Download E-books Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women (MIT Press) PDF

By Maud Lavin

In the previous, regularly, competitive ladies were rebuked, advised to maintain a lid on, flip the opposite cheek, recover from it. Repression greater than aggression was once obvious as woman's area. yet lately there is been a obvious cultural shift. With becoming frequency, women's aggression is now celebrated in modern culture--in video clips and television, on-line ventures, and paintings. In Push involves Shove, Maud Lavin examines those new photos of competitive ladies and the way they impact women's lives. Aggression, says Lavin, needn't entail inflicting damage to a different; we will be able to examine it because the use of strength to create change--fruitful, damaging, or either. And over the last 20 years, modern tradition has proven ladies seizing this energy. Lavin chooses provocative examples to discover the complexity of aggression, together with the surfer ladies in Blue Crush, Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, the homicidal girls in Kill Bill, and artist Marlene McCarty's mural-sized Murder Girls. girls want aggression and want to take advantage of it consciously, Lavin writes. With Push involves Shove, she explores the an important questions of the way to happen aggression, tips to symbolize it, and the way to maintain open a cultural house for it.

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Download E-books The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink PDF

By Maria Shriver

After we glance again over the twentieth century and check out to appreciate what's occurred to employees and their households and the demanding situations they now face, the stream of girls out of the house and into paid employment sticks out as a special and robust transformation. At one point, every little thing has replaced. And but a lot more swap is required. even if we have been all witness to the shift of girls turning into equivalent or basic breadwinners over a long time, those adjustments look by some means to have snuck up on us. hence, our coverage panorama continues to be caught in an idealized prior, the place the common relatives was once composed of a married-for-life couple with a full-time breadwinner and full-time homemaker who raised the kids herself.

This record contemplates what a brand new the US may still appear like once we ultimately embody this significant new dynamic in our lives and the alterations in our houses and companies it has triggered. It examines each establishment, together with:

Health Care--Health care and baby care needs to be overhauled to house the 24 hour paintings day.

Education--With extra ladies appearing as equivalent or basic breadwinners within the family members, it really is serious that there are assets to supply larger and recent schooling for every age.

Business--Research exhibits that agencies with extra girls within the board room are extra profitable than people with all male forums. With that during brain, the record places forth many concepts to permit companies to get the simplest out of all staff through considering open air the field of quaint types in scheduling, merits, and function taking part in.

Media--The disconnect among how ladies are portrayed within the media and truth is as current as ever; even if ladies at the moment are portrayed as skinny, good dressed, profitable stars of their careers and residential lives, the truth is that girls nonetheless fight to have all of it. The file highlights the various disparities that also exist and demands particular alterations.

Faith--Many non secular associations have resisted the combination of ladies into the better ranks of spirituality, and plenty of suppose that it's to the spiritual community's detriment.

Marriage--the dynamics of marriage have replaced as gender roles became much less transparent and there's extra flexibility within the department of obligations. but nobody is certain what the foundations are from now on. This part, which include candid essays from males approximately fatherhood and masculinity, addresses the difficult balancing act that many are engaged in.

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Download E-books My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One PDF

By Elena Ferrante

A contemporary masterpiece from one among Italy’s such a lot acclaimed authors, My awesome Friend is a wealthy, severe, and generous-hearted tale approximately neighbors, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable sort lends itself completely to a meticulous portrait of those girls that also is the tale of a country and a touching meditation at the nature of friendship.

The tale starts off within the Nineteen Fifties, in a bad yet vivid local at the outskirts of Naples. starting to be up on those difficult streets the 2 ladies learn how to depend upon one another sooner than an individual or anything. As they develop, as their paths time and again diverge and converge, Elena and Lila stay top acquaintances whose respective destinies are mirrored and refracted within the different. they're likewise the embodiments of a kingdom present process momentous switch. during the lives of those ladies, Ferrante tells the tale of an area, a urban, and a rustic because it is remodeled in ways in which, in flip, additionally remodel the connection among her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the writer of 3 past works of significantly acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The misplaced Daughter. With this novel, the 1st in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be certainly one of Italy’s nice storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, plentiful and beneficiant in its narrative information and characterizations, that also is a trendy paintings of literary fiction destined to please her many lovers and win new readers to her fiction.

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Download E-books Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels PDF

By Hsu-Ming Teo

The Sheik—E. M. Hull's best-selling novel that turned a wildly well known movie starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled "sheik fever" around the Western global within the Nineteen Twenties. A craze for all issues romantically "Oriental" swept via style, movie, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies with out quantity. whereas that fervor has mostly subsided, stories of ardour among Western ladies and Arab males proceed to enthrall readers of trendy mass-market romance novels. during this groundbreaking cultural historical past, Hsu-Ming Teo strains the literary lineage of those barren region romances and historic bodice rippers from the 12th to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political reasons that they've served at a variety of old moments.

Drawing on "high" literature, erotica, and renowned romance fiction and flicks, Teo examines the altering meanings of Orientalist tropes resembling crusades and conversion, abduction by way of Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the phobia of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the determine of the strong Western concubine, and fantasies of break out from the harem. She analyzes the effect of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement within the center East on women's Orientalist fiction. Teo means that the increase of female-authored romance novels dramatically reworked the character of Orientalism since it feminized the discourse; made white girls imperative as manufacturers, shoppers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in conventional analyses of Orientalism.

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Download E-books Bald Is Better with Earrings: A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer PDF

By Andrea Hutton

The breast melanoma consultant each lady wishes for herself, her ally, and her sister—a hot, functional, relatable instruction manual, that dispels the phobia, taking you step by step during the approach, from prognosis to post-treatment.

