Women on the Margins

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname.

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067495520X

Category: Social Science

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Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname.
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Single Women

Single women have been represented both as old maids who could not get a man, and as city-singles who do not want a man. Both stereotypes potentially marginalize single women in family-centred societies.

Author: Tuula Gordon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349232529

Category: Single women

Page: 224

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Historically women have been defined in relation to men. Single women have been represented both as old maids who could not get a man, and as city-singles who do not want a man. Both stereotypes potentially marginalize single women in family-centred societies. But there is also increasing diversity in family and household formations.
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Women at the Margins

knowledge, experiences, and concerns of “women at the margins” seriously need
to grapple honestly with the power relations at work among women as part of a
vibrant women's movement. That commitment calls for ongoing critical reflection ...

Author: J Dianne Garner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136578311

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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A compelling look at the crisis of disadvantaged women This powerful document takes a sobering look at the phenomenon of marginalized women pushed to the edges of society, holding on with the barest of hope and extraordinary bravery. Handicapped by the increasing societal inequality they face as an everyday fact of life, these women (and in many cases, their children) have been disconnected from the mainstream for reasons of age, race, gender, health, incarceration, domestic abuse, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, and economic circumstance. They are poor in an affluent society, powerless in a powerful nation, and the suffering caused by their exclusion is poignant and troubling. Eloquently illustrated with poetry, art, and prose created by marginalized women, Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance makes a compelling argument for social change. The book offers a no-holds-barred look at how economic restructuring, welfare reform, neo-conservative ideology, and institutional exclusion have locked women into subservient, substandard roles, stripping them of their citizenship and rendering them expendable. Diverse authors track the life cycle of marginalized women, from teenage pregnancy to the lonliness of older women in poverty or prison. Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance addresses: the effects of welfare reform the forgotten group: women in prison and jail low-income women and housing women marginalized by substance abuse, poverty, and incarceration teenage pregnancy children and their incarcerated mothers recidivism and reintegration women, law, and the justice system and much more! Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance acknowledges the long history of the inequality faced by women living in exclusion but focuses on the present with a hopeful but realistic eye toward the future. It is an indispensible resource for sociology, social work, legal and penal system professionals, and academics, and an essential read for everyone.
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Women at the Margin

women , ” such as Chief Secretary Anson Chan , as proof that Hong Kong women
were represented in politics ( Hong ... Working Group noted that the government '
s efforts “ should have been more pro - active in the margins of the meeting to ...

Author: Lisa Collynn Fischler

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89075185058

Category: Feminism

Page: 395

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Freedom Within the Margins

... the Scottish Presbyterian ; and Barclay , the Swedish Lutheran - - they may
appear to be at the margins of the contemporary national vision in Canada that
currently espouses multiculturalism and female place , yet in practice asserts
English ...

Author: Caterina Pizanias

Publisher: Calgary : Detselig Enterprises

ISBN: UOM:39015037344002

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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From the Margins 2

This volume has its origins in a project entitled 'Biblical Women and their Afterlives', conceived and developed by the Centre for Reception History of the Bible at the University of Oxford and organized together with colleagues from the ...

Author: Christine E. Joynes

Publisher: Bible in the Modern World

ISBN: 1906055815

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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Despite half a century of biblical interpretation that has sought to put women back on the agenda of ancient texts (written largely if not wholly by men), the dominant threads of narrative and doctrine have-with the notable exception of Mary the mother of Jesus-been focused on the lives and actions of men. Reception history tells a different story. It is not the case that there is a recovery of the lives of women hidden behind the pages of the New Testament, for our information remains as sparse and tantalizing as ever. Rather, the study of biblical women's 'afterlives' allows the imaginative engagement of artists and writers to broaden the horizon of interpretative expectations. Whether it is through historical imagination or the grasp of different portrayals of familiar biblical women (like Mary the mother of Jesus or Mary Magdalene), the creative genius of these interpreters, neglected by mainstream biblical textual scholars, only underlines the importance of the biblical women, viewed in the light of their afterlives. This volume has its origins in a project entitled 'Biblical Women and their Afterlives', conceived and developed by the Centre for Reception History of the Bible at the University of Oxford and organized together with colleagues from the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts at Boston University, USA. This project resulted not only in the present interdisciplinary collection of 21 essays (with their 66 illustrations) but also its companion volume, From the Margins 1: Women of the Hebrew Bible and their Afterlives, edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg. The present volume includes the specially commissioned poem 'To Cast a Stone' by the acclaimed Irish poet John F. Deane.
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Out of the Margins

A review of the level that women's studies has reached in terms of its status in the eyes of higher education institutions.

