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The Health of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Health of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook ISBN: 9780821349304
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Author: Ruth Levine,Miriam Schneidman,Amanda Glassman
Number of Pages: 65 
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This book was prepared by World Bank in collaboration with the Chinese government and leading academics. It argues that, in order to address the growing economic, social, and political pressures of the 21st Century, China will have to build solid foundations for a knowledge-based economy by updating the economic and institutional regime, upgrading education and learning, and building information infrastructure. China must also raise the technological level of the economy by diffusing new technologies actively throughout the economy, improving the research and development sytem, and exploiting global knowledge.

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook ISBN: 9780253213075
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Author: Marysa Navarro,Virginia Sánchez Korrol,Kecia Ali,Associate Professor of Religion Kecia Ali
Number of Pages: 128 
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A collection of articles that describe what how life has changed throughout history for women who live in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Women, America, and Movement

Women, America, and Movement ebook ISBN: 9780826211767
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Author: Susan L. Roberson
Number of Pages: 291 
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Since the colonial days, American women have traveled, migrated, and relocated, always faced with the challenge of reconstructing their homes for themselves and their families. Women, America, and Movement offers a journey through largely unexplored territory--the experiences of migrating American women. These narratives, both real and imagined, represent a range of personal and critical perspectives; some of the women describe their travels as expansive and freeing, while others relate the dreadful costs and sacrifices of relocating. Despite the range of essays featured in this study, the writings all coalesce around the issues of politics, poetry, and self- identity described by Adrienne Rich as the elements of the "politics of location," treated here as the politics of relocation. The narratives featured in this book explore the impact of race, class, and sexual economics on migratory women, their self-identity, and their roles in family and social life. These issues demonstrate that in addition to geographic place, ideology is itself a space to be traversed. By examining the writings of such women as Louise Erdrich, Zora Neale Hurston, and Gertrude Stein, the essayists included in this volume offer a variety of experiences. The book confronts such issues as racist politicking against Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian immigrants; sexist attitudes that limit women to the roles of wife, mother, and sexual object; and exploitation of migrants from Appalachia and of women newly arrived in America. These essays also delve into the writings themselves by looking at what happens to narrative structure as authors or their characters cross geographic boundaries. The reader sees how women writers negotiate relocation in their texts and how the written word becomes a place where one finds oneself.

Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Rereading Women in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook ISBN: 9780742510753
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Jennifer Abbassi,Sheryl Lutjens
Number of Pages: 393 
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This indispensable text reader provides a broad-ranging and thoughtfully organized feminist introduction to the ongoing controversies of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Designed for use in a variety of college courses, the volume collects an influential group of essays first published in Latin American Perspectives-a theoretical and scholarly journal focused on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. The reader is organized into thematic sections that focus on work, politics, and culture, and each section includes substantive introductions that identify key issues, trends, and debates in the scholarly literature on women and gender in the region. Demonstrating the rich and multidisciplinary nature of Latin American studies, this collection of timely, empirical studies promotes critical thinking about women's place and power; about theory and research strategies; and about contemporary economic, political, and social conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Valuable as both a supplementary or primary text, Rereading Women makes a convincing claim for a materialist feminist analysis. It convincingly shows why women have become an increasingly important subject of research, acknowledges their gains and struggles over time, and explores the contributions that feminist theory has made toward the recognition of gender as a relevant-indeed essential-category for analyzing the political economy of development.

Researching Women In Latin America And The Caribbean

Researching Women In Latin America And The Caribbean ebook ISBN: 1000309800
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Edna Acosta-belen,Christine E. Bose
Number of Pages: 201 
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This volume represents more than just a collection of chapters and bibliographic sources. For us, it provides another example of collective solidarity, hard work, and a relentless commitment to contribute to the process of advancing and transforming knowledge about women's condition. It attempts to update and assess how scholarship on women has impacted different disciplines and fields and examines the multivariate conditions and responses to immediate and long-term realities generated by women from different LatinAmerican and Caribbean countries. The editors hope that this publication, modest as it may be, will be a useful tool to other researchers, educators, and students in their efforts at pursuing and expanding the knowledge and visions that will make our different societies more just and liberating for all their citizens.

Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook ISBN: 0813549515
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Elizabeth Maier,Nathalie Lebon
Number of Pages: 384 
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Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean brings together a group of interdisciplinary scholars who analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency are analyzed in this book within the context of the neoliberal model of globalization that has seriously affected most Latin American and Caribbean women's lives in multiple ways. Contributors explore the emergence of the area's feminist movement, dictatorships of the 1970s, the Central American uprisings, the urban, grassroots organizing for better living conditions, and finally, the turn toward public policy and formal political involvement and the alternative globalization movement. Geared toward bridging cultural realities, this volume represents women's transformations, challenges, and hopes, while considering the analytical tools needed to dissect the realities, understand the alternatives, and promote gender democracy.

