culture refuses to end the ritual of ‘widow cleansing’; or forced rape of those who have recently lost their husband.

    • Feminism & feminist theory
      June 2014

      Girl Trouble

      Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

      by Carol Dyhouse

      Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, pint-swigging ladettes, they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news. In this witty and wonderful book, Carol Dyhouse shows that where there's a social scandal or a wave of moral outrage, you can bet a girl is to blame. Whether it be stories of 'brazen flappers' staying out and up all night in the 1920s, inappropriate places for Mars bars in the 1960s or Courtney Love's mere existence in the 1990s, bad girls have been a mass-media staple for more than a century. And yet, despite the continued obsession with their perceived faults and blatant disobedience, girls are infinitely better off today than they were a century ago. This is the story of the challenges and opportunities faced by young women growing up in the swirl of the twentieth century, and the pop-hysteria that continues to accompany their progress.

    • Gender studies, gender groups
      August 2010

      Gendering Border Studies

      by Jane Aaron (Editor), Henrice Altink (Editor), Chris Weedon (Editor)

      The study of borders has recently undergone significant transitions, reflecting changes in the functions of boundaries themselves, as the world political map has experienced transformations. Gender (defined as the knowledge about perceived distinctions between the sexes) is an important signifier of borders as constructed and contested lines of differences. In the interplay with other categories of difference, such as class, race, ethnicity and religion, it plays a major role in giving meaning to different forms of borders. It is not surprising, then, that an increasing number of studies in the last years have aimed for a gendering of border studies. This book aims to explore this new interdisciplinary field and develop it further. The main questions it asks are: how do we define ‘borders’, ‘frontiers’ and ‘boundaries’ in different disciplinary approaches of gendered border studies? What were and are the main fields of gendered border studies? What might be important questions for future research? And how useful is an inter- or transdisciplinary approach for gendered border studies? Fifteen established scholars from various disciplines contribute chapters in which they set out how the issue of gender and borders has been approached in their discipline and describe what they expect from future research. After a detailed introduction presenting these issues, the book is divided into four sections: migration and gender; gendered narratives of border crossing; gender and the drawing of internal boundaries, and teaching gendered borders.

    • Gender studies: women
      February 2011

      Our Mother's Land

      Chapters in Welsh Women's History, 1830-1939

      by Angela John (Editor)

      This volume marks the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of this groundbreaking book. It reflects the pioneering research of its contributors to the development of modern Welsh women’s history. The eight chapters range widely across time (1830-1939) and place, from exploring working class women’s community sanctions and the perils facing collier’s wife to the very different lifestyles of ironmasters’ wives. They also tackle the idealised images of respectable Welsh women in periodicals and the tragic reality of those who took their own lives as well as showing us the transgressive actions of suffrage rebels. They examine how women carved out space within movements such as temperance and track the fluctuating fortunes of women’s employment and domestic life from the Great War to the eve of the Second World War. This volume makes available once more a book that has become a classic in its field and a vital part of the historiography of modern Wales. This expanded edition also brings us up to date. It reveals the research and publications of the last two decades and comments upon the extent to which Wales has moved beyond being the familiar ‘land of our fathers’. Written in a lively and accessible style, it nevertheless draws upon a wealth of research and expertise and should appeal to both the academic community and to a much wider readership.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2017

      Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man

      by Tijana Vujosevic

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2017

      Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man

      by Tijana Vujosevic

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2017

      A table for one

      A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time

      by Kinneret Lahad

      "What are you waiting for?" Stop wasting your time" "You will die alone," "You will miss the train and stay on your own!" These are some of the questions and warnings that single women hear on an everyday basis. Single women are constantly being asked whether they are ''still single,'' or being bid to get married next or soon. Still, soon, ever-after, waste of time, waiting, how long, when, all these form part of the rich language of time. This book argues that time plays a crucial rule in the discursive formation of female singlehood and that our common understanding of singlehood is dominated by underlying temporal models, premises and concepts. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach and integrating different theoretical realms and perspectives, this book paves way for a new theorization of singlehood and time. Lahad's unique approach gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting time, timeout and accelerated aging. Other temporal categories which are examined throughout this book as age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time enable the fresh consideration of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general. By proposing this new analytical direction, this book seeks to rework some of our common conceptions of singlehood, and presents a new theoretical arsenal with which the temporal paradigms which devalue and marginalize single women and women's subjectivies in general can be understated. Lahad argues that singlehood is sociologically important, because it touches upon some of the pressing issues in social life and raises fundamental questions about how people make sense of their lives and organize their lives with others. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular clichés, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. In this connection, the book lays the ground for a rich, multilayered politicized analysis of solo living and temporality and intends to be a mile stone in both singlehood and time studies.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2017

      A table for one

      A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time

      by Kinneret Lahad

      Table for one: A critical reading of singlehood, gender and time is the first book to consider the profound relationship between singlehood and time. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular clichés, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the conventional meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. Lahad's analysis gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through varied temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting, timeout, age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time. This unique analytical approach enables the fresh consideration of some of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2017

