Women Past and Present: Biographic and Multidisciplinary Studies

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Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jun 2, 2014 - Social Science - 298 pages
In Western societies, many traditional feminist claims have already been fulfilled both in law and in official discourse. Indeed, legislative steps have already been taken towards securing civil and political rights and equal opportunities for women. This, of course, is not the case in many other regions of the world, as some of the chapters in this book clearly testify. Yet, notwithstanding the gains achieved in Western societies, residual forms of resistance and prejudice still persist in discourses, categories and discriminative practices in this so-called “post-feminist” era. Furthermore, new manifestations of asymmetries in gender relations and new ways of thinking and experiencing subjectivity are currently emerging, as a result of growing globalisation, economic crises, migration patterns, female sex and labour trafficking, trans-nationalism, and new technologies, not to mention the beauty and body sculpting industries.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER ONE
20
CHAPTER TWO
57
CHAPTER THREE
70
CHAPTER FOUR
79
CHAPTER FIVE
95
CHAPTER SIX
106
CHAPTER SEVEN
116
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
176
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
185
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
194
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
202
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
210
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
227
CHAPTER NINETEEN
236
CHAPTER TWENTY
253

CHAPTER EIGHT
124
CHAPTER NINE
134
CHAPTER TEN
143
CHAPTER ELEVEN
155
CHAPTER TWELVE
165
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
260
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO
266
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE
283
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Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu is Associate Professor at the University of Madeira, and Senior Researcher at ULICES-Ceaul (Research Centre of American Studies), University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her main areas of expertise are English and American cultural studies, but she has also dedicated much of her academic and research activities to women’s studies.

Steve Fleetwood is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations at the University of the West of England, and has two areas of expertise. He specialises in all aspects of (paid and non-paid) work and employment, ranging from how men and women find jobs via labour markets, to what they do, and how they are managed, once in the workplace. He also specialises in the application of the philosophy of social science, especially critical realism, to organisation, management, work and employment studies, labour economics, human resource management, and employee relations.

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