Challenging Images of Women in the Media

Author: Theresa Carilli
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739176986
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Challenging Images of Women and the Media: Reinventing Women's Lives, edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell, collects fifteen articles addressing the status of women through an examination of depictions of women in the media. With a global focus, this collection scrutinizes issues of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality through a study of gendered media portrayals. By challenging the status quo of media images, the contributors to this essential volume invite a dialogue about women's lives.

Queer Media Images

Author: Theresa Carilli
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739180290
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Through a study of media representations, this unique collection provides a snapshot into the issues surrounding LGBT identity during a time when the Defense of Marriage Act is called into question and explores what it means to study images through a queer lens.

Women as Lovers

Author: Theresa Carilli
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550710076
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Dolores Street and Wine Country humorously and dramatically capture San Francisco lesbian culture. In Dolores Street, four quirky roommates - Lonnie, Fran, Danielle, and Wendy - arrange a dinner party from a personal ad. As the four women prepare for the dinner, they comically struggle to understand their ill-fated love affairs, fascination with jelly donuts, and obsession with house meetings. In the end, they discover each other. Wine Country depicts the trials of triangles. Jo's lover, Robin, gets involved with their best friend, Jamie. Jo heals through her experience only to find herself in another triangle - on the other side. By satirizing the lesbian in her quest for love and identity, Carilli renders funny, moving, and candid portraits of lesbian life.

Women and Transition

Author: Linda Rossetti
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137476548
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Have you ever experienced a job loss, an empty nest, menopause, childbirth, marriage, divorce, infertility, retirement, a career change, a geographic move, a change in health status or other similarly weighty life event? Each one can begin a transition, a unique opportunity to realign your life, nourish the person you are, and live the life you imagine. This book helps readers understand transition and presents a unique step-by-step roadmap every woman can use to make transition positive, optimistic and approachable throughout her life. Even with a Harvard MBA and a track record of great success behind her, author Linda Rossetti faced a wrenching transition after realizing the career path she had spent years building was no longer suitable or sustainable. She was in her mid-forties, a senior executive at a Fortune 500 Company with countless hours logged in conference rooms, hotel rooms and on airplanes, when both her family and professional life began to unravel. She sought out change – like many women - a new job, less travel, more time at home, but quickly realized this was not the answer. Rossetti's transition story coupled with the frustration felt by millions of women with similar experiences set Rossetti on a course to search for answers. Rossetti found the answers in the transition experiences of hundreds of women whom she interviewed over three years. WOMEN & TRANSITION was born out of those conversations. The story is told in the author's own voice and the voices of many of these women who shared their heartfelt transition stories with her. WOMEN & TRANSITION defines transition, introduces a toolkit for transitioning, and delivers a roadmap for women from all walks of life to take the next steps on their own journey. Woven throughout this valuable transition blueprint are real - human - stories that constantly inspire and remind us that we are not alone in this journey. WOMEN & TRANSITION is a chronicle of modern day women's experience and an irreplaceable guide that will help women of all ages. This book was created for women to take on transition and to find a path that opens opportunity. For more information please go to womenandtransition.com: There you will find tools, resources and interviews to help you navigate your own transition.

Solidarity

Author: Michael Szporer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174878
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Twenty five interviews with workers and intellectual allies of Solidarity.

The New Senior Woman

Author: Barbara M. Fleisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781442244351
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Rather than focus exclusively on preparing for retirement, this book offers the firsthand accounts of women of retirement age, the real obstacles and changes they face, and how they successfully navigate their retirement years. The authors provide women with real and specific advice to handle the myriad issues that arise as women face longer and longer “golden years.”

Midlife Mavericks

Author: Karen Blue
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581127197
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Midlife Mavericks chronicles a new trend--unmarried American and Canadian women building better lives for themselves in Mexico's beautiful colonial villages. Cozy up on a comfortable couch and share a margarita with successful women who have found an alternative to high-stress careers. Sip a glass of wine with empty-nesters seeking adventure and drink a glass of ice tea with retirees living in comfort on just their Social Security or disability income. You'll laugh and cry with these gutsy gringas as they journey from unfulfilled yearnings towards answers each woman must ultimately discover for herself. "Like the seafaring sirens, Midlife Mavericks, will lure reticent readers from their lukewarm existences into lives of discovery and purpose." Marilyn Davis, author of Mexican Voices, American Dreams

In Love with Defeat

Author: H. Brandt Ayers
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 160306107X
Format: PDF
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Journalist and publisher Brandt Ayers's journey takes him from the segregated Old South to covering the central scenes of the civil rights struggle, and finally to editorship of his family's hometown newspaper, The Anniston Star. The journey was one of controversy, danger, a racist nightrider murder, taut moments when the community teetered on the edge of mob violence that ended well because of courageous civic leadership and wise hearts of black and white leaders. The narrative has outsized figures from U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy to George Wallace and includes probing insights into the Alabama governor as he evolved over time. High points of the story involve the birth of a New South movement, the election of a Southern President, and the strange undoing of his presidency. An Afterword, made imperative by the cultural and political exclamation point of a black President, bridges the years from the disappearance of the New South in the 1980s to Barack Obama's first term.

Reinventing Eve

Author: Kim Chernin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060925031
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An original reinterpretation of Eve and the Garden of Eden that offers women a new sense of feminine power and opportunity.

Fashioning the Feminine

Author: Cheryl Buckley
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860645068
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This book examines the relationship between women's fashion, female representation and femininity in Britain throughout the 1900s. The authors unpick the dynamics of the fashion system and set fashion into the context of British social life.