Five generations of women are linked by blood and circumstance, by the secrets they share, and by a single book passed down through a family, with an affirmation scrawled in its margins: ‘We are force. We are more than we think we are.’
1866, Cuba: Isabel is the only woman employed at a cigar factory, where each day the workers find strength in daily readings of Victor Hugo. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options, the sounds of war are approaching.
1959, Cuba: Dolores watches her husband make for the mountains in answer to Fidel Castro’s call to arms. What Dolores knows, though, is that to survive, she must win her own war, and commit an act of violence that threatens to destroy her daughter Carmen’s world.
2016, Miami: Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, is shocked when her daughter Jeanette announces her plans to travel to Cuba to see her grandmother Dolores. In the walls of her crumbling home lies a secret, one that will link Jeanette to her past, and to this fearless line of women.
This book critically examines the feminization of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a major movement for Islamic renewal and reform in South Asia. Through an ethnographic and textual study of Jamaat women elected to local, provincial, and national bodies in Pakistan from 2002 to 2008, Jamal draws attention to the cultural-political forces that enabled these women to become influential within the party and in Pakistan’s major urban centers of Karachi and Lahore.
Jamal situates Jamaat women within Islamic modernism without reifying them as either pious agents reacting to state- imposed modernization or gendered citizens who use Islam for class-based instrumental ends. Jamaat women are represented as subjects who move in many directions by acting against and through the discourses of Islamic tradition, cultural modernity, and modernization.
‘By nature of its innovative and original analysis of women members of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, the book represents a crucial contribution to the field of Pakistan, Islam, and women’s studies.’
Author: AMINA JAMAL
ISBN: 9780199406999 ISBN: 9780199406999 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: VANGUARD OF A NEW MODERNITY ? Author: AMINA JAMAL
Do women lead differently than men? Are they inherently more nurturing? Do women rely on the “women’s network”, and is there really a glass ceiling that needs breaking?
Sideways To The Top is a unique, thought-provoking book that addresses these questions along with other longstanding assumptions about women. It chronicles the experiences of 11 women leaders ? some of whom are Australian icons who challenged the status quo and took alternative career pathways to the top.
The book also features discussions on the realities and current issues facing women through conversations with and essays by experts in career transitions and gender differences. Sideways To The Top brings case studies and expert analysis together into a practical checklist and action plan to help women navigate their careers and achieve success.
AUTHOR: NORAH BREEKVELDT ISBN: 9781922129178 Publisher: MELBOURNE BOOKS Subtitle: 10 STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL WOMEN THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR THINKING ABOUT CAREERS FOREVER Author: NORAH BREEKVELDT
How would you feel, as a guest, about sitting in a suburban living room that is for women only? What if you wanted a baby but as a single woman could not have one outside of a marriage? Could you stay home to mourn a husband for four months and ten days?
Headstrong Daughters takes us inside the lives of Muslim women in Australia today. They are working professionals, mothers, and students. At home they are finding ways to stay true to their faith as well as to themselves, navigating the expectations of their families and the traditions they brought with them to their new country. But things are not always what they seem. These candid, moving, and sometimes surprising stories reveal a side to Australian life that is little known and often misunderstood. Inspiring, warm, and determined, these women are the new face of Islam in Australia
AUTHOR : NADIA JAMAL ISBN: 9781760293314 Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Subtitle: INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE NEW GENERATION OF AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM WOMEN Author: NADIA JAMAL