Gender Studies

Heroines of the Qing: Exemplary Women Tell Their Stories by Binbin Yang

By Binbin Yang

Heroines of the Qing introduces an array of chinese language girls from the eighteenth and 19th centuries who have been strong, lively matters in their personal lives and who wrote themselves because the heroines in their exemplary tales. regularly, �exemplary girls� (lienu)�heroic martyrs, chaste widows, and devoted maidens, for example�were written into respectable dynastic histories for his or her unrelenting adherence to woman advantage through Confucian kin criteria. in spite of the fact that, regardless of the wealthy writing traditions approximately those ladies, their lives have been usually distorted by means of ethical and cultural agendas. Binbin Yang, drawing on interdisciplinary resources, indicates how they have been in a position to pass barriers that have been as a rule closed to women�boundaries not just of gender, but in addition of information, fiscal strength, political engagement, and formality and cultural authority. Yang heavily examines the rhetorical recommendations those �exemplary ladies� exploited for self-representation in numerous writing genres and highlights their skillful negotiation with, and appropriation of, the values of girl exemplarity for self-empowerment.

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Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800 ("The by Francisco Vazquez Garcia

By Francisco Vazquez Garcia

Early smooth ecu idea held that women and men have been primarily an analogous. in the course of the 17th century, scientific and felony arguments started to flip by contrast ‘one-sex’ version, with hermaphroditism noticeable as a medieval superstition. This booklet lines this modification in Iberia compared to the sooner shift in notion in northern Europe.

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Gendering Drugs: Feminist Studies of Pharmaceuticals by Ericka Johnson

By Ericka Johnson

This publication, by means of bringing jointly serious pharmaceutical experiences and feminist technoscience experiences, explores the way in which medicines produce sexed and/or gendered identities in the event you take – or withstand – them, and the way feminist technoscience experiences can give a contribution a theoretical lens with which to watch intercourse and gender within the pharmaceuticalization procedures. themes explored during this assorted assortment comprise using hormones to hold up puberty onset for trans teenagers; HPV vaccination opposed to cervical melanoma in Sweden, the united kingdom, Austria and Colombia; Alzheimer’s discourses; and the drugs of prostate matters. Ericka Johnson has introduced jointly an leading edge and well timed assortment that demonstrates gender as appropriate in experiences of prescription drugs, and gives a number of examples of methodological and theoretical instruments to contemplate gender whereas learning drugs.

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Generationing Development: A Relational Approach to by Roy Huijsmans

By Roy Huijsmans

This ground-breaking ebook weaves jointly insights from the youngsters and early life stories literature and demanding improvement reviews. Debunking the belief of adolescence and early life as self-evident social different types, the writer unravels how those generational constructs are (re)constituted and skilled in relational phrases in improvement contexts spanning either the worldwide South and the worldwide North.

 

Running via those chapters is a basic challenge with age, gender and iteration as key rules of social differentiation.  this can be constructed partially 1 at a theoretical point, and utilized to daily contexts, together with institution, paintings, migration and the road partially 2. half three zooms in at the generational dynamics of improvement via exploring how trendy improvement interventions (conditional funds transfers, education) difficulties (gender discrimination) and questions (the generational query of farming) form the (gendered) event of being younger and growing to be up. 

 

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Management: by Katrin Hansen,Cathrine Seierstad

By Katrin Hansen,Cathrine Seierstad

This ebook highlights the main serious elements of range and their implications for company Social accountability (CSR), interpreting them in a suite of conceptual and sensible contributions from researchers and practitioners alike. specifically the e-book discusses stable and most sensible practices for range administration and analyzes attainable hyperlinks among CSR and variety inside of businesses. Examples are drawn from a various variety of organizational settings together with businesses, academic associations and different (non-profit) agencies and in a number of international locations, together with Germany, the united kingdom, the united states and India. 

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What Don't Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: African American Women by Kamesha Spates

By Kamesha Spates

A shut examine black women’s actual, psychological, and social conditions unearths destructive social disparities. but, for many years, black women’s suicide charges have remained almost nonexistent in comparison to the remainder of the yank inhabitants, baffling social scientists. during this booklet, black ladies converse for themselves approximately their lifestyles struggles and their notions of suicide. inside a framework that explores racial and gender inequalities, Spates makes use of interviews to discover purposes for the racial suicide paradox. Her research bargains a deeper realizing of the optimistic lifestyles concepts, together with kin and religion, that underlie black women’s resilience.


-Provides insights into the effect of various racial and gender inequalities
-Vivid use of qualitative ways to make clear a statistical paradox
-Highlights a good photograph of black ladies and their resilience

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Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of by AnaLouise Keating

By AnaLouise Keating

In this energetic, thought-provoking learn, AnaLouise Keating writes within the traditions of radical U.S. women-of-color feminist/womanist suggestion and queer reports, inviting us to rework how we expect approximately identification, distinction, social justice and social swap, metaphysics, studying, and instructing. via specified investigations of ladies of colour theories and writings, indigenous proposal, and her personal own and pedagogical stories, Keating develops transformative modes of engagement that go through oppositional ways to embody interconnectivity as a framework for id formation, theorizing, social swap, and the potential for planetary citizenship. talking to many dimensions of up to date scholarship, activism, and social justice paintings, Transformation Now! demands and enacts leading edge, noticeably inclusionary methods of analyzing, educating, and communicating.

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Gender Equality and the Media: A Challenge for Europe by Karen Ross,Claudia Padovani

By Karen Ross,Claudia Padovani

This edited assortment attracts on and expands the findings from a pan-European learn venture undertaken in the course of 2012-13 which was once funded through the ecu Institute for Gender Equality and aimed to discover 3 key matters in terms of gender and media: women’s inclusion in decision-making positions inside of media industries; how girls are represented within the media; and what rules and mechanisms are in position to aid women’s profession improvement and advertise gender equality. The study checked out ninety nine significant media agencies around the european together with private and non-private area broadcasters (TV and radio) in addition to a few significant newspaper teams. Researchers additionally monitored television programmes (factual in basic terms yet together with leisure genres) throughout one week and coded 1200 hours of television. as well as elaborating the consequences from sixteen of the partaking international locations, the gathering contains a set of context-setting essays and a summarizing end in addition to a mirrored image at the goal and application of gender symptoms. it's the first significant paintings to appear around the eu media panorama and discover either employment and illustration, offering a special glimpse into the modern media scene in terms of gender equality, together with examples of fine and no more stable practice.

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