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Witches : the transformative power of women working together

George-Allen, Sam author

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  • Creator Sam George-Allen
  • Format Books
  • Publication Brooklyn : Melville House, [2020]
  • Physical Details
    • 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9781612198347, 1612198341
  • OCLC on1127111192

Summary

  • "A celebration of the revolutionary potential of women working with other women, and a powerful statement about myths like the "cool girl" or the "catty workplace". Covens. Girl Bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. In Witches, Sam George-Allen explores how wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratize skin-care rituals. And more than any other demographic, it's teen girls that shape our culture. Patriarchal societies have long been content to champion boys' clubs, while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. This deeply personal investigation takes us from our workplaces to our social circles, surveying our heroes, our outcasts, and ourselves, in order to dismantle the persistent and pernicious cultural myth of female isolation and competition . . . once and for all."--Publisher's website.

Contents

  • Teen girls: this emotion -- Girl bands: In concert -- Make-up: The beauty club -- Sports women: The body is a verb -- Dancers: Moving together in time -- Trans women: Transitioning to girl power -- Midwives: Maga gravida -- Sex workers: Laws of Babylon -- Farmers: Turning the Earth -- Matriarchal societies: Imagining Themyscira -- Nuns: a radical order -- Aunty dawn daylight: Dawn in Brisbane -- Witches: The crone
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