Download E-books Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading PDF

By Nimat Hafez Barazangi

An unique research of the Qur'anic foundations of women’s id and company, this booklet is a daring name to Muslim men and women to reread and reinterpret the Qur'an and to find inside its revelations an inherent confirmation of gender equality.
Barazangi asserts that Muslim ladies were quite often excluded from complete participation in Islamic society, and hence from complete and equivalent Islamic identification, essentially due to patriarchal readings of the Qur'an and the full variety of early Qur'anic literature. in response to her research of the sacred textual content, she argues that Islamic better studying is a simple human correct, that girls have equivalent authority to take part within the interpretation of Islamic basic assets, and that ladies will become aware of their simply function in society and their capability as people purely after they are considering the translation of the Qur'an.
       Barazangi deals a curricular framework for self-teaching which may arrange Muslim ladies for an energetic position in citizenship and policymaking in a pluralistic society through declaring the self-identity of the Muslim girl as an independent religious and highbrow human being.

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Download E-books My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies PDF

By Nancy Friday

Whilst it first seemed, Nancy Friday's taboo-shattering bestseller "My mystery backyard" created a combined hurricane of shock and excitement. these ladies who feared their erotic fantasies known as it pornographic. these girls who learn it well-known in its pages the hidden content material in their personal sexuality. extra outspoken and picture than any ebook earlier than its time, "My mystery backyard" fast turned a vintage learn of lady sexuality. at the present time, a couple of million ladies hail this unbelievable learn as a groundbreaking booklet -- a freeing strength including a brand new measurement to their sexual fantasies and lives.

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Download E-books The Interestings: A Novel PDF

By Meg Wolitzer

Pilot episode tailored from Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel is now on hand on Amazon Video. Directed by way of Mike Newell and starring Lauren Ambrose, the hot York occasions says “you are in for a treat.”

“Remarkable . . . With this publication [Wolitzer] has exceeded herself.”—The big apple occasions booklet Review

"A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's position one of the best novelists of her new release. . . . She's every piece as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. however the very human moments in her paintings hit you more durable than the large principles. this is not women's fiction. it is everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A)

The New York Times–bestselling novel via Meg Wolitzer that has been known as "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The long island Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot."

The summer season that Nixon resigns, six young ones at a summer time camp for the humanities develop into inseparable. a long time later the bond continues to be robust, yet rather a lot else has replaced. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows those characters from the peak of juvenile via center age, as their skills, fortunes, and levels of pride diverge.

The type of creativity that's rewarded at age fifteen isn't continually sufficient to propel anyone via lifestyles at age thirty; no longer each person can maintain, in maturity, what appeared so unique in youth. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comedian actress, ultimately resigns herself to a more effective profession and way of life. Her good friend Jonah, a proficient musician, stops enjoying the guitar and turns into an engineer. yet Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married most sensible associates, turn into shockingly successful—true to their preliminary creative desires, with the wealth and entry that let these goals to maintain increasing. The friendships suffer or even prosper, but additionally underscore the variations of their fates, in what their abilities became and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, formidable, and populated by way of advanced characters who come jointly and aside in a altering big apple urban, The Interestings explores the that means of expertise; the character of envy; the jobs of sophistication, paintings, cash, and tool; and the way it all can shift and tilt precipitously over the process a friendship and a lifestyles.

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Download E-books Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture PDF

By Chris Knight

This unique and inventive publication offers a brand new thought of the origins of human tradition. Integrating views of evolutionary biology and social anthropology inside a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the typical assumption that human tradition was once a changed extension of primate habit and argues as a substitute that it used to be the made of a huge social, sexual, and political revolution initiated via girls. "Chris Knight has drawn extensively on classical Marxist concept and structuralism within the Levi-Strauss culture, in addition to at the modern choices from feminism, paleontology and sociobiology, to weld jointly a grand synthesis at the origins of tradition. . . . curiously, . . . Knight's speculation does appear to supply an easy cause of a few organic and cultural phenomena that experience hitherto been considered as unrelated."-Robin Dunbar, instances greater schooling complement "An huge paintings of documentation and shut argument. . . . a powerful paintings of materialistic technology made from anthropological field-work and tribal myth."-Peter Redgrove, instances Literary complement "Chris Knight brings proof from quite a lot of disciplines to take ahead the argument for women's initiatory position in human tradition and to aim to reply to the query of the way males, over the years, got here to acceptable women's power."-Camilla strength, Everywoman "Stimulating, confident and courageous. . . . [A] specific exploration from biology via archaeology to anthropology."-Caroline Humphrey, London evaluate of Books "An very important and stimulating contribution to experiences in human cultural origins."-Choice "A e-book of soaking up curiosity . . . i will be able to suggest this publication for future health sociologists and students."-Agnes Miles, Sociology of healthiness and affliction

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Download E-books Here, Home, Hope PDF

By Kaira Rouda

Winner! Indie Excellence e-book Award Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Winner! united states ebook Awards Women's Fiction
Honorable point out! Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Book Awards

