Amongst Women

'One of the greatest writers of our era.' Hilary Mantel 'John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.' Colm Tóibín 'A masterpiece.

Author: John McGahern

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571250189

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME 'A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.' Sunday Telegraph Once an officer in the Irish War for Independence, Moran is now a widower, eking out a living on a small farm where he raises his two sons and three daughters. Adrift from the structure and security of the military, he keeps control by binding his family close to him. But as his children grow older and seek independence, and as the passing years bring with them bewildering change, Moran struggles to find a balance between love and tyranny. 'One of the greatest writers of our era.' Hilary Mantel 'John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.' Colm Tóibín 'A masterpiece.' John Banville 'McGahern brings us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth - the sense of transparency that permits us to see imaginary lives more clearly than we see our own.' John Updike

Transcultural Encounters amongst Women

For the most part, British women who travelled to Spain had to be content with rearguard duties as they were not allowed ... or 'new woman', who, like men, made every effort to defend democratic Spain, particularly among Communist and ...

Author: Patricia O’Byrne

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443822398

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Traditionally women have found recourse in artistic means to interrogate change and upheaval. This volume explores the experiences of women from Spain, Portugal and Latin America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who themselves have crossed cultural boundaries or have described this experience in their literature and film. Areas investigated in this collection of essays include the experience of the exiled or the immigrant and their personal or collective response to displacement and adaptation: the transcultural potential of cyberspace for women, how patterns and styles of the fashion industry have crossed borders, how women have crossed canonical cultural boundaries in search of identity and meaning, how global cultural influences have manifested in Hispanic and Lusophone cultural practices and production by or about women, and the challenging question of whether canine writing can be considered a branch of feminist theory. Common to most of the essays are the central issues of identity, values, conflict and interconnectedness and an analysis of the patterns that result from the transcultural encounter of these aspects.

Women are Weak when They are Amongst Men

The Participation of Women in Rural Water Committees in South Africa David Hemson. of migrant husbands . A study of the increase in the number of traditional healers among women ( isangoma ) concluded that the psychological tensions ...

Author: David Hemson

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 0796920834

Category: Rural development projects

Page: 24

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Political Engagement Amongst Ethnic Minority Young People

Dwyer (1999) points outthatdressfor all women isimbued withsexual signification, but thatamong Muslimwomen, issues aroundIslamic dress codesand the veil are often readas reinforcing 'dominant racialised discourses ofdifference' (1999: ...

Author: T. O ́Toole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137313317

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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This book engages with debates on ethnic minority and Muslim young people showing, beyond apathy and violent political extremism, the diverse forms of political engagement in which young people engage.

Coping and Suicide amongst the Lads

It is also clear however, that the attitudes toward women's traditional gender roles or rather toward women's employment and housework are changing among both men and women. Also, the decreasing agreements are more prominent between the ...

Author: F. Garcia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137530332

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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For every female suicide in Ireland, there are five male suicides. This book is based on fieldwork done in and around Cork, Ireland between 2008 and 2012 among some forty young lads, aged 18-34. This anthropological approach aims to help explain why some groups in a specific society or community are more prone to commit suicide than others. In addition to suicide, this book focuses extensively on related issues such as alcohol, drug abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors prominent within Irish lad culture. This includes peer pressures and loyalties, chauvinistic jargon, homophobic bullying, humor, and the culture of mocking so as to grasp the cultural expectations of this particular form of masculinity. The everyday workings of gender segregation and gender-appropriateness is examined in detail by informants while addressing the underlying question whether increased gender equality—which includes men—could lessen young men's vulnerability to self-destructive behaviors and suicide in Ireland.

Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities

Other reasons why contraception is given to control or eliminate menstruation, particularly amongst women with more severe disabilities, is that they would be unable to practically manage their periods and/or that they would be very ...

Author: Michelle McCarthy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846422157

