Download I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in by Carey David Jr. PDF

By Carey David Jr.

Given Guatemala’s list of human rights abuses, its felony process has usually been portrayed as illegitimate and anemic. I Ask for Justice demanding situations that conception through demonstrating that even supposing the criminal process was once now not continually simply, rural Guatemalans thought of it a valid arbiter in their grievances and a major instrument for advancing their agendas. As either a reflect and an device of the country, the judicial method at the same time illuminates the boundaries of nation rule and the state’s skill to co-opt Guatemalans by means of listening to their voices in court.

Against the backdrop of 2 of Latin America’s so much oppressive regimes—the dictatorships of Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1898–1920) and basic Jorge Ubico (1931–1944)—David Carey Jr. explores the ways that indigenous humans, ladies, and the terrible used Guatemala’s felony approach to govern the limits among legality and illegal activity. utilizing courtroom files which are strangely wealthy in Maya women’s voices, he analyzes how bootleggers, cross-dressers, and different litigants crafted their narratives to protect their human rights. Revealing how nuances of strength, gender, ethnicity, type, and morality have been developed and contested, this heritage of crime and criminal activity demonstrates how Maya women and men tried to enhance their socioeconomic positions and to press for his or her rights with recommendations that ranged from the pursuit of illicit actions to the deployment of the criminal system.

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Download Childrearing Values in the United States and China: A by Hong Xiao PDF

By Hong Xiao

Hong Xiao examines the linkage among social constitution and child-rearing values within the usa and China. Her basic ambitions are to ascertain the underlying constitution of childrearing values, detect the dynamics of the structural-level, family-level, and individual-level determinants of childrearing values, and to match styles of worth orientations within the countries.

Three worth dimensions--autonomy, conformity, and a care orientation--are pointed out in either the USA and China samples through issue analyses. moreover, regardless of cross-national adjustments in political procedure, fiscal improvement, and tradition background, Professor Xiao reveals americans and chinese language are rather comparable of their taking into consideration the categories of items to coach young ones at domestic. one of the most sensible six features counseled inside of every one kingdom, 5 are exact. although, assets of price adaptations are significantly diverse within the international locations. for instance, within the usa, whereas the impression of sophistication on men's values for kids has develop into muted time beyond regulation, classification alterations in values live to tell the tale between girls. And neither gender nor motherhood is expounded to the care orientation. In China, valuation of kid's autonomy or conformity is conditioned seriously via political conformity, age, and kin dimension. Of specific curiosity to students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with gender and kin reviews, sociology, and Asian Studies.

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Download Transnational Women's Activism: The United States, Japan, by Rumi Yasutake PDF

By Rumi Yasutake

Following landmark exchange agreements among Japan and the USA within the 1850s, Tokyo started uploading a distinct American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to safe its destiny as a advertisement energy and American girls pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, participants of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to advertise Christian teachings and women's social activism.

Rumi Yasutake finds in Transnational Women's Activism that the ensuing American, jap, and primary iteration Japanese-American women's hobbies got here to impact greater than alcohol or perhaps faith. whereas the WCTU hired the language of evangelism and Victorian kin values, its participants have been tactfully expedient in accommodating their conventional reasons to suffrage and different feminist pursuits, as well as a number of the political currents flowing via Japan and the USA on the flip of the 19th century.

Exploring such matters as gender struggles within the American Protestant church and bourgeois eastern women's attitudes in the direction of the "pleasure classification" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and stories of yank missionaries, U.S. WCTU employees, and their jap protégés. the varied machinations of WCTU activism supply a compelling lesson within the complexities of cultural imperialism.

