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Zenzele: African Women’S Self-Help Organizations In South Africa, 1927-1998, Catherine Higgs Nov 2004

Zenzele: African Women’S Self-Help Organizations In South Africa, 1927-1998, Catherine Higgs

Catherine Higgs

The Zenzele clubs of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which date from the late 1920s, were founded by mission-educated African women who sought to improve the lives of rural African women by enhancing their subsistence farming and cooking skills and educating them about household cleanliness, basic child care, and health care. Unlike associations for African women in British colonial Africa, Zenzele clubs did not evolve into political organizations. In the white-run segregated and apartheid states that persisted through 1994, Zenzele women did not engage in direct political action; rather, they sought to unite African women across class and ethnic ...


Slavery: Annual Bibliographical Supplement (2003), Fred Drogula Nov 2004

Slavery: Annual Bibliographical Supplement (2003), Fred Drogula

Fred K. Drogula

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The Scottish Reformation, Michael Graham Sep 2004

The Scottish Reformation, Michael Graham

Michael F. Graham

A Companion to Tudor Britain provides an authoritative overview of historical debates about this period, focusing on the whole British Isles. --An authoritative overview of scholarly debates about Tudor Britain --Focuses on the whole British Isles, exploring what was common and what was distinct to its four constituent elements --Emphasises big cultural, social, intellectual, religious and economic themes --Describes differing political and personal experiences of the time --Discusses unusual subjects, such as the sense of the past amongst British constituent identities, the relationship of cultural forms to social and political issues, and the role of scientific inquiry --Bibliographies point readers ...


Review Of Creating The American Mind: Intellect And Politics In The Colonial Colleges, David Robson Jul 2004

Review Of Creating The American Mind: Intellect And Politics In The Colonial Colleges, David Robson

David W. Robson

No abstract provided.


Boomer In A Boom Town, Linda Niemann May 2004

Boomer In A Boom Town, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

Presents an article about a woman working as a brakesman/switchman on the Southern Pacific Railroad in Houston, Texas. Events that led her to Houston; Her function as railroad woman; Challenges faced by workers on the railroad.


Cultured Travelers And Consumer Tourists In Edo-Period Sagami, Laura Nenzi Dec 2003

Cultured Travelers And Consumer Tourists In Edo-Period Sagami, Laura Nenzi

Laura Nenzi

In the course of the Edo period (1600-1868) several cultured travelers visited Sagami Province to admire the landscapes they had known through the written word and to highlight the connections between the scenery and its historical and literary heritage. By the 19th century a different breed of visitors began making its way to Sagami: the consumer tourists. Rather than striving to recover the literary or historical precedents of a site, the consumer tourists appropriated them by means of quick monetary transactions; instead of savoring the decay of time, they preferred the glow of commercial facilities. The sites of Sagami adapted ...


Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, And Dispute In Catalonia Around The Year 1000, Jeff Bowman Dec 2003

Shifting Landmarks: Property, Proof, And Dispute In Catalonia Around The Year 1000, Jeff Bowman

Jeff Bowman

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Review Of Going Places: Transportation Redefines The Twentieth Century West By Carlos Schwantes, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2003

Review Of Going Places: Transportation Redefines The Twentieth Century West By Carlos Schwantes, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

No abstract provided.


The Familiar And The Strange: Western Travelers' Maps Of Europe And Asia, Ca. 1600-1800, Jordana Dym Dec 2003

The Familiar And The Strange: Western Travelers' Maps Of Europe And Asia, Ca. 1600-1800, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

Early Modern European travelers sought to gather and disseminate knowledge through narratives written for avid publishers and public. Yet not all travelers used the same tools to inform their readers. Despite a shared interest in conveying new knowledge based on eyewitness authority, Grand Tour accounts differed in an important respect from travelogues about Asia: they were less likely to include maps until the late eighteenth century. This paper examines why, using travel accounts published between 1600 and 1800 about Italy and (...) France (Europe) and India and Japan (Asia). It argues that maps of different types--coastlines, city plans, country topographies--appeared more ...


Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt Dec 2003

Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

Human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become a fixture within the international system and a driving force for creating and enforcing human rights norms at international law. This essay examines the growth of human rights NGOs and argues that the industry is in urgent need of formal regulation. After assessing the failure of informal market controls for ensuring accountability within the human rights NGO sector, this paper applies a law and economics consumer protection model to underscore the need for more formal regulation. However, rather than advance a case for government intervention, this paper proposes that human rights NGOs themselves ...


Reading Frederick Douglass Through Foucault’S Panoptic Lens: A Proposal For Teaching Close Reading., Jeremiah Axelrod, Rise Axelrod Dec 2003

Reading Frederick Douglass Through Foucault’S Panoptic Lens: A Proposal For Teaching Close Reading., Jeremiah Axelrod, Rise Axelrod

Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod

No abstract provided.


Law, Justice, And Power: Between Reason And Will (Stanford University Press), Sinkwan Cheng Dec 2003

Law, Justice, And Power: Between Reason And Will (Stanford University Press), Sinkwan Cheng

Sinkwan Cheng

This is an unprecedented volume that brings together J. Hillis Miller, Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau, Alain Badiou, Nancy Fraser, and other prominent intellectuals from five countries in seven disciplines to provide fresh perspectives on the new configurations of law, justice, and power in the global age. The work engages and challenges past and present scholarship on current topics in legal studies: globalization, post-colonialism, multiculturalism, ethics, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis. The book is divided into five parts. The first debates issues of (trans-)national justice and human rights in the global age, focusing on military interventions and refugee policies. Part ...


Jedediah S. Smith And Marcus And Narcissa Whitman: Mountain Men And Missionaries In The Far West, Barton Barbour Dec 2003

Jedediah S. Smith And Marcus And Narcissa Whitman: Mountain Men And Missionaries In The Far West, Barton Barbour

Barton H. Barbour

This article compares the experiences of missionaries and mountain men in the early years (1825-1848) of US occupancy of the "Oregon Country," which included today's Idaho. For very different reasons, both the Whitmans and Jedediah S. Smith entered the pantheon of 19th century American iconic "heros," but their real lives were more complex and ambiguous than the mythology suggests. This article explains and analyzes the myths and realities surrounding Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and Jedediah S. Smith. For a sample, read the following introductory paragraph: Dateline: The Cimarron River near the Kansas-New Mexico border, May 1831 A lone horseman ...


Women’S Travel Narratives In Early Modern Japan: Genre Imperatives, Gender Consciousness And Status Questioning, Laura Nenzi Dec 2003

Women’S Travel Narratives In Early Modern Japan: Genre Imperatives, Gender Consciousness And Status Questioning, Laura Nenzi

Laura Nenzi

Special Issue: Traditions of East Asian Travel DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/146526004782487619


A Case Study Of Transnationalism: Continuity And Changes In Chinese American Philanthropy To China, Xiao-Huang Yin Dec 2003

A Case Study Of Transnationalism: Continuity And Changes In Chinese American Philanthropy To China, Xiao-Huang Yin

Xiao-huang Yin

No abstract provided.


Review Of Colonization And Community: The Vancouver Island Coalfield And The Making Of The British Columbian Working Class By John Douglas Belshaw, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2003

Review Of Colonization And Community: The Vancouver Island Coalfield And The Making Of The British Columbian Working Class By John Douglas Belshaw, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

No abstract provided.


Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy Dec 2003

Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy

Carolyn Ellis

The Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Inquiry: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts. In this defining work, J. Gary Knowles and Ardra L. Cole bring together the top scholars in qualitative methods to provide a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of arts-based research. This Handbook provides an accessible and stimulating collection of theoretical arguments and illustrative examples that delineate the role of the arts in qualitative social science research.


Review Of The Politics Of American Religious Identity: The Seating Of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle By Kathleen Flake, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2003

Review Of The Politics Of American Religious Identity: The Seating Of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle By Kathleen Flake, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

No abstract provided.