Women in Motion

Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia

Author: Nana Oishi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746380

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 1440

Based on fieldwork in ten Asian countries, this book examines cross-national patterns and the impact of globalization, state policies, individual autonomy, and social factors on various women's international migration.

Women in Motion

God Working Through Me

Author: Mary C. Short

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465327983

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 2045

What started out as rhymes by a child has been turned into music by a woman. When I was a teenager, I did lots of rhymes, then I started writing poems and welcomes to help out for special events and occasions. My son told me that I could make money doing that, so I prayed about that and things started happening. Mary spends most of her day at Bank One as an executive food service worker. She is the mother of seven children, who range in age from 26 to 45, and has 16 grandchildren. One of her loves is basketball which she became attached to as part of the Greenbrier High School Girls Championship team. She still enjoys an occasional game with her children. Mary has been a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Louisville for 31 years. During her membership, she has been an adult Sunday school teacher, president of the usher board, and booking clerk. Although Mary has a way with words, she also has a way with caring. She is always on the lookout for those less fortunate. She helps people with disabilities that keep them from taking care of themselves. When you are doing things for others, you often do things that you wouldnt do for yourself. In 1997, Mary was promoted to commercial loan support specialist. On July 1, 2000, she remarried, and her last name became Short. this is my second spiritual inspirational book to be published.

Women in Motion

Author: Kristina Sternesky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578450278


Page: N.A

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Women in Motion is a collection of short stories that identify the issues a modern day woman will face in her journey of life.

Movie-Struck Girls

Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon

Author: Shelley Stamp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691187754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

View: 2017

Movie-Struck Girls examines women's films and filmgoing in the 1910s, a period when female patronage was energetically courted by the industry for the first time. By looking closely at how women were invited to participate in movie culture, the films they were offered, and the visual pleasures they enjoyed, Shelley Stamp demonstrates that women significantly complicated cinemagoing throughout this formative, transitional era. Growing female patronage and increased emphasis on women's subject matter did not necessarily bolster cinema's cultural legitimacy, as many in the industry had hoped, for women were not always enticed to the cinema by dignified, uplifting material, and once there, they were not always seamlessly integrated in the social space of theaters, nor the new optical pleasures of film viewing. In fact, Stamp argues that much about women's films and filmgoing in the postnickelodeon years challenged, rather than served, the industry's drive for greater respectability. White slave films, action-adventure serial dramas, and women's suffrage photoplays all drew female audiences to the cinema with stories aimed directly at women's interests and with advertising campaigns that specifically targeted female moviegoers. Yet these examples suggest that women's patronage was built with stories focused on sexuality, sensational thrill-seeking, and feminist agitation, topics not normally associated with ladylike gentility. And in each case concerns were raised about women's conduct at cinemas and the viewing habits they enjoyed, demonstrating that women's integration into motion picture culture was not as smooth as many have thought.

Girl in the Mirror

Three Generations of Black Women in Motion

Author: Natasha Tarpley

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 3480

The author recalls the stories of three generations of African American women in her family--her grandmother's move from Alabama to Chicago, her mother's relocation to Boston after her father's death, and her own journey to Africa and back

Gender in Motion

Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

Author: Bryna Goodman,Wendy Larson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538252

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 2749

"Governing notions of the social order (and interrelated constructions of gender) changed radically in the modern era - initially with the questioning of the imperial, dynastic order and the creation of a Chinese republic in the early twentieth century, later with the creation of a Communist government and, most recently, with China's political and cultural transformations in the post-Mao era. As ideas and practices of gender have changed, the persistence of older rhetorical signs in the interstices of new political visions has complicated the social projects and understandings of modernity, especially in terms of the creation of new public spaces, new concepts of work and virtue, and new configurations of gender."--BOOK JACKET.

