Download E-books Buddhist Women Across Cultures: Realizations PDF

By Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Language: English
Pages: 333

About the Book

“The subject matters of ladies and feminist interpretation became vitally important in lots of educational fields within the humanities and social sciences. A Buddhist examine is not any exception. certainly, the female, girls, sexuality, and gender have nearly turn into a subfield in Buddhist reviews. So, the subject of this ebook is critical in its personal correct but in addition for what it contributes to different fields. What moves me as specially necessary approximately this quantity is its really synoptic/inclusive nature, thereby giving it a really well timed function within the present literature on Buddhism, girls, and sexuality.”

Scholars And practitioners from various Buddhist cultures, philosophical traditions, and educational disciplines learn vital dimensions of the recent move- cultural Buddhist women’s circulation: the prestige and reports of girls in Buddhist societies, feminist interpretation of Buddhist tenets, and the connection 0f ladies to Buddhist associations. Buddhist girls throughout Cultures files either women’s fight for spiritual equality in Asian Buddhist cultures in addition to the method of constructing Buddhist feminist id throughout nationwide and ethnic obstacles as Buddhism earnings cognizance within the West. The e-book contributes considerably to an knowing of girls and faith in either Western and non-Western cultures,

“What i admire such a lot approximately this publication is the scope — feminism/Buddhism — in cross-cultural contexts. there isn't any different e-book love it. Buddhist ladies throughout Cultures articulates important strands of the method which the writer so aptly phrases the ‘feminization of Buddhism.’

“This is the one anthology that truly works with those concerns from cross-cultural and femini

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Download E-books Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) PDF

By Cecilia Ferrazzi

Charged by means of the Venetian Inquisition with the wide awake and cynical feigning of holiness, Cecelia Ferrazzi (1609-1684) asked and got the remarkable chance to safeguard herself via a presentation of her lifestyles tale. Ferrazzi's special inquisitorial autobiography and the transcripts of her previous testimony, expertly transcribed and eloquently translated into English, let us input an unexpected region of the prior and listen to 'another voice'—that of a humble Venetian girl who had remarkable reports and exhibited unprecedented courage.

Born in 1609 into an artisan family members, Cecilia Ferrazzi desired to develop into a nun. whilst her mom and dad' demise within the plague of 1630 made it financially very unlikely for her to go into the convent, she refused to marry and as a unmarried laywoman set out in pursuit of holiness. finally she improvised a vocation: operating homes of safe haven for "girls in danger," younger women vulnerable to being lured into prostitution.

Ferrazzi's widespread visions persuaded her, in addition to a few clerics and neighbors one of the Venetian elite, that she used to be heading in the right direction. The socially worthwhile carrier she used to be offering stronger this impresssion. now not every person, besides the fact that, used to be confident that she used to be a real favourite of God. In 1664 she was once denounced to the Inquisition.

The Inquisition convicted Ferrazzi of the pretense of sanctity. but her autobiographical act allows us to work out in bright aspect either the possibilities and the stumbling blocks provided to seventeenth-century women.

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Download E-books Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad PDF

Award-winning, interesting center grade creation to Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who stands out as the face of the hot $20 bill

The Horn Book known as this vintage biography of Harriet Tubman an "unusually well-written and relocating lifetime of the 'Moses of her people.'" An available portrait of the lady who guided greater than three hundred slaves to freedom as a conductor at the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman: Conductor at the Underground Railroad used to be an ALA awesome publication and a New York Times impressive publication, and comprises an index.

Supports the typical middle kingdom Standards

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Download E-books Adelaide Hoodless PDF

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the popularity of the household sciences (cooking, stitching, childcare and housekeeping) and an early proponent of domestic economics in Canada, was once one of the unconventional new lady of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. She helped flip the Canadian YWCA right into a nationwide association. She based the Women’s Institute, assisted within the founding of the Victorian Order of Nurses and represented Canada on a variety of foreign Councils of girls, in addition to developing the 1st college for the learning of family technological know-how academics in Canada and placing jointly the 1st Canadian household technological know-how textbook, popularly often called the Little crimson Book.

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Download E-books The Bootlegger's Other Daughter (Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, No. 4) PDF

By Mary Cimarolli

The iteration that toiled during the nice melancholy and fought in global struggle II has develop into often called the best iteration. during this memoir, Mary Cimarolli recalls an international during which the kinfolk domestic used to be misplaced to foreclosures, humans made their means by means of bootlegging and college used to be a haven.

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Download E-books Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women PDF

By Anahí Viladrich Ph.D, Sana Loue (auth.), Sana Loue (eds.)

Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women

Edited by way of Sana Loue, Case Western Reserve college, Cleveland, OH

This singular quantity addresses the problems confronting minority ladies of numerous sexual orientations (lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and questioning)—challenges that regularly diverge considerably from these of different girls of colour, and from these affecting minority males who've intercourse with males. Contributions from students, public health and wellbeing pros, and participants of the neighborhood display a variety of developmental, relational, political, and criminal matters which have been given scant consciousness in both the minority or the sexual minority literature. From those different views, stories of stigma and harmony, isolation and wish, are mentioned with infrequent sensitivity and perception. Key parts of insurance include:

  • Development of sexual identification and minority identification: similarities and differences.
  • Minority sexual prestige between minorities/minority prestige between sexual minorities.
  • Constructing the family members: social and criminal aspects.
  • Navigating the overall healthiness care approach: from entry to care to disclosure to providers.
  • Safety and violence within the place of work and community.
  • Religion and spirituality: exclusion and support.

Sexualities and Identities of Minority Women is not just a resource of practice-enhancing details, but additionally a chance to listen to the voices of its topic, making the publication in particular suitable to healthiness care companies, and to execs and researchers in psychology, sexuality, public wellbeing and fitness, overall healthiness coverage, social paintings, and counseling. it's compatible as a graduate-level textual content in any of those fields.

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