Pan American Women

Pan American Women
Author: Megan Threlkeld
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812246339
Available:
Release: 2014-07-24
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the years following World War I, women activists in the United States and Europe saw themselves as leaders of a globalizing movement to promote women's rights and international peace. In hopes of advancing alliances, U.S. internationalists such as Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Doris Stevens reached across the border to their colleagues in Mexico, including educator Margarita Robles de Mendoza and feminist Hermila Galindo. They established new organizations, sponsored conferences, and rallied for peaceful relations between the two countries. But diplomatic tensions and the ongoing Mexican Revolution complicated their efforts. In Pan American Women, Megan Threlkeld chronicles the clash of political ideologies between U.S. and Mexican women during an era of war and revolution. Promoting a "human internationalism" (in the words of Addams), U.S. women overestimated the universal acceptance of their ideas. They considered nationalism an ethos to be overcome, while the revolutionary spirit of Mexico inspired female citizens there to embrace ideas and reforms that focused on their homeland. Although U.S. women gradually became less imperialistic in their outlook and more sophisticated in their organizational efforts, they could not overcome the deep divide between their own vision of international cooperation and Mexican women's nationalist aspirations. Pan American Women exposes the tensions of imperialism, revolutionary nationalism, and internationalism that challenged women's efforts to build an inter-American movement for peace and equality, in the process demonstrating the importance of viewing women's political history through a wider geographic lens.

Come Fly the World

Come Fly the World
Author: Julia Cooke
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780358251408
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A lively, unexpected portrait of the jet-age stewardesses serving on iconic Pan Am airways between 1966 and 1975"--

First Pan American Conference Of Women

First Pan American Conference Of Women
Author: Anonim
Pages: 4
ISBN: OCLC:45547578
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Release: 1919*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas
Author: Katherine M. Marino
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781469649702
Available:
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domingez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; from Panama, Clara Gonzalez; from Chile, Marta Vergara; and from the United States, Doris Stevens. This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women's suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. Their painstaking efforts led to the enshrinement of women's rights in the United Nations Charter and the development of a framework for international human rights. But their work also revealed deep divides, with Latin American activists overcoming U.S. presumptions to feminist superiority. As Marino shows, these early fractures continue to influence divisions among today's activists along class, racial, and national lines. Marino's multinational and multilingual research yields a new narrative for the creation of global feminism. The leading women introduced here were forerunners in understanding the power relations at the heart of international affairs. Their drive to enshrine fundamental rights for women, children, and all people of the world stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when global thinking meets local action.

Pan American Conference of Women

Pan American Conference of Women
Author: Anonim
Pages: 74
ISBN: OCLC:805146301
Available:
Release: 1922*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pan American Women

Pan American Women
Author: Megan Threlkeld
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780812290028
Available:
Release: 2014-07-17
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the years following World War I, women activists in the United States and Europe saw themselves as leaders of a globalizing movement to promote women's rights and international peace. In hopes of advancing alliances, U.S. internationalists such as Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Doris Stevens reached across the border to their colleagues in Mexico, including educator Margarita Robles de Mendoza and feminist Hermila Galindo. They established new organizations, sponsored conferences, and rallied for peaceful relations between the two countries. But diplomatic tensions and the ongoing Mexican Revolution complicated their efforts. In Pan American Women, Megan Threlkeld chronicles the clash of political ideologies between U.S. and Mexican women during an era of war and revolution. Promoting a "human internationalism" (in the words of Addams), U.S. women overestimated the universal acceptance of their ideas. They considered nationalism an ethos to be overcome, while the revolutionary spirit of Mexico inspired female citizens there to embrace ideas and reforms that focused on their homeland. Although U.S. women gradually became less imperialistic in their outlook and more sophisticated in their organizational efforts, they could not overcome the deep divide between their own vision of international cooperation and Mexican women's nationalist aspirations. Pan American Women exposes the tensions of imperialism, revolutionary nationalism, and internationalism that challenged women's efforts to build an inter-American movement for peace and equality, in the process demonstrating the importance of viewing women's political history through a wider geographic lens.