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Download Arbeit und Geschlecht im Umbruch der modernen Gesellschaft: by Brigitte Aulenbacher,Maria Funder,Heike Jacobsen,Susanne PDF

By Brigitte Aulenbacher,Maria Funder,Heike Jacobsen,Susanne Völker

Arbeits- und Beschäftigungsverhältnisse befinden sich in einem tief greifenden Umbruch. Er ist nicht zufällig von Tendenzen der Veränderung und Beharrung im Geschlechterverhältnis durchzogen. Diese gesellschaftlichen Bewegungen fordern die Arbeits- und die Geschlechterforschung doppelt: in ihren Theorien, Perspektiven und Diagnosen und in ihrem Verhältnis zueinander. Mit Blick auf die Beschäftigungsverhältnisse in der globalen Ökonomie, die Entwicklung von Dienstleistungsarbeit, die Flexibilisierung gesellschaftlicher und individueller Arbeits- und Geschlechterarrangements und die Zukunft der Arbeitsgesellschaft treten namhafte VertreterInnen der Arbeits- und Geschlechterforschung miteinander in den conversation. Es schreiben Regina Becker-Schmidt, Klaus Dörre, Wolfgang Dunkel und Margit Weihrich, Stefanie Ernst, Ute Luise Fischer, Michael Frey, Nick Kratzer und Dieter Sauer, Ingrid Kurz-Scherf, Ilse Lenz, Boy Lüthje, Hildegard M. Nickel, Birgit Riegraf, Hedwig Rudolph, Brigitte Schulze, G. Günter Voß, Sylvia M. Wilz.

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Download Geschlechterunterschiede in der Bildungswahl (German by Johann Bacher,Martina Beham,Norbert Lachmayr PDF

By Johann Bacher,Martina Beham,Norbert Lachmayr

Die Studie analysiert das Phänomen einer zunehmenden schulischen "Benachteiligung" von Jungen. Zwei Fragen stehen dabei im Vordergrund: In welchem Umfang und zu welchem Zeitpunkt der Schullaufbahn kommt es zu einer geschlechtsspezifischen Benachteiligung und was once sind die Ursachen?

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Download Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures by Carol Cohn,Carol Cohn PDF

By Carol Cohn,Carol Cohn

the place are the ladies? In conventional historic and scholarly bills of the making and battling of wars, ladies are usually nowhere to be obvious. With few exceptions, conflict tales are advised as though males have been the single ones who plan, struggle, are injured by means of, and negotiate ends to wars. because the pages of this booklet inform, notwithstanding, these bills are faraway from whole. girls are available at each flip within the (gendered) phenomena of conflict. girls have participated within the making, struggling with, and concluding of wars all through heritage, and their participation is barely expanding on the flip of the twenty first century. girls adventure battle in a number of methods: as squaddies, as opponents, as civilians, as caregivers, as intercourse staff, as sexual slaves, refugees and internally displaced folks, as anti-war activists, as group peace-builders, and extra. This e-book right now presents a glimpse into the place girls are in warfare, and offers readers the instruments to understood women’s (told and untold) conflict reviews within the higher context of the gendered nature of worldwide social and political life.

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Download The Girl Revolution Manifesto: a Manifesto on culture, by Tracee Sioux,Richard Keller PDF

By Tracee Sioux,Richard Keller

Conservative or Liberal we have been having a
difficult adequate time elevating powerful, convinced
daughters within the face of craptastic tradition and
media. We now face undisguised and
unapologetic misogyny within the maximum ranks of
world governance. This can't stand unopposed.

It's time for a Revolution!

Tracee Sioux is a proficient author and social observer who's keenly attuned to the intense self-image and self belief matters confronted at the present time through women and younger women. a must-read for any mum or dad who desires to increase a lady to grasp that despite what they see and listen to within the media, they're powerful, clever and strong, and masses greater than the sum in their seems to be. ~ Joanne C. Bamberger, writer of Love Her Love Her now not: The Hillary Paradox

We all need a greater international for our daughters, yet Tracee is absolutely conversing approximately what that might appear like.  I love her fierce spirit, her humor, her ardour, and her sharply saw insights.  Bring in this revolution. ~ Anna Kunnecke , Martha Beck existence Coach

Tracee Sioux wields her writer’s pen with wit, center and function not to basically guard women from gender stereotypes, yet to arm them with self belief, management and sabers of private fact, to allow them to slay during the prickly twisted internet of deception themselves. Brava! Onward! ~ Amy Jussel, founder ShapingYouth.org

This ebook presents a brand new viewpoint on our age previous tales, and it's a beneficial device to equip our daughters to develop up able and assured. ~ Alexis Saint, psychotherapist.

