• Download E-books Heaven Is a Beautiful Place: A Memoir of the South Carolina Coast In Conversation with William P. Baldwi PDF

    By William P. Baldwin

    Born in 1928 within the small coastal city of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Genevieve "Sister" Peterkin grew up with global struggle II bombing perform in her entrance backyard, deep-sea fishing expeditions, and younger rambles in the course of the lowcountry. She shared her bed room with a well-known ghost and an impatient older sister. yet so much of all she listened. She absorbed the stories of her gifted mom and her liked buddy, listened to the tales of the region's older citizens, a few of them former slaves, who have been her neighbors, pals, and lecturers.
    In this re-creation she once more stocks with readers her insider's wisdom of the lowcountry plantations, gardens, and shores that at the present time draw such a lot of viewers. underneath the humor, hauntings, and treasures of neighborhood heritage, she tells one other, deeper story--one that bargains with the fight for racial equality within the South, with the occasionally painful adventures of marriage and parenthood, and with internal struggles for religion and reputation. This variation encompasses a new foreword by means of coastal author and researcher Lee G. Brockington and a brand new afterword by means of coauthor and lowcountry novelist William P. Baldwin.
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  • Download E-books Pioneers & Caretakers, A Study Of 9 American Women Novelists PDF


    Pioneers and Caretakers was once first released in 1965. In a chain of stimulating and hugely readable essays, Mr. Auchincloss discusses the paintings of 9 American ladies novelists in whom he unearths a harmony of universal culture. because the identify of the ebook implies, Mr. Auchincloss regards those novelists as caretakers of our tradition and, even as, as literary pioneers. The writers he discusses are Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford, Carson McCullers, and Mary McCarthy. In explaining his thesis Mr. Auchincloss writes: ''In the migrations of tribes the ladies have been liable for the packing and protection of the family items. they've got continually been the genuine conservatives, the caretakers of the tradition. yet simply because in our country we need to return so few many years to get to the Indians, the capabilities of the caretaker and of the pioneer became apparently combined. to maintain a bit the yank culture, one has to maintain just a little the frontier. ''A remarkable factor approximately our ladies writers is they have struck a extra affirmative word than the boys. Their darkness isn't really as darkish as that of Dreiser or Lewis or Faulkner or O'Neill, which isn't to claim that they see the US much less truly, yet that they see it extra discriminatingly. they've got a sharper feel in their stake within the nationwide history, and they're continuously at paintings to maintain it. They by no means ruin; they by no means wish the fresh sweep. they're conservatives who're constantly attempting to conserve.''
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  • Download E-books Who Was Marie Curie? PDF

    By Megan Stine

    Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was once forbidden to wait the male-only collage of Warsaw, so she enrolled on the Sorbonne in Paris to review physics and arithmetic. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the 2 quickly married, forming essentially the most well-known medical partnerships in historical past. jointly they found components and gained a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie gained one other Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July four, 1934, a sufferer of decades of publicity to poisonous radiation.
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  • Download E-books Creators (Late Victorian & Early Modernist Women Writers) by May Sinclair (2004-05-31) PDF

    By Lyn Pykett

    Might Sinclair used to be the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair (1862-1946), a well-liked British author. She was once identified for 2 dozen novels, brief tales and poetry. She used to be an lively suffragist, and member of the girl Writers’ Suffrage League. She used to be additionally an important critic, within the sector of modernist poetry and prose; the time period move of cognizance, in its literary experience, is attributed to her. From 1896 she wrote professionally, to aid herself and her mom, who died in 1901. She handled a couple of subject matters on the subject of the location of ladies, and marriage. She additionally wrote nonfiction in keeping with stories of philosophy, fairly German idealism. Her works bought good within the usa. between her most renowned works are: The Divine fireplace (1904), outmoded (1906), The Helpmate (1907), The Judgment of Eve (1907), The Belfry (1916), The Romantic (1920), Mr. Waddington of Wyck (1921), Anne Severn and the Fieldings (1922) and lifestyles and loss of life of Harriett Frean (1922).
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  • Download E-books Women and Power. Education, Religion and Identity PDF

