Download E-books Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (Gender and American Culture) PDF

By Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Documenting the tricky category kinfolk among ladies slaveholders and slave ladies, this examine exhibits how classification and race in addition to gender formed women's reports and made up our minds their identities. Drawing upon large study in diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories, the writer argues that the lives of antebellum southern girls, enslaved and unfastened, differed essentially from these of northern ladies and that it isn't attainable to appreciate antebellum southern ladies via employing versions derived from New England sources.

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Download E-books Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport PDF

By Jennifer Shahade

Within the online game of chess, the most powerful piece—the Queen—is sometimes called "bitch," and being girl has been lengthy thought of a tremendous drawback.

Chess complain, written by way of the 2004 U.S. Woman’s Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of ways today’s younger lady chess avid gamers are effectively pulling down the doorways to this characteristically male video game, infiltrating the male-owned carrying tradition of foreign chess, and giving the word "play like a lady" an entire new which means.

Through interviews with and commentary of the younger globetrotting ladies chess gamers who problem male domination, Chess complain shines a harsh mild at the game’s gender bias. Shahade starts via profiling the lives of significant ladies avid gamers from background, beginning with Vera Menchik, who defeated male execs with terrific frequency and have become the 1st woman’s international Champion in 1927. She then investigates the women’s chess dynasties in Georgia and China. She interviews the recognized Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments. She info her personal chess adventures—traveling to tournaments from Reykjavik to Istanbul. And Shahade introduces us to such lesser-known chess personalities because the flamboyant Zambian participant Linda Nangwale and the transgendered Texan Angela Alston and the eu woman chess gamers who hop from one state to a different, taking part in chess via day and partying lengthy into the evening. if you happen to think about chess as humans sitting quietly throughout a desk, Shahade paints a colourful international that the majority chess enthusiasts by no means knew existed.

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Download E-books Love in Condition Yellow: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage PDF

By Sophia Raday

Berkeley peace activist Sophia Raday by no means imagined she could fall in love with an Oakland police officer and significant within the military Reserve, less marry one. Barrett is loving and constant, yet in his global a possibility lies round each nook, and so he asks Sophia to stick in Yellow—always acutely aware that her lifestyles could be at risk quickly. Sophia's heart-wrenching but funny narrative approximately coming to a brand new realizing of peace and partnership offers wish for therapeutic the deep divisions in our nation, from front traces of a most unique union.

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Download E-books Representing Lives: Women and Auto Biography PDF

By Alison Donnell, Pauline Polkey

This eclectic and entire selection of essays explores modern concerns and debates pertaining to women’s auto-biographical representations from quite a number disciplinary views. With authoritative contributions from a couple of well-known figures within the box of women’s auto/biography, in addition to leading edge new voices, the amount deals a vast and modern lens at the concerns and debates suitable to the act of representing women's lives.

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Download E-books Goddesses And Women In The Indic Religious Tradition (Brill's Indological Library, V. 24) PDF

By Arvind Sharma

Goddesses and girls within the Indic spiritual culture is going past the normal assets that lie on the foundation for choosing the location of goddesses and girls in India. Following the lead of a hermeneutics of shock the e-book identifies, certainly, remarkable new fabric -
and conclusions; for instance the research of Vedic ?rauta ritual. Or through supplying spectacular conclusions, while the site is clearly one concerning girls and goddesses, or anthropology discovers that the worship of the good Goddess quickly elevates the location of girls. different examples of the efficiency of the hermeneutics of shock are noticeable whilst utilized to the function of kin?s, ?akti worship, the Marathi Sant culture, and to ?a?kara's commentaries

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Download E-books Adelaide Hoodless PDF

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the popularity of the family sciences (cooking, stitching, childcare and housekeeping) and an early proponent of domestic economics in Canada, was once one in every of the novel new lady of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. She helped flip the Canadian YWCA right into a nationwide association. She based the Women’s Institute, assisted within the founding of the Victorian Order of Nurses and represented Canada on a variety of overseas Councils of girls, in addition to developing the 1st institution for the educational of household technology lecturers in Canada and placing jointly the 1st Canadian household technological know-how textbook, popularly referred to as the Little pink Book.

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Download E-books I Am the Central Park Jogger : A Story of Hope and Possibility PDF

By Trisha Meili

It is the tip of a protracted workday
and he or she is out for a run.

presently after 9:00 P.M. on April 19, 1989, a tender lady jogs by myself close to 102nd road in big apple City's valuable Park. She is attacked, raped, savagely overwhelmed, and left for useless. Many hours later, she is located mendacity within the dust, her physique thrashing violently.

I Am the principal Park Jogger recounts the enthralling, inspiring, frequently wrenching tale of human energy and transcendent restoration that concerned a relations, a sanatorium, a urban -- in reality a complete state -- of supporters.

Even at the present time, greater than a decade after the assault, the important Park Jogger remains to be within the information. As she writes this tale, the headlines scream JOGGER once again. Startling new information regarding the crime emerges. due to the nature of her head accidents, she recollects not anything of the assault. even if one guy or a number of approximately took her lifestyles, the wear and tear was once performed. And for the critical Park Jogger, the crime was once now not the climax however the starting of her trip. She tells us who she was once -- a well-educated younger lady engaged on Wall highway -- and who she is now.

as soon as cozy in a high-pressure company boardroom, she is a lady who has needed to learn how to speak back. She isn't the lady she was once -- actual and cognitive "deficits" linger -- but she is more suitable and extra alive than she has ever been. the development intended to take her lifestyles gave her a deeper one, richer and extra significant.

Meet Trisha Meili, the principal Park Jogger.

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