On being a woman

a review of research on how women see themselves
Author: Fay Fransella,Kay Frost
Publisher: Tavistock Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 237
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Spirituality, Healing and Medicine

Return to the Silence
Author: David Aldridge
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422213
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Aldridge evaluates the existing literature from across the disciplines to ascertain just how effective spiritual healing may be on the patient's well-being. He encourages us to redefine treatment strategies and our understanding of health, and argues that the spiritual elements of experience help the patient to find purpose, meaning and hope.

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care
Author: David Aldridge
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843102328
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion


Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 794
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

The Meanings of Macho

Being a Man in Mexico City, Tenth Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
Author: Matthew C. Gutmann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520250130
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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Praise for the first edition: "Gutmann has done the hithertofore seemingly unthinkable. [A] wholly other vision of Mexican gender relations emerges."--José Limón, American Anthropologist "This book does for the study of men what two generations of feminist anthropologists have done for the study of women."--Lynn Stephen, author of Zapotec Women

Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan

A Critical Reader
Author: Carina E. Ray
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801475948
Category: History
Page: 528
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A diverse group of academics, activists, officials and rebels contribute chapters about different aspects of conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. These chapters discuss the origins and evolution of the conflict, the various ways in which the conflict has been understood and misperceived (both locally and internationally), the profoundly gendered nature of the conflict, the status of those involved with regard to the Sudanese and international law, and the ongoing struggle for peace in the region. A substantial appendix reproduces UN, ICC, and (many for the first time in English translation) Arabic-language documents to trace the history of the conflict. The book also includes a chronology of major events in Sudan.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Female Chauvinist Pigs

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Author: Ariel Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743284283
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
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Examines how some women are promoting chauvinism by behaving in sexually compromising ways, in an account that evaluates how women may be contributing to misogynistic and stereotyped belief systems.

I Don't Want to Talk About It

Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
Author: Terrence Real
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684865393
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
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A revolutionary and hopeful look at depression as a silent epidemic in men that manifests as workaholism, alcoholism, rage, difficulty with intimacy, and abusive behavior by the cofounder of Harvard’s Gender Research Project. Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced psychotherapist Terrence Real that depression is a silent epidemic in men—that men hide their condition from family, friends, and themselves to avoid the stigma of depression’s “un-manliness.” Problems that we think of as typically male—difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, and rage—are really attempts to escape depression. And these escape attempts only hurt the people men love and pass their condition on to their children. This groundbreaking book is the “pathway out of darkness” that these men and their families seek. Real reveals how men can unearth their pain, heal themselves, restore relationships, and break the legacy of abuse. He mixes penetrating analysis with compelling tales of his patients and even his own experiences with depression as the son of a violent, depressed father and the father of two young sons.

The Journal of Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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A Recognition of Being

Reconstructing Native Womanhood, Second Edition
Author: Kim Anderson
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 0889615799
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
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Over 15 years ago, Kim Anderson set out to explore how Indigenous womanhood had been constructed and reconstructed in Canada, weaving her own journey as a Cree/Métis woman with the insights, knowledge, and stories of the forty Indigenous women she interviewed. The result was A Recognition of Being, a powerful work that identified both the painful legacy of colonialism and the vital potential of self-definition. In this second edition, Anderson revisits her groundbreaking text to include recent literature on Indigenous feminism and two-spirited theory and to document the efforts of Indigenous women to resist heteropatriarchy. Beginning with a look at the positions of women in traditional Indigenous societies and their status after colonization, this text shows how Indigenous women have since resisted imposed roles, reclaimed their traditions, and reconstructed a powerful Native womanhood. Featuring a new foreword by Maria Campbell and an updated closing dialogue with Bonita Lawrence, this revised edition will be a vital text for courses in women and gender studies and Indigenous studies as well as an important resource for anyone committed to the process of decolonization.

