Between East and West: From Singularity to Community by Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

By Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

With this ebook we see a thinker good steeped within the Western culture considering via historic japanese disciplines, meditating on what it potential to profit to respire, and urging us all on the sunrise of a brand new century to rediscover indigenous Asian cultures. Yogic culture, in keeping with Irigaray, promises a useful skill for restoring the important hyperlink among the current and eternity — and for re-envisioning the patriarchal traditions of the West.

Western, logocentric rationality has a tendency to summary the lessons of yoga from its daily perform — most significantly, from the cultivation of breath. missing genuine, own event with yoga or different japanese religious practices, the Western philosophers who've attempted to deal with Hindu and Buddhist teachings — rather Schopenhauer — have usually long gone off target. now not so, Luce Irigaray. Incorporating her own adventure with yoga into her provocative philosophical pondering on sexual distinction, Irigaray proposes a brand new manner of realizing individuation and group within the modern global. She appears towards the indigenous, pre-Aryan cultures of India — which, she argues, have maintained an primarily inventive ethic of sexual distinction predicated on a admire for all times, nature, and the feminine.

Irigaray's specialize in breath during this publication is a typical outgrowth of the eye that she has given in earlier books to the weather — air, water, and fireplace. by means of returning to basic human reviews — respiring and the very fact of sexual distinction — she unearths a fashion out of the unending sociologizing abstractions of a lot modern concept to reconsider

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Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

By Wen Hua

Cosmetic surgical procedure in China has grown swiftly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce pageant in all spheres of everyday life, a growing number of girls contemplate plastic surgery as an funding to realize "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and profession success.

Building on wealthy ethnographic facts, this publication offers the views of girls who've gone through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations in the back of their offerings. Wen Hua explores how turbulent financial, sociocultural, and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced gigantic anxiousness that's skilled either mentally and corporeally. This booklet will attract readers who're drawn to gender reviews, China stories, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural studies.

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In Love with Jerzy Kosinski: A Novel by Agate Nesaule

By Agate Nesaule

From Agate Nesaule, acclaimed through writers around the globe from Doris Lessing to Tim O’Brien, comes a long-awaited novel. In Love with Jerzy Kosinski is a narrative of braveness and patience, exploring in fiction the topics that gripped readers of Nesaule’s award-winning memoir, A girl in Amber.
    After fleeing Latvia as a baby, Anna Duja escapes Russian confinement in displaced folks camps and at last arrives in the US. Years later, she unearths herself in a distinct type of captivity on remoted Cloudy Lake, Wisconsin, dwelling along with her disarming yet manipulative husband, Stanley.
    encouraged by way of the transformation of Polish-Jewish émigré Jerzy Kosinski from persecuted wartime escapee to big name writer in the USA, Anna slips clear of Stanley and Cloudy Lake in small steps: studying to force, making buddies, relocating to Madison, falling in love, and studying to forgive. Readers will applaud the book’s energy, the great thing about its prose, and its powerful evocation of a girl progressively discovering her approach within the wake of trauma.
 
Winner, the Chancellor’s neighborhood Literary Award, collage of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Methoden der Textanalyse: Leitfaden und Uberblick by Stefan Titscher, Ruth Wodak, Michael Meyer, Eva Vetter

By Stefan Titscher, Ruth Wodak, Michael Meyer, Eva Vetter

Dr. Stefan Titscher ist Professor für Soziologie am Institut für Soziologie der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
Dr. Ruth Wodak ist Professorin für Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft am Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Wien.
Dr. Michael Meyer ist wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Soziologie der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
Dr. Eva Vetter ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Wien.

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Women Writing Women: The Frontiers Reader by Patricia Hart, Karen Weathermon, Susan H. Armitage

By Patricia Hart, Karen Weathermon, Susan H. Armitage

By merging scholarly writing with own lifestyles tales, Women Writing Women creates a brand new surroundings for speaking the original reports of girls. The interdisciplinary nature of this quantity, incorporating authors' rules on id, gender, and social realities, illuminates a wealthy variety of studies.

To provide voice to the several realities ladies reside in and write from, the editors have divided the anthology into 4 sections: writing in regards to the self; writing in regards to the kinfolk and different intimate relationships; writing in regards to the girls they research; and writing approximately girls from resources akin to diaries and letters. inside of this framework girls contact on matters corresponding to ethnicity, sexuality, motherhood, and feminist as opposed to conventional values. the result's a suite of essays that will pay tribute to women’s complicated realities and to their severe creativity in writing approximately these realities.

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The Daughters Of Maeve by Gina Sigillito

By Gina Sigillito

For enormous quantities of Years...In eire and the recent World... Irish ladies Have Made a distinction From precedent days to the current, Irish ladies have made their mark in occasions of peace and struggle, in eire and the USA. With their accomplishments principally neglected via the background books, those notable ladies have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the problem of country development. brave, passionate, inventive, capable of stand tall at the battlefield--and within the kitchen--their tales will motivate courageous ladies in every single place, for the daughters of Maeve have completed striking feats opposed to remarkable odds. Meet ladies such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of eire Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht Queen Maeve . . . historical warrior Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist mom Jones . . . union chief Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first girl Sinead O'Connor . . . singer Mary Robinson . . . president of eire Maureen O'Hara . . . actress Sandra Day O'Connor . . . ideally suited court docket justice Maud Gonne . . . Irish progressive This integral reference will movement, train, and empower readers to arrive for his or her desires as they stand at the shoulders of significant Irish ladies. 50 interesting Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish heritage, artwork, literature, and politics on the Irish Arts Centre, eire condominium at manhattan college, and Trinity university, Dublin. She has served as a visitor host and manufacturer at the Irish radio application Radio unfastened ireann and has traveled largely all through eire. She is co-author of The knowledge of the Celts, additionally to be had from castle Press.

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The Dignity of Resistance: Women Residents' Activism in by Roberta M. Feldman

By Roberta M. Feldman

This finished case examine chronicles the 4 decade heritage of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing citizens' grassroots activism. It explores why and the way the African-American ladies citizens creatively and successfully engaged in organizing efforts to withstand expanding executive disinvestment in public housing and the specter of demolition. during the inspirational voices of the activists, Roberta Feldman and Susan Stall problem portrayals of public housing citizens as passive and alienated sufferers of depression.

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A Hidden Workforce: Homeworkers in England, 1850–1985 by Shelley Pennington

By Shelley Pennington

Homeworkers tend to be girls who paintings of their personal houses for an outdoor service provider and are paid on a one-piece foundation. The paintings is mostly unskilled and of an uneventful and repetitive nature. the industrial prestige of the homeworker has little or not anything in universal with the self reliant craftsman operating in his own residence prior to the onset of industrialization; homeworkers paintings with out supervision and feature no genuine touch with their employers or sub-contractors other than whilst accumulating or returning paintings. This quantity is an research of the industrial and social place of the predominantly woman labour strength of the homework industries from 1850 to 1985. The textual content examines adjustments that experience happened within the composition of the labour strength, the choices open to girls and the categories and geographical position of homework. The authors significantly assessment makes an attempt to enhance the location of homeworkers and touch upon the clients for homeworking sooner or later.

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