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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

By Florence Williams

Florence Williams - Breasts: A ordinary and Unnatural History

Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the smooth international, the breast is altering. Breasts are becoming larger, arriving prior and attracting newfangled chemical substances. more and more, the percentages are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast cancer–even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial–and so weak? The intrepid technology journalist Florence Williams units out to discover the newest technology from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medication. Her research follows the lifestyles cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause. Endowed with a witty and inquisitive voice, Williams explores the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will do to save lots of them.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a contract author for the New York Times, New York occasions Magazine, New Republic and diverse different guides. Her paintings frequently makes a speciality of the surroundings, healthiness and technological know-how. In 2007-2008, she used to be a Scripps Fellow on the middle of Environmental Journalism on the collage of Colorado.

'A needs to learn for proprietors and admirers alike.' North & South Magazine

'Florence Williams's double-D skills as a reporter and author carry this booklet excessive above the style and separate it from the ranks of normal technological know-how writing. Breasts is illuminating, unbelievable, shrewdpermanent, very important. Williams is an writer to relish and glance ahead to.' Mary Roach

‘A impressive and unique travel during the evolution, biology and cultural features of the organ that defines us as mammals!’ Susan Love MD writer of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book

‘I definitely didn't imagine i may enjoy breasts greater than I already did. it is a really extraordinary booklet! Written with humour and humanity, it's crucial studying for a person wishing to appreciate the interesting intersections among own healthiness, poisonous chemical compounds, western tradition and the scientific career. I couldn't positioned it down.’ Bruce Lourie, co-author, Slow demise through Rubber Duck

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Grace Crowley's Contribution to Australian Modernism and by Crowley, Grace; Ottley, Dianne; Crowley, Grace

By Crowley, Grace; Ottley, Dianne; Crowley, Grace

Grace Crowley has been famous as a manufactured from eu modernism and used to be one of many best innovators of geometric abstraction in Australia. Having studied in Paris within the Twenties with one of many top paintings academics, writers and theorists, Andre Lhote, she back to Australia having mastered the complicated arithmetic and geometry of the golden part and dynamic symmetry, that had turn into a framework for modernism. via her educating of those compositional concepts on the so much innovative sleek artwork university in Sydney within the Nineteen Thirties, she grew to become an important impact at the workforce of artists now well-known because the historic forerunners to American colour-field portray brought to Australia within the Nineteen Sixties. via her shut friendship with Anne Dangar, who performed a severe function within the good fortune of Albert Gleizes' utopian artwork colony in rural France, Crowley maintained touch with mainstream eu modernism and hyperlinks to the Abstraction-Creation crew in Paris. through the Forties and Nineteen Fifties, Crowley labored with fellow-artist Ralph Balson, and jointly they built their very own form of geometric summary paintings which mirrored the religious dimensions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. even though undervalued in her personal time, the sincerity and uncompromising caliber of her paintings that transcends nationwide obstacles, makes her essentially the most vital Australian girls artists of her new release

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Situating Women: Gender Politics and Circumstance in Fiji by Nicole George

By Nicole George

Because the time of decolonisation in Fiji, women’s firms have navigated a fancy political terrain. whereas they've got stayed real to the purpose of advancing women’s prestige, their paintings has been buffeted through nationwide political upheavals and altering worldwide and neighborhood instructions in improvement policy-making. This ebook files how girls activists have understood and spoke back to those demanding situations. it's the first ebook to put in writing ladies into Fiji’s postcolonial background, offering a close old account of that country’s gender politics throughout 4 tumultuous many years. it's also the 1st to envision the ‘situated’ nature of gender advocacy within the Pacific Islands extra commonly. It does this through analysing developments in job, from women’s radical and provocative activism of the Sixties to a extra self-evaluative and reflexive temper of engagement in later many years, displaying how interplaying international and native components can form women’s understandings of gender justice and their pursuit of that goal.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Who Will Lament Her?: The Feminine and the Fantastic in the by Laurel Lanner