      Gendered transactions

      The white woman in colonial India, <i>c</i>. 1820–1930

      by Andrew Thompson, Indrani Sen

      This book seeks to capture the complex experience of the white woman in colonial India through an exploration of gendered interactions over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It examines representations of gender interactions in missionary and memsahibs' colonial writings, both literary and non-literary, probing their construction of Indian women of different classes and regions, such as zenana women, peasants, ayahs and wet-nurses. Also examined are delineations of European female health issues in male-authored colonial medical handbooks, which serve to underline the gender prejudices undergirding this discourse. Giving voice to the Indian woman, this book also scrutinises the fiction of the first generation of western-educated Indian women who wrote in English, exploring their construction of white women and their negotiations with colonial modernities. This volume is unique in its wide range of themes: 'native' female education, missionary zenana visitation, the female 'gaze' (both colonising and colonised), the colonial home, as well as constructions of white women's reproductive and mental health in colonial medical discourse. Additionally, one of its major strengths is the fascinating diversity of its sources; letters, memoirs, fiction, housekeeping manuals, and forgotten texts from the colonial archives, such as missionary novels, medical manuals, and the largely forgotten 'Indian' short stories of Flora Annie Steel, with their preoccupation with gender issues. Gendered transactions will be of interest to the general reader as well as to experts and students of gender studies, colonial history, literary and cultural studies, and the social history of health and medicine.

    • Gender studies: women
      March 2018

      Women, Identity and Religion in Wales

      Theology, Poetry, Story

      by Manon Ceridwen James

      This book explores the relationship between religion and identity in the lives of Welsh women today. Manon Ceridwen James looks at the recent history of religion in Wales, as well as women’s writings and the way in which women have faced and continue to face unique pressures to be respectable.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2018

      Wert der Familie

      Ehescheidung, Frauenarbeit und Reproduktion in den USA des 20. Jahrhunderts

      by Isabel Heinemann

      Die Analyse von Normveränderungen auf dem Feld der Familienwerte eignet sich besonders gut, um zu einem breiteren Verständnis gesellschaftlichen Wandels zu gelangen. Dies liegt erstens daran, dass die Familie während des gesamten 20. Jahrhunderts als wichtigste Mikroeinheit der Gesellschaft nach dem Individuum und als zentrale Instanz der Wertevermittlung an die nächste Generation galt. Öffentliche Debatten um die Familie, ihre Strukturen und ihre Werte unterstreichen stets deren Bedeutung für die Gesellschaft. Zweitens entfaltete das Familienideal der weißen „Middle Class" im 20. Jahrhundert eine prägende Wirkung für alle US-Amerikaner/innen. Es diente als Projektionsfläche von Integrations- und Aufstiegshoffnungen, inspirierte aber auch Diversifizierungs- und Abgrenzungsstrategien. Quellen der Studie sind insbesondere die nationale Tages- und Wochenpresse, Grundsatzentscheide des Supreme-Court und ihre Begründungen, Statements von Präsidenten und ihrer Stäbe, Ratgeber-Literatur und zeitgenössische wissenschaftliche Publikationen sowie Veröffentlichungen religiöser Organisationen und sozialer Bewegungen. Als zentrale Untersuchungsachsen dienen die Kategorien „Race, Class, and Gender" sowie die Frage nach der Gültigkeit des sozialwissenschaftlichen Postulats eines „Wertewandels".

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2017

      Magnus Hirschfeld und seine Zeit

      by Manfred Herzer

      Dieses Buch erzählt von Leben und Werk des jüdischen, sozialdemokratischen und schwulen Arztes Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), der am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in Berlin die weltweit erste Emanzipationsbewegung der Homosexuellen initiierte, nach dem Weltkrieg 1919 das erste Institut für Sexualwissenschaft eröffnete und mit seinem schriftstellerischen Œuvre ein maßgeblicher Pionier der Sexologie gewesen ist. Von den Nazis bereits 1931 zur Emigration gezwungen, musste er die Zerstörung seines Lebenswerks, die Plünderung des Instituts, Verbot und Verbrennung seiner Bücher ohnmächtig im französischen Exil mitansehen.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare

      by David Ulbrich, Bobby A. Wintermute

      This book fills a gap in the historiographical and theoretical fields of race, gender, and war. In brief, Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare (RGMWW) offers an introduction into how cultural constructions of identity are transformed by war and how they in turn influence the nature of military institutions and conflicts. Focusing on the modern West, this project begins by introducing the contours of race and gender theories as they have evolved and how they are employed by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scholars. The project then mixes chronological narrative with analysis and historiography as it takes the reader through a series of case studies, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the Global War of Terror. The purpose throughout is not merely to create a list of so-called "great moments" in race and gender, but to create a meta-landscape in which readers can learn to identify for themselves the disjunctures, flaws, and critical synergies in the traditional memory and history of a largely monochrome and male-exclusive military experience. The final chapter considers the current challenges that Western societies, particularly the United States, face in imposing social diversity and tolerance on statist military structures in a climates of sometimes vitriolic public debate. RGMWW represents our effort to blend race, gender, and military war, to problematize these intersections, and then provide some answers to those problems.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2018

