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Situating Women: Gender Politics and Circumstance in Fiji

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ISBN: 9781922144140 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459879 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Since the time of decolonisation in Fiji, women’s organisations have navigated a complex political terrain. While they have stayed true to the aim of advancing

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Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre

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Book Series: The West ISSN: 19226519 ISBN: 9781552387900 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada's national theatre tradition, and she continues to produce new works and to contribute to Canadian theatre as passionately as she has done over the past fifty years. Pollock is nationally and internationally respected for her work and support of the theatre community. She has also played a major role in informing Canadians about the "dark side" of their history and current events. This collection, comprised entirely of new and original assessments of her work and contribution to theatre, is both timely and long overdue. Includes a new play titled "Sharon's Tongue" by the Playing with Pollock CollectiveWith contributions by:Kathy K. Y. ChungDonna CoatesCarmen DerksenSherrill GraceMartin MorrowJeton NezirajWes PearceTanya SchaapShelley ScottJerry WassermanJason WeinsCynthia Zimmerman

Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights

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ISBN: 9780300186161 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605025 Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Political Science
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This book argues that Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill are the two primary architects of the modern theory of women’s rights as human rights. It only through addressing women’s rights, Botting argues, that the idea of human rights was given universal scope and application. Botting describes the development of the idea of women’s human rights beginning with the work of Wollstonecraft and Mill, and gives an account of their reception in both western and nonwestern contexts. Her goal is to strip liberal feminism of its Eurocentric bias and offer the theory that remains as a resource for thinking about women’s human rights globally. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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women's studies --- politics --- history

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood – Friends or Foes?

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ISBN: 9781787350632 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787350632 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Education --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences
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Feminism and the Politics of Childhood offers an innovative and critical exploration of perceived commonalities and conflicts between women and children and, more broadly, between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood. This unique collection of 18 chapters brings into dialogue authors from a range of geographical contexts, social science disciplines, activist organisations, and theoretical perspectives. The wide variety of subjects include refugee camps, care labour, domestic violence and childcare and education. Chapter authors focus on local contexts as well as their global interconnections, and draw on diverse theoretical traditions such as poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, posthumanism, postcolonialism, political economy, and the ethics of care. Together the contributions offer new ways to conceptualise relations between women and children, and to address injustices faced by both groups.

Sinuous Objects

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ISBN: 9781760461331 Year: Pages: 322 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Gender Studies
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Some 40 years ago, Pacific anthropology was dominated by debates about ‘women’s wealth’. These exchanges were generated by Annette Weiner’s (1976) critical reappraisal of Bronisław Malinowski’s classic work on the Trobriand Islands, and her observations that women’s production of ‘wealth’ (banana leaf bundles and skirts) for elaborate transactions in mortuary rituals occupied a central role in Trobriand matrilineal cosmology and social organisation. This volume brings the debates about women’s wealth back to the fore by critically revisiting and engaging with ideas about gender and materiality, value, relationality and the social life and agency of things. The chapters, interspersed by three poems, evoke the sinuous materiality of the different objects made by women across the Pacific, and the intimate relationship between these objects of value and sensuous, gendered bodies. In the Epilogue, Professor Margaret Jolly observes how the volume also ‘trace[s] a more abstract sinuosity in the movement of these things through time and place, as they coil through different regimes of value … The eight chapters … trace winding paths across the contemporary Pacific, from the Trobriands in Milne Bay, to Maisin, Wanigela and Korafe in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, through the islands of Tonga to diasporic Tongan and Cook Islander communities in New Zealand’. This comparative perspective elucidates how women’s wealth is defined, valued and contested in current exchanges, bride-price debates, church settings, development projects and the challenges of living in diaspora. Importantly, this reveals how women themselves preserve the different values and meanings in gift-giving and exchanges, despite processes of commodification that have resulted in the decline or replacement of ‘women’s wealth’.

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Eva

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ISBN: 9781787353329 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353299 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Eva, a 1927 novel by Dutch writer Carry van Bruggen, is an experiment in depicting a woman’s life from girlhood to marriage, and beyond, to sexual freedom and independence. At the same time, the narrative expresses Eva’s dawning sense of self and expanding subjectivity through a stream of consciousness told by a shifting narrator. Burdened all of her life by feelings of shame, at the end of the novel Eva overcomes this legacy of her upbringing and declares that it is ‘bodily desire that makes love acceptable’.

