At Home, at War

At Home, at War


Author : Jennifer Anne Haytock
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
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ISBN : 0814209327
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (814 users)

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This study demonstrates that such literary divisions as war novel and domestic novel limit readers' understanding of the ways these categories rely on and respond to each other. Haytock argues that gender creates an ideological context through which both domesticity and war are viewed and understood; issues of home and violence are intricately related for U.S. authors who wrote about the First World War. Haytock explores what war and domestic texts represent in light of the deconstructionist said in its cultural and historical context and seeing what is not said. Readers take food, shelter, and clothing for granted, and yet the way we treat them is part of what allows us to define ourselves as civilized. In war novels and domestic novels by Temple Beiley, Ellen, Glasgow, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, John Dos Passons, Thomas Boyd, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty, the idea of home and domestic rituals contribute to the creation of war propaganda, the soldier's experience of war, and the home front's ability to confront the war after the fact. This approach helps literary criticism reject the separation of men's and women's writing, particularly but not only their writing about war.


The Commandments of Womanhood

The Commandments of Womanhood


Author : Emiko Love
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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ISBN : 9781539896463
Pages : 164 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (896 users)

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The Commandments of Womanhood is a ten chapter handbook on how to become the best version of yourself while being a women. Emiko Love tackles several topics from Self love and discovery to even managing finances. The stories and testimonies throughout the chapters chronicle a 3 year period of self discovery. This motivational piece of work is structured like The Ten Commandments of the bible with a new aged spin that is tailored towards women. Emiko recounts ten important lessons that she learned while growing into womanhood and the things she wished she'd been taught as a young adult growing up in today's world.


Between Woman, Man and God

Between Woman, Man and God


Author : Hagith Sivan
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 9780567080554
Pages : 294 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (8 users)

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According to the demands of the Decalogue, manhood entails the avoidance of stealing, killing, and coveting, not to mention apostasy and violation of the Sabbath and other men's property. What, then, would be the essence of womanhood, if different? By selecting female characters' narratives as interpretative clues for the "law," this book presents a legal, behavioral, and representational reading of the Decalogue. Beginning with an analysis of the legal contents of each Commandment through allied legal texts which relate to women and to the feminine, each chapter continues with an investigation of the ways in which the activities of the female and male protagonists of select narratives elucidate the range of Commandments.


Jewish Women's Torah Study

Jewish Women's Torah Study


Author : Ilan Fuchs
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134642903
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women’s Torah Study addresses the question of women's integration in the halachic-religious system at this pivotal intersection. The contemporary debate regarding women’s Torah study first emerged in the second half of the 19th century. As women’s status in general society changed, offering increased legal rights and opportunities for education, a debate on the need to change women’s participation in Torah study emerged. Orthodoxy was faced with the question: which parts, if any, of modernity should be integrated into Halacha? Exemplifying the entire array of Orthodox responses to modernity, this book is a valuable addition to the scholarship of Judaism in the modern era and will be of interest to students and scholars of Religion, Gender Studies and Jewish Studies.


The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Woman

The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Woman


Author : Pamela Gilberd
Publisher : Macmillan General Reference
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Pages : 268 pages
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A creative new book shows women how to deal with various career obstacles and achieve their goals, with more than one hundred true stories of women who have attained great success despite downsizing, glass ceilings, and family demands.


Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os

Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os


Author : Patricia Arredondo
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1119026636
Pages : 281 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (119 users)

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This book provides culture-centered assessment and intervention strategies for effective clinical practice with Latina/o individuals and families. Mental health professionals will gain new and expanded cultural competence as they learn to sensitively and ethically integrate Latino values into their work. Throughout the text, case scenarios illustrate ways to work successfully with clients of all ages. A sample culture-centered clinical interview is included, along with a listing of Latino-specific mental health resources. Topics discussed include roles, relationships, and expectations in Latino families; cultural and bicultural values; gender role socialization; generational differences; identity and acculturation issues; educational values and achievement; Latinas/os in the workforce; and religious beliefs and practices. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]


Recovering Nineteenth-century Women Interpreters of the Bible

Recovering Nineteenth-century Women Interpreters of the Bible


Author : Christiana De Groot
Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
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ISBN : 1589832205
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (589 users)

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Women have been thoughtful readers and interpreters of scripture throughout the ages, yet the standard history of biblical interpretation includes few womens voices. To introduce readers to this untapped source for the history of biblical interpretation, this volume analyzes forgotten works from the nineteenth century written by womenincluding Christina Rossetti, Florence Nightingale, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among othersfrom various faith backgrounds, countries, and social classes engaging contemporary biblical scholarship. Due to their exclusion from the academy, womens interpretive writings addressed primarily a nonscholarly audience and were written in a variety of genres: novels and poetry, catechisms, manuals for Bible study, and commentaries on the books of the Bible. To recover these nineteenth-century women interpreters of the Bible, each essay in this volume locates a female author in her historical, ecclesiastical, and interpretive context, focusing on particular biblical passages to clarify an authors contributions as well as to explore how her reading of the text was shaped by her experience as a woman.The contributors are Amanda Benckhuysen, Elizabeth Davis, Christiana de Groot, Rebecca G. S. Idestrom, Donna Kerfoot, Bernon P. Lee, Marion Taylor, Heather Weir, and Lissa M. Wray Beal.


