Third World Girl

Third World Girl
Author: Jean Breeze
Release: 2011
Editor: Bloodaxe Books Limited
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1852249102
Language: en
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Jean 'Binta' Breeze is a popular Jamaican Dub poet and storyteller whose performances are so powerful she has been called a 'one-woman festival'. Her poems are Caribbean songs of innocence and experience, of love and conflict. They use personal stories and historical narratives to explore social injustice and the psychological dimensions of black women's experience. Striking evocations of childhood in the hills of Jamaica give way to explorations of the perils and delights of growth and change - through sex, emigration, motherhood and age. This book brings together new poems with poetry and reggae chants from four previous collections: Riddym Ravings, Spring Cleaning, On the Edge of an Island and The Arrival of Brighteye. Many of the poems are included on the accompanying DVD featuring two Jean 'Binta' Breeze performances filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce at Leicester's Y Theatre, plus an interview with Jane Dowson.

Women in the Third World

Women in the Third World
Author: Nelly P. Stromquist
Release: 2014-04-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781135498542
Language: en
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Third Rainbow Girl

The Third Rainbow Girl
Author: Emma Copley Eisenberg
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316449205
Language: en
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A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together. In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the "Rainbow Murders" though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. As time passed, the truth seemed to slip away, and the investigation itself inflicted its own traumas -- turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming the fears of violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma Copley Eisenberg uses the Rainbow Murders case as a starting point for a thought-provoking tale of an Appalachian community bound by the false stories that have been told about it. Weaving in experiences from her own years spent living in Pocahontas County, she follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, revealing how this mysterious murder has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and desires. Beautifully written and brutally honest, The Third Rainbow Girl presents a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America -- divided by gender and class, and haunted by its own violence.

The New Third World

The New Third World
Author: Alfonzo Gonzalez,Jim Norwine
Release: 2019-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781000303964
Language: en
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This book characterizes the Third World at the close of the twentieth century. It provides an excellent interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings, measures, patterns, and problems associated with the concept of the Third World.

Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl
Author: Rosemary McCarney
Release: 2014-10-11
Editor: Second Story Press
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781927583456
Language: en
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Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty, and helped lead the charge for the United Nations to declare October 11th the "International Day of the Girl" - a day each year to recognize and advocate for girls' rights globally. This book illustrates the Because I am a Girl call to change by telling the stories of individual girls throughout the world. They tell us: "Because I am a girl, I eat if there is food left over when everyone is done" and "I am the poorest of the poor." The later stories are about hope, with chapters like "Because I am a girl, I will share what I know" and " I am the heart of my community" and "I can change the world." Illustrated with Plan's amazing photographs and including "Did You Know" fact sections.

Feminist Theology from the Third World

Feminist Theology from the Third World
Author: Ursula King
Release: 2015-02-12
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781498219976
Language: en
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This major new collection of readings demonstrates the range and vitality of feminist theology and its increasing influence on Christian women and men throughout the world. Here are thirty-eight key texts, representing the voices of women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as those working among minorities in places such as Israel, the US, and the Pacific. The readings are grouped under five headings: --Doing Theology from Third World Women's Perspective --Women's Oppression and Cries of Pain --The Bible as a Source of Empowerment for Women --Challenging Traditional Theological Thinking --A Newly Emerging Spirituality All texts are placed in context by brief introductory comments, while the main introduction to the whole book provides a helpful overview of the major issues and developments in Christian-feminist thinking throughout the Third World and beyond. Among the contributors are Chung Hyun Kyung (Korea), Ivone Gebara (Brazil), Kwok Pui-lan (Hong Kong), Mercy Amba Oduyoye (Ghana), Delores S. Williams (USA).

Women s Education in the Third World

Women s Education in the Third World
Author: Gail P. Kelly,Carolyn M. Elliott
Release: 1982-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781438408705
Language: en
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Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women’s education in third World nations. This study focuses on the undereducation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, delving into its causes, changes in female education patterns and the significance of these changes to societies and to women’s lives. Articles in this volume lay the foundation for further research by examining women’s schooling from the novel perspective that the social and economic outcomes of women’s education are shaped by gender-sex systems that subordinate women to men.

