Social Science

The Prism of Sex

Essays in the Sociology of Knowledge : Proceedings of a Symposium

Author: Julia Ann Sherman

Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 3930

Analyzes the effect of male dominance in scholarship, focusing on various disciplines, and suggests ways in which the situation can be remedied
Social Science

Feminist Sociology

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972556

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 6864

Exploring the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research, Sara Delamont outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. She provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyzes the uneasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers, and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by postmodernism.
Reference

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 548

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Literary Collections

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!

Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing

Author: Terry Castle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938747

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 309

View: 8625

In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself." "In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring."--BOOK JACKET.
Psychology

A Century of Psychology (Psychology Revivals)

Progress, paradigms and prospects for the new millennium

Author: Ray Fuller,Patricia Noonan Walsh,Patrick McGinley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134091982

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

View: 3286

Psychology has influence in almost every walk of life. Originally published in 1997, A Century of Psychology is a review of where the discipline came from, where it had reached and where the editors anticipated it may go. Ray Fuller, Patricia Noonan Walsh and Patrick McGinley assembled an internationally recognised team of mainly European experts from the major applications and research areas of psychology. They begin with a critical review of methodology and its limitations and plot the course of gender and developmental psychology. They go on to include discussion of learning, intellectual disability, clinical psychology and the emergence of psychotherapy, educational psychology, organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and many other topics, in particular community psychology, perception and alternative medicine. Enlightening, reflective and sometimes provocative, A Century of Psychology is required reading for anyone involved in psychology as a practitioner, researcher or teacher. It is also a lively introduction for those new to the discipline.
Literary Criticism

Women in Beckett

Performance and Critical Perspectives

Author: Linda Ben-Zvi

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 7831

Religion

Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women

Patterns in a Feminist Sampler

Author: Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791363

Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 1084

Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds come together in Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women to explore and rejoice in what they have in common--their heritage. They reveal in striking personal stories how their Jewishness has shaped their identities and informed their experiences in innumerable, meaningful ways. Survivors, witnesses, defenders, innovators, and healers, these women question, celebrate, and transmit Jewish and feminist values in hopes that they might bridge the differences among Jewish women. They invite both Jewish and non-Jewish readers to share in their discussions and stories that convey and celebrate the multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds, attitudes, and issues. In Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women, you will read about cultural, religious, and gender choices, conversion to Judaism, family patterns, Jewish immigrant experiences, the complexities of Jewish secular identities, antisemitism, sexism, and domestic violence in the Jewish community. As the pages unfold in this wonderful book of personal odysseys, the colorful patterns of Jewish women’s lives are laid before you. You will find much cause for rejoicing, as the authors weave together their compelling and unique stories about: midlife Bat mitzvah preparations the transmission of Jewish values by Sephardi and Ashkenazi grandmothers traditional Sephardi customs the sorrow and healing involved in coping with the Holocaust a lesbian’s fascination with Kafka the external and internal obstacles Jewish women encounter in their efforts to study Jewish topics and participate in Jewish ritual becoming a Reconstructionist rabbi the difficulties and benefits of being the teenaged daughter of a rabbi A harmonious chorus of individual voices, Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women will delight and inspire Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. It reminds each of us how diverse and distinctive Jewish women’s lives are, as well as how united they can be under the wonderful fold of Judaism. This book will be of great interest to all women, as well as to rabbis, Jewish community leaders and professionals, mental health workers, and those in Jewish studies, women’s studies, and multicultural studies.
Psychology

Handbook of Psychology, History of Psychology

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118337417

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

View: 7235

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
Religion

Jewish Women in Therapy

Seen But Not Heard

Author: Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317765591

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 8559

Here is the first volume ever to focus on the issues of Jewish women in the context of counseling and psychotherapy. Through poignant reflection and observation, the authors convey the richness and variety of Jewish women’s experiences and the Jewishness and femaleness of the concerns, issues, values, and attitudes that Jewish women--both clients and therapists--bring into the therapy room. Jewish Women in Therapy is a landmark book in many ways. It calls attention to the historical and political realities of the Jewish heritage and acknowledges the oppression of both Jews and women that therapists have typically ignored. And although Jewish women have participated in the therapeutic process, as clients, scholars, and therapists, seldom have they chosen to write about it. Never before have the writings of so many distinguished leaders in the field, including Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Evelyn Torton Beck, and Susannah Heschel, been compiled. They examine the damaging stereotypes of Jewish women--the Jewish American Princess and the Jewish Mother--that flourish today. Chapters also address the conflicts that many women feel about being Jewish and being female, celebrate the contributions of Jewish women to feminism and to therapy, examine the deliberate omission of women from the political process and the religious ritual, and convey the complexities of the oppression that are still blatantly directed at both Jews and females.
Social Science

Gendering women

Identity and mental wellbeing through the lifecourse

Author: Clisby, Suzanne,Holdsworth, Julia

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447321065

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2853

Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women’s mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women’s lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women’s daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.
Psychology

Toward a New Psychology of Gender

A Reader

Author: Mary M. Gergen,Sara N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795733

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 3423

Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.
Philosophy

Das Argument

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 9930

Psychology

Sex Differences in Social Behavior

A Social-role interpretation

Author: Alice H. Eagly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134931212

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 6865

In presenting an innovative theory of sex differences in the social context, this volume applies social-role theory and meta-analytic techniques to research in aggression, social influence, helping, nonverbal, and group behavior. Eagly's findings show that gender stereotypic behavior results from different male and female role expectations, and that the disparity between these gender stereotypes and actual sex differences is not as great as is often believed.
Biography & Autobiography

Lebenswege und Lektüren

Author: Beatrice Müller-Kampel,Carla Carnevale

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2200

What was the driving force that motivated Austrians driven out of their homeland after 1938 and seeking refuge in the United States and Canada to devote their professional lives to the cultivation of literature in German, thus becoming intermediaries re-tilling the intellectual subsoil of the 'perpetrator cultures' Germany and Austria in their new home? Alongside practical considerations it was certainly a love of literature, of Kafka, Rilke, Werfel, Schnitzler, Stefan Zweig and their literary worlds, all of which held out the prospect of regaining a finer, more humane homeland. Throughout, however, their suspicion of German literary studies (a discipline which as early as the 1920s had vigorously supported the dissemination of nationalist and national socialist cultural ideology at Germany's universities) remained very marked indeed. At the same time, the analytic re-acquisition of literature, philosophy and art was a way of rebelling against the enforced abandonment not only of murdered friends, slaughtered relatives and confiscated property but also everything which had started to represent a home from home culturally, intellectually and emotionally.
Feminism

Denkverhältnisse

Feminismus und Kritik

Author: Elisabeth List,Herlinde Studer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

Page: 586

View: 9330

Social Science

Feminist Challenges

Social and Political Theory

Author: Carole Pateman,Elizabeth Grosz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195599

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 5224

In Feminist Challenges, new and established scholars demonstrate the application of feminism in a range of academic disciplines including history, philosophy, politics, and sociology. As Carole Pateman notes in her introduction, ‘all the contributors raise some extremely far-reaching questions about the conventional assumptions and methods of contemporary social and political inquiry.’
Social Science

Tapestries of Life

Women's Work, Women's Consciousness, and the Meaning of Daily Experience

Author: Bettina Aptheker

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870236594

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 5714

Uses selections from stories, oral histories, and poems to depict the daily life of contemporary women, and covers work, racism, poverty, lesbians, and spirituality
Agricultural industries

Wenn die Bauern wiederkommen

Frauen, Arbeit und Agrobusiness in Venezuela

Author: Claudia von Werlhof

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 349

View: 5962