My Mother/My Self

The Daughter's Search for Identity

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385320159

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 425

View: 780

A candid exploration of the mother-daughter relationship probes the private emotions, pains, joys, and secrets and charts the stages of a woman's life

Voices from Iran

The Changing Lives of Iranian Women

Author: Mahnaz Kousha

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629627

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 8957

Extrait de la couverture : "In the late 1990s Mahnaz Kousha interviewed fifteen women in Tehran who originally came from cities and towns throughout Iran. The youngest was 38, the eldest 50s. Extensive excerpts from their dialogues form the heart of this remarkable book. With admirable candor the women explore their relationships with their mothers, fathers, husbands, and children. They reflect the institutions of courtship and marriage and address issues of childcare, housework, and women's employement. They talk openly about their concerns, ambitions, and frustrations. Finally, they discuss everyday personal problems and the solutions they devise to cope with such difficulties. Offset by telling commentary, these conversations offer significant firsthand insights into the life experiences of the modern Iranian woman and her brave search for identity. Because it covers previously uncharted ground, this volume fills a sizable gap in the study of gender and familly relationships in Iran. Abundant footnotes on similar studies in the United States and other countries not only add sociologicyl richness, but also make the book relevant beyond Iran and the Middle East."

Von Höllenhunden und Himmelswesen

Plädoyer für eine neue Geschlechter-Debatte

Author: Gerhard Amendt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3927076686

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 9961

Sind Männer wirklich gewalttätiger als Frauen? Werden Frauen als Opfer geboren? Ist körperliche Unterlegenheit automatisch mit Gewaltlosigkeit gleichzusetzen? Viele dieser Klischees haben sich in über 40 Jahren der Geschlechter-Debatte verselbstständigt. Mittlerweile gilt es als Gemeinplatz, dass Frauen von Geburt an stets die schlechteren Chancen im Leben haben. Diese Meinung hat Eingang in fast alle Lebensbereiche gefunden. Doch blickt man in die privaten Lebensverhältnisse, findet man nur wenige Beweise für eine derart feindselige Polarisierung. Gerhard Amendt hat sich ein Forscherleben lang mit den soziologischen und psychologischen Bedingungen von Partnerschaften und Generationenbeziehungen beschäftigt. Seine Erfahrungen stammen sowohl aus der Lehre und Forschung als auch aus der Umsetzung politischer Ideen in soziale Projekte. Er hält nichts von der Zwei-Fronten-These. Durch das Verdeutlichen der gleichen Ausgangslagen wie der Ent-Emotionalisierung der gesellschaftlichen Debatte sollen neue Wege für Männer und Frauen aufgezeigt werden, die gemeinsam gangbar sind. Denn im gelebten Alltag ist die Teilung der Welt in „teuflische“ Männer und „himmlische“ Frauen, wie sie die Debatte der letzten Jahrzehnte beherrscht hat, weder realistisch, noch fördert sie ein konstruktives Miteinander. Eine aufschlussreiche und aufweckende Analyse, die das Verharren in der einseitigen Debatte um Schuld und Sühne beenden wird.

Mothers and Sons

Feminism, Masculinity, and the Struggle to Raise Our Sons

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960062

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4952

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Befreiung zur Lust

Frauen und ihre sexuellen Phantasien

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442124718


Page: 542

View: 3014


Reading, Translating, Rewriting

Angela Carter's Translational Poetics

Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814336353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 3603