Kelly Johnson turns into stressed in her thirty-ninth 12 months. An urge for food for extra forces her to take inventory of her middling middle-American lifestyles and her acquaintances' likely excellent lives. Her marriage to a winning lawyer has settled right into a cozy regimen, and being the mum of 2 cute sons has been lucrative. yet Kelly's personal passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her top neighbors, Kathryn and Charlotte, either appealing, winning businesswomen who appear to have all of it. Kelly takes cost of her lifestyles, devising a midlife makeover plan. From web page one, Kelly's witty reflections, self-deprecating humor, and smart strategies in executing that plan--she areas Post-it notes in all places her residence and car--will have readers giggling out loud. the subsequent fast, even though, they may rant correct besides Kelly as her dedication to a sullen, anorexic youngster left on her doorstep attempts her persistence or as she deflects the boozy advances of a divorced neighbor. Readers might want to retain the tissue field convenient, too, as Kelly maintenance the wear and tear she inflicted on a highschool good friend; realizes how deeply her husband, Patrick, is aware and loves her; and eventually grows right into a girl empowered by way of her personal combination of domestic and profession.

Bestselling Here, domestic, Hope would definitely entice readers of chick lit and different women's fiction titles who're able to transition into whatever new of their personal lifestyles.

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Download E-books I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace PDF

By Glynnis Whitwer

Combining non secular encouragement and functional software I was once So Organized offers a balanced method of discovering order and peace for this present day s beaten woman.

I was once So Organized addresses the frustrations many ladies think once they cannot get a deal with on their lives. They recognize, deep of their hearts, they need to be capable of deal with issues. in spite of everything, they was prepared . . . ten or 20 years in the past. yet now, existence turns out handy them one distraction and problem after one other, and ''helpful technology'' that simply appear to upload to the matter. simply after they imagine they've got ''caught up,'' whatever else adjustments, and there s extra to be done.

In this publication, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the problem of association established during this new truth of data overload, overwhelming offerings, elevated expectancies and know-how advances that gained t decelerate. This e-book includes twenty-three chapters, every one brief adequate for a hectic lady to learn in the course of a lunch holiday. each element of existence comes jointly during this one easy-to-read guide.

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Download E-books Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses PDF

By Eliot Siegel

The whole source for any photographer looking the best option of po ses !

  • Features over 1,000 photos specifically chosen to encourage you and aid extend your creativity.
  • Photographs and poses are put in context, explaining why they do (or occasionally don’t) paintings. a range of poses positive factors an accompanying lighting fixtures diagram, giving a transparent knowing of the way the photograph was once made.
  • Includes various versions shot utilizing diverse lights rigs, props, and settings–in the studio and on location–making this ebook compatible for advertisement and editorial applications.
  • Discover the secrets and techniques of good fortune at the back of specialist photographers’ paintings, and the best way to get the simplest from your versions on a shoot.
  • PLUS a technical how-to part provides grasp sessions in angles, lighting fixtures, styling, and more.

In this gorgeous, but tremendous functional resource e-book, type photographer Eliot Siegel embarks on an formidable undertaking to drag jointly 1,000 poses for photographing types. Designed to encourage photographers and types alike, the book's poses are equipped by means of kind together with status, sitting, reclining, crouching, kneeling, and dynamic poses, in addition to head and shoulder pictures and expressions. For chosen pictures, Siegel encompasses a lighting fixtures diagram in addition to a close clarification of ways the picture was once made, yet in each case he explains why a pose works, or why it doesn't.   

This image-packed reference additionally positive aspects iconic images from well-known model photographers and encompasses a how-to bankruptcy firstly of the e-book that gives a crash path on lights, styling, props, and backgrounds—everything you want to understand to make a girl glance nice, despite which of the 1,000 poses you finally end up utilizing.

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Download E-books The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America PDF

By Lara Freidenfelds

The smooth Period examines how and why american citizens followed significantly new tools of coping with and brooding about menstruation throughout the 20th century.

In the early 20th century girls quite often used do-it-yourself textile "diapers" to soak up menstrual blood, refrained from chills in the course of their sessions to guard their future health, and counted themselves fortunate in the event that they knew anything approximately menstruation prior to menarche. New expectancies in school, at play, and within the office, in spite of the fact that, made those menstrual traditions complicated, and middle-class girls fast sought new details and items that will make their per thirty days classes much less disruptive to daily life.

Lara Freidenfelds lines this cultural shift, exhibiting how americans reframed their wondering menstruation. She explains how men and women collaborated with intercourse educators, menstrual product brands, advertisers, actual schooling academics, and medical professionals to create a latest realizing of menstruation. Excerpts from seventy-five interviews―accounts by way of turns humorous and moving―help readers to spot with the studies of the standard those who engineered those adjustments.

The sleek Period ties old alterations in menstrual practices to a wider argument approximately American renowned modernity within the 20th century. Freidenfelds explores what it intended to be smooth and heart classification and the way these beliefs have been mirrored within the menstrual practices and ideology of the time.

This obtainable learn sheds new mild at the historical past of renowned modernity, the increase of the center category, and the connection of those phenomena to how american citizens have cared for and controlled their bodies.

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