The Power of Woman

The Power of Woman


Author : Pamela R. Durso
Publisher : Mercer University Press
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ISBN : 9780865548763
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (548 users)

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Sarah Moore Grimke (17921873) wanted to become "a useful member of society," a goal she met through her impressive contributions to American social reform during the 1830s. The issue that loomed largest during that decade was slavery, and Sarah became a spokeswoman for and a leader in the abolition movement. As a Southern gentlewoman, her contributions were unique in that she critiqued the institution based on personal experience.But Sarah did more than fight for the rights of slaves. Perhaps her greatest contribution was as an advocate of women's rights. Her feminist beliefs are set forth in her Letters on the Equality of the Sexes (1838). In this collection of letters, she implemented a new hermeneutic to interpret biblical verses traditionally considered to subject women to the tyranny of men. She confronted the subjugation of women based on divine authority and rejected patriarchal interpretations of Scripture. Based on her interpretation of Scripture, Sarah advocated full equality for women in education, vocation, politics, and finances. She became a role model for many women who later became leaders in the suffrage movement, and is still a role model for many today. Sarah Moore Grimke confronted racism and prejudice within church, society, and herself. Most books and articles dealing with the Grimke sisters focus on Angelina, and no biography has been written of Sarah. This is the first book-length treatment of Sarah's life and work, and as such is indispensable reading for those interested in women's studies, racism, suffrage history, and religious history.


Men and Women in the Church

Men and Women in the Church


Author : Sarah Sumner
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
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ISBN : 0830876332
Pages : 337 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (83 users)

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Evangelicals stand divided in their view of women in the church. On one side stand complementarians, arguing the full worth of women but assigning them to differing roles. On the other side stand egalitarians, arguing that the full worth of women demands their equal treatment and access to leadership roles. Is there a way to mend the breach and build consensus? Sarah Sumner thinks there is. Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, she traces a new path through the issues--biblical, theological, psychological and practical--to establish and affirm common ground. Arguing that men and women are both equal and distinct, Sumner encourages us to find ways to honor and benefit from the leadership gifts of both. Men and Women in the Church is a book for all who want a fresh and hope-filled look at a persistent problem.


Hardship and Hope

Hardship and Hope


Author : Carla Waal
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
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ISBN : 9780826211200
Pages : 334 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (211 users)

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Provides the journal entries, diaries, memoirs, and letters of over twenty women living in Missouri from the years 1820 to 1920. Also includes a brief history and background of each woman and her work.


Biblical Counsel

Biblical Counsel


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Publisher : Lettermen Associates
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ISBN : 9780963682116
Pages : 842 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (682 users)

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Lubavitcher Women in America

Lubavitcher Women in America


Author : Bonnie J. Morris
Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 9780791438008
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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Offers a rare look at the world of Hasidic women activists in the years since World War II, and how they have challenged the rise of American feminism.


Women and Water

Women and Water


Author : Rahel Wasserfall
Publisher : Brandeis University Press
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ISBN : 1611688701
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (611 users)

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The term Niddah means separation. During her menstrual flow and for several days thereafter, a Jewish woman is considered Niddah -- separate from her husband and unable to practice the sacred rituals of Judaism. Purification in a miqveh (a ritual bath) following her period restores full status as a wife and member of the Jewish community. In the contemporary world, debates about Niddah focus less on the literal exclusion of menstruating women from the synagogue, instead emphasizing relations between husband and wife and the general role of Jewish women in Judaism. Although this has been the law since ancient times, the meaning and practice of Niddah has been widely contested. Women and Water explores how these purity rituals have affected Jewish women across time and place, and shows how their own interpretation of Niddah often conflicted with rabbinic views. These essays also speak to contemporary feminist issues such as shaping women's identity, power relations between women and men, and the role of women in the sacred.


The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments


Author : Ronald Wallace
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1579101062
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (579 users)

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Are the Ten Commandments still central to Christian living, despite what the Ònew moralistsÓ are saying? Are we justified in making the Ten Commandments the point at which we try to relate the Gospel to the important ethical questions of today? Dr. Wallace, as this book so ably demonstrates, has a convincing, affirmative answer to these and related questions. In studying these vital issues, the author discovered that the traditional approach, which involves the presuppositions of natural law and idealism, had to be bypassed, and that the law must be interpreted by the Gospel and approached in the light of Jesus Christ.


Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King


Author : Susan Grossman
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
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ISBN : 0827604416
Pages : 372 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (827 users)

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Daughters of the King explores women's involvement in and around the synagogue from its antecedents in the bibical period to contemporary times. The contributors to the book, including Susan Grossman, Rivka Haut, Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Judith Hauptman, Paula Hyman, and others, represent an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, drawing from history, anthropology, sociology, women's studies, Jewish law, the Bible, and rabbinic thought.


Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life

Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life


Author : Sally K. Gallagher
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 9780813531793
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (531 users)

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Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life provides a sociological and historical analysis of gender, family, and work among evangelical Protestants. In this innovative study, Sally Gallagher traces two lines of gender ideals--one of husbands' authority and leadership, the other of mutuality and partnership in marriage--from the Puritans to the Promise Keepers into the lives of ordinary evangelicals today. Rather than simply reacting against or accommodating themselves to "secular society," Gallagher argues that both traditional and egalitarian evangelicals draw on longstanding beliefs about gender, human nature, and the person of God. The author bases her arguments on an analysis of evangelical family advice literature, data from a large national survey and personal interviews with over 300 evangelicals nationwide. No other work in this area draws on such a range of data and methodological resources. Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life establishes a standard for future research by locating the sources, strategies, and meaning of gender within evangelical Protestantism.


Women and American Judaism

Women and American Judaism


Author : Pamela Susan Nadell
Publisher : UPNE
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ISBN : 9781584651246
Pages : 348 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (651 users)

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New portrayals of the religious lives of American Jewish women from colonial times to the present.