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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'Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities makes a significant contribution to both feminist and disability literature, because it challenges common assumptions about the sexuality of people with learning disabilities, forces a reconsideration of how this group of people are viewed by those around them and links gender and disability in its analysis.' -Tizard Learning Disability Review 'By tackling issues that have received little meaningful attention, McCarthy both makes a valuable contribution to the literature and provides a useful practical guide to those wishing to support their clients more effectively.' - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care 'The thoroughness and attention to detail with which McCarthy has investigated and written about the sexual lives of a small number of women with mild to moderate learning difficulties is to be commended. Drawing upon interviews with the women who participated in this study, there is explicit detail about the reality of their sexual lives that overall comes across as sad, poignant and often shocking, with a high level of sexual abuse revealed... however, McCarthy has a strong code of ethics and sensitivity and a reflexive honesty about her role and stance as a feminist researcher that removes any possibility or suggestion of prurient voyeurism or exploitation being a part of this research. McCarthy writes as a woman with and about women, allowing their voices about their sexual experiences to be heard through the medium of in-depth interviews. Within the book, the sexual experiences of women with learning disabilities are set in a wider policy and practice framework and discussed in relation to ideologies surrounding learning disability, gender and sexuality in a cultural context. The book ends with a chapter discussing and listing policy and practice recommendations, including suggestions about changes to the law... Overall, this was a convincing and compelling book that deserves serious attention and I would strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in learning disability issues, including practitioners, carers, relatives, advocates and counsellors.' - CSPRD Newsletter In this study of women with mild and moderate learning disabilities, Michelle McCarthy investigates how these women experience their sexual lives, basing her research on interviews with the women themselves. She argues the importance of informing the work of those responsible at research, practice and policy levels with the voices of people with learning disabilities. In the interviews, women talk openly about what form their sexual activity takes and what it means for them, the circumstances in which it occurs, and the pleasures (or lack thereof) associated with it. These interviews directly shape the policy and practice recommendations the author makes. Michelle McCarthy's findings suggest that women with learning disabilities commonly find themselves engaged in sexual activity which is not to their liking and not of their choosing. A high level of sexual abuse was also reported. The author discusses this in relation to the cultural forces which have influenced Western perceptions of sexuality, feminism and theories and prejudices about learning disabilities. She also studied the impact of institutional and community settings on the sexuality of women with learning disabilities. In Sexuality and Women with Learning Disabilities, McCarthy makes recommendations for policy and practice which will protect this vulnerable group, and advises on education, support and seeking justice for abused women.

Imagine Hope

For example, 44 per cent of AIDS cases amongst African-American men have been amongst men having sex with men, ... By the end of April 1992 there had been 22,607 cases of AIDS amongst American women, compared to 192,002 amongst men.

Author: Simon Watney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135433666

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Presents a chronological selection of Watney's writings from the 1990s, with new contextualising introductory and concluding essays and offers a chronicle of the changing and often confusing course of the epidemic.

Determined Women

... du Schöne and its Reception in the GDR PATRICIA HARBORD In 1977 a book was published in the GDR which generated an unusual level of excitement amongst the country's large reading public, and particularly amongst women.

Author: Jennifer Birkett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349212927

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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The essays in this collection look at some of the images and categories which have shaped Western women's sense of themselves in the twentieth century. The approach of the collection is interdisciplinary, bringing together the perspectives of literary criticism, social history and linguistics. Its focus is international, with contributions on Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Canada. The collection shows both the similarity and the diversity of women's experience in a world determined by patriarchal assumptions, where women's only hope of change lies in developing a determination of their own.

Identity Dissatisfaction and Political Activity The Experience of East German women since Unification

Chapter 4 draws again on oral history interviews with east German women to examine current levels of dissatisfaction regarding their situation since unification and to investigate whether dissatisfaction is greater amongst some social ...

Author: Debbie Wagener

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640098507

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2002 in the subject Sociology - Political Sociology, Majorities, Minorities, grade: "bestanden", University of Birmingham, language: English, abstract: Diese Arbeit ist eine Forschungsarbeit über die Wirkungen der Integration ostdeutscher Frauen im wiedervereinigten Deutschland. Sie untersucht die Unterschiede der Erfahrungen von ostdeutschen und westdeutschen Frauen, und ob dies zu Unterschieden der feministischen Werte und Erwartungen geführt hat. Sie untersucht auch inwieweit ostdeutsche Frauen eine Änderung in ihrer gesellschaftlichen Position beobachtet haben, und insbesondere inwieweit sie sich zum Nachteil ausgewirkt hat. Sie stellt die Hypothese auf, daß die potentielle Unzufriedenheit mit dem neuen Status dazu führen könnte, daß ostdeutsche Frauen eine bedeutende Rolle in der Entwicklung der Frauenpolitik, insbesondere der Beschäftigungspolitik einnehmen werden. Die Feldstudie konzentriert sich von daher sowohl auf Anzeichen der Unzufriedenheit unter ostdeutschen Frauen als auch die politischen Ziele, Aktivitäten und der Einflußbereich von Frauengruppen.

African Journal of AIDS Research

The likelihood of risky sexual behaviour amongst women in general increases with age and peaks at ages 30 – 39 , while amongst non - married women the likelihood decreases with age . Marital status , as expected , protected women from ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123417128

Category: AIDS (Disease)


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Experiencing Social Research

In 1920, the annual per capita consumption of manufactured cigarettes by females aged 15 and over in the UK was too low ... On the eve of the Second World War annual per capita consumption amongst women aged 15 and over had reached 500 ...

Author: Kerry J. Strand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000150230

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This reader introduces students to the social research process by pairing 16 published research articles with candid interviews with the lead researcher on each study.

Juonesia Or Women Rescued

Amongst women all this , or whatever investigation or personal knowledge of each other , as it cannot amount to “ crim con , ” goes for nothing : curiosity , gossip , fun , frolic , or what not , in the absence of higher motive ...