Arapaho Women's Quillwork

Motion, Life, and Creativity

Author: Jeffrey D. Anderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188855

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 7915

More than a hundred years ago, anthropologists and other researchers collected and studied hundreds of examples of quillwork once created by Arapaho women. Since that time, however, other types of Plains Indian art, such as beadwork and male art forms, have received greater attention. In Arapaho Women’s Quillwork, Jeffrey D. Anderson brings this distinctly female art form out of the darkness and into its rightful spotlight within the realms of both art history and anthropology. Beautifully illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white images, this book is the first comprehensive examination of quillwork within Arapaho ritualized traditions. Until the early twentieth century and the disruption of removal, porcupine quillwork was practiced by many indigenous cultures throughout North America. For Arapahos, quillwork played a central role in religious life within their most ancient and sacred traditions. Quillwork was manifest in all life transitions and appeared on paraphernalia for almost all Arapaho ceremonies. Its designs and the meanings they carried were present on many objects used in everyday life, such as cradles, robes, leanback covers, moccasins, pillows, and tipi ornaments, liners, and doors. Anderson demonstrates how, through the action of creating quillwork, Arapaho women became central participants in ritual life, often studied as the exclusive domain of men. He also shows how quillwork challenges predominant Western concepts of art and creativity: adhering to sacred patterns passed down through generations of women, it emphasized not individual creativity, but meticulous repetition and social connectivity—an approach foreign to many outside observers. Drawing on the foundational writings of early-nineteenth-century ethnographers, extensive fieldwork conducted with Northern Arapahos, and careful analysis of museum collections, Arapaho Women’s Quillwork masterfully shows the importance of this unique art form to Arapaho life and honors the devotion of the artists who maintained this tradition for so many generations.

Chinese Women’s Cinema

Transnational Contexts

Author: Lingzhen Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527446

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 8388

The first of its kind in English, this collection explores twenty one well established and lesser known female filmmakers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora. Sixteen scholars illuminate these filmmakers' negotiations of local and global politics, cinematic representation, and issues of gender and sexuality, covering works from the 1920s to the present. Writing from the disciplines of Asian, women's, film, and auteur studies, contributors reclaim the work of Esther Eng, Tang Shu Shuen, Dong Kena, and Sylvia Chang, among others, who have transformed Chinese cinematic modernity. Chinese Women's Cinema is a unique, transcultural, interdisciplinary conversation on authorship, feminist cinema, transnational gender, and cinematic agency and representation. Lingzhen Wang's comprehensive introduction recounts the history and limitations of established feminist film theory, particularly its relationship with female cinematic authorship and agency. She also reviews critiques of classical feminist film theory, along with recent developments in feminist practice, altogether remapping feminist film discourse within transnational and interdisciplinary contexts. Wang's subsequent redefinition of women's cinema, and brief history of women's cinematic practices in modern China, encourage the reader to reposition gender and cinema within a transnational feminist configuration, such that power and knowledge are reexamined among and across cultures and nation-states.

Woman in Motion

Aligning Your Life with Christ to Find Joy, Victory, and Purpose

Author: Asia Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940243269

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 8823

It's Time to Live Out the Hopes, Dreams, and Visions God has Given You Why was I placed here? What is my purpose? Why can I not find joy? Why can I not find victory in what I attempt to do? Why am I dissatisfied and unfulfilled in life? If you've ever asked these questions, Woman in Motion: Aligning Your Life with Christ to Find Joy, Victory, and Purpose will help you find the answers and start living life fully as the woman God created you to be . . . the woman you've always dreamed of being. In Woman in Motion, you will . . . acquire skills for aligning your life with Christ and find boundless joy gain victory over past and present struggles, and freedom from shame and pain discover small seeds God planted in you that will reveal your life's purpose receive clear direction for what God is calling you to do with your life and motions Immerse yourself in these pages. Marinate in the powerful truths they reveal and allow the Spirit of God to speak to you. You are a woman in motion. God is calling you to move with purpose, joy, and victory Woman in Motion will show you how. Asia Carter earned a bachelor of arts in business from the University of Georgia and serves as a ministry leader in her local church. Asia passionately ministers God's love to women in a very practical, relatable way that empowers them to allow God to use them to do extraordinary works for His kingdom. Her life has been a vineyard in which her heart and mind have been cultivated for her next step in service, yielding her obedience to the Lord as a Christian author. She and her husband Tony have been married for ten years and have two children, Noah and Kaori."