      Namen und Geschlechter

      Studien zum onymischen Un/doing Gender

      by Damaris Nübling, Stefan Hirschauer

      Personennamen leisten den größten Anteil an der sprachlichen Herstellung zweier Geschlechter. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes beleuchten diese Leistung aus linguistisch-onomastischer, soziologischer und historischer Sicht. Sie untersuchen u.a. inoffizielle Namen in Nahbeziehungen, die Benennung Ungeborener, die Umbenennung Transsexueller, deutsche, niederländische und schwedische Unisexnamen sowie das phonologische Degendering von Jungenamen der jüngeren Zeit.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2015

      Be Gender Smart

      The Key to Career Success for Women

      by Inge Woudstra

      Women have already proven they can get to the top. Now is the time for the next wave and to see more women bring their unique contribution to work and leadership roles. Learn the latest insights from Neuroscience and Be Gender Smart. Build a career and dare to be yourself. Be more confident about your own value. Get better projects, promoted faster, and paid more.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2015

      Dance Your Way to the Top!

      Feminine Leadership without burning out

      by Susie Heath

      It’s an unfortunate fact that those who want to change the world so desperately are often those who burn out first. Now is the time for a massive paradigm shift. Let go of the addiction to old behaviours; Tap into your inherent potency as a woman; Learn to ‘dance’ with adversity, resilience, endurance, confidence, vitality, creativity and passion; Facilitate change that will leave a legacy.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2012

      Rocking Your Role

      The 'How To' Guide to Success for Female Breadwinners

      by Jenny Garrett

      This book goes beneath the surface of what it means to be the Female Breadwinner. Jenny Garrett, award-winning coach, shares her personal experience and that of 8 other women, on how to have a successful family life and career. The book contains a series of interactive transformative exercises drawing from the world of coaching and psychology and will support personal and professional development for all individuals. Find out: where your guilt button is and who is pressing it, what you love about being breadwinner that you were afraid to admit, how you tackle the thorny subject of money, and how to cure yourself of Superwoman Syndrome!

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2018

      Feel it as a Man

      A fool’s guide to relationships

      by Nick Keith

      Find your feelings to sort out your relationships. Are you a man who struggles to discover and express his feelings? Do you find it hard to communicate openly and listen actively? Are your relationships fraught with failures and misunderstandings? This book is for you if you are such a man. Here you will find answers to your questions and potential solutions to some lifelong emotional problems. Nick Keith speaks from personal experience and with the help and guidance of experts. He plays the Shakespearean ‘fool’ who acts as “a commentator on events and is fearless in telling the truth”.

    • Gender studies, gender groups
      May 2018

      Out of the Ordinary

      A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions

      by Jivaka, Michael Dillon/Lobzang

      Now available for the first time—more than 50 years after it was written—is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915–62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self: A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here at last is Dillon/Jivaka’s extraordinary life story told in his own words. Out of the Ordinary captures Dillon/Jivaka’s various journeys—to Oxford, into medicine, across the world by ship—within the major narratives of his gender and religious journeys. Moving chronologically, Dillon/Jivaka begins with his childhood in Folkestone, England, where he was raised by his spinster aunts, and tells of his days at Oxford immersed in theology, classics, and rowing. He recounts his hormonal transition while working as an auto mechanic and fire watcher during World War II and his surgical transition under Sir Harold Gillies while Dillon himself attended medical school. He details his worldwide travel as a ship’s surgeon in the British Merchant Navy with extensive commentary on his interactions with colonial and postcolonial subjects, followed by his “outing” by the British press while he was serving aboard The City of Bath. Out of the Ordinary is not only a salient record of an early sex transition but also a unique account of religious conversion in the mid–twentieth century. Dillon/Jivaka chronicles his gradual shift from Anglican Christianity to the esoteric spiritual systems of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky to Theravada and finally Mahayana Buddhism. He concludes his memoir with the contested circumstances of his Buddhist monastic ordination in India and Tibet. Ultimately, while Dillon/Jivaka died before becoming a monk, his novice ordination was significant: It made him the first white European man to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Out of the Ordinary is a landmark publication that sets free a distinct voice from the history of the transgender movement.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2019

      Her Way To The Top

      The Glass Ceiling Is Thicker Than It Looks

      by Hira Ali

      Award-winning Hira Ali examines the myriad of challenges women face on their road to professional success. Informed by her 13 years of coaching experience and survey responses from 300 working women, she reveals the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman’s climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. This go-to guide for working women explores FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism and sexual harassment, among other issues. She moves beyond problems and empowers her readers with real solutions to help them break the glass ceiling. Written by a successful career woman for the benefit of career women around the world, Her Way to the Top demonstrates that women are all in this together, and together they can make a difference for each other.

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