ISBN: CHI:47688464

Category: Obstetrics

Page: 242

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Researching Amongst Elites

My Meetings with Experimental Performance Experts Sizorn's and Bottineau's accounts of their fieldwork experience resonate with my experience of the embodied research I have been conducting with women artists committed to a form of ...

Author: Luis L.M. Aguiar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317065593

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Academics often direct their research 'across' in order to examine issues that grip members of the middle classes, or 'down' in order to understand the difficulties workers and other marginalized groups endure. Research that is directed 'up' at individuals and groups with positions of greater wealth and power is less common, yet 'studying up' can contribute to our understanding of growing inequality, economic polarization and social change by studying the rich, powerful and elite in our society. Presenting the latest empirical case studies from Canada, The USA and Australia, this volume explores the challenges and difficulties involved in conducting research amongst the rich and elite, whilst shedding light on the manner in which power is harnessed, protected and controlled to manage and manipulate resources. A demonstration of the importance of studying up to our understanding of decision-making, governance and the nature of contemporary democracy in the global economy, Researching Amongst Elites will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers working in areas such as social research methods, social stratification, the sociology of elites and relations of class, wealth and power.

Sexual Predators Amongst Us

Strickland said, This study informs us about the pathway to becoming sexually deviant for females. With this knowledge, we can improve treatment and reduce the likelihood of future sexual assaults on children.

Author: Ronald A. Rufo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466511453

Category: Law

Page: 294

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It is imperative that educators, parents, and potential victims be aware of sexual predators, the danger they pose in our society, and the resources available to help prevent this growing epidemic. Written from a police perspective, Sexual Predators Amongst Us examines the problem of sexual predation, how the Internet has contributed to its growth,

Changing Ideas about Women in the United States 1776 1825

We find many such 111iterate geniuses among men , and very few geniuses , literate or illit23 erate , amongst women , Evidently education alone could not account for the dirference , Eliza Southgate , whose private thoughts at eighteen ...

Author: Janet Wilson James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315300863

Category: History

Page: 376

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Written in 1954 and published in 1981, this fascinating study remains authoritative as an account of a body of opinion about women’s nature and role that was in vogue in America during the first half-century after independence. Combining intellectual and social history, this work was one of numerous attempts being made at the time to add depth to American social history dealing with women and women’s experiences before feminism. The author explores British sources of American thought as well, presenting an early comparative history, and offers a focus on religion to show how processes of change to ideas about women occurred.

Love s Labor

Although some difference feminists have turned the lens of difference to the situation of women themselves, women of color have been critical of difference exponents who suppose that there are sufficient similarities among women (and ...

Author: Eva Feder Kittay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136640094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Male Daughters Female Husbands

What are the socialization processes ? What is the social and cultural significance of the different stages in the life - cycle ? How do they relate to formal and informal power structures amongst women and with men ? 6.

Author: Ifi Amadiume

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0862325951

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Challenging the received orthodoxies of social anthropology, Ifi Amadiume argues that in precolonial society, sex and gender did not necessarily coincide. Examining the structures that enabled women to achieve power, she shows that roles were neither rigidly masculinized nor feminized. Economic changes in colonial times undermined women’s status and reduced their political role and Dr Amadiume maintains, patriarchal tendencies introduced by colonialism persist today, to the detriment of women. Critical of the chauvinist stereotypes established by colonial anthropology, the author stresses the importance of recognizing women’s economic activities as as essential basis of their power. She is also critical of those western feminists who, when relating to African women, tend to accept the same outmoded projections.

The Woman s World

In a Amongst women workers teaching has not hitherto praiseworthy eagerness to assist the weaker sex , the taken the position which is its due . A lady will under- ultimate weakening of the stronger sex must not be lost take the life of ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105009175162



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Women Crime and Justice in England since 1660

Secondly, because there are comparatively so few female prisoners, the system suffers from organisational problems which ... was the high proportion of drug and substance abuse amongst women prisoners compared to the general population.

Author: Shani D'Cruze

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137156907

Category: History

Page: 240

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Shani D'Cruze and Louise A. Jackson provide students with a lively overview of women's relationship to the criminal justice system in England, exploring key debates in the regulation of 'respectable' and 'deviant' femininities over the last four centuries. Major issues include: • attitudes towards murder and infanticide * prostitution • the decline of witchcraft belief * sexual violence • the 'girl delinquent' * theft and fraud The volume also examines women's participation in illegal forms of protest and political activism, their experience of penal regimes as well as strategies of resistance, and their involvement in occupations associated with criminal justice itself. Assuming that men and women cannot be studied in isolation, D'Cruze and Jackson make reference to recent studies of masculinity and comment on the ways in which relations between men and women have been understood and negotiated across time. Featuring examples drawn from a rich range of sources such as court records, autobiographies, literature and film, this is an ideal introduction to an increasingly popular area of study.