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.

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 Grouped into three sections—domestic, court, and kinship alliances—these essays investigate historical documents, drama, and poetry, insisting that female alliances, much like male friendship discourse, had political meaning in early modern England.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

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

View: 9980

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.

Gender and Women's Studies, Second Edition

Critical Terrain

Author: Margaret Hobbs,Carla Rice

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 0889615918

Category: Social Science

Page: 780

View: 7835

Now in its second edition, Gender and Women’s Studies: Critical Terrain provides students with an essential introduction to key issues, approaches, and concerns of the field. This comprehensive anthology celebrates a diversity of influential feminist thought on a broad range of topics using analyses sensitive to the intersections of gender, race, class, ability, age, and sexuality. Featuring both contemporary and classic pieces, the carefully selected and edited readings centre Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and queer voices. With over sixty percent new content, this thoroughly updated second edition contains infographics, original activist artwork, and a new section on gender, migration, and citizenship. The editors have also added chapters on issues surrounding sex work as labour, the politics of veiling, trans and queer identities, Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, masculinity, online activism, and contemporary social justice movements including Black Lives Matter and Idle No More. The multidisciplinary focus and the unique combination of scholarly articles, interviews, fact sheets, reports, blog posts, poetry, artwork, and personal narratives reflect the vitality of the field and keep the collection engaging and varied. Concerned with the past, present, and future of gender identity, gendered representation, feminism, and activism, this anthology is an indispensable resource for students in gender and women’s studies classrooms across Canada and the United States.

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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Radical Women in Latin America is a collection of original essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines—anthropology, history, and political science—on the political activism of women from both the left and the right. The stories of these radical women challenge traditional portrayals of men as violent and women as inherently peaceful. This volume forces us to confront the fact that there is no automatic sisterhood among women, even among those of the same class and ethnicity. At the same time, the essays show the similarities that can unite women across immense political divides. This book analyzes radical women's actions and motivations through four interrelated themes—maternalism, feminism, autonomy, and coalitions between left- and right-wing women—in three Central American countries (Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala) and three South American countries (Argentina, Brazil, and Chile). The editors and contributors to this volume have done extensive and recent field research in Latin America. Radical Women in Latin America challenges both stereotypical views of Latin American women as easily manipulated and portrayals of women's activism as inherently progressive. This book will make clear that women are capable of defining their own interests and their political identities, organizing autonomously, and even using violence, if they deem it necessary to pursue their goals.

Violence in Gujarat

test case for a larger fundamentalist agenda : report of the Citizen's Commission on persecution of Christians in Gujarat, an initiative of the National Alliance of Women

Author: National Alliance of Women (India). Citizen's Commission,Kamal Mitra Chenoy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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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

View: 8589

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.

Weaving dreams

Author: Meehyun Chung

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3865961983

Category: Feminist theology

Page: 374

View: 3464


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: 2918

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

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: 2824

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

Discarded Pages

Araceli Cab Cumí, Maya Poet and Politician

Author: Kathleen Rock Martín

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826340665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 5734

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.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Author: S. P. Cerasano

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838640745

Category: Drama

Page: 313

View: 4133

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.

Durkheim and Women

Author: Jennifer M. Lehmann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803229075

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Durkheim and Women is the first book-length work to present a feminist analysis of the theoretical writings of Emile Durkheim. Through a close textual reading of Durkheim?s widely scattered statements about women, Jennifer M. Lehmann reconstructs a coherent Durkheimian theory of women. She places Durkheim squarely in the swirling modernist controversies of his time and the equally bedeviling postmodernist controversies of ours.

Frauen zeigen Flagge

Gesellschaftspolitische Arbeit in Deutschland

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 332297166X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9640