A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women by Stephanie Coontz

By Stephanie Coontz

In 1963, Betty Friedan unleashed a hurricane of controversy along with her bestselling publication, The female Mystique. enormous quantities of girls wrote to her to assert that the ebook had reworked, even kept, their lives. approximately part a century later, many girls nonetheless keep in mind the place they have been once they first learn it.

In A unusual Stirring, historian Stephanie Coontz examines the sunrise of the Sixties, whilst the sexual revolution had slightly all started, newspapers marketed for "perky, beautiful gal typists," yet married girls have been informed to stick domestic, and husbands managed virtually each point of kin lifestyles.

Based on exhaustive study and interviews, and hard either conservative and liberal myths approximately Friedan, A unusual Stirring brilliantly illuminates how a new release of girls got here to gain that their dissatisfaction with household lifestyles didn't mirror their own weak point yet quite a social and political injustice.

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Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young by Carol Dyhouse

By Carol Dyhouse

Horror, scandal and ethical panic! the preferred fascination with the ethical decline of younger women has permeated society for over 100 years. Be it flappers, beat ladies, dolly birds or ladettes, public outrage at girls' perceived permissiveness has been a mass-media staple with every one altering new release.

Eminent social historian Carol Dyhouse examines what it fairly capability and has intended to be a lady transforming into up within the swirl of twentieth-century social switch during this particular, authentic and empathetic historical past. Dyhouse makes use of reviews, interviews, articles and information goods to piece jointly the tale of girlhood, sincerely demonstrating the worth of feminism and different releasing cultural shifts in increasing girls' aspirations and possibilities, inspite of the unfavorable press that has observed those freedoms.

This is a gleaming, panoramic account of the ever-evolving possibilities and demanding situations for ladies, the hot methods they've got in a position to current and converse up for themselves, and the preferred hysteria that has usually observed their progress.

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Escape Plans by Gwyneth Jones

By Gwyneth Jones

To VENTUR the Subs have been a nuisance. The underworld's billions have been fed and housed: below the strict yet loving care of the good desktop platforms. real, that they had to reside in packed hives underground, to maintain the original great thing about the one residing international within the recognized universe. yet their cultures have been revered, their welfare was once guaranteed, and a minority even had significant paintings to do. there has been no reason for criticism. basically the Subs, the “numbers” of the previous Indian Sub-Continent, refused to be thankful and humble... ALIC was once an blameless vacationer, a retired video games conceiver, attracted to the previous domestic planet, and to the restive "Subcontinent" within the hopes of a bit out of date pleasure. Then she met Millie, who invited her to play a online game that may be like no different. And ALIC fell into the depths, into the churning, peopled void. Her entire life grew to become a frantic sequence of break out makes an attempt; whereas round her a proud, historical tradition surged towards violent insurrection opposed to the omnipotent house Habitats.

Escape Plans (1986), used to be acclaimed and reviled at its first e-book, as an uncompromising imaginative and prescient of a global the place people stay in overall fusion with the electronic equipment. It has given that been known as an important and hugely unique feminist “Cyberpunk" paintings. For enthusiasts of difficult radical technological know-how fiction, this new e-edition bargains a not easy learn, choked with dizzying hypothesis, that still packs a huge emotional punch

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Daring My Passages: A Memoir by Gail Sheehy

By Gail Sheehy

Book Details:

ISBN: 0062291696
EAN: 9780062291691
ASIN: 0062291696
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Number of Pages: 496
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

The writer of the vintage New York Times bestseller Passages returns together with her inspiring memoir-a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist within the Sixties, to iconic advisor for girls and males looking to have all of it, to 1 of the optimal political profilers of recent times.

Candid, insightful, and robust, Daring: My Passages is the tale of the novel lifetime of a author who dared . . . to stroll ny urban streets with hookers and pimps to show violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern eire as British paratroopers opened fireplace; to search out Egypt's president Anwar Sadat while he used to be particular for loss of life after making peace with Israel.

Always at the innovative of social matters, Gail Sheehy finds the stumbling blocks and possibilities encountered while she dared to blaze a path in a "man's world." Daring is usually a beguiling love tale of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with and eventual chuffed marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic writer of New York journal. in addition, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate graphics of many twentieth-century leaders, together with Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering charm among Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Sheehy displays on hope, ambition, and short of it all-career, love, teenagers, acquaintances, social significance-and lays naked her significant lifestyles passages: fake begins and shock successes, the surprise of disasters and internal crises; betrayal in a primary marriage; lifestyles as a unmarried mom; flings of an ardent, liberated younger lady; her adoption of a moment daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the affection of her existence and their resulting years of happiness, even within the shadow of illness.

Now more desirable than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won adventure to today's younger ladies. Her attention-grabbing, no-holds-barred tale is a testomony to guts, resilience, smarts, and bold, and provides a daring point of view on all of life's passages.

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Author Name: Gail Sheehy

Author Description: Gail Sheehy is an American author and lecturer, such a lot amazing for her books on lifestyles and the existence cycle. She is additionally a contributor to the journal vainness Fair.

