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Title Invisible Women of Prehistory
Author Judy Foster
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 404
ISBN 1876756918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Argues that three million years of peace, a period when women's position in society was much higher than it is now, preceded the last six thousand years of war in which men have come to hold power.

Title Invisible Women of Prehistory
Author Judy Foster
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category Prehistoric peoples
Total Pages 404
ISBN 1742197922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Invisible Sex by J. M. Adovasio

Title The Invisible Sex
Author J. M. Adovasio
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-09-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781315418070
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. Recent archaeological research has shown that this vision bears little relation to reality. J. M. Adovasio and Olga Soffer, two of the world's leading experts on perishable artifacts such as basketry, cordage, and weaving, present an exciting new look at prehistory. With science writer Jake Page, they argue that women invented all kinds of critical materials, including the clothing necessary for life in colder climates, the ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water, and nets used for communal hunting. Even more important, women played a central role in the development of language and social life—in short, in our becoming human. In this eye-opening book, a new story about women in prehistory emerges with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.

Women In Prehistory by Margaret Ehrenberg

Title Women in Prehistory
Author Margaret Ehrenberg
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Antiquities, Prehistoric
Total Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015014971397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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" "ocial attitudes in our culture have led to the assumption that early advances in human knowledge were the achievements of men; the role of women in prehistoric times has been largely overlooked. In this thought-provoking book, however, Margaret Ehrenberg argues that the true contribution of women especially in the discovery and development of agriculture was much greater than has been acknowledged to date. Examining the evidence from archaeological, anthropological, and classical documentary sources, Ehrenberg throws new light on the lives of women and their social status in Europe from the Palaeolithic era to the Iron Age. The relationship between the role of women and economic production is a central theme of this survey. In Bronze Age and Iron Age societies individual women are seen to be in positions of power. Although available evidence is fragmentary and often controversial, Ehrenberg shows how information can be gathered from skeletons and grave goods found in burials, from settlement sites, from rock carvings and sculpted figurines, as well as from anthropological parallels, to enable significant inferences to be drawn about the life of prehistoric women.

Building The Invisible Orphanage by Matthew A. CRENSON

Title Building the Invisible Orphanage
Author Matthew A. CRENSON
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2009-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0674029992
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1996, America abolished its long-standing welfare system in favor of a new and largely untried public assistance program. Welfare as we knew it arose in turn from a previous generation's rejection of an even earlier system of aid. That generation introduced welfare in order to eliminate orphanages. This book examines the connection between the decline of the orphanage and the rise of welfare. Matthew Crenson argues that the prehistory of the welfare system was played out not on the stage of national politics or class conflict but in the micropolitics of institutional management. New arrangements for child welfare policy emerged gradually as superintendents, visiting agents, and charity officials responded to the difficulties that they encountered in running orphanages or creating systems that served as alternatives to institutional care. Crenson also follows the decades-long debate about the relative merits of family care or institutional care for dependent children. Leaving poor children at home with their mothers emerged as the most generally acceptable alternative to the orphanage, along with an ambitious new conception of social reform. Instead of sheltering vulnerable children in institutions designed to transform them into virtuous citizens, the reformers of the Progressive era tried to integrate poor children into the larger society, while protecting them from its perils.

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Title Invisible Women
Author Caroline Criado Perez
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2019-03-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781683353140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

Engendering Archaeology by Joan M. Gero

Title Engendering Archaeology
Author Joan M. Gero
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 1991-08-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 436
ISBN 0631175016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This pathbreaking book brings gender issues to archaeology for the first time, in an explicit and theoretically informed way. In it, leading archaeologists from around the world contribute original analyses of prehistoric data to discover how gender systems operated in the past.

Title Women In Human Evolution
Author Lori Hager
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2005-08-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781134840106
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume, the first of it's kind, examines the role of women paleontologists and archaeologists in a field traditionally dominated by men. Women researchers in this field, have questioned many of the assumptions and developmental scenarios advanced by male scientists. As a result of such efforts, women have forged a more central role in models of human development and have radically altered the way in which human evolution is perceived. This history of the feminist critique of science, is of profound significance and will be of interest to all those who work in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, and human biology.

Witchcraze by Anne Llewellyn Barstow

Title Witchcraze
Author Anne Llewellyn Barstow
Publisher Harper San Francisco
Release Date 1994
Category History
Total Pages 255
ISBN IND:30000036707838
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times

Making The Invisible Visible by Leonie Sandercock

Title Making the Invisible Visible
Author Leonie Sandercock
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1998-02-08
Category Architecture
Total Pages 270
ISBN 0520207351
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While the official history of planning as a defined profession celebrates the state and its traditions of city building and regional development, this collection of essays reveals a flip side. This scrutiny of the class, race, gender, ethnic, or other biased agendas previously hidden in planning histories points to the need for new planning paradigms for our multicultural cities of the future. Photos.

