Women Of The Resistance

Author: Marc E. Vargo
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786465794
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Women took part in perilous resistance missions during World War II alongside a much larger number of male resistance agents. This book presents the lives of eight women who, at profound risk to themselves, chose to challenge the Third Reich. Hailing from diverse regions of the world--the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America--the women shared privileged backgrounds of financial and social prominence as well as a profound sense of social justice. As to their deeds with the Resistance, they ranged from forging documents and hiding persecuted Jews to orchestrating sabotage operations and crafting a nonviolent protest movement within Nazi Germany itself. As could be expected, the costs were great, capture and execution among them, but the women's achievements did succeed in helping to win the war.

Women Heroes Of World War Ii

Author: Kathryn Atwood
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569768528
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Bringing to life such courageous women as Noor Inayat Khan, a radio operator who parachuted into occupied France and transferred crucial messages; Johtje Vos, the Dutch housewife who hid Jews in her home and was repeatedly interrogated by the Gestapo; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance work—sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations—these 26 profiles provide refreshing images of women as war heroes. The engaging and suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States are told through the use of dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and “Learn More” lists of relevant books, Web sites, films, and more, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.

Urban Black Women And The Politics Of Resistance

Author: Z. Isoke
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137045388
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Contemporary urban spaces are critical sites of resistance for black women. By focusing on the spatial aspects of political resistance of black women in Newark, this book provides new ways of understanding the complex dynamics and innovative political practices within major American cities.

Strategies Of Resistance In The Dramatic Texts Of North African Women

Author: Laura Chakravarty Box
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135932069
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Enslaved Women And The Art Of Resistance In Antebellum America

Author: R. Harrison
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023010066X
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Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women's lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression.

Unruly Women

Author: Karlene Faith
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609803388
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Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who are incarcerated do not pose a danger to society but transgress patriarchal, capitalist norms that seek to control their bodies and choices, as seen in the case of prostitution and prosecutions of pregnant women for risky behaviors. Further, the majority of women who enter the criminal justice system have been victims of violence, which raises questions about the continuum from victimization to criminalization. Unruly Women explores patterns of female crimes and punishments, from the witch hunts to the present; institutionalized violence and sexual abuse against incarcerated women; women loving women in prison; motherhood inside prison; battered woman syndrome; Hollywood’s formulaic women-in-prison films; political education in prisons; and acts of resistance, inside and out. Karlene Faith challenges misconceptions of "deviant" women, and celebrates the unruly woman: the unmanageable woman who claims her own body, and who cannot be silenced. As the "drug war" wages on, riddled with excessive and inequitable prison sentences; the incarcerated population skyrockets toward 2.5 million (up from less than 200,000 nationwide in 1970); and private prisons burgeon around the coasts, now is a critical moment to educate ourselves about what is at stake with our prison system. Faith’s incisive work causes us to question the usefulness of the forced confinement and surveillance of mostly nonviolent people.

The Emergence Of Feminism In India 1850 1920

Author: Padma Anagol
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754634119
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This pioneering and innovative study paces women in India at the height of colonial rule at the centre of analysis. Drawing upon rare English and Marathi archival materials, Padma Anagol makes a compelling case for the birth of Indian feminism before the coming of Gandhi by also illustrating how collective movements to improve the status of women in India were based upon a consciousness of the inequalities in gender relations.

The Dignity Of Resistance

Author: Roberta M. Feldman
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521593205
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The Dignity of Resistance chronicles the four decade history of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing residents' grassroots activism. This comprehensive case study explores why and how these African-American women creatively and effectively engaged in organizing efforts to resist increasing government disinvestment in public housing and the threat of demolition. Through the inspirational voices of the activists, Feldman and Stall challenge portrayals of public housing residents as passive, alienated, victims of despair. We learn instead how women residents creatively and effectively sustain daily life, create a vital community, and save their home from demolition.

The Front Line Runs Through Every Woman

Author: Eleanor O'Gorman
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010407
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"Communal Area of Chiweshe, 80 kilometres north of Harare"--P. 7.

Women Voicing Resistance

Author: Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136206566
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Feminist scholars have demonstrated how ‘dominant discourses’ and ‘master narratives’ frequently reflect patriarchal influence, thereby distorting and depoliticizing women’s storying of their own lives. In this groundbreaking volume a number of internationally recognized researchers, working across a range of disciplines, provide a detailed examination of women’s attempts to counter-story their lives when prevailing discourses are unhelpful or, indeed, harmful. As such, it is an exploration of women’s agency and resistance, which highlights the challenges and complexities of such discursive work. The chapters explore women’s resistance across a wide range of experiences, including: intimate partner violence, casual sex, depression, premenstrual change, disordered eating, lesbian identity, women’s work in male-dominated spaces, rape, and child birth. Each chapter combines theoretical analyses with illuminating first-hand accounts, and elaborates practical implications that provide directions for individual and social change. Providing an incisive and comprehensive exploration of discourse, oppression and resistance, that cuts across domains of women’s everyday lives, Women Voicing Resistance will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, and social work.