My Gender Workbook

How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, Or Something Else Entirely
Author: Kate Bornstein
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415916738
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
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Gender isn't just about "male" or "female" anymore - if you have any doubts, just turn on your television. RuPaul is as familiar as tomato ketchup with national radio and television shows, and transgendered folk are as common to talk-shows as screaming and yelling. But if the popularization of gender bending is revealing that "male" and "female" aren't enough, where are we supposed to go from here? Cultural theorists have written loads of smart but difficult-to-fathom texts on gender, but none provide a hands-on, accessible guide to having your own unique gender. With My Gender Workbook, Kate Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical approach to living with or without a gender. Bornstein starts from the premise that there are not just two genders performed in today's world, but countless genders lumped under the two-gender framework. Using a unique, deceptively simple and always entertaining workbook format, Bornstein gently but firmly guides you to discover your own unique gender identity. Whether she's using the USFDA's food group triangle to explain gender, or quoting one-liners from real "gender transgressors", Bornstein's first and foremost concern is making information on gender bending truly accessible. With quizzes and exercises that determine how much of a man or woman you are, My Gender Workbook gives you the tools to reach whatever point you desire on the gender continuum. Bornstein also takes aim at the recent flurry of books that attempt to naturalize gender difference, and puts books like Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus squarely where they belong: on Uranus. If you don't think you are transgendered when you sit down to read this book, you will be by the time you finish it!

Housework and Housewives in American Advertising

Married to the Mop
Author: Jessamyn Neuhaus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023033797X
Category: History
Page: 273
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An analysis of how since the end of te 19th-century advertising agencies and their housework product clients utilized a remarkably consistent depiction of housewives and housework, illustrating that that although Second Wave feminism successfully called into question the housewife stereotype, homemaking has remained an American feminine ideal.

Promiscuities

The Secret Struggle for Womanhood
Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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In a consideration of adolescent women's sexual coming of age, the author discusses her own experiences and those of her peers, assessing the popular culture, myths, history, and scientific research that have created the definition of womanhood

Women in the Field

Anthropological Experiences
Author: Peggy Golde
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520054226
Category: Social Science
Page: 397
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What is it like to be an anthropologist or, more specifically, a woman anthropologist? Here we see highly trained and qualified women anthropologists examining their own efforts to live and work in alien cultures in many parts of the world. New chapters have been added to this ground-breaking volume, and each contributor is, in one way or another, a pioneer. All have chosen to devote their lives and energies to the understanding of worlds not their own. All have felt it important to explain what they do, why they do it, and how they feel about their work. Cultures vary widely in their perception of a woman engaged in anthropological field work. Each of these women has had to deal with the influence of her gender, as well as the subject of her study, on the mechanics of establishing a living-working relationship with people of another culture. The diversity of their responses to the presence of a foreign woman at work in their midst gives the book an invaluable cross-cultural perspective, as does the great variety of reactions and strategies on the part of the authors themselves. Besides providing rare insight into field work in general, Women in the Field mirrors the difficulties and delights of any person thrust into an unfamiliar culture.

Indigenous American Women

Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism
Author: Devon Abbott Mihesuah
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803282865
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Oklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others. ø Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves. She then illuminates the pervasive impact of colonialism and patriarchal thought on Native women?s traditional tribal roles and on their participation in academia. Mihesuah considers how relations between Indigenous women and men across North America continue to be altered by Christianity and Euro-American ideologies. Sexism and violence against Indigenous women has escalated; economic disparities and intratribal factionalism and ?culturalism? threaten connections among women and with men; and many women suffer from psychological stress because their economic, religious, political, and social positions are devalued. ø In the last section, Mihesuah explores how modern American Indigenous women have empowered themselves tribally, nationally, or academically. Additionally, she examines the overlooked role that Native women played in the Red Power movement as well as some key differences between Native women "feminists" and "activists."

Encyclopedia of Monasticism


Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678716X
Category: Reference
Page: 2000
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Just Sex?

The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape
Author: Nicola Gavey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415310727
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
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Just Sex? combines an overview of existing literature with an analysis of recent research to examine the psychological and cultural implications of date rape, making a valuable contribution to existing feminist and social constructionist thought.

The Sex of Things

Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective
Author: Victoria De Grazia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520200340
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 433
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"A rare pleasure. Rooting gender and consumption in the actions of people making their own history, these brilliant essays move from nineteenth-century pinups to the formation of gendered modernity. Once you've savored this volume, you'll never think of modern life in the same way again."--Temma Kaplan, author of "Red City, Blue Period"

Women as Subjects

South Asian Histories
Author: Nita Kumar
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813915227
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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Women as Subjects affords a rare opportunity to consider the changing identity and status of women in India today- how they view themselves and how they are viewed- through the current work of seven scholars- anthropologists, historians, and sociologists from India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These essays combined with Nita Kumar's substantial theoretical introduction, illustrate the overall problem of women's subjectivity extraordinarily well and serve to question, modify, and adapt Western-based feminist theory and Eurocentric postmodern theory, building a bridge both to non-South Asian feminist work and to nonfeminist South Asian work.