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Women's Lifeworlds : Women's Narratives on Shaping their Realities - Edith Sizoo

Women's Lifeworlds

Women's Narratives on Shaping their Realities

By: Edith Sizoo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780415171762
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Polyloguep. 3
Referencesp. 16
The Life Narrativesp. 19
Etchings on a Grain of Ricep. 21
Changing Faces of Traditionp. 39
Women's Work and Fulfilment in a Changing Worldp. 55
The Act of Breathingp. 71
Belongingp. 85
No Isolation Any Morep. 101
Advocating Islamic Rightsp. 111
Breaking Culture's Chainsp. 121
Defending the Samayp. 137
Travelling in a Green Stonep. 147
Left to Invent the Futurep. 155
An Irish Matrilineal Storyp. 163
Subtlety in Perceptionp. 177
The Sweet and Sour Fruits of Women's Libp. 189
Giving and Taking Spacep. 207
The Findingsp. 219
How Women Change Places and Places Change Womenp. 221
Notesp. 246
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415171762
ISBN-10: 0415171768
Series: International Studies in Women and Place Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1