Women and Transition

Reinventing Work and Life

Author: Linda Rossetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137476559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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In a recent study, ninety percent of women stated that they 'expect to transition' within the next five years. Rather than be frustrated, Rosetti argues that with thought and some elbow grease, transition is not only healthy but rewarding. Women and Transition is a step-by-step how-to guide that every woman can learn from.

Women and Transition

Reinventing Work and Life

Author: Linda Rossetti

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137476548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5710

Have you ever experienced a job loss, an empty nest, menopause, childbirth, marriage, divorce, infertility, retirement, a career change, a geographic move, a change in health status or other similarly weighty life event? Each one can begin a transition, a unique opportunity to realign your life, nourish the person you are, and live the life you imagine. This book helps readers understand transition and presents a unique step-by-step roadmap every woman can use to make transition positive, optimistic and approachable throughout her life. Even with a Harvard MBA and a track record of great success behind her, author Linda Rossetti faced a wrenching transition after realizing the career path she had spent years building was no longer suitable or sustainable. She was in her mid-forties, a senior executive at a Fortune 500 Company with countless hours logged in conference rooms, hotel rooms and on airplanes, when both her family and professional life began to unravel. She sought out change – like many women - a new job, less travel, more time at home, but quickly realized this was not the answer. Rossetti's transition story coupled with the frustration felt by millions of women with similar experiences set Rossetti on a course to search for answers. Rossetti found the answers in the transition experiences of hundreds of women whom she interviewed over three years. WOMEN & TRANSITION was born out of those conversations. The story is told in the author's own voice and the voices of many of these women who shared their heartfelt transition stories with her. WOMEN & TRANSITION defines transition, introduces a toolkit for transitioning, and delivers a roadmap for women from all walks of life to take the next steps on their own journey. Woven throughout this valuable transition blueprint are real - human - stories that constantly inspire and remind us that we are not alone in this journey. WOMEN & TRANSITION is a chronicle of modern day women's experience and an irreplaceable guide that will help women of all ages. This book was created for women to take on transition and to find a path that opens opportunity. For more information please go to womenandtransition.com: There you will find tools, resources and interviews to help you navigate your own transition.

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.

Azeri Women in Transition

Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Author: Farideh Heyat

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716623

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2465

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.

Women and Language in Transition

Author: Joyce Penfield

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064852

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.

Vietnam’s Women in Transition

Author: Kathleen Barry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349246115

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Women experiencing the dynamic changes of rapid industrialization in the Vietnam of today - in the family, the factory, the farm and the state - from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - are the focus of this book. Here, the latest Vietnamese research and policy on women and the family are in dialogue with US feminist theory, research and analysis, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to women's labour, health and fertility, rural development, violence against women, and women's historical and political status at a critical moment of economic and social change.

Women in Transition

Voices from Lithuania

Author: Suzanne LaFont

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791438121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

View: 9893

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.

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448618

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Women in Islam

Tradition and Transition in the Middle East

Author: Naila Minai

Publisher: HarperCollins


Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 2147

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

Women and Transitional Justice

The Experience of Women as Participants

Author: Lisa Yarwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415699118

Category: Law

Page: 216

View: 3988

This book discusses the evolving principle of transitional justice in public international law and international relations from the female perspective at a time when the concept is increasingly recognised by the international community as an effective framework in which to negotiate and manage a community’s post-conflict transition to peace and stability. The book adopts a gender lens with a particular focus on women’s direct experiences and perceptions either as intended beneficiaries of transitional justice (TJ), protagonists in that process or as practitioners, in order to present a unique view in relation to the development of TJ. The range of experiences and knowledge in this collection provides a fresh and unique perspective through its blend of theory and practice. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of law, political science and gender studies.

Women in Transition

Between Socialism and Capitalism

Author: Ingrid Sandole-Staroste

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973704

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 4798

Examines the experiences of East German women and their transition into the capitalist order in reunited Germany.

