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Nisa

Nisa Book
Author : Marjorie Shostak
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-21
ISBN : 1134157665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Married at twelve, then separated, divorced and widowed, Nisa is the mother of four children, none of whom survived. She is strong, capable of foraging on her own in one of the world's most hostile environments, not dependent on any man for her daily sustenance and ready to talk to anyone as her equal. Wise, full of humour at the absurdities of life and courageous in the face of its defeats, she is bawdy, practical and incurably romantic. She is a woman of the !Khung people who live by means of humanity's oldest survival strategy - gathering and hunting. This book is the remarkable story of Nisa's life, told in her own words to Marjorie Shostak. It is a story full of echoes from a female past that we can never know directly. But it is also Nisa's unique story, her own voice, her own dignity. In anyone's culture, she is a remarkable woman.

Nisa the Life and Words of a Kung Woman

Nisa  the Life and Words of a  Kung Woman Book
Author : Marjorie Shostak
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the story of the life of Nisa, a member of the !Kung tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa’s Kalahari desert. Told in her own words - earthy, emotional, vivid - to Marjorie Shostak, a Harvard anthropologist who succeeded, with Nisa’s collaboration, in breaking through the immense barriers of language and culture, the story is a fascinating view of a remarkable woman. -- Publisher description.

Return to Nisa

Return to Nisa Book
Author : Marjorie Shostak
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-01
ISBN : 0674043588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of two women--one a hunter-gatherer in Botswana, the other an ailing American anthropologist--this powerful book returns the reader to territory that Marjorie Shostak wrote of so poignantly in the now classic "Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman." Here, however, the ground has perceptibly shifted. First published in 1981, "Nisa" served as a stirring introduction to anthropology's most basic question: Can there be true understanding between people of profoundly different cultures? Diagnosed with breast cancer, and troubled by a sense of work yet unfinished, Shostak returned to Botswana in 1989. This book tells simply and directly of her rediscovery of the !Kung people she had come to know years before--the aging, blunt, demanding Nisa, her stalwart husband Bo, understanding Kxoma, fragile Hwantla, and Royal, translator and guide. In Shostak's words, we clearly see !Kung life, the dry grasslands, the healing dances, the threatening military presence. And we see Shostak herself, passionately curious, reporting the discomforts and confusion of fieldwork along with its fascination. By turns amused and frustrated, she describes the disappointments--and chastening lessons--that inevitably follow when anthropologists (like her younger self) romanticize the !Kung. Throughout, we observe a woman of threatened health but enormous vitality as she pursues the promise she once discovered in the !Kung people and, above all, in Nisa. At the core of the book is the remarkable relationship between these two women from different worlds. They are often caught off guard by the limits of their mutual understanding. Still, their determination to reach out to each other lingers in the reader's mind long after the story ends--providing an eloquent response to questions that Nisa so memorably posed. "It was not that we had become the best of friends or like close family. It was simply that she and I had the most straightforward connection I had ever had with anyone, before or since. It was as if the !Kung culture and my talks with Nisa touched something beyond reason in me. Even though I didn't necessarily like everything Nisa said, nor everything about her, my heart had been captured. But how often I wished Nisa had been more noble, more selfless, and more philosophical. Nisa had to be known well to be appreciated, for she was complex and difficult. She probably would say much the same about me. We both wanted things from each other, and neither of us got as much as we hoped for. That we both got some of what we wanted--well, that made our friendship extremely valuable." --from the Epilogue

Feminism and race

Feminism and  race  Book
Author : Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0198782365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume represents the strength as well as diversity of writings which discuss race and feminism showing how these two areas, usually considered to be distinct and therefore discrete from each other, have developed.