Author: & Wa Aaron

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002048017

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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A review of the level that women's studies has reached in terms of its status in the eyes of higher education institutions. The papers ask how the subject relates to feminism and what its problems are as a mainstream topic. It also considers previously marginalized topics like lesbianism.
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A U M L A

ISBN 0 674 95520 In Women on the Margins : Three Seventeenth - Century Lives
, Natalie Zemon Davis retrieves the lives of three early modern European women
: Glikl Bas Judah Lieb , Marie de L ' Incarnation , and Maria Sibylla Merian .

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070265362

Category: Literature

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Ministry at the Margins

The author issues a call for the church to update the idea of ministry and mission by moving away from condescension and towards inclusion of marginalized groups seeking justice.

Author: Cheryl J. Sanders

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606087602

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The author issues a call for the church to update the idea of ministry and mission by moving away from condescension and towards inclusion of marginalized groups seeking justice.
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Domestic Violence at the Margins

"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms.

Author: Natalie J. Sokoloff

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 443

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"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms."--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing "An exciting and powerful collection that eloquently critiques some of the current thinking in domestic violence and raises key concerns for advocates and scholars working in the area."--Sujata Warrier, president, board of directors, Manavi: An organization for South Asian women "Sokoloff has assembled an impressive array of authors who challenge us to 'think outside of our contemporary domestic violence box.'"--Angela M. Moore Parmley, chief, violence and victimization research division, National Institute of Justice This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or social class. Reprints of the most influential recent work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating the support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a compelling challenge to stereotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women's studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.
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From Margins to Mainstream

Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers.

Author: Carol Lazzaro-Weis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812206708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers. Arguing for a notion of gender and genre, she runs counter to many Anglo-American and French feminist theorists who contend that traditional genres cannot readily serve as vehicles for feminist expression.
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Women s Voices from the Margins

By presenting the voices of the young women alongside rich scholarly analysis, this engaging text will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of gender and women’s studies, sociology, international social work, and global studies ...

Author: Elizabeth Swart

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9780889615885

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Women’s Voices from the Margins explores the coping strategies, agency, and resilience of women living in Kibera, Kenya—one of Africa’s largest slums. Based on a multi-year research project in which the author analyzed the diaries of 20 young women from Kibera, this thought-provoking book describes the women’s lives, the realities of gender-based violence, and their responses and coping strategies. Drawing on both qualitative journal accounts and quantitative surveys, Elizabeth Swart reveals the agency and strength of these women, who create opportunities for themselves and their children despite the violence and extreme poverty that are a daily actuality of life in Kibera. Taking a global feminist perspective, the author considers the women’s lives in the larger context of urbanization, globalization, and neo-liberal social policies. By presenting the voices of the young women alongside rich scholarly analysis, this engaging text will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of gender and women’s studies, sociology, international social work, and global studies.
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Voices from the Margins

Migrant Women's Experiences in Southern Africa Kate Lefko-Everett. Many
migrant women said that they preferred to be in relationships with non - South
Africans for as one stated , “ we prefer our own . " These preferences were again
linked ...

Author: Kate Lefko-Everett

Publisher: Inst for Democracy in South Africa

ISBN: UOM:39015073928072

Category: Social Science

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One of the critical challenges facing Africa is how to harness the potential of internal and international migration in the interests of development. The Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) is an international network of organizations founded in 1996 to promote awareness of migration-development linkages in SADC. SAMP conducts applied research on migration and development issues, provides policy advice and expertise, offers training in migration policy and management, and conducts public education campaigns on migration-related issues. Voices from the Margins: Migrant Women's Experiences in Southern Africa, the Southern African Migration Project's policy paper 46, draws conclusions from women's descriptions of their experiences as migrants and provides a forum for the voices of women themselves to be heard.
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Managing Our Margins

Based on interviews with women in the New Jersey suburbs, this book explores the range of uncertainties and practical dilemmas independent businesswomen face today.

Author: Kimberly A. Reed

Publisher: Routledge Studies in Entrepren

ISBN: 0815339925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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Many women seek to achieve greater control over their working lives by making a transition to entrepreneurship and, as a result, must negotiate gender norms and gender-related expectations in both business and personal relationships. Based on interviews with women in the New Jersey suburbs, this book explores the range of uncertainties and practical dilemmas independent businesswomen face today.
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Female Circumcision

A Kenyan woman theologian examines arguments for and against the controversial practice of female circumcision.

Author: Author, Mary Nyangweso Wangila

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608334247

Category: Religion

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