Women in Politics and Media

Perspectives from Nations in Transition

Author: Maria Raicheva-Stover,Elza Ibroscheva

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628921064

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8880

Although women constitute half of the world's population, their participation in the political sphere remains problematic. While existing research on women politicians from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada sheds light on the challenges and opportunities they face, we still have a very limited understanding of women's political participation in emerging democracies. Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives From Nations in Transition is the first collection to de-Westernize the scholarship on women, politics and media by: 1) highlighting the latest research on countries and regions that have not been 'the usual suspects'; 2) featuring a diverse group of scholars, many of non-Western origin; 3) giving voice through personal interviews to politically active women, thus providing the reader with a rare insight into women's agency in the political structures of emerging democracies. Each chapter examines the complex women, politics and media dynamic in a particular nation-state, taking into consideration the specific political, historic and social context. With 23 case studies and interviews from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Russia and the former Soviet republics, this volume will be of interest to students, media scholars and policy makers from developed and emerging democracies.

American Women in Transition

Author: Suzanne M. Bianchi,Daphne Spain

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610440536

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 2122

This is the first in a series of eighteen projected volumes, to be published over the next two years, aimed at converting the vast statistical yield of the 1980 Census into authoritative analyses of major changes and trends in American life. A collaborative research effort, funded by public and private foundations, this series revives a tradition of independent Census analysis (the last such project was undertaken in 1960) and offers an unparalleled array of studies on various ethnic, geographic, and status dimensions of the U.S. population. It is entirely appropriate that the inaugural volume in this series should document trends in the status of American women. Dramatic social and demographic changes over the past two decades make American Women in Transition a landmark, an invaluable one-volume summary and assessment of women's move from the private domain to the public. Clearly and in detail, the authors describe women's increasing educational attainment and labor force participation, their lagging earning power, their continued commitment to marriage and family, and the "balancing act" necessitated by this overlap of roles. Supplementing 1980 Census data with even more recent surveys from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Bianchi and Spain are able to extend these trends into the 1980s and sketch the complex challenges posed by such lasting and historic changes. This definitive and sensitive study is certain to become a standard reference work on American women today, and an essential foundation for future scholarship and policy concerning the status of women in our society. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series

Anglo-Indian Women in Transition

Pride, Prejudice and Predicament

Author: Sudarshana Sen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811046549

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The study considers two generations of Anglo-Indian women in post-colonial India, and their social interaction with their community. It explores Anglo-Indian women as part of a cultural whole and as participants in the mainstream cultural claims of India. It notably highlights the marginalisation of Anglo-Indian women in decision-making, focusing on the multiple patriarchal dominations they face, and how it impacts on their role within society. It argues that the historical gendering of the Anglo-Indian community has concrete consequences in terms of familial, cultural and organizational links with the diaspora, perceptions and attitudes of other Indian communities towards the Anglo-Indian community in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces and significant discriminations based on colour of skin, economic resources and conformity to gender stereotypes. Examining how different forms of race, class and gender discrimination intersect in the lives and experiences of Anglo-Indian women, this work provides insights into contemporary gender relations in India, and is a key read for scholars in gender and sociology, as well as minority and diaspora studies.

The Wall in My Backyard

East German Women in Transition

Author: Dinah Jane Dodds

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870239335

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 8002

Since German unification, East Germany has entered a period of rapid change. In this collection of interviews, 18 East German women describe the adjustments they have made and express the excitement, chaos and frustration of this transitional period.

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Author: Carole Kayrooz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029189

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 6484

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions.

Civil War Sisterhood

The U. S. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition

Author: Judith Ann Giesberg

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536589

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2969

A study that challenges established scholarship on the history of women's public activism.

Women in Transition

A Study of the Experiences of Bangladeshi Women Living in Tower Hamlets

Author: Phillipson, Chris,Ahmed, Nilufar,Nilufer Raihan Ahmed,Joanna Latimer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345100

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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The Bangladeshi population is the fastest growing ethnic group within the UK. Despite this, Bangladeshis in Britain are an under-researched group. This is especially true of the women in this community. Women in transition examines, in-depth and for the first time, Bangladeshi women's domestic and community lives.

Enterprising Women in Transition Economies

Author: David Smallbone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351939823

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 581

Entrepreneurship is a key element in the development of market based economies and one of the potential drivers of change in countries that are in the process of transformation to market based systems. This book describes and critically assesses the nature and extent of female entrepreneurship in European economies that until 1990 were operating under central planning. At the core of the book are 7 country based chapters which provide an overview of the development of entrepreneurship and small firms since 1990, including a review of the institutional and policy context; an assessment of the role of women within the society during the socialist period; and any major changes afterwards. Each chapter also includes a thematic section (each one addressing a different issue) based on unique empirical data drawn from original research.

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.