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Young, Female and Black

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ISBN: 9780203976883 9780415067041 9780415067058 9781134918584 9781134918577 9781134918539 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203976883 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Education
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Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our present understanding of what is meant by educational underachievement, the black family and, in particular, black womanhood in Britain.

La Virago Evirata : La Dame escoille

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ISBN: 9788867055180 DOI: 10.4000/books.ledizioni.1956 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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LA DAME ESCOILLEE (NRCF,83) La Dame escoillee è un fabliau anonimo composto nel Nord della Francia intorno alla metà del Duecento: l’autore offre una versione per molti aspetti originale della celeberrima “Bisbetica domata”, un nucleo narrativo assai prolifico nella letteratura e nel folclore, dal quale trae spunto anche la nota commedia di William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew. Il racconto antico-francese è per molti versi affine a un coevo Schwankmäre medio-alto tedesco, la Vrouwen Zuht di Sibote: entrambi gli autori tendono ad accentuare la valenza esemplare della vicenda narrata e ad attenuarne i risvolti comici, attuando trasformazioni profonde rispetto al nucleo narrativo di partenza. La rielaborazione in chiave misogina e moraleggiante proposta dai due racconti raggiunge il culmine nell’episodio conclusivo, tutto giocato sull’ambiguo confine tra violenza e ruse, scherzo e verità, realtà e finzione: se le altre ricorrenze del motivo tendono a fare della megera una figura essenzialmente comica ed esaltano perciò gli aspetti buffi e farseschi del nucleo narrativo di partenza, i due testi medievali si chiudono invece sulla terribile e brutale punizione della “Virago”, che viene appunto evirata e costretta finalmente mediante la violenza a sottomettersi al potere maschile che aveva osato sfidare. Di là dalle implicazioni antropologiche e psicologiche inquietanti sottese alla vicenda, rimane in primo piano il messaggio di cui il fabliau vuol essere portatore, principalmente rivolgendosi alla coeva società aristocratica chiamata a reggere e difendere lo status quo: l’immagine snaturata e mostruosa della “Dama castrata” si propone infatti come il rovescio del ritratto cortese della donna, la sua immagine grottesca spinta sino alle estreme conseguenze al fine di mettere in guardia gli uomini sposati rispetto alla necessità di mantenere ben saldo il confine tra realtà e finzione letteraria. Il libro offre anzitutto una nuova analisi delle procedure narrative, degli echi parodici di cui è intessuta l’architettura del racconto, dei procedimenti di riscrittura, degli effetti di dissonanza e risonanza creati dall’anonimo autore per dare maggior risalto al messaggio esemplare; viene inoltre proposta una nuova edizione critica del testo, fondata sulla classificazione di tutti e sei i testimoni, accompagnata da una traduzione in italiano, da osservazioni sulla lingua dell’autore e dei copisti, da note di commento e da un glossario.

La storia del MOICA come storia delle casalinghe italiane. Un'analisi storico-sociale del lavoro familiare

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Book Series: Laboratorio sociologico/Sociologia e storia - Open Access ISBN: 9788891756398 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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The Movimento Italiano Casalinghe (MOICA) was born in Brescia on 11st November 1982 thanks to Tina Leonzi and a small group of friends. Their desire was to create an association of Christian inspiration that could give voice to the category of housewives. This book tells their history, on the background of the wider history of Italian housewife, of its actual economic and social situation, contributing to fill a gap that the social sciences in Italy have left existing too long and opening a window on the future of the housewives' condition.

Femmes dévoilées : Des Algériennes en France à l’heure de la décolonisation

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ISBN: 9782847888423 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.7265 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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Depuis les années 1990 le voile cristallise les débats politiques sur l’identité nationale et livre des femmes musulmanes une image partielle. Cet ouvrage cherche à donner plus d’épaisseur à leur présence dans la société française en s’intéressant aux premières d’entre elles : les Algériennes venues au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Qui sont ces femmes ? Pourquoi traversent-elles la Méditerranée aux pires moments de la répression du nationalisme algérien ? Comment trouvent-elles leur place dans la société qui les entoure et leur rôle dans la guerre d’indépendance menée aussi en métropole ? Grâce à une enquête orale approfondie, on les entend répondre à ces questions, on les découvre également au détour d’un fonds photographique public ou privé, dans le secret des archives judiciaires et policières, administratives et médiatiques. Leur mémoire inspire une parole vive et permet aux archives de parler à leur tour. On comprend alors l’histoire partagée qui les amène à prendre parti dans une guerre souvent fratricide, à s’attacher à l’Algérie naissante autant qu’à trouver la forme d’une intégration singulière, loin des débats actuels qui les méconnaissent obstinément. L’écriture de cette histoire résulte ainsi d’une écoute, d’une patience et d’une réflexion sur les outils, sur les méthodes aptes à rendre visible la matière complexe des parcours de ces Algériennes pendant cinquante ans, en s’efforçant d’en préserver la vie. Illustration de couverture : Archives privées © Fatma Malagouen

Impersonations

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ISBN: 9780520972230 9780520301665 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.72 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Religion --- History
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Drawing on multisited ethnographic fieldwork and performance analysis, this book centers on an insular community of Smarta brahmin men from the Kuchipudi village in Telugu-speaking South India, who are required to don strī-vēṣam (woman’s guise) and impersonate female characters from Hindu religious narratives. According to the hagiography of Siddhendra, the founding saint of Kuchipudi dance, every brahmin man from a hereditary Kuchipudi family must don strī-vēṣam at least once in his life, a prescription that still resonates in the village today. Impersonation, the term used to indicate the donning of gender guise (vēṣam), is not simply a performative mandate for Kuchipudi brahmin men but also a practice of power that creates normative ideals of brahmin masculinity in village performance and everyday life. However, the construction of brahmin masculinity against the backdrop of impersonation is highly contingent, particularly on account of the expansion of Kuchipudi in the latter half of the twentieth century from a localized village performance to a transnational Indian “classical” dance tradition. By shifting from village to urban and transnational spaces, the book traces the technologies of normativity that create, sustain, and undermine normative ideals of gender, caste, and sexuality through the embodied practice of impersonation in contemporary South India.

Women in Business

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ISBN: 9783039216383 / 9783039216390 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-639-0 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Computer Science
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[The role of women in entrepreneurship, management and corporate governance is regarded as central to the development and welfare of economies. Since the early 1980s, there has been increased interest in women managers and entrepreneurs, often from an interdisciplinary approach, combining, for example, sociology, psychology, management and organisational studies and economics. Nowadays, research on women in management and organisations is continuously and rapidly evolving (Paoloni and Demartini, 2016). Research on how women face new business challenges within organisations—as entrepreneurs, owners, managers, as well as workers—can contribute to understanding the new drivers affecting value creation dynamics in our knowledge-based society (Cesaroni, Demartini and Paoloni, 2017). Accordingly, this book tries to offer some insights on how women create, process and share knowledge in their business activity through the application and exploitation of novel creative ideas and solutions]

Framing French Culture

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ISBN: 9781922064875 Year: Pages: 291 DOI: 10.20851/framing-french Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts
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Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.

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