Her 5th ebook, Passages, has been known as "a street map of grownup life". a number of of her books proceed the subject matter of passages via life's levels, together with menopause and what she calls "Second Adulthood", together with Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: The Silent Passage. Her newest ebook, intercourse and the pro lady, finds a hidden cultural phenomenon: a surge of power in women's intercourse and love lives after age fifty. She has additionally authored a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton titled Hillary's selection. Her novel Middletown, the United States is being tailored as a television miniseries. (from Wikipedia)

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38338

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, by Nella Larsen

By Nella Larsen

In The entire Fiction of Nella Larsen, whose occupation flamed brightly yet in short within the Nineteen Twenties, we rediscover the most talented writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Nella Larsen's topic is the fight of delicate, lively heroines to discover a spot for themselves in a adversarial international. Passing is the tale of a light-skinned attractiveness who, after spending years passing for white, unearths herself dangerously attracted to an outdated friend's Harlem local. In Quicksand, a stressed younger mulatto attempts desperately to discover a comfy position in a global within which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. Race and marriage provide few securities the following or within the different tales in a suite that's compellingly readable, wealthy in mental complexity, and imbued with a feeling of position that brings Harlem vibrantly to existence.

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The Subject of Semiotics by Kaja Silverman

By Kaja Silverman

This provocative booklet undertakes a brand new and demanding studying of contemporary semiotic and structuralist idea, arguing that movies, novels, and poems can't be studied in isolation from their audience and readers.

"[This ebook] is meant as a methodological consultant to a gaggle of semiotic writings often taught in complex undergraduate classes in North the United States and Britain, writings which are for the main half to be had in English. it may for this reason be seen as a supplementary and explanatory textual content instead of as one who precedes the analyzing of any fundamental semiotic materials." --from Preface.

"Her causes are lucid and her exemplary research of poetry, fiction, and movie are profuse and acute."--Robert Scholes, Brown University

"Admirably thorough and lucid....Professor Silverman's meticulous unravelling of complexities...puts its case with a vigor and commitment."--Times Literary Supplement

"An first-class and critical, even fantastically written book."--American Film

"A lucid and resourceful advent to complex semiotic research."--David E. Wellberg, Stanford University

"Highly unique remedy of serious curiosity. Brings vitally important and strange fabric (especially from French writers) to endure on structuralism, conversation, psychoanalysis, [and] anthropology."--Nur Yalman, Harvard University

"Admirably prepared and written. She is sensible out of a good mass of various ideas....Not just a wonderful creation to modern suggestion, yet a good contribution to it."--Christopher Collins, big apple University

"Enters a big box of latest severe debate and makes the problems forcefully transparent. It makes available to the English-reading public the relationships among and between structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism, and post-structuralism."--Gayatri Chakrovorty Spivak, college of Texas, Austin

"Superb textual content for the subject in a feminist thought class--so lucidly written."--Jeanie okay. distinctiveness, collage of Tennessee

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The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant by Sylvia Pankhurst

By Sylvia Pankhurst

By means of 1903, extra than fifty years of peaceable campaigning had introduced British girls no toward achieving the perfect to vote. In that yr activist Emmeline Pankhurst based the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant association devoted to attaining women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds no longer words," mirrored its radical technique, together with stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and actual disagreement with authorities.
The Suffragette, written through Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, deals an insider's point of view at the union's progress and improvement in addition to the causes and beliefs that encouraged its leaders and fans. She chronicles the protesters' strategies in addition to the implications in their activities: arrests, imprisonment, starvation moves, and the psychological and actual ordeals of pressured feeding. classic pictures illustrate the demonstrations, court trials, and different dramatic incidents from the historical past of the women's militant suffrage circulation.

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Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

By bell hooks

A real feminist politics consistently brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving....There might be no love with out justice.—from the bankruptcy "To Love back: the center of Feminism"

In this attractive and provocative quantity, bell hooks introduces a well-liked conception of feminism rooted in logic and the knowledge of expertise. Hers is a imaginative and prescient of a liked neighborhood that appeals to all these dedicated to equality, mutual appreciate, and justice.

hooks applies her severe research to the main contentious and not easy matters dealing with feminists this day, together with reproductive rights, violence, race, classification, and paintings. along with her regular perception and unsparing honesty, hooks demands a feminism unfastened from divisive boundaries yet wealthy with rigorous debate. In language either eye-opening and positive, hooks encourages us to call for possible choices to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic tradition, and to visualize a distinct future.

hooks speaks to all these looking for real liberation, asking readers to take examine feminism in a brand new gentle, to work out that it touches all lives. Issuing a call for participation to take part absolutely in feminist move and to profit totally from it, hooks exhibits that feminism—far from being an superseded notion or one restricted to an highbrow elite--is certainly for everybody.

bell hooks is the writer of various severely acclaimed books at the politics of race, gender, classification, and tradition. A widespread lecturer within the usa and overseas, she is exceptional Professor of English at urban university, urban college of latest York.

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