The Child in Question

The Child in Question
Author: Julie C. Garlen,Lisa Farley
Release: 2021-05-14
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781000191349
Language: en
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What is a child? The concept of childhood is so familiar that we tend to assume its universality. However, the meaning of childhood is always being negotiated, not only by the imaginations of adults, but also by nations, markets, history and children themselves. Yet, as much as the question is considered by the social world, the contributions in this book remind readers that children are also active, embodied, and inquiring agents engaged in figuring a relationship with that the world they inherit. This book’s unifying theme, "The child in question," emerges from an assertation that childhood has boundaries far more elastic than can be held by the familiar notion of the innocent child developing toward a heteronormative future. The title pays homage to the work of sociologist, Diana Gittins, who, over twenty years ago, asked how the shifting meanings of children and childhood impact the lives of children. The contributions of this book examine contemporary educational policy and practice, curriculum material, literary and visual representations, and teacher narratives to further probe how and why it matters that childhood, as a concept and experience, remains as multiple and elusive as ever. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Curriculum Inquiry.

The Darker Nations

The Darker Nations
Author: Vijay Prashad
Release: 2008-04-29
Editor: The New Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781595585639
Language: en
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Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement—the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world’s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad’s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India’s Nehru, Egypt’s Nasser, and Indonesia’s Sukarno—as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.

The Gender Effect

The Gender Effect
Author: Kathryn Moeller
Release: 2018-02-23
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780520286399
Language: en
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Introduction : corporatized development -- The Girl Effect as apparatus -- The historical rise of the girl effect -- The spectacle of empowering girls and women -- Searching for third world potential -- Proving the girl effect -- Negotiating corporatized development -- Conclusion : accelerating and freeing the girl effect

Third World Caf

Third World Caf
Author: Anthony Maillard
Release: 2013-07-10
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781483655505
Language: en
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The Third World Caf is a quaint coffee shop that specializes in coffee and tea from around the world. The Caf has twenty-fi ve tables for seating approximately one hundred patrons. In addition to the special teas and coffees, they also serve various desserts muffi ns, from plain to sesame-seed and blueberry; and cakes from cheesecakes to various chocolate-covered delicacies. Third World Caf is a book of fi ctional short stories based on this caf in Toronto, Canada. Moving from table to table throughout the caf, the author eavesdrops on the various conversations at each table. With a clientele that is mostly ethno- Canadian, the conversations make for engaging stories with a wide range of topics from homosexuality, inter-racial love; abuse, infi delity, and just plain boring love. The interaction at each table makes for exciting reading as the author chooses to identify the patrons by name only. The challenge to the reader is to identify each participant based on their names and their conversational style. Each table not only provides a new conversation but a new perspective on many subjects as the customers come from various walks of life. Some come for the tea, coffee and desserts; others make it a casual place for a regular rendezvous; some like the non-alcoholic nature of the establishment; some like the maturity level of the clientele; and others come to enjoy the quiet atmosphere with its lavish murals. Most of them return because of the take me away atmosphere that the owner worked so hard to create. The author leads you through fi fteen tables of unexpected twists and turns as you head to the surprise ending. Welcome inside the Third World Caf.

Girl Woman Other

Girl  Woman  Other
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Grove Press
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780802156990
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.” —Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Author: Lisa See
Release: 2011-10-17
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781408821626
Language: en
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Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footbinding, learn nu shu, the famed secret women's writing, and make a very special friend, Snow Flower. But a bitter reversal of fortune is about to change everything.

Close Encounters of a Third world Kind

Close Encounters of a Third world Kind
Author: Jennifer J. Stewart
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0823418502
Language: en
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Twelve-year-old Annie is reluctant to travel to a village in Nepal for her father's two-month medical mission, but once there she assists at the clinic, makes friends with a local girl, and has adventures that change her life.

