Summary Book Review Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility by Mary Eagleton:
Download or read book Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility written by Mary Eagleton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book follows the figure of ‘the clever girl’ from the post-war to the present and focuses on the fiction, plays and memoirs of contemporary British women writers. Spurred on by an ethic of meritocracy, the clever girl is now facing austerity and declining social mobility. Though suggesting optimism, a public discourse of ‘opportunity’, ‘aspiration’ and ‘choice’ is often experienced as an anxious and chancy process. In a wide-ranging study, the book explores the struggle to move away from home and traditional notions of femininity; the persistent problems associated with women’s embodiment; the pressures of class and racial divisions; the new subjectivities of the neoliberal era; and the generational conflict underpinning austerity. The book ends with a consideration of feminism’s place as a phantom presence in this history of clever girls. This study will appeal to readers of contemporary women’s writing and to those interested in what has been one of the dominant social narratives of the post-war period from upward to declining mobility.
Summary Book Review A. S. Byatt and Intellectual Women by Leanne Bibby:
Download or read book A. S. Byatt and Intellectual Women written by Leanne Bibby and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph is a study of the work of British author A. S. Byatt, exploring the cultural representation of the woman intellectual in her fiction. It argues that Byatts representations of this figure show narratives of intellectual women to be inherently mythopoeic, or capable of restructuring the myth of the intellectual as male by default. This mythopoeia is, furthermore, intrinsically feminist in function, thus potentially broadening the conventional, limited view of women in intellectual history. The book will be the first study of Byatts work to examine this figure in detail, and the first study of women intellectuals in historical and literary discourse to apply concepts of mythopoeia and sexual difference in ways that allow new readings of womens status and work in public spheres. Leanne Bibby is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University, UK.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 by Clare Hanson:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1945-1975 written by Clare Hanson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-14 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reshapes our understanding of British literary culture from 1945-1975 by exploring the richness and diversity of women’s writing of this period. Essays by leading scholars reveal the range and intensity of women writers’ engagement with post-war transformations including the founding of the Welfare State, the gradual liberalization of attitudes to gender and sexuality and the reconfiguration of Britain and the empire in the context of the Cold War. Attending closely to the politics of form, the sixteen essays range across ‘literary’, ‘middlebrow’ and ‘popular’ genres, including espionage thrillers and historical fiction, children’s literature and science fiction, as well as poetry, drama and journalism. They examine issues including realism and experimentalism, education, class and politics, the emergence of ‘second-wave’ feminism, responses to the Holocaust and mass migration and diaspora. The volume offers an exciting reassessment of women’s writing at a time of radical social change and rapid cultural expansion.
Download or read book Clever Girls written by Jackie Goode and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-28 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Working-Class Studies Association's "Jake Ryan and Charles Sackrey Award for a Book about the Working-Class Academic Experience" This collection by three generations of women from predominantly working-class backgrounds explores the production of the classed, gendered and racialized subject with powerful, engaging, funny and moving stories of transitions through family relationships, education, friendships and work. The developments that take place across a life in processes of ‘becoming’ are examined through the fifteen autoethnographies that form the core of the book, set within an elaboration of the social, educational and geo-political developments that constitute the backdrop to contributors’ lives. Clever Girls discusses the status of personal experience as ‘research data’ and the memory work that goes into the making of autoethnography-as-poiesis. The collection illustrates the huge potential of autoethnography as research method, mode of inquiry and creative practice to illuminate the specificities and commonalities of experiences of growing up as ‘clever girls’ and to sound a ‘call to action’ against inequality and discrimination.
Summary Book Review Education, Aspiration and Upward Social Mobility by Aqsa Saeed:
Download or read book Education, Aspiration and Upward Social Mobility written by Aqsa Saeed and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the career aspirations, achievements and consequent social mobility of a group of British Pakistani women. It uses Bourdieus concept of cultural capital to analyse how these women, living in a segregated Pakistani community located in a deprived northern town in the UK with poor employment opportunities, acquired the resources to pursue further and higher education, obtain qualifications and enter professional careers. The author discusses and analyses how cultural capital features in homes, schools and workplaces, as well as how the women navigate and modify intersecting gender, ethnic and class identities in order to create specific career trajectories. Illuminating the rich intersections of biography, history and society, the author captures important qualitative data which acts as a microcosm for contemporary discussions on social mobility, multiculturalism, Muslim communities, race, and gender in Britain. Aqsa Saeed is a UK-based scholar. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, teaching English in a secondary school and then in a pupil referral unit, she completed her PhD at the Open University. Her current academic interests are in educational research.
