In Her Place

A Guide to St. Louis Women's History
Author: Katharine T. Corbett
Publisher: Missouri History Museum
ISBN: 9781883982300
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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This new addition to the popular guidebook series explores women's experiences and the impact of their activities on the history and landscape of St. Louis. When the city was founded, most St. Louisans believed that "a woman's place is in the home," in the house of her father, husband, or master. Over the years, women pushed out the boundaries of their lives into the public arena, and in doing so they changed the face of St. Louis. In Her Place is a guide to the changing definition of a woman's place in St. Louis, beginning with the colonial period and ending with the 1960s. Each chapter explores the experiences of women during a specific time period and identifies the sites of some of their public activities on a map of the city created from historical sources. Along the way, readers will meet such significant St. Louis women as Harriet Scott, Susan Blow, Edna Gellhorn, and Philippine Duchesne and learn about the activities of the Ladies' Union Aid Society, the Sisters of Charity, the League of Women Voters, and the Harper Married Ladies' Club. The book also includes four tours of the St. Louis region addressing the themes of the book and identifying significant buildings, homes, and other key sites. Current photographs will help readers locate the sites on detailed maps. An up-to-date bibliography and resource listing make this an invaluable guide for anyone interested in studying the history of women in the region.

Her Place at the Table

A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success
Author: Deborah M. Kolb,Judith Williams,Carol Frohlinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470944660
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Thoroughly revised and updated and with a new Introduction by the authors, this paperback edition of Her Place at the Table draws on extensive interviews with women leaders to help all women negotiate their path to leadership success. A Woman's Guide to Taking Her Place at the Leadership Table "It's time for women to take their places at the leadership tables alongside men. Why? Because the skills we developed at the foot of the table—bringing people together, building bridges across differences, and thinking outside the box—are in great demand. But to use this time and these skills to the greatest advantage, read this book. The authors have set a great meal for you...just devour it." —Marie C. Wilson, president and founder, The White House Project "Does she have the right stuff? That question follows women whenever they are promoted to visible leadership positions. Her Place at the Table lays out the pragmatic moves that can help any woman in business show she has the right stuff. I encourage all women with leadership aspirations to use this book as a guide." —Patricia Fili-Krushel, executive vice president, Time Warner "Women roar—they are the leaders we need in corporations today, but there are still some barriers. This book will help individual women negotiate what they need to succeed as leaders and help their firms support them in their efforts. That way we all win!" —Tom Peters, management consultant and author, Reimagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age For more information about Her Place at the Table or a group discussion guide, visit Completely Updated with a New Introduction by the Authors

Knowing Her Place

Positioning Women in Science
Author: Valerie Bevan,Caroline Gatrell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783476524
Page: 232
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More women are studying science at university and they consistently outperform men. Yet, still, significantly fewer women than men hold prestigious jobs in science. Why should this occur? What prevents women from achieving as highly as men in science? And why are so few women positioned as ‘creative genius’ research scientists? Drawing upon the views of 47 (female and male) scientists, Bevan and Gatrell explore why women are less likely than men to become eminent in their profession. They observe three mechanisms which perpetuate women’s lowered ‘place’ in science: subtle masculinities (whereby certain forms of masculinity are valued over womanhood); (m)otherhood (in which women’s potential for maternity positions them as ‘other’), and the image of creative genius which is associated with male bodies, excluding women from research roles.

Before Sexuality

The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World
Author: David M. Halperin,John J. Winkler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691002217
Category: History
Page: 526
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A dream in which a man has sex with his mother may promise him political or commercial success--according to dream interpreters of late antiquity, who, unlike modern Western analysts, would not necessarily have drawn conclusions from the dream about the dreamer's sexual psychology. Evidence of such shifts in perspective is leading scholars to reconsider in a variety of creative ways the history of sexuality. In these fifteen original essays, eminent cultural historians and classicists not only discuss sex, but demonstrate how norms, practices, and even the very definitions of what counts as sexual activity have varied significantly over time. Ancient Greece offers abundant evidence for a radically different set of sexual standards and behaviors from ours. Sex in ancient Hellenic culture assumed a variety of social and political meanings, whereas the modern development of a sex-centered model of personality now leads us to view sex as the key to understanding the individual. Drawing on both the Anglo-American tradition of cultural anthropology and the French tradition of les sciences humaines, these essays explore the iconography, politics, ethics, poetry, and medical practices that made sex in ancient Greece not a paradise of liberation but an exotic locale hardly recognizable to visitors from the modern world. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume are Peter Brown, Anne Carson, Franoise Frontisi-Ducroux, Maud W. Gleason, Ann Ellis Hanson, Franois Lissarrague, Nicole Loraux, Maurice Olender, S.R.F. Price, James Redfield, Giulia Sissa, and Jean-Pierre Vernant.