Mr. Emerson's Revolution

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ISBN: 9782821876255 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history whose transformative ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women's rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectrum of inner and outer realities-personal, philosophical, theological and cultural-all of which gave his mid-career turn to political and social issues their immediate and lasting power. This multi-authored study frankly explores Emerson's private prejudices against blacks and women alongside his public championing of their causes. Such a juxtaposition freshly charts the evolution of Emerson's slow but steady application of his early neo-idealism to emancipating blacks and freeing women from social bondage. His shift from philosopher to active reformer had lasting effects not only in America but also abroad. In the U.S. Emerson influenced such diverse figures as Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson and William James; in Europe he shaped Mickiewicz, Wilde, Kipling, Nietzsche, and Camus; moreover, he had many leading followers in India and Japan. The book includes over 160 illustrations, among them eight custom-made maps of Emerson's haunts and wide-ranging lecture itineraries, as well as a new four-part chronology of his life placed alongside both national and international events as well as major inventions. Mr. Emerson’s Revolution provides essenti al reading for students and teachers of American intellectual history, aboliti on and the women’s rights movement―and for anyone interested in the nineteenth-century roots of these seismic social changes.

Suffragistes et suffragettes : La conquête du droit de vote des femmes au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis

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ISBN: 9782847889291 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8022 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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Cet ouvrage retrace le combat pour l’accès des femmes au droit de vote en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Il offre un panorama chrono-thématique de l’histoire d’un mouvement complexe où « la plume et la voix » furent des instruments privilégiés de la lutte. Les textes choisis exposent la pugnacité des suffragistes et suffragettes, la force de leurs convictions et leur créativité : discours, témoignages, articles, pétitions, pamphlets et chansons offrent une incursion dans la pensée suffragiste et en révèlent la diversité. Textes et illustrations mettent en perspective les stratégies rhétoriques et politiques des femmes. (Re)découvrir les écrits de ces activistes, comprendre le contexte dans lequel ils s’inscrivent et appréhender leurs enjeux idéologiques éclaire l’histoire politique, sociale et culturelle des femmes.

Unbridling the Tongues of Women: a biography of Catherine Helen Spence

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ISBN: 9780980672305 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.1017/UPO9780980672305 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Gender Studies --- History
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Originally published in 1985, this revised edition with an updated Introduction, is being published by the University of Adelaide Press to commemorate the anniversary of Catherine Helen Spence's death on 3 April 1910. Catherine Helen Spence was a charismatic public speaker in the late nineteenth century, a time when women were supposed to speak only at their own firesides. In challenging the custom and convention that confined middle-class women to the domestic sphere, she was carving a new path into the world of public politics along which other women would follow, in the first Australian colony to win votes for women. She was also much more -- a novelist deserving comparison with George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; a pioneering woman journalist; a ‘public intellectual’ a century before the term was coined; a philanthropic innovator in social welfare and education, with an influence reaching far beyond South Australia; Australia’s first female political candidate. A ‘New Woman’, she declared herself. The ‘Grand Old Woman of Australia’ others called her.

Reaching for health

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ISBN: 9781921862687 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459488 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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The women’s health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded ‘indecent’. Moreover, women dared to criticise revered institutions, such as the medical system. Yet for all its perceived radicalism, the movement was part of a much broader and relatively conventional international health reform push, which included the ‘new’ public health movement, the community health centre movement and, in Australia, the Aboriginal health movement, all of which were critical of the way medical systems had been organised during the 20th century. The women who joined the movement came from diverse backgrounds and included immigrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women and Anglo women. Initially, groups worked separately for the most part but as time went on, they found ways to cooperate and collaborate. This book presents an account of the ideas, the diverse and shared efforts and the enduring hard work of women’s health activists, drawn together in one volume for the first time. This relentless activism gradually had an impact on public policy and slowly brought forth major attitudinal changes. The book also identifies the opportunities for health reform that were created along the way, opportunities which deserve to be more fully embraced.

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