Feminist Theory and Pop Culture

Feminist Theory and Pop Culture
Author: Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
Release: 2020-03-09
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789004414259
Language: en
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Feminist Theory and Pop Culture (Second Edition) examines the theoretical and gendered nature of media, society, gender, and culture through a multi-disciplinary lens.Through a conversation of popular content, the text presents a varied perspective on the ways feminist theory is present in society.

The Fifth Figure

The Fifth Figure
Author: Jean Breeze
Release: 2006
Editor: Bloodaxe Books Limited
Pages: 80
ISBN: UOM:39015066741532
Language: en
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Jean 'Binta' Breeze is a popular Jamaican Dub poet and storyteller whose performances are so powerful she has been called a 'one-woman festival'. The Fifth Figure is a book-length sequence mixing poetry and prose which chronicles the lives of five generations of Caribbean and Black British women of mixed ancestry. Part novel, part poem, part family memoir, its structure is based on the Jamaican quadrille, a hybrid version of the dance brought from Europe by the island's former colonial masters. Beginning in the late 19th century with her great-great grandmother's first quadrille, Breeze tells a many-layered tale of love and betrayal, innocence and suffering, hardship and joy over a hundred years as each mother sees her daughter join a dance which shapes her life. The Fifth Figure is her fifth book, and sees Breeze breathing new life into the dramatic monologue. Steeped in the history of Jamaica, the book develops the possibilities of narrative, voice and rhythm, offering an eloquent and empowering vision of Caribbean lives and culture.

Human Capital in Gender and Development

Human Capital in Gender and Development
Author: Sydney Calkin
Release: 2018-05-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781315522081
Language: en
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Human Capital in Gender and Development addresses timely feminist debates about the relationship between feminism, neoliberalism, and international development. The book engages with human capital theory, a labour economics theory associated with the Chicago School that now animates a wide range of political and economic governance. The book argues that human capital theory has been instrumental in constructing an economistic vision of gender equality as a tool for economic growth, and girls and women of the global South as the quintessential entrepreneurs of the post-global financial crisis era. The book’s critique of human capital theory and its role in Gender and Development gives insights into the kinds of development interventions that typify the ‘Gender Equality as Smart Economics’ agenda of the World Bank and other international development institutions. From the World Bank, to NGOs, and private businesses, discourses about the economic benefits of gender equality and women’s empowerment underpin a range of development interventions that aim to unlock the ‘untapped’ potential of the world’s women. Its implications are both conceptual and material, producing more interventionist forms of development governance, increased power by private sector actors in development, and de-politicization of gender equality issues. Human Capital in Gender and Development will be of particular interest to feminist scholars in Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, and Human Geography. It will also be a useful resource for teaching key debates about feminism, neoliberalism, and international development.

Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention

Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention
Author: Kristen Cheney,Aviva Sinervo
Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Springer
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9783030016234
Language: en
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This book explores how humanitarian interventions for children in difficult circumstances engage in affective commodification of disadvantaged childhoods. The chapters consider how transnational charitable industries are created and mobilized around childhood need—highlighting children in situations of war and poverty, and with indeterminate access to health and education—to redirect global resource flows and sentiments in order to address concerns of child suffering. The authors discuss examples from around the world to show how, as much as these processes can help achieve the goals of aid organizations, such practices can also perpetuate the conditions that organizations seek to alleviate and thereby endanger the very children they intend to help.

All About the Girl

All About the Girl
Author: Anita Harris
Release: 2004-10-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781135938796
Language: en
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This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the 21st Century. These are the riot grrls and the Spice Girls, the good girls and the bad girls who are creating their own "girl" culture and giving a whole new meaning to "grrl" power. Featuring provocative essays from leaders in the field like Michelle Fine, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe Way and Deborah Tolman, this work brings to life the ever-changing identities of today's young women. The contributors cover all aspects of girlhood from around the world and strike upon such key areas as schooling, sexuality, popular culture and identity. This is new scholarship at its best.

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea
Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
Release: 2006-03-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101147085
Language: en
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.