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Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia
Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia (May 1995)
Virginia Rinaldo Seitz - Author

An examination of the class and gender conditions of working-class women in the coal mining fields reveals how they struggled for development and change and how the struggle sometimes lead to empowerment.

"This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature--working class women in an isolated, rural setting. It pulls together a complex web of perspectives and avoids what...(Read More)
Arab Women Novelists
Arab Women Novelists (March 1995)
The Formative Years and Beyond
Joseph T. Zeidan - Author

This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form. It begins by tracing the struggle over women's rights in the Arab world, particularly the gradual improvement in women's access to education--the first area in which women made significant gains. Subsequent chapters discuss Arab women writers' remarkable talents and determination to overcome the barriers of a male-dominated culture; survey the 1950s ...(Read More)
Plenishment in the Earth
Plenishment in the Earth (February 1995)
An Ethic of Inclusion
Stephen David Ross - Author

This book is an ethic of inclusion leading from gender and sexual difference through the social world of race and culture to the natural world.

"The book engages a central question in feminist philosophy and centers on Irigaray's question of sexual difference, moving through this to an ethics of inclusion based on ethical difference. I like the way in which Ross boldly lays out his own view while utilizing, drawing on,...(Read More)
Literature, Nature, and Other
Literature, Nature, and Other (February 1995)
Ecofeminist Critiques
Patrick D. Murphy - Author

Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.
The book first establishes a theoretical framework for conceptualizing environmental analysis. It then develops a conception of environmental literature with an emphasis on works by women, arguing for the need to reconceptualize woman/nature and nature/culture associations, and critiquing the problems of male poetic sex-typing of t...(Read More)
The Redemption of Tragedy
The Redemption of Tragedy (January 1995)
The Literary Vision of Simone Weil
Katherine T. Brueck - Author

Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age.

"Brueck argues that Weil allows us to see in tragedies a 'heartrending but purposeful world order' at work; mystery, not absurdity, suprarational good rather than chaos or irrationality. This book contributed to my understanding and reading of tragedy." -- Christine Ann ...(Read More)
Women Leading In Education
Women Leading In Education (November 1994)
Diane M. Dunlap - Editor
Patricia A. Schmuck - Editor

"This book is a remarkable and much needed volume that documents and celebrates women's experiences in educational leadership. The volume is much more than a collection of women's voices: it is a wonderful chorus. The voices are consistently clear, caring, illuminating, and feminist. Men and women who read this will have a better understanding of women's experiences of leading in education and an increased appreciation for those experiences. Further...(Read More)
Hidden in the Home
Hidden in the Home (October 1994)
The Role of Waged Homework in the Modern World-Economy
Jamie Faricellia Dangler - Author

This book combines a case study of industrial homework in the electronics industry with a world-systems approach to understanding the role of home-based work in economic development. It spans the period from the nineteenth-century origins of industrial homework to the important role played by home-based work in current strategies of economic restructuring in manufacturing and service industries. The author draws a clear distinction between industria...(Read More)
Becoming Women/Becoming Workers
Becoming Women/Becoming Workers (September 1994)
Identity Formation in a French Vocational School
Catherine Raissiguier - Author

This book traces the experiences of young French and Algerian women students in a Parisian vocational school--how they negotiate their class, gender, and ethnic/racial identities in relation to school, family, romance, and future work in a changing and unpromising economy. Drawn from classroom observations and personal interviews, the book provides a theoretical framework for analyzing the complex network of cultural and historical discourses, limi...(Read More)
Magazines for the Millions
Magazines for the Millions (August 1994)
Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Helen Damon-Moore - Author

“Helen Damon-Moore’s Magazines for the Millions is both entertaining and analytical, loaded with telling comparisons of the Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, sharp observations about the magazines’ content, their production, and readers’ responses. Her insights about gender construction are important for all readers interested in popular culture. I found fascinating the ...(Read More)
Men Writing the Feminine
Men Writing the Feminine (August 1994)
Literature, Theory, and the Question of Genders
Thais E. Morgan - Editor

What happens when a male author writes the feminine? Can a male author completely identify with a woman? Or does a male author always write through a woman's voice for purposes of his own? This fascinating collection explores these and other questions about gender and writing from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, including pyschoanalysis, semiotics, deconstruction, feminism, postmodernism, and discourse analysis. The introductory essay ...(Read More)
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