Subject: Social Science / Women's Studies

Subject: Social Science / Women's Studies

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Female and Male in Latin America

|9780822953067|A pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women’s participation in Cuban society.| Ann M. Pescatello| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Social Science / Women’s Studies

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Women and the Trades

|9780822959014|Pittsburgh, 1907–1908| Women and the Trades has long been regarded as a masterwork in the field of social investigation. Originally published in 1909, it was one of six volumes of the path breaking Pittsburgh Survey, the first attempt in the United States to study, systematically and comprehensively, life and labor in one industrial city. No other book documents so precisely the many technological and organizational changes that transformed women’s wage work in the early 1900s. Despite Pittsburgh’s image as a male-oriented steel town, many women also worked for a living-rolling cigars, canning pickles, or clerking in stores. The combination of…

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Keeping House

|9780822955382|Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790–1850| This book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War in western Pennsylvania. Many decades passed before a desolate and violent frontier was transformed into a stable region of farms and towns. Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850 tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed physical and psychological hardships as they established lives for themselves and their families in their new homes.Intrigued by late…

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Reclaiming Rhetorica

|9780822955535|Women In The Rhetorical Tradition|Women’s contribution to rhetoric throughout Western history, like so many other aspects of women’s experience, has yet to be fully explored. In pathbreaking discussions ranging from ancient Greece, though the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to modern times, sixteen closely coordinated essays examine how women have used language to reflect their vision of themselves and their age; how they have used traditional rhetoric and applied it to women’s discourse; and how women have contributed to rhetorical theory. Language specialists, feminists, and all those interested in rhetoric, composition, and communication, will benefit from the fresh and stimulating…

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The Politics of Water

|9780822956167|Urban Protest, Gender, and Power in Monterrey, Mexico| Monterrey is Mexico’s second most important industrial city, emerging in this era of free trade as a cornerstone of Mexico’s economic development. But development has been uneven and has taken a toll: As recently as the early 1980s, nearly a quarter of the city’s almost three million inhabitants did not have running water in their homes. At the same time, heavy industry – especially steel, iron, chemical, and paper works – were major users of water in their production processes.Extensive industrialization coupled with a lack of infrastructure development astonishing in a major…

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