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Download Sexual Deviance and Society: A sociological examination by Meredith G. F. Worthen PDF

By Meredith G. F. Worthen

In a society the place sexualized media has develop into history noise, we are?frequently discouraged from frank and?open discussions approximately intercourse and?offered few instruments for knowing sexual behaviors and sexualities which are perceived as being out of the norm. This publication encourages readers to set up new methods of wondering stigmatized peoples and behaviors, and to imagine severely approximately gender, intercourse, sexuality and intercourse crimes.


Sexual Deviance and Society uses sociological theories of crime, deviance, gender and sexuality to build a framework for realizing sexual deviance. This publication is split into 4 units:




  • Unit I, Sociology of Deviance and Sexuality, lays the root for knowing intercourse and sexuality via sociological frameworks of deviance.



  • Unit II, Sexual Deviance, presents a close discussion to its readers concerning the sociological buildings of sexual deviance with a serious specialise in modern and historic conceptualizations.



  • Unit III, Deviant Sexual Acts, explores numerous deviant sexual acts intimately, together with intercourse in public, fetishes, and intercourse paintings.



  • Unit IV, Sex Crimes and Criminals, examines rape and sexual attack, intercourse crimes opposed to childrens, and societal?responses to?sex offenders and their remedy in the felony justice system.


Utilizing an integrative technique that creates a discussion among the topics of gender, criminology and deviance, this e-book is a key source for students?interested in?crime and deviance, gender and sexuality, and the sociology of deviance.

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Download Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an by Professor Ifi Amadiume,Pat Caplan PDF

By Professor Ifi Amadiume,Pat Caplan

In 1987, greater than a decade ahead of the sunrise of queer concept, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, girl Husbands, to severe acclaim.

This compelling and hugely unique booklet frees the topic place of 'husband' from its association with males, and is going directly to do an analogous for different masculine attributes, dislocating intercourse, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the suggestion of gender, as developed in Western feminist discourse, didn't exist in Africa earlier than the colonial imposition of a dichotomous knowing of sexual distinction, Male Daughters, lady Husbands examines the constructions in African society that enabled humans to accomplish energy, exhibiting that roles weren't rigidly masculinized nor feminized.

At a time whilst gender and queer thought are seen by means of a few as being caught in an identity-politics rut, this amazing research not just warns opposed to the chance of projecting a really particular, Western suggestion of distinction onto different cultures, yet calls us to query the very inspiration of gender itself.

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Download The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and by Tasha N. Dubriwny PDF

By Tasha N. Dubriwny

The feminist women’s wellbeing and fitness circulation of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies is credited with developing major adjustments within the healthcare and bringing women’s healthiness concerns to public cognizance. a long time later, women’s health and wellbeing matters are extra seen than ever prior to, yet that visibility is made attainable by means of a technique of depoliticization

The susceptible Empowered lady  assesses the kingdom of women’s healthcare at the present time through studying well known media representations—television, print newspapers, web content, ads, blogs, and memoirs—in order to appreciate the ways that breast melanoma, postpartum melancholy, and cervical melanoma are mentioned in American public existence. From narratives approximately prophylactic mastectomies to younger women receiving a vaccine for sexually transmitted illness, the representations of women’s health and wellbeing at the present time shape a unmarried restrictive identification: the susceptible empowered girl. This identification defuses feminist notions of collective empowerment and social switch by way of drawing from either postfeminist and neoliberal ideologies. the lady is weak as a result of her very femininity and is empowered to not swap the realm, yet to select from between a constrained set of clinical treatments.

The media’s depiction of the susceptible empowered woman’s dating with biomedicine promotes conventional gender roles and affirms women’s unquestioning reliance on scientific technology for empowerment. The booklet concludes with a choice to repoliticize women’s healthiness via narratives which can support us think women—and their courting to medicine—differently.

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