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The Education of Fanny Lewald
The Education of Fanny Lewald (November 1992)
An Autobiography
Fanny Lewald - Author
Hanna Ballin Lewis - Editor/translator

The Education of Fanny Lewald is the autobiography of the most popular and prolific German woman writer of her period (1811-1889). The author of more than fifty books of fiction, travel memoirs, and articles about current events, Lewald was a friend or acquaintance of many of the prominent intellectual, artistic, and political figures of nineteenth-century Europe. Her autobiography is clearly and engagingly written. We see her developing f...(Read More)
 
 
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions
The Annual Review of Women in World Religions (November 1992)
Volume II. Heroic Women
Arvind Sharma - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

This journal is polymethodic, interdisciplinary, and multitraditional in its approach to the study of women and religion. It emphasizes the comparative dimension and establishes a dialogue between the humanities and the social sciences.

This volume, Heroic Women, contains essays by Katherine Hansen, Fan Pen Chen, Sheila McDonough, Nalini Devdas, Marcia K. Hermansen, representing a broad range of academic circles.
 
 
Body/Text in Julia Kristeva
Body/Text in Julia Kristeva (September 1992)
Religion, Women, and Psychoanalysis
David Crownfield - Editor

Julia Kristeva works at a crucial intersection of contemporary disciplines: psychoanalysis, linguistics, semiotics, literary criticism, feminism, postmodern philosophy, and religious studies. This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems in understanding religion. Special attention is given to two related themes: the understanding of woman in relation to religion and the...(Read More)
 
 
Accidents of Influence
Accidents of Influence (September 1992)
Writing as a Woman and a Jew in America
Norma Rosen - Author

"Norma Rosen is a first-rate writer and thinker. The Holocaust, women's consciousness, ideas of the self, literary ciriticism, multiculturalism: Rosen's topics read like a list of crucial agenda items for the last decade of the twentieth century. Rosen is a crisp writer of great probity, in whose work moral tension is taut and palpable." -- Alan L. Berger, Syracuse University.

"What I like most is the sound of this particular human voice ...(Read More)
 
 
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment (September 1992)
The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture and Text
Frances E. Mascia-Lees - Editor
Patricia Sharpe - Editor

Analyzes the power of culture to encode its messages on the human form.

This exciting book engages the most current debates about the representation of the human body, particularly the female body, in various media such as literature, film, and popular magazines. Thoroughly conversant with the latest in feminist criticism, gender theory, and the predicaments of postmodern culture, the authors explore various narrative...(Read More)
 
 
The Sovereign All-Creating Mind - The Motherly Buddha
The Sovereign All-Creating Mind - The Motherly Buddha (September 1992)
A Translation of the Kun byed rgyal po'i mdo
E. K. Neumaier-Dargyay - Author

What distinguishes this Buddhist text from so many others is the timelessness of its ideas. It constitutes a radical attempt toward deconstructing Buddhist philosophy, and presents a feminist perspective on Buddhist spirituality. The text holds that being is the center and depth of existence, and is therefore accessible in everyday experience. The fleeting existence (samsara) is in its depth being, i.e. a state of complete integratio...(Read More)
 
 
Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education
Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education (August 1992)
Susan Shurberg Klein - Editor

Neither sex equity nor sexuality are new topics to educators, but little attention has been given to their combination. This book identifies critical issues that researchers, reformers, and educators have failed to address publicly. The authors show that it is necessary for educators to increase their understanding of ways that sex education can be sex equitable and ways that sexuality contributes to sex inequities in general education.

The...(Read More)
 
 
Constructing and Reconstructing Gender
Constructing and Reconstructing Gender (July 1992)
The Links Among Communication, Language, and Gender
Linda A. M. Perry - Editor
Lynn H. Turner - Editor
Helen M. Sterk - Editor

Constructing and Reconstructing Gender is an excellent compendium of current research, and will be appealing and useful to those interested in gender issues in a wide variety of disciplines. This book cuts across disciplines and scholarly methods, drawing from many backgrounds, including Communication, Linguistics, English, Business, Law, and Psychology. The interweaving of rhetorical, critical, phenomenological, and statistical methods gi...(Read More)
 
 
Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990
Debate Over Child Care, 1969-1990 (July 1992)
A Sociohistorical Analysis
Abbie Gordon Klein - Author

The Debate Over Child Care: 1969-1990 offers a new perspective on the pervading problem of providing child care services in the United States. The author traces the contemporary debate over the sponsorship of child care services and compares this to the past debate over the sponsorship of kindergartens during the Progressive Era. Klein compares the function of child care across societal sectors, and points out that turf fighting and imbedd...(Read More)
 
 
Equal Parenthood and Social Policy
Equal Parenthood and Social Policy (July 1992)
A Study of Parental Leave in Sweden
Linda Haas - Author

Sweden is the only society in the world that has as an official goal the equal participation of fathers and mothers in childcare. Equal Parenthood and Social Policy analyzes the government program which best symbolizes this commitment to equal parenthood--parental leave. With return to one's original job being assured, a Swedish couple has twelve months to divide between them so that one parent can stay home to care for their new offspring....(Read More)
 
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