In translating Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des Moralités into English, Angela Carter worked to modernize the language and message of the tales before rewriting many of them for her own famous collection of fairy tales for adults, The Bloody Chamber, published two years later. In Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter's Translational Poetics, author Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère delves into Carter's The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) to illustrate that this translation project had a significant impact on Carter's own writing practice. Hennard combines close analyses of both texts with an attention to Carter's active role in the translation and composition process to explore this previously unstudied aspect of Carter's work. She further uncovers the role of female fairy-tale writers and folktales associated with the Grimms' Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the rewriting process, unlocking new doors to The Bloody Chamber. Hennard begins by considering the editorial evolution of The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault from 1977 to the present day, as Perrault's tales have been rediscovered and repurposed. In the chapters that follow, she examines specific linkages between Carter's Perrault translation and The Bloody Chamber, including targeted analysis of the stories of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hennard demonstrates how, even before The Bloody Chamber, Carter intervened in the fairy-tale debate of the late 1970s by reclaiming Perrault for feminist readers when she discovered that the morals of his worldly tales lent themselves to her own materialist and feminist goals. Hennard argues that The Bloody Chamber can therefore be seen as the continuation of and counterpoint to The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, as it explores the potential of the familiar stories for alternative retellings. While the critical consensus reads into Carter an imperative to subvert classic fairy tales, the book shows that Carter valued in Perrault a practical educator as well as a proto-folklorist and went on to respond to more hidden aspects of his texts in her rewritings.

Women's Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 9583


Women's Realities, Women's Choices

An Introduction to Women's Studies

Author: Hunter College. Women's Studies Collective

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 3280

Now in a new edition, this landmark text introduces readers to the field of women's studies by analyzing the contradictions between social and cultural "givens" and the realities that women face in society. Written collectively by nine authors from various disciplines, Women's Realities, Women's Choices, Third Edition, has been updated to incorporate the latest research and statistics in the field. Covering the most recent developments in politics, labor, family life, religion, and culture, the book also features extensive research on relevant social issues, such as the impact of the post-Soviet world on women's lives, the experience of homosexuality in family life, and the effects of economic globalization on women worldwide. New features of this edition include a discussion of the cultural construction of women's bodies, the expectations of girlhood, new perspectives on women's partnering roles, and the serious health issues women face today. Boxes and pictures now contain more information on the current cultural scene, including material on popular culture and women in music. Examining women as individuals, as family members, and as a force in the greater social fabric, the third edition of Women's Realities, Women's Choices remains the most timely, comprehensive, and compelling introduction to the field of women's studies.


Narratologie Im Kontext

Author: Walter Grünzweig,Andreas Solbach

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351986

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page: 272

View: 9900



The Magazine for the Smart Young Woman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8267


Somebody's daughter

The portrayal of daughter-parent relationships by contemporary women writers from German-speaking countries

Author: Petra M. Bagley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783880993266

Category: German literature

Page: 180

View: 7398


The Power of Beauty

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060928421

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 9206

Examines the changes in women's attitudes about self-esteem, appearance, and sexuality over the past twenty-five years

My Three Mothers and Other Passions

Author: Sophie Freud

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814728936

Category: Psychology

Page: 372

View: 7831

Sophie Freud— author, teacher, social worker, mother, daughter, and grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud—here offers, for the first time, a candid portrait of her struggles in her own life. Blessed and cursed with the legacy of a famous family, Dr. Freud has negotiated her way from a blissful childhood in Vienna, to Paris, to Radcliff College, to her present-day life as on one of the most respected teachers in her field. My Three Mothers and Other Passions is a remarkable story about a remarkable woman, and Dr. Freud explores with us openly and engagingly the many experiences of her life.

Who Killed My Daughter?

The Startling True Story of a Mother's Search for Her Daughter's Murderer

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453263586

Category: True Crime

Page: 354

View: 3617

On July 16, 1989, Kaitlyn Arquette was shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The police gave up, but her mother would not . . . In this tragic memoir and investigation, Lois Duncan searches for clues to the murder of her youngest child, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette. Duncan begins to suspect that the official police investigation of Kaitlyn’s murder is inadequate when detectives ignore her daughter’s accidental connection to organized crime in Albuquerque. When Duncan loses faith in the system, she reaches out to anyone that can help, including private investigators, journalists, and even a psychic. Written to inspire other families who have lost loved ones to unsolved crimes, Who Killed My Daughter? is a powerful testament to the tenacity of a mother’s love. A heartbreaking personal account by an Edgar Award–winning author known for such books as I Know What You Did Last Summer, this is a true story with “all of the elements of a suspenseful mystery” (School Library Journal). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.