Download Warrior Queens: Boadicea's Chariot by Antonia Fraser PDF

By Antonia Fraser

"The Warrior Queens is lore-packed...and interesting to read....Fraser has assembled a extraordinary staff of girls for our contemplation....They have outmaneuvered, outtalked, outblustered, and every so often outshot and outridden the cream of the crop.... Fraser is to be congratulated for rescuing them from their very own myths and for giving them their due as individuals." -- Margaret Atwood, l. a. occasions booklet Review
"Fascinating...it is a excitement to come across the type of speedy and energetic brain that informs each page...the shiny and regular pilot mild of Antonia Fraser's intelligence." -- the recent York instances e-book Review
"Antonia Fraser's The Warrior Queens is an clever and crafty examine of ladies rulers who commanded in battle.... Ms. Fraser straight away clarifies heritage and indicates the numerous ways in which myths betray history.... She holds our recognition and he or she misses nothing." -- the recent Yorker
"Lady Antonia catches fire.... there's humor. there's plenty of interesting aspect at the sexual mythology that has surrounded most ladies rulers. there's genuine perception into how ladies wield power.... there's a excitement in having the tales of such a lot of notable ladies accrued in a single place." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"Cleopatra, Zenobia, Tamara, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, Catherine the nice and Caterina Sforza, England's Matildas and Tuscany's one, the gorgeous Queen Louise of Prussia and Queen Elizabeth I of britain, the names roll on as those ladies led their nations into victory and defeat.... Fraser, regularly a diligent historian, has... develop into a swish author and accomplished the ambitious job of winding a number of ladies and nations onto one skein." -- Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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Download Stereotypes and Self-Representations of Women with a Muslim by Margaretha A. van Es PDF

By Margaretha A. van Es

This ebook explores how stereotypes of “oppressed Muslim girls” feed into the self-representations of ladies with a Muslim historical past. the point of interest is on ladies energetic in, and conversing on behalf of, a wide selection of minority self-organisations within the Netherlands and Norway among 1975 and 2010. the writer unearths how those girls have internalised and appropriated specific stereotypes, and in addition constructed counter-stereotypes approximately majority Dutch or Norwegian girls. She demonstrates, in particular, how they've got attempted many times to alter well known perceptions through supplying replacement pictures of themselves and of Islam, paying specific cognizance to their makes an attempt to achieve entry to media debates. Her valuable argument is that their efforts to undermine stereotypes might be understood as an statement of belonging in Dutch and Norwegian society and, in terms of ladies devoted to Islam, as a requirement for his or her faith to be authorised. This cutting edge paintings offers a “history from under” that makes a helpful contribution to scholarly debates approximately citizenship as a convention of inclusion and exclusion. delivering new insights into the dynamics among stereotyping and self-representation, it is going to entice students of gender, faith, media, and cultural diversity.

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Download The Gunner Girl by Clare Harvey PDF

By Clare Harvey

3 ladies, one shared ambition: to affix the ATS and do their bit for King and state.

Bea has grown up a part of a wide, boisterous East finish relations. yet her sweetheart is lacking in motion, and her mom is controlling her lifestyles. She must break out.

Edie inhabits an international of wealth and privilege, yet is familiar with in basic terms too good that cash can't purchase happiness. She desires to be like Mary Churchill, to make a distinction.

Joan can't take note a lot of her prior or her relations, and her domestic has been bombed within the Blitz. determined, she wishes a shelter.

Each one is a Gunner woman: 3 very assorted girls, one striking wartime friendship of shared hopes, misplaced loves and poor chance.

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Download Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972 by Alejandra Pizarnik PDF

By Alejandra Pizarnik

The 1st full-length assortment in English through one in every of Latin America’s most vital twentieth-century poets.

Revered by means of the likes of Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolano, Alejandra Pizarnik remains to be a hidden treasure within the U.S. Extracting the Stone of insanity: Poems 1962–1972 contains all of her center to overdue paintings, in addition to a range of posthumously released verse. enthusiastic about issues of solitude, early life, insanity and dying, Pizarnik explored the transferring valences of the self and the border among speech and silence. In her personal phrases, she was once attracted to "the anguish of Baudelaire, the suicide of Nerval, the untimely silence of Rimbaud, the mysterious and fleeting presence of Lautréamont,” in addition to to the “unparalleled intensity” of Artaud’s “physical and ethical suffering.”

