In Their Own Voices

Introduction In Their Own Voices is a collection of interviews with African women writers , in which they discuss their creativity in the light of the two major , irreversible , though accidental facts of their lives - being born an ...

In Their Own Voices

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In Their Own Voices

didn't care if I was there or not. After a while my friends dropped out and I was there alone. I started going again and I was doing good until a boy started bothering me to go out with him. When I refused he broke a glass bottle in ...

In Their Own Voices


In Their Own Voices

In Their Own Voices does not take an ideological stand on transracial adoption. Rather, its major thrust is to provide a forum for black and mixedrace adults who were transracially adopted and who lived all their childhood and ...

In Their Own Voices

Nearly forty years after researchers first sought to determine the effects, if any, on children adopted by families whose racial or ethnic background differed from their own, the debate over transracial adoption continues. In this collection of interviews conducted with black and biracial young adults who were adopted by white parents, the authors present the personal stories of two dozen individuals who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds. How does the experience affect their racial and social identities, their choice of friends and marital partners, and their lifestyles? In addition to interviews, the book includes overviews of both the history and current legal status of transracial adoption.

Divine Sounds from the Heart Singing Unfettered in their Own Voices

This gave courage to the women to outpour divine melodies from the heart articulating their concerns and singing unfettered in their own voices. Though many of the women saints in medieval India had emerged from an atmosphere of ...

Divine Sounds from the Heart   Singing Unfettered in their Own Voices

Recent years have seen a sea change in the way history is written and also in the way our conceptions of the past are being rewritten. In traditional historiography, women’s articulation is often marginalized and dominated by male voices. Through centuries of patriarchal control, women negotiated many layers and levels of existence working out different forms of resistance which have often gone unnoticed. Bhakti was one such medium. Religion provided the space in the medieval period and women saints embraced bhakti to define their own truths in voices that question society, family and relationships. For all these women bhaktas, the rejection of the male power that they were tied to in subordinate relationship became the terrain for struggle, self assertion and alternative seeking. Most of these women lived during the period from 12th to 17th Century. While the dominant mode of worship in bhakti was prostration to a deity like a feudal lord, the women bhaktas’ idea of God as a lover, a husband and a friend came as a breath of fresh air. The individual outpourings and the voices of these women, who had the courage to sing unfettered in their own voices, refused to melt in the din of the feudal scene which was largely patriarchal. This book will be useful to scholars interested in Feminist History, Comparative Religion and Asian Studies. The sensitive and rigorous research will be of great help to young scholars interested in embarking on a journey to discover religious history, especially with regards to women’s history in the South Asian context.

Girlhood Teens around the World in Their Own Voices

Masuma Ahuja. GIRLHOOD TEENS AROUND THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN VOICES MASUMA AHUJA GIRLHOOD TEENS AROUND THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN VOICES MASUMA. Front Cover.

Girlhood  Teens around the World in Their Own Voices

Thirty girls in twenty-seven countries share diary entries and photographs in this celebration of the day-to-day lives of ordinary girls around the world.

Speaking With Their Own Voices

4 There was no recourse other than referring the case to the Sheikh. However, the case settled itself, for Abdullah, of his own free will, returned to his master and no longer desired a manumission certificate.

Speaking With Their Own Voices

This book presents an analysis of the slavery and manumission practiced in the Persian Gulf region in the first half of the 20th century. It is unique as it exposes the life stories of several hundred slaves, speaking with their own voices. A striking aspect of the majority of studies on slavery is that they provide the reader with excellent statistics and describe the mechanism of enslavement, the routes of slave trading, and the economic and social conditions of enslaved people, but slaves themselves generally remain anonymous. The premise of this book is to give voice directly to the slaves by presenting in full-length their statements made at the British Agencies in Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Sharjah, and Bushire. Altogether around 1,000 statements were made by slaves asking for manumission certificates, and the analysis of these statements sheds light on various aspects of social, economic and political life on the Arabian shore of the Gulf. Given that it uncovers new aspects of the every-day life of the Arabian Peninsula, this book will also be of help to people of this region who are looking for their roots.

In Our Own Voices

N 1637 Anne Hutchinson spoke in her own voice declaring that she had received a revelation directly from God . This action led to her excommunication from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because the ordained clergy saw themselves as ...

In Our Own Voices

A rich collection of first-person renderings that both enhances and challenges traditional narratives of American religious life.

Finding Their Own Voices

Maine Women at the Millennium James Mitchell. FINDING THEIR OWN VOICES Maine Wonien at the Millennium: Their Stories FINDING THEIR OWN VOICES Maine Women at the.

