Women On The Margins

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674955202
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Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname.

Single Women

Author: Tuula Gordon
ISBN: 9780333534816
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Women At The Margins

Author: J Dianne Garner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136578315
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A compelling look at the crisis of disadvantaged women This powerful document takes a sobering look at the phenomenon of marginalized women pushed to the edges of society, holding on with the barest of hope and extraordinary bravery. Handicapped by the increasing societal inequality they face as an everyday fact of life, these women (and in many cases, their children) have been disconnected from the mainstream for reasons of age, race, gender, health, incarceration, domestic abuse, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, and economic circumstance. They are poor in an affluent society, powerless in a powerful nation, and the suffering caused by their exclusion is poignant and troubling. Eloquently illustrated with poetry, art, and prose created by marginalized women, Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance makes a compelling argument for social change. The book offers a no-holds-barred look at how economic restructuring, welfare reform, neo-conservative ideology, and institutional exclusion have locked women into subservient, substandard roles, stripping them of their citizenship and rendering them expendable. Diverse authors track the life cycle of marginalized women, from teenage pregnancy to the lonliness of older women in poverty or prison. Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance addresses: the effects of welfare reform the forgotten group: women in prison and jail low-income women and housing women marginalized by substance abuse, poverty, and incarceration teenage pregnancy children and their incarcerated mothers recidivism and reintegration women, law, and the justice system and much more! Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance acknowledges the long history of the inequality faced by women living in exclusion but focuses on the present with a hopeful but realistic eye toward the future. It is an indispensible resource for sociology, social work, legal and penal system professionals, and academics, and an essential read for everyone.

From The Margins 1

Author: Peter S. Hawkins
Editor: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
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Biblical women who are given only a few lines in the Bible, who are named only as the wife or sister or child of a man, can nonetheless play pivotal roles and cast long shadows. This volume brings together scholars, writers and art historians, who probe texts and trace reception history in exegesis, midrash, literature and the visual arts as they breathe life again into these biblical characters. CONTENTS J. Cheryl Exum, Hagar en proces: The Abject in Search of Subjectivity Ena Giurescu Heller, Bibles, Midrashim and Medieval Tales: The Artistic Journey of Potiphar's Wife Esther Schor, Saviors and Liars: The Midwives of Exodus 1 Jacqueline Osherow, Brides of Blood: Women at the Outset of Exodus Peter S. Hawkins, God's Trophy Whore: Rahab of Jericho Ken Stone, How a Woman Unmans a King: Gender Reversal and the Woman of Thebez in Judges 9 Susanna Bede Caroselli, The Dissemination of Jephthah's Daughter Katheryn Pfisterer Darr, Asking at Abel: A Wise Woman's Performance in 2 Samuel 20 Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, From Biblical Blanket to Post-biblical Blank Slate: The Lives and Times of Abishag the Shunammite Jay Twomey, Is Naomi a Liberal Pluralist? The Politics of Loss and Redemption in Jonathan Edwards's Sermon, 'Ruth's Resolution' Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor, The Strange Case of the Disappearing Woman: Biblical Resonances in Kafka's Fraulein Burstner Erin Runions, Ms Job and the Problem of God: A Feminist, Existentialist, Materialist Reading

Women S Voices From The Margins

Author: Elizabeth Swart
Editor: Women's Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780889615885
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"This book is based on a multi-year research project in which the author analyzed the diaries of twenty young women living in Kibera, Kenya-one of the largest slums in sub-Saharan Africa. The text explores the women's lives, the realities of gender-based violence, and their responses and coping strategies. The author draws on both qualitative journal accounts and quantitative surveys to describe the agency and resilience of these women, who create opportunities for themselves and their children despite the violence and poverty of Kibera. The book presents the voices of the young women while also providing scholarly analysis. The diary accounts are viewed through a global feminist lens, and the women's lives are set in the larger context of globalization, urbanization, and neo-liberal social policies."--.

Learning From The Margins

Author: Julie McLeod
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134708335
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This collection of ground-breaking international essays address the educational, social, work and biographical experiences of young women who are routinely constructed as ‘at risk’ and on the margins. Drawing on research from an international range of scholars, this book brings together important new perspectives on the gendered dimensions of social exclusion and educational marginalisation. It offers practitioners as well as researchers insights into how to ‘research’ social marginalisation and reflections on projects and programmes that have attempted to do so. Chapters investigate key topics such as: early school leaving indigenous young women and schooling pregnant and parenting young women at school constructions of health, subjectivity and social class the politics of ethnicity. Provocative and insightful, this book will make interesting reading to students and post-graduate students of education, youth studies, gender studies, sociology and social work.

Pushing The Margins Women Of Color And Intersectionality In Lis

Author: Rose L. Chou
Editor: Library Juice Press
ISBN: 9781634000529
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Mothers At The Margins

Author: Jenny Jones
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443879169
Size: 18,66 MB
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In the last two decades, maternal scholarship has grown exponentially. Despite this, however, there are still numerous areas which remain under-researched, one of which is the experiences of marginalised mothers. Far from being a sentimental, feel-good account of mothering, this collection speaks with the voices of mothers through the application of a matricentric lens. In particular, it speaks with the voices of those mothers who feel alienated or stigmatised; mothers who have been rendered ...

Leadership From The Margins

Author: Serena Cosgrove
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813550408
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Women have experienced decades of economic and political repression across Latin America, where many nations are built upon patriarchal systems of power. However, a recent confluence of political, economic, and historical factors has allowed for the emergence of civil society organizations (CSOs) that afford women a voice throughout the region. Leadership from the Margins describes and analyzes the unique leadership styles and challenges facing the women leaders of CSOs in Argentina, Chile, and El Salvador. Based on ethnographic research, Serena Cosgrove's analysis offers a nuanced account of the distinct struggles facing women, and how differences of class, political ideology, and ethnicity have informed their outlook and organizing strategies. Using a gendered lens, she reveals the power and potential of women's leadership to impact the direction of local, regional, and global development agendas.

Mothers On The Margin

Author: E. Anne Clements
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877867
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The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, she of Uriah, and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God.