Women

Women and Counter-Power

Author: Yolande Cohen

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

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Category: Women

Page: 230

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This landmark collection of essays by scholars and activists compares the experiences of women in various countries, both historically and currently. "These scholarly essays document women's political activity in anti-establishment movements, both historical and recent, in some of the nations peripheral to the powerful Western democracies and the U.S.S.R. Material provides information, as well as insights, not readily available elsewhere."--Small Press
Political Science

Counterpower

Author: Tim Gee

Publisher: New Internationalist

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Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Counterpower is the power to remove the power of the 'haves', and no major campaign has been successful without it.
History

Women and Counter-power

Author: Yolande Cohen

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

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Category: History

Page: 238

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This landmark collection of essays by scholars and activists compares the experiences of women in various countries, both historically and currently. "These scholarly essays document women's political activity in anti-establishment movements, both historical and recent, in some of the nations peripheral to the powerful Western democracies and the U.S.S.R. Material provides information, as well as insights, not readily available elsewhere."--Small Press
Political Science

Mexican American Women Activists

Author: Mary Pardo

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 345

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When we see children playing in a supervised playground or hear about a school being renovated, we seldom wonder about who mobilized the community resources to rebuild the school or staff the park. Mexican American Women Activists tells the stories of Mexican American women from two Los Angeles neighborhoods and how they transformed the everyday problems they confronted into political concerns. By placing these women's experiences at the center of her discussion of grassroots political activism, Mary Pardo illuminates the gender, race, and class character of community networking. She shows how citizens help to shape their local environment by creating resources for churches, schools, and community services and generates new questions and answers about collective action and the transformation of social networks into political networks. By focusing on women in two contiguous but very different communities -- the working-class, inner-city neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Eastside Los Angeles and the racially mixed middle-class suburb of Monterey Park -- Pardo is able to bring class as ell as gender and ethnic concerns to bear on her analysis in ways that shed light on the complexity of mobilizing for urban change. Unlike many studies, the stories told here focus on women's strengths rather than on their problems. We follow the process by which these women empowered themselves by using their own definitions of social justice and their own convictions about the importance of traditional roles. Rather than becoming political participants in spite of their family responsibilities, women in both neighborhoods seem to have been more powerful because they had responsibilities, social networks, and daily routines separate from the men in their communities. Pardo asserts that the decline of real wages and the growing income gap means that unforunately most women will no longer be able to focus their energies on unpaid community work. She reflects on the consequences of this change for women's political involvement, as well as on the politics of writing about women and politics.
Social Science

Gender, Race, and Nation

Author: Vanaja Dhruvarajan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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Dhruvarajan and Vickers call into question feminism's presumed universality of gender analysis, and bring to the foreground the voices of marginalized women in Western society, and of women outside of the western world.
Family & Relationships

Domestic Violence in Iran

Author: Zahra Tizro

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 282

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This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that domestic violence is deeply rooted in society and situated in the fundament of current discourses. Investigating how orthodox jurisprudence as mainstream discourse, together with social, legal and public norms, help to perpetuate the production and reproduction of physical, psychological, sexual and economical violence against women, the author presents and reflects upon narratives, experiences and the social realities accounting for domestic violence against women. Drawing on qualitative empirical research, she theorises that the notion of secularization and modernisation helping to overcome such violence is to some extent represented by Islamic feminism, secular feminism, and religious intellectualism, all of which are methodologically examined in the analysis. Challenging conventional wisdom regarding women’s place in Iran and in wider Islamic society, this book offers a new insight into violence against Muslim women and as such will be an important addition to the existing literature in the areas of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and Iranian studies.
Social Science

Minority women and austerity

Author: Bassel, Leah

Publisher: Policy Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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In the first book of its kind, Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of and resistances to austerity measures in France and Britain. Minority women are often portrayed as passive victims. However, Minority women and austerity demonstrates how they use their race, class, gender and legal status as a resource for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation of non-governmental organisations, the failures of left-wing politics and the patronising initiatives of policy-makers. Using in-depth case studies, this book explores the changing relations between the state, the market and civil society which create opportunities and dilemmas for minority women activists. Through an intersectional ‘politics of survival’ these women seek to subvert the dominant narratives of ‘crisis’ and ‘activism’.
Biography & Autobiography

Autobiographical Cultures in Post-War Italy

Author: Walter S. Baroni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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After the Second World War, two contrasting political movements became increasingly active in Italy - the communist and feminist movements. In this book, Walter Baroni uses autobiographical life-writing from both movements key protagonists to shed new light on the history of these movements and more broadly the similarities and differences between political activists in post-war Italy.
Literary Criticism

Arthurian Women

Author: Thelma S. Fenster

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the Arthurian inheritance, and finally women visual artists who have used the material of the Arthurian story. All the essays concentrate interpretation on a female creator and the work. This collection contains a useful bibliography of material devoted to female characters in Arthurian literature.
Law

Law, Power and Culture

Author: F. Knight

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Law

Page: 190

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A fresh theory on how individuals respond to inequalities occurring within their own communities. This original and insightful study draws on empirical research on the Santal people of Asia, examining power relations within social fields, and the state, to reveal a typology of power practices, and applies these to forced marriage in the West.