When Andrea Hutton was once clinically determined with breast melanoma, she desired to recognize every little thing. She voraciously learn books, articles, and internet sites and talked to all people she knew. yet not anything ready her for what the surgical procedure, chemotherapy, and radiation might think like. have been there methods which may ease her soreness and ache? What was once “fatigue” and the way would it not impact her? At what precise second may her hair fall out and the way? Hutton sought after what she couldn't locate: a transparent how-to advisor for the melanoma woman she had become.

Bald is best with Earrings is Hutton’s resolution for ladies clinically determined with breast melanoma: a simple guide, leavened with humor and notion, to shepherd them notwithstanding the adventure. hot and down-to-earth, Hutton explains what to anticipate and walks you thru this excessive and emotional technique: checks, surgical procedure, chemo, wasting your hair and shaving your head, being bald, radiation treatments.

Hutton deals a wealth of important advice—from methods for surviving chemo, to treating your dermis in the course of radiation, to keeping an eye on meds—and contains a useful record of advice for every degree of the method on the finish of each bankruptcy. Compassionate, pleasant, and formed by means of Hutton’s first-hand wisdom, Bald is best with Earrings is the excellent, crucial spouse for someone facing breast cancer.

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Download E-books Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating PDF

By Erik Marcus

In this booklet, you will discover the most recent information regarding how what you devour impacts your health and wellbeing, the surroundings, and the lifestyles of the animals who proportion this planet, in addition to in-depth discussions of ground-breaking paintings through those the world over revered specialists: cardiologist, Dean Ornish, M.D.; meals scientist, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; weight-loss professional, Terry Shintani, M.D.; Farm Sanctuary founders, Gene and Lorri Bauston; Vegetarian nutritionist, Suzanne Havala, R.D.; inhabitants research, David Pimentel, Ph.D.; Mad Cow ailment specialist, Stephen Dealler, M.D.; Rangeland activist, Lynn Jacobs.

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Download E-books The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Veganize It! Foolproof Methods for Transforming Any Dish into a Delicious New Vegan Favorite PDF

By Celine Steen, Joni Marie Newman

Veganize Any Recipe with Confidence!
The whole advisor to Vegan nutrients Substitutions is your mystery weapon to turning any recipe conceivable right into a deliciously “veganized” success—no guesswork or not easy exertions concerned. and not more kitchen mess ups or recipe flops both. easily search for no matter what non-vegan element you must sub out, and specialist writer crew Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman will clarify precisely what substitution is healthier to take advantage of and the way to make it with out compromising flavor or taste, so you’ll create dishes that aren't in simple terms larger than the “real” factor, yet more healthy, too.

With greater than two hundred recipes and substitutions that convey the swaps in motion, you’ll locate step by step directions for changing every thing from butter and bacon to gelatin and gouda. You’ll additionally locate fit substitutions for exchanging such things as gluten, sugar, and fats, so that you can fine-tune any recipe in your nutritional needs.

Stunning images and easy-to-follow charts look in each bankruptcy, making it a cinch to dip out and in everytime you want a quickly reference or recipe.

If you’ve continually desired to flip your aunt’s recognized mac and cheese right into a veganized flavor sensation, or your grandma’s buttermilk pie right into a rousing, “reinvented” good fortune, The whole consultant to Vegan foodstuff Substitutions is the answer you’ve been trying to find!

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Download E-books Asian Fusion: A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes PDF

By Chat Mingkwan

Prepare to embark on a culinary odyssey of vegan recipes and know about the attention-grabbing historical past of Asian food. Asian chef and cooking teacher Chat Mingkwan is a professional at enhancing conventional recipes to be used in western kitchens. the following he provides meatless models of signature dishes from all corners of the Asian continent: Japan, India, Laos, Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

His directions and exuberance encourages readers to scan with either accepted and unique herbs, spices and seasonings, and elegantly mix them with legumes, greens, and rice, noodles or wrappers. Curry fanatics can pattern a number of curries from neighboring international locations and revel in either sophisticated and radical modifications. And use of plant-based components to exchange fish permits people who are allergic to seafood and shellfish to get pleasure from this food. those recipes seize the centuries previous usual fusion of neighborhood constituents that were encouraged through China, India, and Europe.

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Download E-books Sweet & Easy Vegan: Treats Made with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners PDF

By Robin Asbell

Here's the scrumptious solution to each vegan's most vital query: what is for dessert? From cookies and cakes to muffins and pies (and even vegan "ice cream"), writer Robin Asbell proves that not anything is misplaced while opting for to forgo dairy. Sweet & effortless Vegan collects greater than 60 indulgent recipes and contains professional details on typical sweeteners, complete grains, and some great benefits of a vegan way of life, plus a convenient consultant to strange materials and a resource record to aid readers locate them. Vegan by no means tasted so candy.

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Download E-books The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes: Amazing Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Pies, Brownies and Breads PDF

By Kris Holechek Peters

Packed with cruelty-free cookies, muffins and pastries wealthy in style, The a hundred top Vegan Baking Recipes offers every little thing beginner bakers and professional cooks have to pass vegan with an indulgent aptitude, together with:

•Easy-to-make recipes
•Classic baking counsel and methods
•Creamy frostings, icings and toppings
•Simple substitutions for eggs and dairy

The a hundred top Vegan Baking Recipes positive factors mouthwatering takes on conventional treats in addition to the author’s personal delectable creations:

•Boston Cream Pie
•The final muffins
•Mixed Berry Pie
•French Toast cakes
•Baked Chocolate-Glazed Donuts
•Pain Au Chocolat
•Baklava Bread
•Strawberry Lemonade Cheese Pie
•Sweet Cream Apple Streudel
•Black woodland Cake
•Herbed Pizza Dough
•Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

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