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By Jimmy Carter

ISBN-10: 1476773971

ISBN-13: 9781476773971

The world’s discrimination and violence opposed to girls and women is the main critical, pervasive, and neglected violation of easy human rights: this is often President Jimmy Carter’s name to action.

President Carter used to be inspired to put in writing this publication through a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing document covers a approach of discrimination that extends to each country. girls are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier international locations and “owned” by way of males in others, compelled to undergo servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main weak, besides their teenagers, are trapped in warfare and violence.

A name to motion addresses the anguish inflicted upon girls through a fake interpretation of rigorously chosen spiritual texts and a turning out to be tolerance of violence and struggle. Key verses are frequently passed over or quoted out of context by way of male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of fellows and exclude ladies. And in countries that settle for or maybe glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the foundation for abuse. President Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, have visited one hundred forty five nations, and The Carter heart has had lively tasks in additional than 1/2 them. around the globe, they've got obvious inequality emerging speedily with each one passing decade. this can be actual in either wealthy and negative nations, and one of the voters inside of them.

Carter attracts upon his personal reports and the testimony of brave ladies from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that girls around the globe, greater than 1/2 all humans, are being denied equivalent rights. this is often an educated and passionate cost a few devastating impression on monetary prosperity and unconscionable human soreness. It impacts us all.

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The glass roofs of Paddington Station, with their slim convoluted wrought iron supports always pleased her . . Through the thick plates she could see the movements of the station, muted as though all the people were under water, while the trains heaved and wriggled like trapped worms pinned in by the platforms. (Three Times Table 41) The effect of Maitland’s narrative strategy may be better grasped in light of Michel de Certeau’s reflections on the artistic motif of contemplation from above. In ‘Walking in the City’, de Certeau corroborates his observation of Manhattan from the height of the World Trade Center5 with insights offered by medieval and Renaissance painting, and concludes that the human desire to see the city, or world, from above ‘preceded the means of satisfying it’ (92), conveying a will to transgress the limits of one’s condition that is deeply embedded in human nature.

2 The Psychic Spaces of Michèle Roberts’ Paper City Beyond their concrete existence as conglomerates of buildings and streets, cities also evoke for us a set of imaginary representations heavily impregnated by our particular cultural identity. Literary studies have been quick to acknowledge that the image of a city, even the one that we actually live in, represents just as much the work of cultural theorists and fiction writers as of architects or engineers: We see the city we have been taught to see, and literature teaches us to see cities.

The current use of the term ‘flâneur’ in cultural analysis is related to Charles Baudelaire’s essay ‘A Painter of Modern Life’ (1863), in which it referred to the position of the anonymous (male) observer/wanderer amidst the modern urban crowd. Baudelaire published a series of articles based on the paintings of Constantin Guys, in which he described ‘the painter of modern life’ as a wanderer haunting city streets so as to capture instances of ephemeral and fragmentary beauty in the urban crowd. In his seminal study Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism, Walter Benjamin further analyses the flâneur as a production of Western urban modernity between the 1830s and 1860s, a street dweller who may be said ‘to turn a boulevard into an “intérieur”’ (37).

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