Title Invisible People and Processes
Author Jenny Moore
Publisher Burns & Oates
Release Date 1997
Category History
Total Pages 274
ISBN UVA:X006016989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible People and Processes focuses on issues of gender and childhood in European archaeology. It presents a range of themes and periods, covering Britain, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, with contributions by scholars from the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. The authors not only examine the archaeological record for these two structuring principles of human society, but also consider cultural variability and discuss related theoretical problems. The structure of the book is thematic. The first part concentrates on theory and reviews the available evidence. The second part includes case studies of critical research relating particularly to gender, while the last part contains case studies relating especially to children and childhood. Each part is concluded by a commentary from an expert in the field. This book is the first archaeological work on gender to focus exclusively on the European archaeological record, and to combine this with a coherent discussion of childhood and concepts of childhood. It will be essential reading for all those working in gender and related studies, especially in an archaeological context.

Do It Like A Woman by Caroline Criado-Perez

Title Do It Like a Woman
Author Caroline Criado-Perez
Publisher Portobello Books
Release Date 2015-05-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781846275807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Doing anything 'like a woman' used to be an insult. Now, as the women in this book show, it means being brave, speaking out, and taking risks, changing the world one step at a time. Here, campaigner and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez introduces us to a host of pioneers, including a female fighter pilot in Afghanistan; a Chilean revolutionary; the Russian punks who rocked against Putin; and the Iranian journalist who uncovered her hair.

The Woman In The Shaman S Body by Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.

Title The Woman in the Shaman s Body
Author Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2009-09-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780307571632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, from prehistoric African rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers. Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, she reveals: • The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy • The female forms of dream witnessing, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs • Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles • Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts • Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practice Filled with illuminating stories and illustrations, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today.

Title Clean Well Lighted Sentences A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation
Author Janis Bell
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2009-09-08
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 151
ISBN 9780393337150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lighthearted and succinct guide to common errors in American sentence structure comprehensively explains grammar and usage problems while revealing the "dos and don'ts" of punctuation, in a guide that complements each chapter with a reinforcing quiz. 13,000 first printing.

Title Our Bodies Their Battlefields
Author Christina Lamb
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-09-22
Category Political Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781501199196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she’s never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars—the “bang-bang” war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle. Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice. We have made significant progress in international women’s rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. The first ever prosecution for war rape was in 1997 and there have been remarkably few convictions since, as if rape doesn’t matter in the reckoning of war, only killing. Some courageous women in countries around the world are taking things in their own hands, hunting down the war criminals themselves, trying to trap them through Facebook. In this profoundly important book, Christina Lamb shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience—so that we might find a new way forward. Our Bodies, Their Battlefields is as inspiring and empowering is as it is urgent, a clarion call for necessary change.

Underland by Robert Macfarlane

Title Underland
Author Robert Macfarlane
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2019-05-02
Category Nature
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780241146422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century From the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times on The Old Ways

Women In Antiquity by Stephanie Lynn Budin

Title Women in Antiquity
Author Stephanie Lynn Budin
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-08-12
Category History
Total Pages 1074
ISBN 9781317219903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women. Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.

Title The Role of Women in Work and Society in the Ancient Near East
Author Brigitte Lion
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2016-09-12
Category History
Total Pages 585
ISBN 9781614519089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Economic history is well documented in Assyriology, thanks to the preservation of dozens of thousands of clay tablets recording administrative operations, contracts and acts dealing with family law. Despite these voluminous sources, the topic of work and the contribution of women have rarely been addressed. This book examines occupations involving women over the course of three millennia of Near Eastern history. It presents the various aspects of women as economic agents inside and outside of the family structure. Inside the family, women were the main actors in the production of goods necessary for everyday life. In some instances, their activities exceeded the simple needs of the household and were integrated within the production of large organizations or commercial channels. The contributions presented in this volume are representative enough to address issues in various domains: social, economic, religious, etc., from varied points of view: archaeological, historical, sociological, anthropological, and with a gender perspective. This book will be a useful tool for historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and graduate students interested in the economy of the ancient Near East and in women and gender studies.

Title Women s Work The First 20 000 Years Women Cloth and Society in Early Times
Author Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 1995-09-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780393285581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book Review New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women. Despite the great toil required in making cloth and clothing, most books on ancient history and economics have no information on them. Much of this gap results from the extreme perishability of what women produced, but it seems clear that until now descriptions of prehistoric and early historic cultures have omitted virtually half the picture. Elizabeth Wayland Barber has drawn from data gathered by the most sophisticated new archaeological methods—methods she herself helped to fashion. In a "brilliantly original book" (Katha Pollitt, Washington Post Book World), she argues that women were a powerful economic force in the ancient world, with their own industry: fabric.

Title The Invisible History of the Human Race
Author Christine Kenneally
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2015-01-29
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781458798701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2014 We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? What role does Neanderthal DNA play in our genetic makeup? How did the theory of eugenics embraced by Nazi Germany first develop? How is trust passed down in Africa, and silence inherited in Tasmania? How are private companies like Ancestry.com uncovering, preserving and potentially editing the past? In The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally reveals that, remarkably, it is not only our biological history that is coded in our DNA, but also our social history. She breaks down myths of determinism and draws on cutting - edge research to explore how both historical artefacts and our DNA tell us where we have come from and where we may be going.