Feminism: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]
02 February 2017, 10:43
2006 | EPUB | 3.05MB
How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and Africa?
This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of the sixties, and its relevance today. Margaret Walters touches on the difficulties and inequities that women still face more than forty years after the 'new wave' of 1960s feminism, such as how successful women are at combining domesticity, motherhood, and work outside the house. She brings the subject completely up to date by providing an analysis of the current situation of women across the globe, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries.
Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder [EPUB]
01 February 2017, 14:45
2002 | EPUB | 0.5MB
Acclaimed author Kent Nerburn creates an incisive character study of a Native American elder, against the unflinching backdrop of contemporary reservation life and the majestic spaces of the western Dakotas. Nerburn draws us deep into the world of this elder, identified only as Dan, as we journey to where the vast Dakota skies overtake us and the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices.
As this spellbinding story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the power of silence, the difference between land and property, white people's urge to claim an Indian heritage, and the selling of sacred ceremonies. This is a story of fathers and sons, of the struggle for redemption after the loss of innocence, of distinct cultures on a common land.
A 1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing [EPUB]
01 February 2017, 08:13
2013 | EPUB | 1.24MB
What was it like being a teenager in a world without computers, smartphones, DVD players, games consoles, or the Internet? Imagine a time when sharing music meant taking a gramophone record to your friend's house; when making a quick phone call could involve lining up outside a telephone booth!
This book offers an affectionate and lighthearted look at the fads and fashions, music, hobbies, and TV programs which defined the ’70s for many British youngsters. If you remember riding a chopper, reading Jackie during the "Winter of Discontent," or watching the Bay City Rollers on Top of the Pops during the long, hot summer of 1976; this book is for you. A 1970s Teenager is a nostalgic and colorful account of what it was like to be young in the most exciting decade of all!