In Her Place

A Documentary History of Prejudice Against Women
Author: S. T. Joshi
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 458
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Collects source documents from American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that demonstrate prejudice against women in sex, marriage, education, the workplace, arts and sciences, and political engagement.

Women in Their Place

Paul and the Corinthian Discourse of Gender and Sanctuary Space
Author: Jorunn Økland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567084071
Category: Religion
Page: 328
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Women in Their Place examines 1 Corinthians 11-14 within the larger context of gender models and sanctuary spaces by relating exegesis to space, gender and discourse theories, to comparative archeological and historical material, and to ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish cultural and cultic practices. It establishes a distinction between private, public and sacred/sanctuary space and argues that, in much of 1 Corinthians, Paul is concerned with the marking of firm boundaries around the sanctuary space established by rituals in the eklesia, which would effectively gender the church as a male space.

In her place

inner views and outer spaces
Author: Peggy Fleming
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 121
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Perfect in her place

women at work in industrial America
Author: Deborah Jean Warner,National Museum of American History (U.S.),Smithsonian Institution. Press
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 22
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Ellie May is Totally Happy to Share her Place in the Spotlight

Author: Marianne Levy
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311087
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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The second in the exciting new Jelly Pie series of books for girls from Marianne Levy about a little film star with a big personality. Dear Everybody, I’m an incredibly famous film star! Everyone knows who I am, even Eskimos and people in France. And I’ve just made friends with an amazingly beautiful model. In fact, she’s going to be in my next film! Jeffrey’s worried I won’t like sharing the spotlight. But I’m sure it’ll be fine. After all, I always share my fudge cake. Well, almost always, anyway . . . Love, Ellie May xxx Looking for a new series of books for girls? Ellie May is the new comedy heroine on the block. With a ditzy brain but an enormous heart she finds herself in all manner of troubles, whether it’s hanging out with super-beautiful models or meeting Eskimos. Ellie May is wonderfully brought to life by the cute but comedic illustrations by rising star Ali Pye. ‘This book made me laugh out loud. Ellie May rocks!’ Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum. ‘Very, very funny. A sparkling showstopper’ The Independent.

Everyone in Their Place

The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi
Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451570
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Book Three of the Commissario Ricciardi Series Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But the horror and suffering he has seen has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks too much and sleeps too little. His love life is a shamble. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends. We are in Naples, 1931. Together with his indefatigable partner, Brigadier Maione, Ricciardi is investigating the death of the beautiful and mysterious Duchess of Camparino, whose connections to privledged Neapolitan social circles and the local fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to explode. As Benito Mussolini's state visit to Naples looms and authorities frantically seek to clean up the city's image, Ricciardi will stop at nothing to find the duchess's killer.

Readings in Her Story

Women in Christian Tradition
Author: Barbara J. MacHaffie
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451404036
Category: Religion
Page: 238
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Narratives of Identity and Place

Author: Stephanie Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193789
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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This book explores the changing meanings of place for our identities and life stories in the 21st century, using an empirical approach developed in narrative and discursive psychology.

The First Strange Place

Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii
Author: Beth L. Bailey,David Farber
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801848674
Category: History
Page: 270
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" "The First Strange Place" is in the great tradition of oral history and yet it makes marvelous use of archival records -- I was reminded both of Studs Terkel's sensitive ear and of Shelby Foote's sweeping vision." -- "Boston Globe"

A Dangerous Place

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749018879
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place... In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gilbraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril.

A Fine and Private Place

Author: Christobel Kent
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848877544
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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As Sandro gets to grips with the dispiriting realities of life as a private detective, touting for business among old contacts and following errant teenagers, an old case comes back to haunt him... As Sandro Cellini gets to grips with the dispiriting realities of life as a private detective, touting for business among old contacts and following errant teenagers, an old case comes back to haunt him... Once the subject of a routine investigation back in Sandro's early days as an investigator, Loni Meadows - the glamorous, charming and ruthless director of an artistic Trust based in a castle in the hills outside Florence - is found dead in circumstances Sandro cannot convince himself are accidental. However inconvenient his suspicions might be, both to Sandro - whose marriage appears to be disintegrating - and to Meadows's erstwhile employers at the Trust, he presses ahead with the case. And as Sandro attempts to uncover the truth of Loni Meadows's violent and lonely death, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the castle's highly strung community and the closed world they inhabit in the Casentino's isolated hills.