By Laurel Lanner

It's not mind-blowing that non-academic bible readers principally forget about Nahum. Comprising just a couple of pages, it truly is simply missed in the course of the twelve Minor Prophets. while a reader does cease in passing, the ebook seems to be short, brutish, and uncomfortably violent. taking a look extra heavily, despite the fact that, readers might detect echoes of different a lot higher prophets, resembling Isaiah and Ezekiel, even perhaps of the Psalms, and finish that the ebook is a slightly second-rate pastiche of alternative writings, even supposing a few particularly incredible poetry is woven into it. Who Will Lament Her? takes a clean examine Nahum. It explores additional the presence of the female within the e-book of Nahum, the level to which it's found in the textual content, how the constitution of the textual content makes the female either current and absent, and the prospective explanation why this is often so. Lanner takes methodological ways. the 1st units out to teach that it's attainable female deity is found in the textual content of Nahum. the second one technique engages 3 theories of the literary outstanding with the textual content, taking into account the findings of the historic and exegetical paintings. utilizing those methods hand in hand leads to a clean examining of Nahum

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Women of courage: inspiring stories from the women who lived by Katherine Martin

By Katherine Martin

In Women of Courage greater than forty girls inform intimate stories of bravery that extend the definition of braveness. by means of writing concerning the instances of their lives after they were so much in melancholy, and revealing the internal assets that helped them live to tell the tale, those robust ladies encourage readers to acknowledge their very own acts of courage.

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Into the Vortex: Female Voice and Paradox in Film by Britta H. Sjogren

By Britta H. Sjogren

"Into the Vortex" demanding situations and rethinks feminist movie theory's very good yet usually pessimistic reflections at the workings of sound and voice in movie. together with shut readings of significant movie theorists equivalent to Kaja Silverman and Mary Ann Doane, Britta H. Sjogren bargains a substitute for image-cantered situations that dominate feminist movie theory's critique of the illustration of sexual distinction. Sjogren makes a speciality of a rash of Nineteen Forties Hollywood motion pictures within which the feminine voice bears a marked formal presence to illustrate the ways in which the female is expressed and distinction is continued. She argues that those movies capitalize on specific psychoanalytic, narratological and discursive contradictions to carry out and exhibit distinction, instead of to comprise or shut it down. Exploring the full of life dynamic engendered through contradiction and paradox, Sjogren charts a manner out of the pessimistic, monolithic view of patriarchy and cinema's illustration of women's voices.

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Women in new religions by Laura Vance

By Laura Vance

Women in New Religions bargains an enticing examine women’s evolving position within the beginning and improvement of recent non secular hobbies. It specializes in 4 disparate new religions—Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, The kinfolk foreign, and Wicca—to remove darkness from their implications for gender socialization, non secular management and participation, sexuality, and kin ideals.

Religious worldviews and gender roles have interaction with each other in advanced methods. this is often very true inside of new religions, which often set roles for ladies in ways in which aid the activities to outline their barriers on the subject of the broader society. As new spiritual hobbies emerge, they generally place themselves towards dominant society and concomitantly assert replacement roles for ladies. yet those religions will not be monolithic: instead of defining gender in inflexible and repressive phrases, new religions occasionally supply percentages to girls that aren't differently to be had. Vance strains expectancies for ladies because the religions emerge, and transformation of percentages and obligations for ladies as they mature.

Weaving concept with exam of every movement’s origins, historical past, and ideology and practices, this article contextualizes and situates beliefs for girls in new religions. The booklet deals an available research of the complicated elements that effect gender ideology and its evolution in new non secular routine, together with the pursuits’ origins, charismatic management and routinization, theology and doctrine, and socio-historical contexts. It indicates how religions form definitions of women’s position in a fashion that's educated by way of reaction to social context, crew limitations, and id.

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Woman, Culture, and Society by Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo

By Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo

16 girls anthropologists study where of girls in human societies, treating as troublesome sure questions and observations that previously were neglected or taken without any consideration, and consulting the anthropological list for facts and theoretical views that may aid us to appreciate and alter the standard of women's lives. the 1st 3 essays tackle the query of human sexual asymmetry. spotting that men's and women's spheres tend to be extraordinary and that anthropologists have frequently slighted the powers and values linked to the woman's global, those essays learn the proof for asymmetrical valuations of the sexes throughout a variety of cultures and ask how those valuations may be defined. factors are sought now not in organic "givens" of human nature, yet in common styles of human, social, mental, and cultural experience―patterns that, most likely, may be replaced. the rest papers discover women's roles in a large choice of social structures. via displaying that girls, like males, are social actors looking strength, defense, status, and a feeling of worthy and cost, those papers exhibit the inadequacies of conventionally male-oriented money owed of social constitution. They light up the concepts wherein girls in numerous cultures in achieving a stunning measure of political strength and social reputation; and examine, from case-oriented and comparative views, the social-structural, felony, mental, financial, ritual, mythological, and metaphorical elements that account for version in women's lives.

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