Download E-books Women in Corporate Management PDF

By Ronald J. Burke (auth.), Ronald J. Burke (eds.)

Although girls now symbolize over 40 percentage of the team in such a lot nations, agencies were gradual to capitalize at the capability in their girls staff. This quantity makes a speciality of the enterprise case for swap, resources of resistance - together with male backlash, denial, inactivity and repression - and either organizational and legislative tasks to aid ladies. barriers of affirmative motion courses and rules are pointed out. New ways in the direction of making a extra point playing-field in companies are proposed. This quantity could be of curiosity to ladies and males in managerial positions, men and women learning in expert fields resembling enterprise, legislation and executive, firms attracted to managerial top perform and educational researchers whose paintings examines ladies in administration issues.

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Download E-books Blakwidow: My First Year As a Professional Wrestler PDF

By Amanda Storm

This can be a tale of beginnings: a likely traditional lady quits her activity writing desktop manuals and strikes over 3,000 miles to coach at Killer Kowalski's wrestling tuition close to Boston and turns into Amanda typhoon. twelve months later unearths her scuffling with in entrance of 6,000 humans in a single week and the proud holder of championships in 3 diversified federations. typhoon on a regular basis trains with, wrestles, and physique slams males who outweigh her via over a hundred kilos. This has earned her the nickname "BlakWidow," and she or he is readily changing into one of many dominant lady wrestlers within the japanese usa and Canada.

In BlakWidow: My First 12 months as a qualified Wrestler, Amanda writes approximately how she acquired to the place she is now, the issues, the victories, and the upheaval in her lifestyles. How did a girl with a college English measure remodel herself into the man-eating expert wrestler she is this day? BlakWidow tells the complete tale in a manner that is by no means been documented ahead of, whole with specific never-before-seen photographs.

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Download E-books Social Sciences for an Other Politics: Women Theorizing Without Parachutes PDF

By Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

This booklet opens up a different highbrow area the place 11 female scholar-activists discover substitute different types of theorising social fact. These‘Women at the Verge’ display new radical topic– person who is plural, prefigurative, decolonial, moral, ecological, communal and democratic- is in the making, yet is unrecognisable with outdated analytical instruments. Of central concern to the publication is the resistance of a few social scientists, lots of them critical theorists, to studying approximately this radical topic and to interrogating the options, methodologies and epistemologies used to know it. Echoing the experiential critique of capitalist-colonial society that's happening at the grassroots, the authors study the way to create wish, decolonise critique and denaturalise society. additionally they handle a few of the dimensions of the social (re)production of lifestyles, together with ladies in improvement, the commons, and nature. eventually, they talk about the dynamics of prefiguration by social pursuits, critiquing social move idea within the process. This thought-provoking edited assortment will attract scholars and scholars of gender reviews, social, Marxist and Feminist thought, postcolonial studies and politics.

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Download E-books Faithful Transgressions In The American West: Six Twentieth-Century Mormon Women's Autobiographical Acts PDF

The crucial factor Bush reveals in those works is how their authors have handled the authority of Mormon Church leaders. As she places it in her preface, "I use the word 'faithful transgression' to explain moments within the texts whilst every one author, explicitly or implicitly, commits herself in writing to belief her personal rules and authority over respectable spiritual authority whereas additionally conceiving of and depicting herself to be a 'faithful' member of the Church." Bush acknowledges her ebook as her personal act of devoted transgression. Writing it concerned wrestling, she states, "with my very own deeply ingrained spiritual ideals and my both compelling schooling in feminist theories that suggest to free up and empower women."

Faithful Transgressions examines a notable staff of authors and their hugely readable and exciting books. In generating the 1st major book-length learn of Mormon women's autobiographical writing, Bush rides a wave of memoir publishing and educational curiosity in autobiography and different existence narratives. As she elucidates those works on the subject of the non secular culture that performed a tremendous position in shaping them, she not just positions them relating to feminist conception and present paintings on women's lifestyles writings yet ties them to the lengthy literary culture of non secular autobiography.

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Download E-books Elizabeth Street PDF

By Laurie Fabiano

“Basing her tale on her circle of relatives narratives and a deep knowing of Italian americans, [Fabiano] paints a shiny portrait not only of immigrants’ lives within the first ten years of the final century, yet of the vicious criminals who preyed on them.”—Mike sprint, writer of The First Family

In Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano tells a outstanding, and formerly unheard, tale of the Italian immigrant event at the beginning of the 20th century. With tales culled from her family historical past, Fabiano paints an entrancing portrait of Giovanna Costa, who, reeling from own tragedies, attempts to make a brand new existence in a brand new international. Shot via with the smells and points of interest of Scilla, Italy, and New York’s burgeoning Little Italy, this intoxicating tale follows Giovanna as she reveals companionship, celebrates the start of a toddler woman, takes delight in a transforming into company, and feels a feeling of belonging in the course of a kin time out to Coney Island.

However, those modest successes are rewarded with the eye of the infamous Black Hand, a gang of brutal extortionists led via Lupo the Wolf. because the stakes develop better, Giovanna desperately struggles to stay outdoors the fray, so she might struggle for—and ultimately save—what is critical chiefly else: family members.

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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 college of Warsaw, so she enrolled on the Sorbonne in Paris to check physics and arithmetic. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the 2 quickly married, forming some of the most recognized medical partnerships in background. jointly they found components and gained a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie received 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 Undaunted: A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas (Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities) PDF

By Charles H. Russell

Elise Waerenskjold is understood to enthusiasts of Texas girls writers as "the woman with the pen," from the name of a e-book of her writings. A forward-looking journalist, she despatched letters and articles again to Norway that inspired others to stick to her footsteps to Texas, the place a small colony of Norwegian settlers have been creating a new lifestyles alongside—but special from—other eu immigrants.

Undaunted is the 1st complete biography of Waerenskjold in the course of her Texas years, a existence tale that indicates a lot approximately Texas, specifically within the Norwegian colonies, from 1847 until eventually close to the tip of the century. additionally, it tells the tale of a powerful and self sufficient philosopher who championed women's rights, used to be pro-Union and opposed to slavery (though her husband was once within the accomplice military and was once thus murdered in Reconstruction-era violence), and left an fascinating physique of writing approximately existence at the edges of Texas settlement.

Charles Russell's vibrant account of Waerenskjold describes not just her impression between her countrymen but additionally her personal existence, which was once a saga of substantial drama itself. It bargains a transparent and wonderful window onto immigrant lifestyles in Texas and the problems that formed women's lives and elicited their skills in an prior century.

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Download E-books Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously PDF

By Julie Powell

Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that is "irresistible....A type of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now an immense movie. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial activity, resolves to reclaim her existence via cooking within the span of a unmarried yr, each of the 524 recipes in Julia kid's mythical Mastering the artwork of French Cooking. Her unforeseen gift: not only a newfound appreciate for calves' livers and aspic, yet a brand new life-lived with gusto. The movie is written and directed via Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

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