• Download E-books Women Filmmakers of the African & Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (1997-05-01) PDF

    By Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    Black ladies filmmakers not just deserve an viewers, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster asserts, however it can be relevant that their voices be heard as they try opposed to Hollywood’s buildings of spectatorship, possession, and the inventive and distribution points of filmmaking.

    Foster offers a voice for Black and Asian girls within the first exact exam of the works of six modern Black and Asian ladies filmmakers. She additionally contains a exact creation and a bankruptcy entitled "Other Voices," documenting the paintings of different Black and Asian filmmakers.

    Foster analyzes the foremost motion pictures of Zeinabu irene Davis, "one of increasingly more autonomous Black ladies filmmakers who're actively developing [in the phrases of bell hooks] ‘an oppositional gaze’"; British filmmaker Ngozi Onwurah and Julie sprint, filmmakers operating with time and area; Pratibha Parmar, a Kenyan/Indian-born British Black filmmaker involved in problems with illustration, id; cultural displacement, lesbianism, and racial identification; Trinh T. Minh-ha, a Vietnamese-born artist who revolutionized documentary filmmaking via displacing the "voyeuristic gaze of the ethnographic documentary filmmaker"; and Mira Nair, a Black Indian lady who concentrates on interracial identity.

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  • Download E-books The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things PDF

    By Paula Byrne

    In The genuine Jane Austen, acclaimed literary biographer Paula Byrne offers the main intimate and revealing portrait but of a liked yet advanced novelist.

    Just as letters and tokens in Jane Austen’s novels usually sign key turning issues within the narrative, Byrne explores the small issues – a scrap of paper, a gold chain, an ivory miniature – that held value in Austen’s own and inventive life.

    Byrne transports us to diverse worlds, from the East Indies to innovative Paris, and to diverse occasions, from a excessive society scandal to a case of petty shoplifting. during this ground-breaking biography,  Austen is determined on a much wider degree than ever earlier than, revealing a well-traveled and politically acutely aware author – vital facets of her creative improvement that experience lengthy been overlooked.

    The genuine Jane Austen is a clean, compelling, and extraordinary biography of the writer of a few of our so much enduring vintage books – from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Emma to Persuasion – and a bright evocation of the realm that formed her.

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  • Download E-books The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties PDF

    By Judith Nies

    At the peak of the Vietnam struggle protests, twenty-eight-year-old Judith Nies and her husband lived a possible idyllic lifestyles. either have been development their respective careers in Washington—Nies because the speechwriter and leader staffer to a center staff of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury division economist. They lived within the carriage residence of the famed Marjorie Merriweather submit property. but if her husband introduced domestic a listing of questions from an FBI dossier with Judith's identify at the entrance, Nies quickly discovered that her existence was once approximately to take a thorough flip. stunned to discover herself the focal point of an FBI research into her political actions, Nies started to reevaluate her position as thankful worker and dutiful spouse. In The lady I Left Behind, she chronicles the reviews of these girls who, like herself, reinvented their lives in the course of a wildly moving social and political landscape.

    In a clean, candid examine the Nineteen Sixties, Nies pairs illuminating descriptions of feminist leaders, women's liberation protests, and different pivotal social advancements with the tale of her personal transformation right into a staunch activist and author. From exposing institutionalized sexism on Capitol Hill in her first released article to orchestrating the elimination of a separate "Ladies Gallery" at the condominium ground to taking management of the ladies in Fellowships Committee, Nies discusses her personal efforts to magnify women's offerings and to alter the workplace—and how the repercussions of these efforts within the sixties can nonetheless be felt this day.

    A heartfelt memoir and piercing social remark, The lady I Left Behind recounts one woman's brave trip towards independence and equality. It additionally evaluates the implications of the feminist flow at the comparable girls who made it happen—and at the daughters born of their wake.