    By Olutoyin Mejiuni

    Schooling is a crucial instrument for the advance of human strength. organisations and participants attracted to improvement reflect on wisdom, abilities and attitudes, bought via formal, non-formal and incidental studying, as helpful resources. as a result, it is crucial to mirror on basic parts that form the method in which schooling is attained: How do humans research, and what are the stipulations that facilitate powerful studying? solutions to those questions show that no schooling could be politically impartial, simply because there isn't any value-free schooling. the normal or indigenous schooling platforms in Nigeria, which lined (and nonetheless hide) actual education, improvement of personality, recognize for elders and friends, improvement of highbrow talents, particular vocational trainings, constructing a feeling of belonging and participation in group affairs, and figuring out, appreciating and selling the cultural history of the neighborhood have been, and are, now not value-free. In different phrases, the ambitions and goal of schooling, the content material, the total procedure and the systems selected for assessment in schooling are all value-laden. This publication makes an attempt to teach that the teaching-learning strategy in larger schooling, and faith, taught and realized via non-formal and casual schooling (or the hidden curriculum), and different socialization procedures inside of and outdoors the formal tuition process, all interface to figure out the folks that ladies develop into. This schooling complements or limits women's functions, no matter if within the civic-political sphere or of their makes an attempt to withstand violence. for this reason, schooling and faith have methods of empowering or disempowering ladies.
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  • Download E-books The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing PDF

    By Lori Alvord

    The 1st Navajo lady health care professional combines western medication and conventional healing.

    A spellbinding trip among worlds, this awesome e-book describes physician Lori Arviso Alvord's struggles to carry sleek drugs to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—and to convey the values of her humans to a remedy procedure at risk of wasting its heart.

    Dr. Alvord left a dusty reservation in New Mexico for Stanford collage clinical university, turning into the 1st Navajo girl medical professional. emerging above the chances offered by way of her personal tradition and the male-dominated global of surgeons, she again to the reservation to discover a brand new problem. In dramatic encounters, Dr. Alvord witnessed the ability of trust to persuade healthiness, for stable or for unwell. She got here to merge the most recent breakthroughs of scientific technology with the traditional tribal paths to restoration and well being, following the Navajo philosophy of a balanced and harmonious lifestyles, known as jogging in good looks. And now, in bringing those rules to the area of drugs, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear joins these few infrequent works, akin to Healing and the Mind, whose rules have replaced scientific practices-and our realizing of the area.
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  • Download E-books Book for the Hour of Recreation (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) PDF

    By María de San José Salazar, Alison Weber, Amanda Powell

    María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, changing into one in every of Teresa of Avila's most vital collaborators in non secular reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. in the parameters of the stern Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights to outline their very own non secular adventure and to coach, encourage, and lead different ladies in reforming their church.

    María wrote this booklet as a security of the Discalced perform of atmosphere apart hours every day for dialog, tune, and staging of spiritual performs. Casting the e-book within the kind of a discussion, María demonstrates via fictional conversations between a bunch of nuns in the course of their hours of activity how ladies may function very potent non secular lecturers for every different. The booklet contains one of many first biographical pix of Teresa and Maria's own account of the stricken founding of the Discalced convent at Seville, in addition to her tribulations as an Inquisitional suspect. wealthy in allusions to women's affective relationships within the early smooth convent, Book for the Hour of Recreation additionally serves for instance of ways a lady could write whilst fairly freed from clerical censorship and expectations.

    A unique creation and notes by means of Alison Weber supply historic and biographical context for Amanda Powell's fluid translation.
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  • Download E-books Eminent Buddhist Women PDF

    Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist ladies around the centuries and around the Buddhist world.

    Eminent Buddhist Women unearths the exemplary legacy of Buddhist girls throughout the centuries. regardless of the Buddha’s personal egalitarian values, Buddhism as a faith has been ruled by way of males for greater than thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist girls have remained hidden or overlooked. The narratives during this e-book name into query the standards for “eminence” in the Buddhist culture and the way those standards are built and regulated. each one bankruptcy will pay a long-overdue tribute to at least one lady or a gaggle of girls from around the Buddhist global, together with the West. utilizing a number of assets, from orally transmitted legends to firsthand ethnographic study, individuals learn the main matters girls face of their perform of Buddhist ethics, contemplation, and social motion. What emerges are Buddhist ideas that go beyond gender: loving kindness, compassion, knowledge, non secular attainment, and liberation.

    “In her bankruptcy ‘What Is a proper position Model?’ Rita Gross describes the necessity for extra tales approximately Buddhist girls, fairly these whose feats aren't so fabled as to appear out of succeed in for modern practitioners. This quantity advances that goal, mapping the trails of diverse, frequently lesser-known ladies who've committed their lives to Buddhism and encouraged their communities.” — Buddhadharma

    “Educational and inspirational, this crucial assortment will attract students and practitioners alike.” — Hsiao-Lan Hu, writer of This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking within the international Community
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