Summary Book Review Peak Performance for Smart Kids by Maureen Neihart:
Download or read book Peak Performance for Smart Kids written by Maureen Neihart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-03 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peak Performance for Smart Kids provides success strategies, activities, tools, real-life examples, and checklists for parents to employ to help their kids to achieve their highest potential. Even the most talented child will not succeed if he or she has not developed the mental, psychological, and emotional skills to face the heavy demands of high performance. Maureen Neihart, a psychologist and leading authority on talent development in children, examines seven mental habits of successful kids, providing practical approaches for developing them in talented children of all ages in this easy-to-read guide for parents and teachers. By working with parents to complete the activities included in this book, high-ability kids will learn to manage stress and anxiety, set and achieve goals, use mental rehearsal to improve performance, manage their moods and emotions, practice optimistic thinking, and resolve their frustrations of needing to belong while needing to achieve. With its research-based strategies and unique approach to maximizing potential, this is a book from which every parent of smart kids can benefit! Educational Resource
Download or read book Girl Talk written by Jacqueline Mroz and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-11-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A veteran science reporter's investigation into the fascinating and distinctive nature of women's friendships In Girl Talk, New York Times science reporter Jacqueline Mroz takes on the science of female friendship -- a phenomenon that's as culturally powerful as it is individually mysterious. She examines friendship from a range of angles, from the historical to the experiential, with a scientific analysis that reveals new truths about what leads us to connect and build alliances, and then "break up" when a friendship no longer serves us. Mroz takes a new look at how friendship has evolved throughout history, showing how friends tend to share more genetic commonalities than strangers, and that the more friends we have, the more empathy and pleasure chemicals are present in our brains. Scientists have also reported that friendship directly influences health and longevity; women with solid, supportive friendships experience fewer "fight or flight" impulses and stronger heart function, and women without friendships tend to develop medical challenges on par with those associated with smoking and excessive body weight. With intimate reporting and insightful analysis, Mroz reveals new awareness about the impact of women's friendships, and how they shape our culture at large.
Author :Doug Jones Publisher :U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY Release Date :1996-01-01 ISBN 10 :9780915703401 Pages :189 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (34 users download)
Summary Book Review Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection by Doug Jones:
Download or read book Physical Attractiveness and the Theory of Sexual Selection written by Doug Jones and published by U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Poverty in Contemporary Literature by B. Korte:
Download or read book Poverty in Contemporary Literature written by B. Korte and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-02-28 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.
Summary Book Review The Contested Quill by Ruth P. Dawson:
Download or read book The Contested Quill written by Ruth P. Dawson and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the entrance of women into public writing in the culturally vibrant world of late eighteenth-century Germany. It gives an absorbing account of the failed autobiography of Friderika Baldinger; the successful fiction, disguised self-narratives, and innovative monthly of Sophie La Roche; the praised poetry of Philippine Englehard; the controversial journalism and novels of Marianne Ehrmann; and the poems and prose about love and suicide by Sophie Albrecht. The book offers a feminist reassessment of the relationship of texts by these eighteenth-century German women writers to traditional literary history and traces how the women changed the cultural discourse of their day.
Summary Book Review American Women Short Story Writers by Julie Brown:
Download or read book American Women Short Story Writers written by Julie Brown and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of original and classic essays examines the contributions that female authors have made to the short story. The introductory chapter discusses why genre critics have ignored works by women and why feminist scholars have ignored the short story genre. Subsequent chapters discuss early stories by such authors as Lydia Maria Child and Rose Terry Cooke. Others are devoted to the influences (race, class, sexual orientation, education) that have shaped women's short fiction through the years. Women's special stylistic, formal and thematic concerns are also discussed in this study. The final essay addresses the ways our contemporary creative-writing classes are stifling the voices of emerging young female authors. The collection includes an extensive five-part bibliography.
Summary Book Review Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood by Joan N. Burstyn:
Download or read book Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood written by Joan N. Burstyn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-18 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study, first published in 1980, argues that higher education for women was accepted by the end of the nineteenth-century, and higher education was becoming a desirable preparation for teachers in girls’ schools. By accepting the opponents’ claim that higher education for women had the potential to revolutionise relations between the sexes, this fascinating book demonstrates how the relevance of the nineteenth-century serves to enhance our understanding of the contemporary women’s movement. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.
Summary Book Review OCR Sociology for A Level Book 1 by Sue Brisbane:
Download or read book OCR Sociology for A Level Book 1 written by Sue Brisbane and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-10-30 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Sociology First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Build students' confidence to tackle the key themes of the 2015 OCR A-Level Sociology specification with this clear and accessible approach delivered by a team of leading subject authors. - Develop knowledge and understanding of key Year 1 concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Strengthen essential sociological skills with engaging activities at every stage of the course - Reinforce learning and prepare for exams with practice and extension questions and exercises
Summary Book Review Women and Religion in Zimbabwe by Ezra Chitando:
Download or read book Women and Religion in Zimbabwe written by Ezra Chitando and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reaffirms the fact that religion and culture often serve as a double-edged sword, that is, they can either obstruct or enrich African women’s flourishing. Drawing insights from African women’s experiences of religion and culture, the authors proffer gender sensitive and life-giving applications of African religio-cultural traditions.
Summary Book Review Smart and Sassy by Joyce West Stevens:
Download or read book Smart and Sassy written by Joyce West Stevens and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-02-28 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Empirically based, the daily experience of adolescent black females is explicated within an explanatory model of social context and developmental theory. The author argues that adolescence must be seen from strengths and health perspectives. Self-relatedness or intersubjectivity expressed in assertion, empathy, and recognition is the core matrix of development where social contextual responses can be adaptive or maladaptive.
Summary Book Review Resources in Women's Educational Equity by :
Download or read book Resources in Women's Educational Equity written by and published by . This book was released on 1979-05 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Children's Literature and Capitalism by C. Parkes:
Download or read book Children's Literature and Capitalism written by C. Parkes and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-09-10 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the first phase of industrialization in Britain, the child emerged as both a victim of and a threat to capitalism. This book explores the changing relationship between the child and capitalist society in the works of some of the most important writers of children's and young-adult texts in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.