Women in Motion

Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia

Author: Nana Oishi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746380

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 8184

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.

Girl in the Mirror

Three Generations of Black Women in Motion

Author: Natasha Tarpley

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 1542

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

Women in Motion

Author: Alexa L. Foreman

Publisher: Popular Pressof Bowling Green State


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 7968


Women in Motion

Author: Mary C. Short

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1599268760

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 6078

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 wouldn't 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."

A Life in Motion

A Memoir

Author: Florence Howe

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558616981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 2032

Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were few. Sustained by her relationships with iconic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, she traveled the world as an emissary for women's empowerment. Howe's memoir spans her eighty years of personal struggle and professional triumphs. Florence Howe was first introduced to activisim during the civil rights era and helped establish women's studies programs across the country during the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement. In 1970 she founded the Feminist Press and was its publisher until 2006. She is professor emerita of English at the graduate center at the City University of New York, and holds many honors as well as six honorary doctorates, the most recent from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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: 2379

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."

Movie-Struck Girls

Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon

Author: Shelley Stamp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691187754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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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.

Life in Motion

An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition

Author: Misty Copeland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481479814

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8849

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

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: 1998

"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.

Books in Motion

Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props

Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708102

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 4771

Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!

Feminisms in Motion

Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation

Author: Jessica Hoffmann,Daria Yudacufski

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849353352

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 1714

In recent years, feminism has been at the forefront of social criticism in the United States, but the mainstream face of feminism is still typically white and often focused on gender issues to the exclusion of race, class, and almost everything else. Meanwhile, there are long and rich traditions of women-of-color-centered feminisms that acknowledge all systems of power as connected, and recognize how ending one form of violence entails the transformation of society on multiple fronts. From 2007 to 2017, a small, Los Angeles-based independent magazine called make/shift published some of the most inspiring feminist voices of the decade, articulating ideas from the grassroots and amplifying feminist voices on immigration, state violence, climate change, and other issues. Feminisms in Motion offers highlights from 10 years of make/shift magazine, providing a wide-ranging look at contemporary intersectional feminist thought and action. We are living in a moment of mounting racist violence, xenophobia, income inequality, climate displacement, and war. Intersectional feminism has been creating and pointing toward solutions to these problems for generations. Feminisms in Motion offers ideas, critique, and inspiration from diverse feminists from Los Angles, to India, to Palestine, who are pointing toward a world where all people can thrive.

Bodies in Motion


Author: Mary Anne Mohanraj

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739510

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7706

Like the sweet heat of a palate-pleasing curry or the brilliant radiance of bougainvillea, the short stories in Mary Anne Mohanraj's Bodies in Motion will delight the senses and sensibilities. Her tales follow two generations of two families living on the cusp of disparate worlds, America and Sri Lanka -- their lives and ties shaped, strengthened, devastated, and altered by the emigrant-immigrant ebb and flow. Through stunning, effervescent prose, intimate moments are beautifully distilled, revealing the tug-of-war between generations and gender in stories sensual and honest, chronicling love, ambition, and the spiritual and sexual quests of mothers and daughters, fathers and sons.