Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops

Gender and Power in the Cameroon Grassfields

Author: Miriam Goheen

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299146740

Category: History

Page: 252

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Based on a decade of fieldwork, this work tracks the negotiations between chiefs and subchiefs and women and men over ritual power, economic power, and administrative power. Though Nso' men obviously dominate their society at both the local level and nationally, women have had power of their own by virtue of their status as women. Men may own the land, for example, but women control the crops through their labor. Goheen explains clearly the place of gender in very complex historical processes, such as land tenure systems, title societies, chieftancy, marriage systems, changing ideas of symbolic capital, and internal and external politics

Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians

Author: Jean K Quam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317764218

Category: History

Page: 130

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Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians is an important new reference that provides those in the helping professions with practical information on how to work with the older gay and lesbian population. Although older gays and lesbians are the same in many ways as their heterosexual counterparts, they have an extra “layer” of concerns that are unique to their sexual orientation, including “coming out” to family and medical professionals, fear of discrimination, isolation, and loneliness. This new book helps social service providers address these and other concerns of the aging homosexual. Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians examines the history of homosexuality and how practitioners have developed ways to better serve this population. The book features case studies of topics that face practitioners and their older gay clients, including: housing needs of older gay and lesbian adults group therapy for older gay males long-term care dilemmas for older lesbians counseling an older gay male who is “coming out” staff development for non-gay social service providers historical review of gay and lesbian issues Because so little information exists in these and other areas, Social Services for Older Gay Men and Lesbians is an excellent resource for social workers, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and physicians.

Taking the Field

Women, Men, and Sports

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452904481

Category: Feminism and sports

Page: 239

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International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

Author: Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134317077

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

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The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations. The Encyclopedia: examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.

Information Forum on National Policies in the Field of Equality Between Women and Men

Proceedings, Budapest (Hungary), 6-8 November 1995

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287130327

Category: Equality

Page: 92

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Proceedings of the forum organised by the CDEG (Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men) for Central and East European countries. The main themes of the conference were: How to promote understanding for equality between women and men; how to achieve a real partnership between women and men. Contains reports of the workinggroups and a list of participants.

Women and Men on the Overland Trail

Author: John Mack Faragher

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300089240

Category: History

Page: 285

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This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography. Praise for the earlier edition: "Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials, using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route. His study should be important to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in family history, migration and western history, and women’s history.”--Kathryn Kish Sklar "An enlightening study.”--American West "A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history.”--Journal of Social History

The Field of Mars

Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval and Military Engagements, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Particularly of Great Britain and Her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Present Period ... Selected from the Best Historians and Journalists, and Adjusted from the Greatest Authority ... To which is Prefixed an Essay on the Art of War, and a Comprehensive System of Military and Naval Discipline ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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From the Field to the Legislature

A History of Women in the Virgin Islands

Author: Eugenia O'Neal

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317569

Category: History

Page: 150

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Provides a comprehensive history of women in the Virgin Islands and analyzes how the colonial relationship has shaped and continues to influence women's public and private lives.

Troubled Fields

Men, Emotions, and the Crisis in American Farming

Author: Eric Ramirez-Ferrero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503636

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In Oklahoma in the 1980s and 1990s, suicide—not accident as previously assumed—was the leading cause of agricultural fatalities among farmers. Men were five times more likely to die by suicide than by accident. What was causing these men—but not women—to want to kill themselves? Ramírez-Ferrero suggests that the root causes lie not in purely economic or personal factors but rather in the processes of modernization. He shows how cultural and social changes have a dramatic effect on men's identities as providers, stewards, and community members. Using emotions and gender as modes of analysis, he locates these men's stories in the wider context of American history, agricultural economics and politics, capitalism, and Christianity.

Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities

Author: Professor Department of Sociology Michael S Kimmel,Michael S. Kimmel,Jeff Hearn,Robert W. Connell,Raewyn Connell,Professor Jeff R Hearn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923695

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

The Catholic Bible

Author: The Catholic Church,Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibles

Page: 2050

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The Catholic Bible includes the Old Testament and New Testament. This Douay-Rheims Bible is authorized by the Catholic Church and is perfectly formatted for your eReader device.

Some Men

Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence against Women

Author: Michael A. Messner,Max A. Greenberg,Tal Peretz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199338795

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies. When feminist women began to mobilize against rape and domestic violence, setting up shelters and rape crisis centers, a few men asked what they could do to help. They were directed "upstream," and told to "talk to the men" with the goal of preventing future acts of violence. This is a book about men who took this charge seriously, committing themselves to working with boys and men to stop violence, and to change the definition of what it means to be a man. The book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts: a movement cohort of men who engaged with anti-violence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of the feminist anti-violence mobilizations; a bridge cohort who engaged with anti-violence work from the mid-1980s into the 1990s, as feminism receded as a mass movement and activists built sustainable organizations; a professional cohort who engaged from the mid-1990s to the present, as anti-violence work has become embedded in community and campus organizations, non-profits, and the state. Across these different time periods, stories from life history interviews illuminate men's varying paths--including men of different ethnic and class backgrounds--into anti-violence work. Some Men explores the promise of men's violence prevention work with boys and men in schools, college sports, fraternities, and the U.S. military. It illuminates the strains and tensions of such work--including the reproduction of male privilege in feminist spheres--and explores how men and women navigate these tensions. To learn more please visit somemen.org

Expositions of the Psalms 1-32 (Vol. 1)

Author: Saint Augustine,John E. Rotelle

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565481402

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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This is the first volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine’s classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustine’s Confessions in the same series has been praised as being “of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market” (Bishop Rowan Williams, Monmouth, England). As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. They recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine’s personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo. “This first volume of the Exposition of the Psalms in Sister Maria Boulding's fine translation fills a long existing vacuum among the translated works of Augustine available to contemporary readers. Her clear and attractive translation presents Augustine's expression of his own spirituality, which necessarily entails his most valuable theological insights. The comprehensive and scholarly 51-page introduction by Michael Fiedrowicz offers a key to the Psalms' various depths of meaning and shows how they are a microcosm of Augustinian thought.” Mary T. Clark, RSCJ Author of: Augustine in the “Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series”

QED and the Men who Made it

Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga

Author: Silvan S. Schweber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691033273

Category: Science

Page: 732

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"In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED). This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, three of whom won the Nobel Prize for their work. Schweber begins with an account of the early work done by physicists such as Dirac and Jordan, and describes the gathering of eminent theorists at Shelter Island in 1947. The rest of his narrative comprises individual biographies of the four physicists, discussions of their major contributions, and the story of the scientific community in which they worked"--Publisher's description.