Women and Language in Transition

Author: Joyce Penfield

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This collection of essays deals with the interplay of language and social change, asking the question: How can language and society be made gender equal? The contributors examine the critical role of language in the lives of white women and women of color in the United States. Since language pervades many dimensions of women’s lives, this study takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the issues considered. The volume is divided into three sections. The first, “Liberating Language,” focuses on the active role women had in altering the extent of linguistic sexism in English during the 1970s. A second section, “Identity Creation,” deals with the alteration of that portion of language which serves to name women and their experiences. The final section, “Women of Color,” offers a rare and timely look at the particular problems confronted by minority women. It argues that women of color have different problems and different links to language than white middle-class women.
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Women and the transition to democracy

the impact of political and economic reform in Latin America

Author: Jane S. Jaquette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 88

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Unfinished Transitions

Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996

Author: Elisabeth J. Friedman

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042596

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Azeri Women in Transition

Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Author: Farideh Heyat

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716623

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local cultural expectations and Islamic beliefs were accommodated to different modernisation projects.
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Women in Travail and Transition

A New Pastoral Care

Author: Maxine Glaz,Jeanne Stevenson Moessner

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780800624200

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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Greater knowledge of women's experience, this book argues, will enable all caregivers—whether female or male—to provide better pastoral care when the gender-specific presuppositions of that care are examined. Nine women collaborate to explore how women's life experience both necessitates and models a new, systematic pastoral care. It is the first book to address the broad range of women's pastoral care needs.
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Societies in Transition — Challenges to Women’s and Gender Studies

Author: Heike Fleßner,Lydia Potts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3663113752

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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The book presents inside perspectives of women's and gender studies programs from a great variety of countries. It analyses how societal transitions influence the emergence and further development of such programs and by doing this reflects the contradictory changes of women's status and roles worldwide.
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Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

Author: Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611490707

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems to provide perspective on women poets working with and against men in related efforts, contributing together to a Romantic movement of large-scale genre revision. Women poets challenged longstanding categorical approaches to gender and nation in the epic tradition, and they raised politically charged questions about women's importance in moments of historical crisis. While Romantic epics did not all engage in radical questioning or undermining of authority, this study calls attention to some of the more provocative poems in their approach to gender, culture, and history. This study prioritizes long poems written by and about women during the Romantic era, and does so in context with influential epics by male contemporaries. The book takes its cue from a dramatic increase in the publication of epics in the early nineteenth-century. At their most innovative, Romantic epics provoked questions about the construction of ideological meaning and historical memory, and they centralized women's experiences in entirely new ways to reflect on defeat, loss, and inevitable transition. For the first time the epic became an attractive genre for ambitious women poets. The book offers a timely response to recent groundbreaking scholarship on nineteenth-century epic by Herbert Tucker and Simon Dentith, and should be of interest to Romanticists and scholars of 18th- and 19th-century literature and history, gender and genre, and women's studies.
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Kinshasa in Transition

Women's Education, Employment, and Fertility

Author: David Shapiro,B. Oleko Tambashe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226750576

Category: History

Page: 279

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After decades of tremendous growth, Kinshasa-capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-is now the second-largest urban area in sub-Saharan Africa. And as the city has grown-from around 300,000 people in the mid-1950s to more than five million today-it has experienced seismic social, economic, and demographic changes. In this book, David Shapiro and B. Oleko Tambashe trace the impact of these changes on the lives of women, and their findings add dramatically to the field's limited knowledge of African demographic trends. They find that fertility has declined significantly in Kinshasa since the 1970s, and that women's increasing access to secondary education has played a key role in this decline. Better access to education has also given women greater access to employment opportunities. And by examining the impact of such factors as economic well-being and household demographic composition on the schooling of children, Shapiro and Tambashe reveal how one generation's fertility affects the next generation's education. This book will be a valuable guide for anyone who wants to understand the complex and ongoing social, demographic, economic, and developmental changes in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa.
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Women in Islam