Finding Their Own Voices

James Mitchell presents a series of biographical sketches and interviews of more than thirty Maine women who have all carved out meaningful careers for themselves. The women shared their stories and dreams with Mitchell to celebrate their and other women's accomplishments. Although their stories and fields of endeavor — ranging from commercial fishing (Linda Greenlaw), to writing (Kate Barnes), to government service (Chellie Pingree) — are different, the women all celebrate the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. What they have in common is intelligence, passion, enthusiasm, and a firm belief in their abilities. Black and white photographs accompany each profile.

In Our Own Voices

I have said it is training women to believe in their own stories , to have strength enough to write in their own voices , to be able to go from this workshop to the formal classes where they will continue their educations .

In Our Own Voices


Making Their Own Way

Their college education was intended to help them prepare for success and leadership roles in society. Educators hope that college ... At various points in their twenties, however, these young adults began to hear their own voices.

Making Their Own Way

WINNER OF AERA’S NARRATIVE & RESEARCH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP 2003 BOOK AWARD What impact does a college education have on students' careers and personal lives after they graduate? Do they consider themselves well prepared for the demands and ambiguities of contemporary society? What can we learn from their stories to improve the college learning experience? This groundbreaking book extends Marcia Baxter Magolda’s renowned longitudinal study and follows her participants’ lives from their graduation to their early thirties. We follow these students’ journeys to an internally-authored sense of identity and how they make meaning of their lives. From this, the author proposes a new framework for higher education to better foster students' crucial journeys of transformation--through the shaping of curriculum and co-curriculum, advising, leadership opportunities, campus work settings, collaboration, diversity and community building. This is an important book for all faculty, administrators and student affairs professionals.

The Imprint of Another Life

... adoptee published in the same year, In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories, comprising interviews that Rhonda Roorda conducted with other transracial adoptees and including her own interview with her coeditor.

The Imprint of Another Life

How adoption and its literary representations shed new light on notions of value, origins, and identity

Creativity and Writing

Mostly unconsciously they will appropriate these, exploring them and trying them on for size, before transforming them as they shape and tune their own voices, both oral and written. Various authors and educational researchers have ...

Creativity and Writing

This clear yet authoritative book affirms the vital role of creativity in writing and considers and encourages flexible, innovative practices in teaching. Importantly, the book reflects upon teachers' imaginative and artistic involvement in the writing process as role models, collaborators, artists, and as writers themselves. Arguing that children's creative use of language is key to the development of language and literacy skills, this book focuses on the composition process and how children can express their own ideas. In addition, the authors consider the many forms of creative language that influence the inner and outer voice of children, including reading, investigating, talking and engaging in a range of inspiring activities. Illustrated throughout with many examples of children's writing and drawing, this book also provides suggestions for classroom activities and is a source of inspiration and practical guidance for any teacher looking to deepen their understanding of literacy theory and practice.

Masculinity and Nationhood 1830 1910

... as those whodiscreetly listened to vocal performances of patriotism, suggests that their own voices were irrelevant. However, politicians'voices are perhaps the most audiblevoices in the archives: they were professional inhabitants ...

Masculinity and Nationhood  1830 1910

A history of what it meant to be a man, and a citizen of an emerging nation throughout the nineteenth century. This book not only relates how Belgians were taught how to move and fight, but also how they spoke and sang to express masculinity and patriotism.

Border Crossings

To the degree that teachers make the construction of their own voices , histories , and ideologies problematic , they become more attentive to Otherness as a deeply political and pedagogical issue . In other words , by deconstructing ...

Border Crossings

Schooling and cultural politics - Cultural workers and cultural pedagogy_

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

... in their hearing of research participants' voices, Linda Bell also considers her own field diary in order to shed further light on these issues. Janet Parr's chapter, too, charts intertwined personal and theoretical shifts, ...

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style. Particular themes examined are: the research dilemmas that occur from feminist perspectives in relation to researching private and personal social worlds; the position of the researcher as situated between public knowledge and private experience; and the dilemmas raised for researchers seeking to contribute to academic discourse while remaing close to their knowledge forms.

The Phaedrus Lysis and Protagoras of Plato

For these people , being too ignorant to converse together over their cups , through the medium of their own voices and words , keep up the prices of flute - players , by hiring , for large sums , the foreign aid of their flutes ...

The Phaedrus  Lysis and Protagoras of Plato


A Pedagogy of Possibility

While I no longer operate under Jeff's pedagogy or his paradigms , my current studies only make me more aware of how ... Rather than Jeff's tricky compositional hoop - jumping , teachers should help students find their own voices from ...

