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Rating: 4.10 / 5
87 reviews

The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Middle Ages
What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages?
Knights in armor and damsels in distress?
Vikings plundering monasteries?
Religious dissenters burning at the stake?
The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe?
Think again.

While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. Think Charlemagne, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Peter Abelard, Geoffrey Chaucer and a riveting cast of thousands. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Western Europe had to reinvent itself and redefine its philosophical parentage.

Inside you will read about...
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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Old South: 50 Essential Books (Southern Reader's Guide Book 1)

by Clyde N. Wilson

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Tradition and Innovation: Reflections on Politics

by Tuck Newport

Individual members of life forms as diverse as dogs, fish and bacteria all display distinctive individual behavior patterns (i.e., "personalities"). These have evolved to maximize the odds that some members of a species will survive regardless of what happens around them. Behavior conducive to survival and reproduction in one situation often fails in another. Hence the need in every population group for a wide spectrum of behavior patterns. These variations recur, embodied in different individuals, generation after generation. The same evolutionary imperative produces the human behavioral diversity that maximizes our odds of survival as a species. Understanding political behavior, as distinct from engaging in partisanship, requires viewing politics with an eye not only for conflicting inte...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
13 reviews

AP World History Prep Plus 2018-2019 FREE for a limited time.: 3 Practice Tests + Study Plans + Targeted Review & Practice + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

by Kaplan Test Prep

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Test Preparation, Studying & Workbooks
Size: 420 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909–1974

by Ian Miller

This book is Open Access under a CC BY license. It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Common Core Standards and World War II: A Literary Veteran's Day Observance

by Pat Scales

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general and commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, established a committee in 1954 to plan a Veterans Day observance. This day honors all veterans of the United States and is held each year on November 11 with a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and followed by a parade of colors. In 2015, the United States and the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory in Europe occurred on May 8, 1945, but the official end of the war came when Japan surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945. Some students may have family members who remember World War II, but most only know the hardships both at home and in foreign war zones thr...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
201 reviews

The Wedding Season: An Enchanted Bridal Prequel

by Samantha Chase

There were three guarantees in Tricia Patterson’s life:
1. Her friendship with Sean Peterson was rock solid
2. She had a career that she absolutely adored
3. This summer was going to be the death of her

With the proverbial “Always a Bridesmaid and Never a Bride” becoming her new mantra, Tricia didn’t know how she was going to survive this year’s round of weddings. Six of them this summer alone! In an attempt to ward off the pity-party, her best friend Sean gives her the perfect solution to help her get through – he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend. While not certain that was going to be of any help, Tricia’s knows it also won’t hurt.

When circumstances beyond Sean’s control keep him from coming home to Tricia’s aid, he ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Gay & Lesbian, Hea
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Earth Goddess Trilogy

by Janys Nighthawk and Janice Vincent

Enjoy the entire trilogy in one book! Growing up in the 60s, Bridget starts life taking care of her family, but she’s adored at school for her occult knowledge and giving good advice. Sure she can do telekinesis, but her real gift is listening and helping friends answer the most important questions. High school ends a little early for Bridget when she finds out she’s pregnant, but she gets to love her daughter and eventually go to college. In the meantime, her esoteric skills keep coming into play. Despite her bumpy, yet fairly normal outer life, her underground life is more exciting. Fate makes her a shaman, a Reiki Master and a witch, though in the end, she prefers to be the healer and Earth Goddess she was born to be....

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 614 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people's behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs' successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the ...

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Korean War Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts From The Korean War (Trivia War Books Book 4)

by Bill O'Neill

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Asia, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Trivia & Fun Facts
Size: 2.79 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
23 reviews

Murderous Minds: Stories of Real Life Murderers That Escaped the Headlines

by Ryan Becker

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, True Accounts
Size: 1.79 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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New World Order? No Way Out?: How the One-Percenters did it!

by Paul Casselle

What the heck is going on in the world?

The 9/11 attack, continuous wars in the Middle-East & major terrorist incidents every few weeks.

What the heck is going on! - Are you looking for an answer?

Many of us are becoming aware of a growing global problem with national economies and terrorism, but some believe we are being led down this path by powerful people determined to destroy our free society in favour of their own greed. So, is this conspiracy nonsense?

I became so confused and worried about the global decline I saw around me that I decided to start researching for myself. Over the last four years I have discovered many things that left me speechless. I want everyone to explore the facts and make their own informed choices. Therefo...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, True Accounts
Size: 43 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Arab Women in Algeria

by Hubertine Auclert and Jacqueline Grenez Brovender

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Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology: Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation ... – Berliner Studien der Alten Wel

by Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen

The archaeological study of movement and of its related patterns and features has been transformed by the use of GIS. Path analysis has become a very popular approach to the study of settlement and land-use dynamics in landscape archaeology. This volume addresses theoretical, technical and interpretative issuesand presents case studies. A final synthetic paper aims to review the contents and to set the pace for the current methodological debate....

Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Youth and Experiences of Ageing among Maa: Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

by Paul Spencer

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Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Incredible india: India:An idea

by Chanchal

Incredible India:India,an idea...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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January: Calendar Girl Book 1

by Audrey Carlan

"Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." ~ Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Hacker Series.

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Washington and the Hope of Peace (The original unabridged edition)

by Wells,H. G.

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays
Size: 110 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Baahubali: A Review

by AMIT AHLAWAT

Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer Baahubali is the most successful franchise in the history of Indian cinema. Baahubali: The Conclusion shattered all box office records earlier this year with a mammoth box office total of 512 crore for just its Hindi version. (Aamir Khan’s Dangal stands next with 390 crore and the difference is huge.) Its gross worldwide numbers total around 2000 crore, mammoth by any standards. Cine-goers from all sections of society thronged cinema halls to catch a glimpse of this wonderful piece of cinema, directed by none other than God’s own child, SS Rajamouli.So what made the Baahubali series so successful? The first reason is cinematic excellence of the franchise, and that all the basics of these movies are spot on. They have drama, action, romance, suspense a...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Growing up Gay in the 70's and 80's: my personal journey with acceptance

by Johnny Mathes

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Sexuality
Size: 2.12 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Elaine M. Fisher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,” Fisher’s work excavates the pluralistic textures of precolonial Hinduism in the centuries prior to British intervention. Drawing on previously unpublished sources in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu, Fisher argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism. This work provides a c...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr's California Idea of Higher Education (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Higher Education in Society)

by Simon Marginson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.  The Dream Is Over tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan’s equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world’s leading system of public research universities. The California idea became the leading model for higher education across the world and has had great influence in the rapid growth of universities in China and East Asia. Yet, remarkably, the political con...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Jennifer Wallis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies and Francesca Matteoni

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Nikola Tesla: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Nikola Tesla* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Nikola Tesla was a major figure in the world in which he lived. As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, it was Tesla who would contribute to some of the world's most amazing inventions. It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today. Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life ✓ Alternating Current and the Induction Motor ✓ Patents, Radio and X-rays ✓ Warde...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock and Ayako Kano

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation.The volume is organized into sections focused on activism and activists, employment and education, literature and the arts, and boundary crossing. Some chapters shed light on ideas and practices that resonate with feminist thought but find expression through the work of writers, artists, act...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 310 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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