Tradition and Transition in the Middle East

Author: Naila Minai

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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A Turkish-bred, Berkley-educated journalist vividly portrays the lives of women in the Islamic Middle East, describing the stages of a Muslim woman's life from childhood to old age and exploring some of the goals of modern Muslim women
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Women, Family, and Child Care in India

A World in Transition

Author: Susan Christine Seymour

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598842

Category: Psychology

Page: 323

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Documents the lives of 24 families in India over almost thirty years.
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Women and Civil War

Impact, Organizations, and Action

Author: Krishna Kumar

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260468

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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Women typically do not remain passive spectators during a war, nor are they always its innocent victims; instead, they frequently take on new roles and responsibilities, participating in military and political struggles and building new networks in order to obtain needed resources for their families. Consequently, while civil war imposes tremendous burdens on women, it often contributes to the redefinition of their traditional roles and the reconfiguration of existing gender relations in the society. This work presents a detailed analysis of how intrastate conflict affects women, and how women's networks and organizations respond in ways that increase their economic, social, and political power. The authors also consider policy implications for the international community.
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Managerial Job Change

Men and Women in Transition

Author: Nigel Nicholson,Michael West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521357449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Work role transitions are among the most significant yet least understood forms of social change, and how they affect individuals' careers, self-concepts and organizational adjustment is of great practical and theoretical importance. This book examines a comprehensive, large-scale study of the causes, form and outcomes of job change, focusing on middle to senior managers. The authors ask how much job change is taking place, assess who is most affected, and evaluate the psychological consequences for the individual manager. They discuss organizations' handling of job transitions, and provide a unique focus on women in management, evaluating how their experience of careers and job change differs from men's.
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Women in Transition

Voices from Lithuania

Author: Suzanne LaFont

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791438121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

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Written by leading women scholars, this first and only book published about Lithuanian women details the historical, social, economic, and political issues affecting women during the transition from communism to democracy.
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Making the Transition Work for Women in Europe and Central Asia

Author: Marnia Lazreg

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346624

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

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Women in the Europe and Central Asia region complain about loss of employment, sexual harassment, violence, poor enforcement of the law, poor political representation, and poor health care. Many greet these complaints with skepticism or dismissal. Is it economic expedience due to the sheer magnitude of the changes taking place under the transition? Did the Soviet legacy delude observers into believing that there is gender equality in the region? While budgets shrink, how can gender be integrated into country department work programs? To answer these and other pressing questions regarding the gender issue, the World Bank held a conference in June 1999. Women from the ECA region, Western Europe and the United States gathered to address the lack of Bank knowledge of gender issues in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. The papers from the conference included in this volume describe the present conditions for women, emphasize the need to debunk the myth of gender equality in the Soviet era, and propose urgent legislative measures to address gender disparity. This publication gives women the opportunity to voice their concerns regarding this issue. It will be of interest to regional gender experts, ministries, and think tanks.
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Azeri Women in Transition

Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Author: Dr Farideh Heyat Nfa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136871772

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local cultural expectations and Islamic beliefs were accommodated to different modernisation projects.
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Women in Transition

Between Socialism and Capitalism

Author: Ingrid Sandole-Staroste

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973704

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Examines the experiences of East German women and their transition into the capitalist order in reunited Germany.
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Transitions to Adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa

Young Women's Rising?

Author: M. Gebel,S. Heyne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355565

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book identifies chances and barriers women face in their transition to adulthood in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, and Syria. Adopting a life course perspective, it provides a new integrative micro-macro-theoretical framework and innovative analyses of individual life courses based on longitudinal data.
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Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Author: Judith Reesa Baskin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327135

Category: History

Page: 384

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A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.
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Women in Transition

A Feminist Handbook on Separation and Divorce

Author: Women in Transition Inc

Publisher: New York : Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 538

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