Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Narratives on Shaping Their Realities

Synopsis

Women's Lifeworlds is a collection of engaging narratives from fifteen women of various age groups, cultures, religions, social and geographical backgrounds. The stories cover the lives of their grandmothers, mothers, daughters, as well as their own testaments, to illustrate the changing meaning of "place" in women's lives over time and across space.

The women -- from a Mexican politician and Muslim psychiatrist to a Finnish housewife and Indian guru -- explore the complexity of their perceptions to their own lives and their sources of strength. This book is a lively challenge to the generalized assumptions of how women in various historical and cultural contexts feel about womanhood, life, society, culture and religion.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Edith Sizoo
  • Kamala Ganesh
  • Durre Sameen Ahmed
  • Shanti George
  • Esperanza Abellana
  • Edith Sizoo
  • Kamala Ganesh
  • Durre Sameen Ahmed
  • Shanti George
  • Esperanza Abellana
  • Yvonne Deutsch
  • Amal Krieshe
  • Safia Mohamed Safwat
  • Safiatu Kassim Singhateh
  • Christina Gualinga
  • Eliane Pontiguara
  • Dolores Rojas Rubio
  • Ethel Crowley
  • Nicole Note
  • Jaana Airaksinen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1997