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Supporting Voice in Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Rosanna F. DeMarco

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the ways in which self-silencing theory can be used to understand the experiences of women in inner-city Boston living with HIV/AIDS. The author discusses how the ... More


Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This literary study concerns the spiritual autobiographies of seven nineteenth‐century American women who found themselves called, often by way of wild visions, to become itinerant evangelists. ... More


Five. Representative Women: Slavery and the Gendered Ground of Citizenship

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the 1920 essay “The Damnation of Women,” Du Bois's collective biography of African American women. Despite the masculinism that defines much of his writing, and the tensions ... More


Feminization of Poverty in The United States: Any Surprises?

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines women's poverty in the United States. Poverty remains feminized in the United States despite reduction in official poverty levels of both single mothers and lone elderly women ... More


Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Allison L. Sneider

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In 1899, Carrie Chapman Catt, who succeeded Susan B. Anthony as head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, argued that it was the “duty” of U.S. women to help lift the inhabitants of ... More


The Sources of the Gender Gap in Political Participation

Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

in The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159751
eISBN:
9781400852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter talks about how American women, like their counterparts in other advanced economies, have narrowed or even reversed the gap in important resources that form the prerequisites of ... More


American Questions

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book addresses some ‘American’ questions about the history, traditions, and contradictions of American women's writing, but it also questions the idea that the multi-cultural reality of the ... More


In League With Women Voters

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Having won the ballot, the former suffragists organized the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, through which women could continue to work as a pressure group for a female reform agenda. Minnie ... More


Jane Crow (1960s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes landmark legal arguments Murray made about equal protection in the 1960s. Using the category of “Jane Crow,” she demanded that the law be responsive to the synthetic nature of ... More


Sheep without a Shepherd; or, What Women Experienced

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The diaries and correspondence of two dozen northern Protestant women offer little evidence of a close bond with a pastor unless the pastoral relationship became a marital relationship. Despite ... More


The Women’s Wealth Gap: What Is It and Why Do We Care?

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Women may earn 78% of what men earn, but they own only 36% as much wealth. In discussing the financial standing of women in America, a focus on income is misleading because wealth is a much more ... More


Common Threads

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The conceptual patterns that Susan Glaspell represents appear like they might provide a way to deal with the common threads of American women's culture and writing, and the significance of patchwork ... More


Italian-American Women: a Review Essay

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter the author summarizes the historiography on Italian-American women within the context of women's studies generally, while emphasizing potential connections between this research and ... More


Conclusion

Stacilee Ford

in Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The narratives considered in this study have proved that there is no such thing as a “typical American woman”. Yet there are threads of connection. All of the texts enrich the understanding of the ... More


Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

American women have lived in Hong Kong, and in neighboring Macao, for nearly two centuries. Many were changed by their encounter with Chinese life and British colonialism. Their openness to new ... More


Ain't I a Beauty Queen? Representing the Ideal Black Woman

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the history of early African American beauty contests, which were black institutional responses to racist depictions of black women. They constitute evidence that African ... More


Licentiousness in All Its Forms

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“Licentiousness in All its Forms” recovers African American women’s significant intervention into sexual discourse between 1835 and 1845, a period here designated the interracial moment in moral ... More


Descendents of Hagar (1950s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers Murray's career and writings as a young lawyer in the late 1940s through the 1950s. It explores her development of a new kind of American history and an account of black American ... More


Constructing and Contesting Knowledge in Women’s Cross-cultural Hair Testimonies

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.06
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores conversations involving black and white women across multiple settings (for example, cosmetology schools, hair educational seminars, Internet discussions) that further elucidate ... More


“Jesus Is My Doctor”: Healing and Religion in African American Women's Lives

Stephanie Y. Mitchem

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“Jesus is my doctor”, a claim made by many black women, raises a rich mélange of culturally resonant issues. Faith is articulated as an active, powerful, protective, creative partnership with a God ... More


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