Sex Drive: In Pursuit of Female Desire by Bella Ellwood-Clayton

By Bella Ellwood-Clayton

For plenty of ladies an energetic intercourse existence is at the backside in their "to do" list—is women's sexual wish within the Western international at an all time low? A sexual anthropologist investigates.

Lack of libido is women's commonest sexual challenge, and as soon as in a safe courting, a woman's intercourse force usually starts off to plummet. Exploring what libido is and why it truly is being depleted, this publication argues that girls don't wish intercourse simply because they don't consider attractive. At a time while women's libidos are being threatened via the broader forces of media, advertising, and medicine and more and more confused lives, who can blame them? With expanding numbers of girls with low libido being clinically determined as "sexually dysfunctional," the race to create a "pink Viagra" is on. This booklet engages such questions as will we have unrealistic expectancies approximately our intercourse force? Who defines what's common and irregular? and will "low libido" in reality be the common order of items? Provocative, authoritative, and interesting, this e-book is either interesting studying and certain to create passionate debate.

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American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country by Kay Bailey Hutchison

By Kay Bailey Hutchison

So long as there was an the US, the indomitable spirit of yankee girls has formed either the country's historical past and society. whatever the time and position those ladies have been born each one excelled in her respective box, making it more uncomplicated for the subsequent iteration. this can be what makes them heroines.

In American Heroines, Kay Bailey Hutchison offers girl pioneers in fields as diversified as govt, company, schooling and healthcare, who overcame the resistance and prejudice in their instances and entire issues that no woman–and occasionally no guy –– had performed earlier than. Hutchison, a pioneer in her personal correct, turned the 1st girl elected to the U.S. Senate from the nation of Texas.

Interspersed with the tales of America's historical girl leaders are tales of today's girls whose successes are basically associated with these predecessors. could Sally journey were given the opportunity to orbit the earth had Amelia Earhart no longer flown solo around the Atlantic Ocean fifty years sooner than? Had Clara Barton now not nursed wounded squaddies on Civil warfare battlefields, relief would possibly not have reached the hundreds of thousands it did whereas the purple move used to be within the arms of girls like Elizabeth Dole and Bernadine Healy. Had Oveta Culp pastime now not been appointed the 1st Secretary of the dep. of well-being and schooling by means of President Eisenhower, the rustic can have been disadvantaged of such leaders as Secretary of nation Madeline Albright and nationwide safeguard consultant Condoleeza Rice.

As a tender lady, Senator Hutchison dreamed of an the US the place the qualifier "the first woman" had turn into out of date. The profiles contained in American Heroines, illustrate how her dream is coming actual, one brave step at a time.

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Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Substantive by Sarah Childs

By Sarah Childs

Women and British get together Politics examines the features of women’s participation on the mass and elite point in modern British politics; as electorate, get together contributors and elected representatives respectively. It explores what this implies for ideas approximately, and the perform of, descriptive, substantial and symbolic illustration. the main target is at the feminization of British celebration politics - the combination of ladies into formal political associations and the mixing of women’s issues and views into political debate and coverage - within the post-1997 interval.

Not basically in particular designed to collect state of the art conceptual advancements within the sub-discipline of gender and politics, with powerful British empirical learn, this booklet additionally offers reflections on how most sensible to review gender and politics. The empirical findings that are provided throughout the vast use of case reports derive from a number study initiatives that have been undertaken over a interval of ten years, and which utilize quite a few examine equipment and strategies.

This e-book will entice all people with an curiosity in British Politics, Feminism and ecu reports; and should give you the reader with an outline of the advanced courting among intercourse, gender and politics in a conceptually refined fashion.

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Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500 (Cambridge by Carol M. Meale

By Carol M. Meale

This choice of essays specializes in the questions of women's entry to a written tradition and their illustration in literature in overdue medieval Britain. It explores women's engagement with Anglo-Norman, English, Welsh and Latin, and addresses such matters as orality and literacy and women's exclusion from a written culture. It considers the ancient facts for women's job as writers, consumers and readers, and examines the illustration of girls inside of various literary genres--both secular and religious--their ownership or loss of strength, and their roles as enthusiasts, moms and saints.

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Women Workers in Seven Professions by Edith J. Morley

By Edith J. Morley

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Women and European Employment (Routledge Frontiers of by Colette Fagan

By Colette Fagan

This can be the 1st complete and up to date research of the contribution of girls and males to altering ecu financial task styles overlaying all fifteen participants states. according to the paintings of the ecu Commission's community of specialists on women's employment, it attracts on either nationwide and eu information resources. The ebook hyperlinks developments within the constructions of employment with new comparative info at the position of structures of welfare provision on the way to discover financial job styles by means of gender. Participation styles of ladies nonetheless fluctuate largely inside Europe, lots cognizance is paid to the institutions--both within the labour industry and welfare--which aid to give an explanation for those diversifications.

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Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's by Rachel Mesch

By Rachel Mesch

Instantly deeply old and unusually well timed, Having all of it within the Belle Epoque indicates how the debates that proceed to captivate high-achieving girls in the US and Europe should be traced again to the early 1900s in France. the 1st photographic magazines aimed toward girls, Femina and l. a. Vie Heureuse created a feminine position version who may perhaps stability age-old conference with new equalities. usually stated easily because the "modern woman," this desirable determine embodied the hopes and goals in addition to the main urgent inner conflicts of enormous numbers of French girls in the course of what was once a interval of profound switch. jam-packed with never-before-studied photographs of the trendy French lady in motion, Having all of it indicates how those early magazines exploited new photographic applied sciences, creative currents, and literary developments to create a robust version of French femininity, one who has exerted an enduring impact on French expression.

This booklet introduces and explores the idea that of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a fabricated from the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. outlined by means of its refusal of political engagement, this feminism was once however preoccupied with increasing women's roles, because it labored to build a collective fable of girl success. via an astute combination of historic examine, literary feedback, and visible research, Mesch's learn of women's magazines and the preferred writers linked to them deals an unique window onto a bygone period which could function a framework for ongoing debates approximately feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.

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Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Munster by Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

By Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early glossy Münster examines how ladies from diversified social backgrounds encountered the Counter-Reformation. the focal point is on Münster, a urban within the north of Germany, which used to be uncovered to strong Protestant affects which culminated within the infamous Anabaptist state of 1534. After the defeat of the unconventional Protestants, town was once back to Catholicism and a stringent programme of reform was once enforced.

By analyzing concubinage, piety, marriage, deviance, and convent reform, middle problems with the Counter-Reformation's quest for renewal, this attention-grabbing research indicates how girls participated within the social and spiritual alterations of the time, and the way their lives have been formed by means of the Counter-Reformation. utilizing examine into the political, non secular, and social associations, and utilizing a magnificent number of resources, Simone Laqua-O'Donnell engages with the way in which girls skilled the hot religiosity, morality, and self-discipline that used to be brought to town of Münster in this turbulent time.

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Woman's Club Work and Programs; Or, First Aid to Club Women. by Caroline French Benton

By Caroline French Benton

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