The Diaspora

The Diaspora Book
Author : Margaret Dwight Barrett,Phillip Carey
Publisher : Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Histoire Sociale

Histoire Sociale Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Daughters of Africa

Daughters of Africa Book
Author : Margaret Busby
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CLA Journal

CLA Journal Book
Author : College Language Association (U.S.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Economist

The Economist Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Women Writers Poetics and the Nature of Gender Study

American Women Writers  Poetics  and the Nature of Gender Study Book
Author : Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2016-12-14
ISBN : 1443848751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume studies processes of creating voices of the past to analyze and to juxtapose, discussing the nature of the educational community viewed through feminist theory to reveal hidden ideas surrounding stereotypes, gender status, and power in the postcolonial era. The contributions brought together here explore the various facets of language to focus on metaphorical grammatical constructions, unique and specific with form and function. They interpret various works to capture the essence of style, as well as rhetorical function of basic structure of grammar, diction and syntax, in a literary work as message and meaning. Furthermore, the book also discusses useful pedagogical and theoretical processes used by the literary scholar concerning the power of writing for cultural change. As such, the book will appeal to those who wish to heal through writing. The proceeds of the book support the authors’ local soup kitchen and crisis centers for domestic abuse.

The Dobe Ju hoansi

The Dobe Ju  hoansi Book
Author : Richard B. Lee
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny—despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development—to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning "real people") acknowledges their new sense of empowerment.

Qualitative Educational Research

Qualitative Educational Research Book
Author : Wendy Luttrell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive anthology that helps deepen students' thinking about their qualitative research purposes, questions, and decision-making.

Africana Journal

Africana Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Intellectual History Newsletter

Intellectual History Newsletter Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Connecting Anthropology to People

Connecting Anthropology to People Book
Author : Jeffrey P. Iseminger
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Where Women Make History

Where Women Make History Book
Author : Heidi Gengenbach
Publisher : Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gender Difference in a Globalizing World

Gender   Difference in a Globalizing World Book
Author : Frances E. Mascia-Lees
Publisher : Waveland PressInc
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Francis E. Mascia-Lees' ability to synthesize complex ideas rewards readers with a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered theory; practice, postcolonial, symbolic, and psychological anthropology; as well as social evolutionism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology, among others. Mascia-Lees combines core components of these perspectives with insightful analyses and ethnographic examples to illustrate how global events and transformations have molded and continue to shape gender identities, behaviors, and expectations and produce and sustain worldwide inequalities. This exemplary treatment provides a solid background to understand complex issues and to think critically about remedying uneven degrees of privilege and experiences of oppression both within and across nations.

Feminist Ethnography

Feminist Ethnography Book
Author : Dána-Ain Davis,Christa Craven
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-06-01
ISBN : 0759122466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is feminist ethnography? What is its history? How can its methods be applied? How is feminist ethnography produced, distributed, and evaluated? How do feminist ethnographers link their findings to broader publics through activism, advocacy, and public policy? Investigating these questions and more, this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary new text employs a problem-based approach to guide readers through the methods, challenges, and possibilities of feminist ethnography. Dána-Ain Davis and Christa Craven tease out the influences of feminist ethnography across a variety of disciplines including women’s and gender studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, education, communications, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and American studies. Feature elements of the text include Essentials (excerpts from key texts in the field), Spotlights (interviews with feminist ethnographers), and suggested assignments and readings. The text concludes with a “conversation” among contemporary feminist ethnographers about what feminist ethnography looks like today and into the future. This text is accompanied by an author-maintained website that can be found here: http://discover.wooster.edu/feministethnography/

Crisscrossing Boundaries in African Literatures 1986

Crisscrossing Boundaries in African Literatures  1986 Book
Author : Kenneth W. Harrow,Jonathan Ngate,Clarisse Zimra
Publisher : Cornell Univ Africana Studies
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fantasizing the Feminine in Indonesia

Fantasizing the Feminine in Indonesia Book
Author : Laurie Jo Sears
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting dialogues between prominent scholars of and from Indonesia and Indonesian women working in professional, activist, religious, and literary domains, the book dissolves essentialist notions of "women" and "Indonesia" that have arisen out of the tensions of empire.