Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Ways of Shaping Their Realities / Edition 1

Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Ways of Shaping Their Realities / Edition 1

by Edith Sizoo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415171776

ISBN-13: 9780415171779

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women's Lifeworlds explores the diversity and complexity of women's perceptions and reactions to their own 'lifeworlds' in their own words. Examining the changing meaning of 'place' in women's lives over time and across space, this book questions how women face, negotiate and shape the social space of their environment. Engaging personal narratives are

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Women's Lifeworlds explores the diversity and complexity of women's perceptions and reactions to their own 'lifeworlds' in their own words. Examining the changing meaning of 'place' in women's lives over time and across space, this book questions how women face, negotiate and shape the social space of their environment. Engaging personal narratives are presented by fifteen women of various age groups, from different cultural, religious, social and geographical backgrounds, from Mexican politician, Muslim psychiatrist, Finnish housewife to Indian guru and African rural woman. Writing about the lives of their grandmothers, mothers, themselves, their daughters or other close female relatives, the authors of these life narratives cross generational and cultural divides and share perceptions with each other. This unique inter-generational approach provides an engaging challenge to the generalised assumptions of how women in various historical and cultural contexts feel about womanhood, life, society, culture and religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415171779
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
International Studies of Women and Place
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface: women's ways of shaping their realities
Acknowledgements
1A Polylogue3
2Etchings on a Grain of Rice21
3Changing Faces of Tradition39
4Women's Work and Fulfilment in a Changing World55
5The Act of Breathing71
6Belonging85
7No Isolation Any More101
8Advocating Islamic Rights111
9Breaking Culture's Chains121
10Defending the Samay137
11Travelling in a Green Stone147
12Left to Invent the Future155
13An Irish Matrilineal Story: A Century of Change163
14Subtlety in Perception177
15The Sweet and Sour Fruits of Women's Lib189
16Giving and Taking Space207
17How Women Change Places and Places Change Women221
Index249

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