An Alliance of Women

Immigration and the Politics of Race

Author: Heather Merrill

Publisher: Choice Publishing Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 9780816641581

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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In the 1980s, Italy transformed from a country of emigration to one of immigration. Italians are now faced daily with the presence of migrants from all over Africa, parts of South and Central America, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. While much attention has been paid to the impact on Italians, few studies have focused on the agency of migrants themselves. In An Alliance of Women, Heather Merrill investigates how migrants and Italians struggle over meanings and negotiate social and cultural identities. Taking as a starting point the Italian crisis over immigration in the early 1990s, Merrill examines grassroots interethnic spatial politics among female migrants and Turin feminists in Northern Italy. Using rich ethnographic material, she traces the emergence of Alma Mater—an anti-racist organization formed to address problems encountered by migrant women. Through this analysis, Merrill reveals the dynamics of an alliance consisting of women from many countries of origin and religious and class backgrounds. Highlighting an interdisciplinary approach to migration and the instability of group identities in contemporary Italy, An Alliance of Women presents migrants grappling with spatialized boundaries amid growing nativist and anti-immigrant sentiment in Western Europe. Heather Merrill is assistant professor of geography and anthropology at Dickinson College.

The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England

Author: Christina Luckyj,Niamh J. O'Leary

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496202805

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 3287

In the last thirty years scholarship has increasingly engaged the topic of women’s alliances in early modern Europe. The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England expands our knowledge of yet another facet of female alliance: the political. Archival discoveries as well as new work on politics and law help shape this work as a timely reevaluation of the nature and extent of women’s political alliances. Grouped into three sections—domestic, court, and kinship alliances—these essays investigate historical documents, drama, and poetry, insisting that female alliances, much like male friendship discourse, had political meaning in early modern England. Offering new perspectives on female authors such as the Cavendish sisters, Anne Clifford, Aemilia Lanyer, and Katherine Philips, as well as on male-authored texts such as Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Swetnam the Woman-Hater, and The Maid’s Tragedy, the essays bring both familiar and unfamiliar texts into conversation about the political potential of female alliances. Some contributors are skeptical about allied women’s political power, while others suggest that such female communities had considerable potential to contain, maintain, or subvert political hierarchies. A wide variety of approaches to the political are represented in the volume and the scope will make it appealing to a broad audience.

Radical Women in Latin America

Left and Right

Author: Victoria González-Rivera,Karen Kampwirth

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042473

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Weaving dreams

Author: Meehyun Chung

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3865961983

Category: Feminist theology

Page: 374

View: 1822


Discarded Pages

Araceli Cab Cumí, Maya Poet and Politician

Author: Kathleen Rock Martín

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826340665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 5696

Araceli Cab Cumí­ is a contemporary Maya writer, grassroots leader, and political party activist from Mexico. She is also the only indigenous woman to have been elected to the State Congress of Yucatan, serving two terms of office. Discarded Pages is Cab Cumí's life narrative accompanied by her essays, poems, personal narratives, and political and public policy papers. Titled in honor of Cab Cumí's earliest writings which she had thrown away thinking them of little value, Discarded Pages showcases her expressions and thoughts within the context of her eventful and unusual life. In addition to translations of her work, Cab Cumí's original Spanish and Yucatec Maya writings are included in the book. Gramsci's theoretically innovative concept of the "organic intellectual" is used to analyze Cab Cumí's life and career. The book expands on Gramsci's original concept to include discussions of gender, new social movements, and the social context in which organic intellectuals labor as activists and thinkers. Throughout Discarded Pages Cab Cumí­ movingly represents the worldview of a Maya woman seeking to represent other Maya women.

Woman of the World

Mary McGeachy and International Cooperation

Author: Mary Kinnear

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 327

View: 3650

Kinnear's acute character study illuminates ? at the individual level ? important aspects of twentieth-century politics and society.

The Politics of Women's Education

Perspectives from Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Author: Jill Ker Conway,Susan C. Bourque

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472083282

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8784

Third World women and men discuss efforts to improve the position of women through education

Building National Campaigns

Activists, Alliances and how Change Happens

Author: David Dalton

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 0855985747

Category: Social Science

Page: 103

View: 1505

For many organisations, campaigning is a new type of activity and few have had the opportunity to help each other build capacity to campaign. This book draws on Oxfam International's experience in supporting national labour-rights campaigning initiatives at local and national level. The authors describe and analyse what happened in five campaigns in Colombia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and the United States. All faced enormous obstacles, and all were able to overcome them through innovation, new ways of working in alliance, and patient persistence towards their target. This book will be of interest to all campaigning individuals and organisations, not just those working on labour rights. The analysis includes learning points and examples of good practice. The book offers a menu of approaches and activities and readers can choose those which are appropriate and useful to their situation. A practical and up-to-date resources section helps the reader explore the issues further.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 2529

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Against Obscenity

Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America, 1873–1935

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886386

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 5707

Why are children the focus of debates over sexually explicit material? Against Obscenity answers this question in a provocative examination of women's anti-obscenity activism from 1873 to 1935. By recovering reformers' debates over whether to ban a touring stage show, close a local burlesque theater, disseminate explicit sex education pamphlets, or create a federal agency to regulate Hollywood films, this insightful book shows how the rise and fall of women's anti-obscenity leadership shaped American attitudes toward the regulation of sexually explicit material even as it charted a new era in women's politics.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Author: S. P. Cerasano

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838640745

Category: Drama

Page: 313

View: 7094

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published annually. Each volume contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama before 1642. Volume 18 reflects a variety of scholarly interests. These are presented in essays addressing the conditions of theatrical ownership and dramatic competition to those exploring stage movement and theatrical space. Another piece offers a new critical engagement with the Protestant context of George Peele's Old Wives Tale. Two further articles, concentrating on medieval drama, probe issues relating to maternal mourning in the Corpus Christi plays and the mapping of the world in the Digby Mary Magdalen. The collection opens with a symposium of three papers (revised for this volume) that were originally presented in a session on Christopher Marlowe that was aired at the Marlowe Society conference at Cambridge University in July 2003. S. P. Cerasano is the Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University.

Japan’s Food Program

Author: Julien Coallier

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468928279

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Welcome to food sustainability and national food securities. This paper carefully examine the current status of Japan's overall food program, and includes sustainability solutions for Japan. topics discussed include trade policies, energy security, GMOS, and environmental issues involving pollution.

Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women's Movements

Strategic Sisterhood

Author: L. Predelli,B. Halsaa,Adriana Sandu,Cecile Thun,Line Nyhagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137020660

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 2431

This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.