America's Women

America's Women ebook ISBN: 0061739227
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Gail Collins
Number of Pages: 608 
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America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. By culling the most fascinating characters -- the average as well as the celebrated -- Gail Collins, the editorial page editor at the New York Times, charts a journey that shows how women lived, what they cared about, and how they felt about marriage, sex, and work. She begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern "tobacco brides" who came looking for a husband and sometimes -- thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate -- wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too. "The history of American women is about the fight for freedom," Collins writes in her introduction, "but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's roles that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders." Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history.

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook ISBN: 9780842028219
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Joseph Arbena,David Gerald LaFrance
Number of Pages: 241 
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations. Other subjects that are addressed as they pertain to modern sport include: diffusion and globalization/internationalization; hegemony, dependency, and nationalism; politics and the state; culture, ethnicity, and race; economic class; gender; commercialization, modernization, and professionalization; health, morality, crime and vice; economics and labor productivity; and the media.

The Americas of Asian American Literature

The Americas of Asian American Literature ebook ISBN: 9781400823208
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Rachel C. Lee
Number of Pages: 208 
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Drawing on a wide array of literary, historical, and theoretical sources, Rachel Lee addresses current debates on the relationship among Asian American ethnic identity, national belonging, globalization, and gender. Lee argues that scholars have traditionally placed undue emphasis on ethnic-based political commitments--whether these are construed as national or global--in their readings of Asian American texts. This has constrained the intelligibility of stories that are focused less on ethnicity than on kinship, family dynamics, eroticism, and gender roles. In response, Lee makes a case for a reconceptualized Asian American criticism that centrally features gender and sexuality. Through a critical analysis of select literary texts--novels by Carlos Bulosan, Gish Jen, Jessica Hagedorn, and Karen Yamashita--Lee probes the specific ways in which some Asian American authors have steered around ethnic themes with alternative tales circulating around gender and sexual identity. Lee makes it clear that what has been missing from current debates has been an analysis of the complex ways in which gender mediates questions of both national belonging and international migration. From anti-miscegenation legislation in the early twentieth century to poststructuralist theories of language to Third World feminist theory to critical studies of global cultural and economic flows, The Americas of Asian American Literature takes up pressing cultural and literary questions and points to a new direction in literary criticism.

American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America

American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America ebook ISBN: 039330454X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Edmund S. Morgan
Number of Pages: 304 
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Reexamines the lives of American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and reevaluates the legacies of religious figures such as Anne Hutchinson and unknown martyrs such as Mary Easty and Giles Cory, who were executed for practicing witchcraft.

Enslaved Women in America

Enslaved Women in America ebook ISBN: 1442208732
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Emily West
Number of Pages: 160 
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West offers an overview of the lives of enslaved women in America by using a broad chronological perspective, considering themes and issues in their lives from the colonial era through to the end of the Civil War. She compares the lives of enslaved women—sometimes exceptional and sometimes ordinary—across time and space with the lives of enslaved men, and with the white men and women who held them in bondage. West draws upon a wide range of evidence in evaluating enslaved women's lives and considers the major methodological issues they pose in order to build a composite, or overall, picture of enslaved womanhood through "snapshots'' of different women at various stages of their life-cycles.

Ireland and the Americas

Ireland and the Americas ebook ISBN: 1851096140
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: James Patrick Byrne,Philip Coleman,Jason Francis King
Number of Pages: 967 
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Provides reference entries on interactions between Ireland and the United States, Canada, and Latin America throughout history and the cultural and political impact these relations have had for each country.

Founding Mothers

Founding Mothers ebook ISBN: 9780395701096
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Linda Grant Depauw
Number of Pages: 228 
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Describes the daily lives, social roles, and contributions of women living during the Revolutionary period.

America's Competitive Secret

America's Competitive Secret ebook ISBN: 9780195119145
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Author: Judy B. Rosener
Number of Pages: 230 
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The USA has a number of educated, experienced, professional women ready and willing to move into the boardrooms and executive suites of corporate America. The author of this text argues that they are America's competitive secret.

Outstanding Women Athletes

Outstanding Women Athletes ebook ISBN: 9781573561204
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Janet Woolum
Number of Pages: 412 
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Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport

Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia ebook ISBN: 0313349096
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.,Deleso A. Alford
Number of Pages: 381 
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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Women and Work

Women and Work ebook ISBN: 9781856491181
Publisher: Zed Books
Author: Susan Bullock
Number of Pages: 160 
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Extrait de la couverture : "All around the world, women work. Yet the work they do has always been, and continues to be, considered as less important than that performed by men. In many cases women's activities are not even acknowledged as work. Not only do women encounter more obstacles than men in education and training, but they are over-represented amongst the lowest paid, part-time workforce, enjoying few employement rights. Recognition of this has led to adoption of measures over the past two decades to eliminate gender discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and treatement for women workers. Thos book is a contribution to the efforts being made, mainly by women themselves, to ensure that these intiatives are implemented. The author draws together research on gender, work and development, and emphasises that the concept of work should include not only paid labour but all of those activitie which contribute to production and development."

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America ebook ISBN:
Publisher:
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Gender and Women's Leadership

Gender and Women's Leadership ebook ISBN: 1452266352
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Author: Karen O'Connor
Number of Pages: 1104 
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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience