Women's Voices in Management examines a wide array of women's voices across different geo-political, social and organizational contexts in management. Extant research provides clear evidence on gendering in organizations throughout all the ranks including top management.
English missionaries and other women travelers from the 1850s to the 1950s reveal both their prejudices and their attention to detail
For centuries, Jews have turned to the Mourner’s Kaddish prayer upon experiencing a loss. This groundbreaking book explores what the recitation of Kaddish has meant specifically to women. Did they find the consolation, closure, and community they were seeking? How did saying Kaddish affect their relationships with God, with prayer, with the deceased, and with the living? With courage and generosity, 52 authors from around the world reflect upon their experiences of mourning. They share their relationships with the family members they lost and what it meant to move on; how they struggled to balance the competing demands of child rearing, work, and grief; what they learned about tradition and themselves; and the disappointments and particular challenges they confronted as women. The collection shares viewpoints from diverse perspectives and backgrounds and examines what it means to heal from loss and to honor memory in family relationships, both loving and fraught with pain. It is a precious record of women searching for their place within Jewish tradition and exploring the connections that make human life worthwhile.
Throughout the nineteenth century, American fiction displayed a fascination with women's speech - describing how women's voices sound, what happens when women speak and what reactions their speech produces, especially in their male listeners. Voices of the Nation argues that closer inspection of these recurring descriptions also performed political work that has had a profound - though unspecified to date - impact on American culture. Commentaries on the female voice were propounded by writers such as Henry James, William Dean Howells and Noah Webster, and these texts played a central role in attempts to define and enforce the radical social changes instituted by the emerging bourgeoisie.
Bringing to bear a commanding knowledge of Hebrew Scripture, Osherow presents a series of case studies of biblical heroines who engage in poetry and in song. The author investigates how the cultural requirement for feminine silence informs early modern readings of these biblical characters, and furthermore, how they were used to counteract cultural constraints on women's speech. The book's chapters focus on Miriam, Hannah, Deborah, and a feminized King David.
Judith Abwunza provides in this ethnography both the fruit of her research into the lives of Logoli women of Western Kenya and substantial transcripts giving the women's own description and analysis of their situation.
Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Don’t stop talking. Take your voice back. Women’s voices aren’t being heard—at work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, they’re seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, they’re dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, they’re confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world. From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump. In Outspoken, Veronica Rueckert—a Peabody Award–winning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coach—teaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world. Outspoken is a substantive yet entertaining analysis of why women still haven’t been fully granted the right to speak, and a guide to how we can start changing the culture of silence. Positive, instructive, and supportive, this welcome and much-needed handbook will help reshape the world and make it better for women—and for everyone. It’s time to stop shutting up and start speaking out.
Judaism. Women in Judaism / Adele Reinhartz -- 'House of renewal': a new form of Judaism: an interview with Rabbi Elisa Klapheck -- Christianity. Christianity and feminism among the Babukusu of western Kenya / Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike -- Women and the church: a Greek Orthodox perspective / Katerina Karkala-Zorba -- Christian churches at the crossroads: theological reflections from Argentina, Latin America and the Caribbean / Virginia R. Azcuy -- Women's voices and feminist theology: accounts from Germany and the USA / Hille Haker, Susan Ross and Marie-Theres Wacker -- Islam. Emerging women's movements in Muslim communities in Germany / Hamideh Mohagheghi -- My father's heir: the journey of a Muslim feminist / Mehre?zia Labidi-Mai?za -- Hinduism. Conversation on two faces of Hinduism and their implication for gender discourse / Madhu Khanna -- Affirmation of self: a Hindu woman's journey / Lina Gupta -- Buddhism. Gender equality, Buddhism and Korean society / Young-Mi Kim -- Being a North American Buddhist woman: reflections of a feminist pioneer / Rita M. Gross -- Women in world religions: a bibliography / compiled by Marie-Theres Wacker, with Franziska Birke, Heike Harbecke and Jesse Perillo.
An examination of awareness of the ecclesiastical doctrine of discretio spirituum, the means of testing whether visions were truly of divine origin, in the works of medieval women visionaries from Bridget of Sweden to Joan of Arc.