An alliance of women

immigration and the politics of race

Author: Heather Merrill

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816641574

Category: Political 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.
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The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern England

Author: Christina Luckyj,Niamh J. O'Leary

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496202783

Category: History

Page: 294

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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 Grouped into three sections--domestic, court, and kinship alliances--these essays investigate historical documents, drama, and poetry, insisting that female alliances, much like male friendship discourse, had political meaning in early modern England.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.
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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

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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.
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Giving Women

Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Author: Jill Rappoport

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199772606

Category: History

Page: 260

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Drawing on novels, poetry, periodicals, and political pamphlets, Giving Women examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of gift exchange among English women from the 1820s until the end of the First World War.
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Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe

19th and 20th Centuries

Author: Francisca de Haan,Krasimira Daskalova,Anna Loutfi

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326394

Category: Social Science

Page: 678

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Annotation Contains 150 biogrpahical portraits of women and men who were active in, or part of, the women's movement and feminisms in 22 countries in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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The Alliance

Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Author: Reid Hoffman,Ben Casnocha

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 162527579X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A New York Times Bestseller Introducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee. The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies. As a manager you want your employees to help transform the company for the future. And your employees want the company to help transform their careers for the long term. But this win-win scenario will happen only if both sides trust each other enough to commit to mutual investment and mutual benefit. Sadly, trust in the business world is hovering at an all-time low. We can rebuild that lost trust with straight talk that recognizes the realities of the modern economy. So, paradoxically, the alliance begins with managers acknowledging that great employees might leave the company, and with employees being honest about their own career aspirations. By putting this new alliance at the heart of your talent management strategy, you’ll not only bring back trust, you’ll be able to recruit and retain the entrepreneurial individuals you need to adapt to a fast-changing world. These individuals, flexible, creative, and with a bias toward action, thrive when they’re on a specific “tour of duty”—when they have a mission that’s mutually beneficial to employee and company that can be completed in a realistic period of time. Coauthored by the founder of LinkedIn, this bold but practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to recruit, manage, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company thrive in today’s world of constant innovation and fast-paced change.
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Female Alliances

Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Author: Amanda E. Herbert

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300177402

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships and alliances, women worked to socially cohere Britain and its colonies. In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert draws on a series of interlocking microhistorical studies to demonstrate the vitality and importance of bonds formed between British women in the long eighteenth century. She shows that while these alliances were central to women’s lives, they were also instrumental in building the British Atlantic world.
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Anointed Women

The Rich Heritage of Women in Ministry in the Christian and Missionary Alliance

Author: Paul L. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981952673

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Rediscover the powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit upon women in ministry in The Christian and Missionary Alliance! Anointed Women reveals the remarkable stories of women used by God in amazing ways and documents hundreds of women who served as Alliance pastors, evangelists, and teachers, planted hundreds of churches, and led thousands of people to salvation in Christ, healing, and a deeper Christian life. -- "A deeply researched history and carefully nuanced analysis. . . . Such a moderate voice should be given careful attention by every reader."-Dr. Franklin Pyles, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada / / "An invaluable record of rich treasures. . . . a call to the C&MA to reclaim its heritage of 'unity in essentials, freedom in non-essentials, and charity in all things.'" -Leslie Andrews, Ph.D., VP of Academic Affairs/Provost, Asbury Theological Seminary
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Women of the Street

How the Criminal Justice-Social Services Alliance Fails Women in Prostitution

Author: Susan Dewey,Tonia St. Germain

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814790232

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Women of the Street explores encounters between those who make their living by engaging in street-based prostitution and the criminal justice and social service workers who try to curtail it. Working together every day, the lives of sex workers, police officers, public defenders, and social service providers are profoundly intertwined, yet their relationships are often adversarial and rooted in fundamentally false assumptions. The criminal justice-social services alliance operates on the general belief that the women they police and otherwise regulate choose sex work as a result of traumatization, rather than acknowledging the fact that socioeconomic realities often inform their choices. Drawing on extraordinarily rich ethnographic research, including interviews with over one hundred street-involved women and dozens of criminal justice and social service professionals, the book argues that despite the intimate knowledge these groups have about each other, measures designed to help these women consistently fail because they do not take into account false assumptions about street life, homelessness, drug use and sex trading. Reaching beyond disciplinary silos by combining the analysis of an anthropologist and a legal scholar, Women of the Street offers an evidence-based argument for the decriminalization of prostitution.
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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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Is the Bible Good for Women?

Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-Centered Understanding of Scripture

Author: Wendy Alsup

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601429010

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible? Many people, both inside and outside the church, are concerned that an orthodox understanding of the Bible is threatening and even harmful to women. After all, the Bible has a number of passages regarding women that are deeply troubling and hard to read. But is that assessment accurate? In this fascinating look at God’s work of redemption from Creation to today, Wendy Alsup explores questions such as: * How does God view justice and equal rights for women? * What does it mean to be made in the image of God? * How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women? * How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today? * What is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models? * How does the Bible explain the Bible to us? Using a Jesus-centered understanding to look at both God’s grand storyline and specific biblical passages, Alsup gives practical and accessible tools for understanding the noble ways God speaks to and about women in its pages and the dignity He places on His daughters.
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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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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.
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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

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

The Making of an International Women's Movement

Author: Leila J. Rupp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691016757

Category: History

Page: 325

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Worlds of Women is a groundbreaking exploration of the "first wave" of the international women's movement, from its late nineteenth-century origins through the Second World War. Making extensive use of archives in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, and France, Leila Rupp examines the histories and accomplishments of three major transnational women's organizations to tell the story of women's struggle to construct a feminist international collective identity. She addresses questions central to the study of women's history--how can women across the world forge bonds, sometimes even through conflict, despite their differences?--and questions central to world history--is internationalism viable and how can its history be written? Rupp focuses on three major organizations that were technically open to all women: the broadly based and cautious International Council of Women, founded in 1888; the feminist International Alliance of Women, originally called the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, founded in 1904; and the vanguard Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, which grew out of the International Congress of Women that met at The Hague in 1915. The histories of these organizations, and their stories of cooperation and competition, shed new light on the international women's movement. They also help us to understand the different but connected story of the second wave of international feminism that emerged from the ashes of World War II.
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Weaving dreams

Author: Meehyun Chung

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3865961983

Category: Feminist theology

Page: 374

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Angels of the Workplace

Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940

Author: Mercedes Steedman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442659394

Category: History

Page: 333

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In this renowned 1997 study of the clothing industry in Canada, Mercedes Steedman examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Although women comprised a significant majority of garment workers, their roles were limited both in the workplace and in the trade union bureaucracy. Detailing the disparaties between men and women in terms of wages and representation, Angels of the Workplace is the definitive history of discrimination against women in Canada's clothing industry. Steedman shows the crucial role that women played at the front of the picket lines during labour strikes and reveals how they gained sympathy and favourable media coverage for the workers' cause. Tracing both the new hopes for more equitable work brought about by left-wing unionism, and the disappointments caused by the cooperation of labour and management in the "new unionism" of the 1930s, Angels of the Workplace reveals how formalized workplace gender discrimination was formalized for the rest of the century.
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