A Pedagogy of Possibility

In a book that itself exemplifies the dialogic scholarship it proposes, Kay Halasek reconceives composition studies from a Bakhtinian perspective, focusing on both the discipline's theoretical assumptions and its pedagogies. Framing her discussions at every level of the discipline--theoretical, historical, pedagogical--Halasek provides an overview of portions of the Bakhtinian canon relevant to composition studies, explores the implications of Mikhail Bakhtin's work in the teaching of writing and for current debates about the role of theory in composition studies, and provides a model of scholarship that strives to maintain dialogic balance between practice and theory, between composition studies and Bakhtinian thought. Halasek's study ranges broadly across the field of composition, painting in wide strokes a new picture of the discipline, focusing on the finer details of the rhetorical situation, and teasing out the implications of Bakhtinian thought for classroom practice by examining the nature of critical reading and writing, the efficacy and ethics of academic discourse, student resistance, and critical and conflict pedagogy. The book ends by setting out a pedagogy of possibility, what Halasek terms elsewhere a "post-critical pedagogy" that redefines and redirects current discussions of home versus academic literacies and discourses.

Indian Sound Cultures Indian Sound Citizenship

The years between the coming of sound in 1931 and the mid-1940s was the era of singing stars, when actors sang their songs in their own voices. This gave way in the 1940s to the era of the “playback” singer, when actors lip-synched to ...

Indian Sound Cultures  Indian Sound Citizenship

From the cinema to the recording studio to public festival grounds, the range and sonic richness of Indian cultures can be heard across the subcontinent. Sound articulates communal difference and embodies specific identities for multiple publics. This diversity of sounds has been and continues to be crucial to the ideological construction of a unifying postcolonial Indian nation-state. Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship addresses the multifaceted roles sound plays in Indian cultures and media, and enacts a sonic turn in South Asian Studies by understanding sound in its own social and cultural contexts. “Scapes, Sites, and Circulations” considers the spatial and circulatory ways in which sound “happens” in and around Indian sound cultures, including diasporic cultures. “Voice” emphasizes voices that embody a variety of struggles and ambiguities, particularly around gender and performance. Finally, “Cinema Sound” make specific arguments about film sound in the Indian context, from the earliest days of talkie technology to contemporary Hindi films and experimental art installations. Integrating interdisciplinary scholarship at the nexus of sound studies and South Asian Studies by questions of nation/nationalism, postcolonialism, cinema, and popular culture in India, Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship offers fresh and sophisticated approaches to the sonic world of the subcontinent.

The Structure and Development of Self Consciousness

their own (unseen) hands in the direction opposite to that of the alien hand, so as to fulfill the instruction they had received to draw a ... After 3 seconds, the generator was turned off and the subjects heard their own voices.

The Structure and Development of Self Consciousness

Self-consciousness is a topic of considerable importance to a variety of empirical and theoretical disciplines such as developmental and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and philosophy. This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers. Some of the topics included are the infants’ sense of self and others, theory of mind, phenomenology of embodiment, neural mechanisms of action attribution, and hermeneutics of the self. A number of these essays argue in turn that empirical findings in developmental psychology, phenomenological analyses of embodiment, or studies of pathological self-experiences point to the existence of a type of self-consciousness that does not require any explicit I —thought or self-observation, but is more adequately described as a pre-reflective, embodied form of self-familiarity. The different contributions in the volume amply demonstrate that self-consciousness is a complex multifaceted phenomenon that calls for an integration of different complementary interdisciplinary perspectives. (Series B)

An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre

Yet, there is hope. We amplify Black voices increasingly and become more aware of how much our ears need them. ... The practitioners we have laid out here have committed their labour in lifting their own voices.

An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre

A radically urgent intervention, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900 - 1950 uncovers the hidden Black history of this most influential of artforms. Drawing on lost archive material and digitised newspapers from the turn of the century onwards, this exciting story has been re-traced and restored to its rightful place. A vital and significant part of British cultural history between 1900 and 1950, Black performance practice was fundamental to resisting and challenging racism in the UK. Join Mayes (a Broadway- and Toronto-based Music Director) and Whitfield (a musical theatre historian and researcher) as they take readers on a journey through a historically-inconvenient and brilliant reality that has long been overlooked. Get to know the Black theatre community in London's Roaring 20s, and hear about the secret Florence Mills memorial concert they held in 1928. Acquaint yourself with Buddy Bradley, Black tap and ballet choreographer, who reshaped dance in British musicals - often to be found at Noël Coward's apartment for late-night rehearsals, such was Bradley's importance. Meet Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who toured Britain's theatres during World War 1 and brought the sounds of Chicago to places like war-weary Dundee. Discover the most prolific Black theatre practitioner you've never heard of, William Garland, who worked for 40 years across multiple continents and championed Black British performers. Marvel at performers like cabaret star Mabel Mercer, born in Stafford in 1900, who sang and conducted theatre orchestras across the UK, as well as Black Birmingham comedian Eddie Emerson, who was Garland's partner for decades. Many of their names and works have never been included in histories of the British musical - until now.