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Download Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Rachel Cooke PDF

By Rachel Cooke

An exuberant crew biography—"a wonderfully numerous choice of 'brief lives' written with either gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten girls in Nineteen Fifties Britain whose pioneering lives lead the way for feminism and laid the basis of contemporary women's success.

In Her remarkable occupation, Rachel Cooke is going again in time to provide an enjoyable and iconoclastic examine ten ladies within the 1950s—pioneers whose expert careers and complex inner most lives helped to create the possibilities to be had to today's girls. those plucky and impressive individuals—among them a movie director, a prepare dinner, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, a race automobile driver—left the home, came across the bliss of labor, and ushered within the period of the operating woman.

Daring and autonomous, those awesome unsung heroines—whose obscurity makes their accomplishments the entire extra fabulous and correct —loved passionately, challenged men's keep watch over, made their very own blunders, and took lifestyles on their lonesome phrases, breaking new floor and supplying idea. Their person snap shots progressively shape a panorama of Nineteen Fifties tradition, and women's unique—and quickly evolving—role.

Before there can be a Danica Patrick, there needed to be a Sheila van Damm; ahead of there has been Barbara Walters, there has been Nancy Spain; prior to there has been Kathryn Bigelow, got here Muriel field. The pioneers of Her very good occupation eternally replaced the material of tradition, society, and the paintings force.

This is the Fifties, retold: bright, superb and, such a lot of all, sleek.

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Download The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature: by Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman PDF

By Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman

Contemporary examine means that feelings are mostly built and played and that narrative is among the most crucial practices in which humans turn into emotionally aware.  Narrative literature therefore bargains a privileged technique of exploring the emotional criteria and varieties of the prior. The essays accumulated the following discover medieval, romance emotional groups via either fictional and non-fictional narratives in French, Spanish, and Italian texts starting from the 12th via 15th centuries. by means of following those ladies characters of their concerns, we will be able to wish either to profit anything in regards to the instances the ladies have been writing in, whereas to enriching and enlarging our personal emotionologies.

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Download Addictive Behaviors in Women by Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald PDF

By Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald R. Watson (eds.)

In Addictive Behaviors in girls, best specialists from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social paintings concisely assessment the addictive procedure and the attribute behaviors of girls who're depending on alcohol and/or medicinal drugs. themes comprise why girls smoke, the function of character in lady dependancy, sexuality matters in chemically established ladies, eating regimen and alcohol use in girls, alcohol's position in sexual attack, and the influence of drug abuse at the kinfolk and being pregnant.

Addictive Behaviors in girls illuminates the motives and results of the various way of life judgements ladies make that result in habit to medications, paintings, intercourse, playing, or to any of the numerous different optionally available points of our lives. It indicates how addictive judgements might be shunned and/or handled, thereby making women's lives more secure, extra effective, and healthier.

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Download She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a by Ian Kerner PDF

By Ian Kerner

As girls all over will attest, in terms of knowing girl sexuality, so much men comprehend extra approximately what's below the hood of a automobile than lower than the hood of a clitoris. And whereas it appears males have struggled valiantly because the sunrise of time to discover how you can reliably elicit the feminine orgasm, infrequent is the fellow who has the modesty to invite: "What do I do?" sarcastically, the reply has continuously been correct there at the tip of his tongue.
Welcome to the realm of SHE COMES FIRST, the place the secret of girl delight is solved and the tongue is confirmed mightier than the sword. in accordance with Ian Kerner, medical sexologist and evangelist of the feminine orgasm, oral intercourse has lengthy been deemed an non-compulsory element of foreplay, yet, in truth, it's coreplay -- easily the way for top a girl during the whole technique of sexual reaction.
Fun, informative, and straightforward to learn, SHE COMES FIRST is a digital encyclopedia of woman excitement, detailing dozens of tried-and-true thoughts for continuously pleasant a lady and illustrated step by step directions to make sure luck. those basic tools signify a brand new period in sexual intimacy, one within which the trade of enjoyment happens on a degree taking part in box and success is mutual.
SHE COMES FIRST exuberantly bargains a clean new sexual philosophy that evokes each guy to make a mantra of Rhett Butler's notorious line to Scarlett O'Hara, "You might be kissed, and infrequently, and through an individual who is familiar with how."

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