Descriere: Delving into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions, and realities of contemporary wifehood, this book takes the reader on a journey into the wedding industrial complex. Anne Kingston looks at "wife backlash," and the new wave of neo-traditionalism that urges women to marry young; explores the apotheosis of abused wives and the strange celebration of wives who kill; and muses on the fact that Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart, two of the world's wealthiest and most influential women, are both unmarried. The result is an entertaining mix of social, sexual, historical, and economic commentary that is bound to stir debate even as it reframes our view of both women and marriage.
Knights Without Armor: A Guide to The Inner Lives of Men By Aaron R. Kipnis, Ph.D. A powerful volume and helpful guide - Publishers Weekly Thoughtful and provocative - San Francisco Chronicle Kipnis' elegant portraits of men offer poignant support for his claims - Los Angeles Times A fresh vision that points the way for a new male psychology (from foreword by Robert A. Johnson) From the publisher: This completely revised and new edition offers any reader real insights into the often-private thoughts of men. It represents many years of practice, research and consulting devoted to educating parents, teachers and counselors about key aspects of male psychology that are often poorly understood in treatment and education. For women who want to better understand their relationships with men and for men who want to hear some straight talk from men who are courageously revisioning their lives, this book will be quite helpful. Dr Aaron Kipnis is a psychologist and full time professor in Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of Angry Young Men, What Women and Men Really Want, and many other works about the inner lives of men and boys. For more information, online articles, vitae and press kit ...
Seven voices contribute to this rare glimpse of the work being done on the front lines of the fight for social change in India. Playing with Fire is written in the collective voice of women employed by a large NGO as activists in their communities and is based on diaries, interviews, and conversations among them. Together their personal stories reveal larger themes and questions of sexism, casteism, and communalism, and a startling picture emerges of how NGOs both nourish and stifle local struggles for solidarity. The Hindi edition of the book, Sangtin Yatra, published in 2004, created controversy that resulted in backlash against the authors by their employer. The publication also drew support for the women and instigated a public conversation about the issues exposed in the book. Here, Richa Nagar addresses the dispute in the context of the politics of NGOs and feminist theory, articulating how development ideology employed by aid organizations serves to reinforce the domination of those it claims to help. The Sangtin Writers, Anupamlata, Ramsheela, Reshma Ansari, Richa Singh, Shashibala, Shashi Vaish, Surbala, and Vibha Bajpayee, are grassroots activists and members of a small ...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The publication of The Woman's Bible in 1895 and 1898 represented the last crusade of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton to strike at the roots of the ideology behind her gender's subordinate role in society. In the tradition of radical individualism that guided her philosophy, Stanton's attack on religious orthodoxy is more a forceful political treatise than a scholarly work. This clarion call to action, assembled by Stanton and a committee of prominent feminists, consists of a book-by-book examination of the Bible, placing events in their historical context, interpreting passages as both allegory and fact, and comparing them with the myths of other cultures. Over a century later, it endures as an extraordinary document because of the questions it addresses, the topics it covers, and the still-resonant sincerity of its righteous indignation. Readers with an interest in theology, women's studies, or American history will find this milestone of religious and feminist literature an ever-relevant source of information and inspiration.