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page: N.A

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A Woman's Dilemma

Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution

Author: Rosemarie Zagarri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118774817

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 2003

The second edition of A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution updates Rosemarie Zagarri's biography of one of the most accomplished women of the Revolutionary era. The work places Warren into the social and political context in which she lived and examines the impact of Warren's writings on Revolutionary politics and the status of women in early America. Presents readers with an engaging and accessible historical biography of an accomplished literary and political figure of the Revolutionary era Provides an incisive narrative of the social and intellectual forces that contributed to the coming of the American Revolution Features a variety of updates, including an in-depth Bibliographical Essay, multiple illustrations, a timeline of Warren's life, and chapter-end study questions Includes expanded coverage of women during the Revolutionary Era and the Early American Republic

Against Obscenity

Reform and the Politics of Womanhood in America, 1873–1935

Author: Leigh Ann Wheeler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886386

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2013

Why are children the focus of debates over sexually explicit material? Against Obscenity answers this question in a provocative examination of women's anti-obscenity activism from 1873 to 1935. By recovering reformers' debates over whether to ban a touring stage show, close a local burlesque theater, disseminate explicit sex education pamphlets, or create a federal agency to regulate Hollywood films, this insightful book shows how the rise and fall of women's anti-obscenity leadership shaped American attitudes toward the regulation of sexually explicit material even as it charted a new era in women's politics.

Dismantling the Dualisms for American Pentecostal Women in Ministry

A Feminist-Pneumatological Approach

Author: Lisa Stephenson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900421254X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3876

This book analyzes the historical and theological factors resulting in the present situation among American Pentecostal women in ministry, and proposes a Feminist-Pneumatological anthropology and ecclesiology that address the problematic dualisms that have perpetuated Pentecostal women’s ecclesial restrictions.

Man and Woman

A Study of Secondary and Tertiary Sexual Characters

Author: Havelock Ellis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483221474

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 4994

Man and Woman: A Study of Secondary and Tertiary Sexual Characters, Eight Edition Revised covers the developments of biological investigation of male and female sexual characteristics. This 16-chapter book specifically considers the radical and essential characters of men and women uninfluenced by external modifying conditions. This book starts with an introduction to the boundary between secondary and tertiary sexual characters. The subsequent chapters examine some of the measurable sex differences in terms of metabolism, the viscera, the growth and body proportions, and the senses. Other chapters describe the anatomical distinction between sexes, including the pelvis and the head. A chapter highlights the phenomena of menstruation of women. The discussion then shifts to tertiary sexual character determinants, such as motion, unconscious state, emotion, and artistic and intellectual impulse. The final chapters tackle the issue of variational tendency in men and women. These chapters also provide a summary of what is known about sexual character distinction. Psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, and development biologists will find this book rewarding.

Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre

Author: P.A. Skantze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134447264

Category: History

Page: 224

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Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre provides a comprehensive examination of this aesthetic theory. The author investigates this aesthetic history as a form of artistic creation, philosophical investigation, a way of representing and manipulating ideas about gender and a way of acknowledging, reinforcing and making a critique of social values for the still and moving, the permanent and elapsing. The book's analysis covers the entire seventeenth-century with chapters on the work of Ben Jonson, John Milton, the pamphletheatre, Aphra Behn, John Vanbrugh and Jeremy Collier and will be of interest to scholars in the areas of literary and performance studies.

Conscious Mass

Mental Awareness

Author: Rachel Ford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465319832

Category: Poetry

Page: 58

View: 4484

The title Conscious Mass derives from my thoughts, opinions and life experiences I feel others can relate to and understand. It is a point of view written with compassion,simplicity and open mind. This book of poems is what reality is to me and sharing it with others is a fulfillment of my dream. I hope it encourages others to go after their dreams and not let them die.

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

Author: Sybil Oldfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415257404

Category: Women

Page: 416

View: 6604

As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches

International Perspectives

Author: Ian Jones,Kirsty Thorpe,Janet Wootton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567239101

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7596

The growth of women's ordained ministry is one of the most remarkable and significant developments in the recent history of Christianity. This collection of essays brings together leading contributors from both academic and church contexts to explore Christian experiences of ordaining women in theological, sociological, historical and anthropological perspective. Key questions include: How have national, denominational and ecclesial cultures shaped the different ways in which women's ordination is debated and/or enacted? What differences have women's ordained ministry, and debates on women's ordination, made in various church contexts? What 'unfinished business' remains (in both congregational and wider ministry)? How have Christians variously conceived ordained ministry which includes both women and men? How do ordained women and men work together in practice? What have been the particular implications for female clergy? And for male clergy? What distinctive issues are raised by women's entry into senior ordained/leadership positions? How do episcopal and non-episcopal traditions differ in this?