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  • Download E-books Burned Alive: A Victim of the Law of Men PDF

    By Souad

    The 1st precise account ever released by way of a sufferer of an "honor crime," this stunning, relocating, and harrowing story has already develop into a global sensation.

    Souad was once a 17-year-old woman dwelling in a small village in Jordan while she had the misfortune of falling in love--an emotion that might result in an unspeakable act of violence and a life of exile from her place of origin. With a early life marked by way of tough hard work and actual abuse by the hands of her father, who's humiliated through the beginning of many daughters and just one son, Souad is wanting to depart domestic. Enticed right into a courting with a good-looking neighbor, her short-lived romance leaves her pregnant. Forbidden to marry till her older sisters locate husbands and having introduced disgrace to her kinfolk, Souad faces the one appropriate punishment: demise. How her kinfolk plots to kill her, her harrowing fight to outlive burns over ninety% of her physique after her brother-in-law douses her with gas and units her on hearth, her dramatic break out from Jordan, and her get to the bottom of to construct a brand new lifestyles for herself is a story of heartbreaking drama and noteworthy courage.

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  • Download E-books Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon PDF

    By Nancy C. Lutkehaus

    "Never doubt small crew of considerate, devoted electorate can switch the world."--Margaret Mead

    This quotation--found on posters and bumper stickers, and followed because the motto for 1000s of organisations worldwide--speaks to the worldwide impact and legacy of the yank anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-78). during this insightful and revealing ebook, Nancy Lutkehaus explains how and why Mead turned the best-known anthropologist and feminine public highbrow in twentieth-century America.

    utilizing pictures, motion pictures, tv appearances, and fabrics from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, Lutkehaus explores the ways that Mead grew to become an American cultural heroine. opting for 4 key photographs linked to her--the New girl, the Anthropologist/Adventurer, the Scientist, and the general public Intellectual--Lutkehaus examines many of the meanings that assorted segments of yank society assigned to Mead all through her long profession as a public determine. the writer indicates that Mead got here to symbolize a brand new set of values and ideas--about ladies, non-Western peoples, tradition, and America's function within the 20th century--that have considerably remodeled society and develop into typically authorised this day. Lutkehaus additionally considers why there was no different anthropologist considering Mead to turn into as famous.

    Margaret Mead is an interesting examine how one woman's lifestyles and accomplishments resonated with the problems that formed American society and adjusted her right into a megastar and cultural icon.

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  • Download E-books Be Good, Sweet Maid: The Trials of Dorothy Joudrie (Life Writing) PDF

    By Audrey Andrews

    January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts off to write down her ebook. Audrey and Dorothy had recognized one another as kids, however the id of Andrews with Joudrie is going past purely the coincidence of a formative years acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an identical societal constraints put on women and girls through the years instantly following global warfare II, the years during which they'd ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly approved then, at the moment are noticeable as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s existence?

    while Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to jot down Joudrie’s tale, she started to learn her personal existence, her personal expectancies ― these she had of herself and people others had of her. She additionally discovered that telling the tale of somebody is an complicated and infrequently ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may perhaps basically be her model of Joudrie’s adventure. however, it was once very important to be as sincere as she may approximately her interpretation of that lifestyles. She decided to teach conscientiously and competently the wear that have been performed to 1 girl ― harm that remains being performed to many others ― via prejudice, attitudes, traditions and the associations which are nonetheless the basis of our society, and of our lives, daily.

    the result's a desirable account of occasions prime as much as the trial, the trial itself and the impression of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.

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  • Download E-books Broken Silences: Interviews With Black and White Women Writers PDF

    By Shirley Marie Jordan

    Through determining articulate, a laugh, impassioned, and introspective authors who've portrayed characters throughout race traces, Jordan specializes in commonalities, in addition to very important adjustments, during this artistic method. a unprecedented chance to learn the non-public concepts approximately race and creativity of Joyce Carol Oates, Belva simple, Grace Paley, Sherley Anne Williams, and others. Illustrated.
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