Airborne Dreams

Airborne Dreams
Author: Christine Reiko Yano
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780822348504
Available:
Release: 2011-01-25
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of Pan Am s Nisei stewardess program (1955&–1972), through which the airline hired Japanese American (and later other Asian and Asian American) stewardesses, ostensibly for their Asian-language skills.

The Pan American Games Los Juegos Panamericanos

The Pan American Games   Los Juegos Panamericanos
Author: Steven Olderr
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780786443369
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Release: 2003-04-29
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pan American Games, second only to the Olympics as the biggest international sports competition in the world, are held every four years (during the year prior to the Summer Olympics) under the sponsorship of the International Olympic Committee. This book lists the results of the Pan American Games from their commencement in 1951 through 1999. Los Juegos Panamericanos, los segundos mas importantes del mundo tras los Olimpicos, se han venido celebrando cada cuatro anos desde 1951. Se incluye en el presente trabajo bilingue un recuento de los resultados reflejados en dichos juegos a lo largo de su historia, desde los comienzos hasta los mas recientes, celebrados en 1999.

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers
Author: Gabriella de Beer
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780292789548
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Release: 2010-06-28
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mexican women writers have moved to the forefront of their country's literature in the twentieth century. Among those who began publishing in the 1970s and 1980s are Maria Luisa Puga, Silvia Molina, Brianda Domecq, Carmen Boullosa, and Angeles Mastretta. Sharing a range of affinities while maintaining distinctive voices and outlooks, these are the women whom Gabriella de Beer has chosen to profile in Contemporary Mexican Women Writers. De Beer takes a three-part approach to each writer. She opens with an essay that explores the writer's apprenticeship and discusses her major works. Next, she interviews each writer to learn about her background, writing, and view of herself and others. Finally, de Beer offers selections from the writer's work that have not been previously published in English translation. Each section concludes with a complete bibliographic listing of the writer's works and their English translations. These essays, interviews, and selections vividly recreate the experience of being with the writer and sharing her work, hearing her tell about and evaluate herself, and reading the words she has written. The book will be rewarding reading for everyone who enjoys fine writing.

Trend of Feminism in Women s Pan American Activities

Trend of Feminism in Women s Pan American Activities
Author: Josephine Lee Meek
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:56160050
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Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Second Women s Pan American Conference

Second Women s Pan American Conference
Author: Anonim
Pages: 11
ISBN: OCLC:820835850
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Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Pan American Life

A Pan American Life
Author: Muna Lee
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0299202348
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The extraordinary Muna Lee was a brilliant writer, lyric poet, translator, diplomat, feminist and rights activist, and, above all, a Pan-Americanist. During the twentieth century, she helped shape the literary and social landscapes of the Americas. This is the first biography of her remarkable life and a collection of her diverse writings, which embody her vision of Pan America, an old concept that remains new and meaningful today.

Woman Between Mirrors

Woman Between Mirrors
Author: Helena Parente Cunha
Pages: 132
ISBN: 029279052X
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fictional character considers possible alternate identities and rejects the role the author had assigned her.

Bulletin of the Pan American Union

Bulletin of the Pan American Union
Author: Pan American Union
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:35112101492645
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Release: 1944
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Pan American Imagination

The Pan American Imagination
Author: Stephen M. Park
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813936673
Available:
Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists, intellectuals, and government institutions. In The Pan American Imagination, Stephen Park explores the work of several Pan American modernists who challenged the body of knowledge being produced about Latin America, crossing the disciplinary boundaries of academia as well as the formal boundaries of artistic expression—from literary texts and travel writing to photography, painting, and dance. Park invests in an interdisciplinary approach, which he frames as a politically resistant intellectual practice, using it not only to examine the historical phenomenon of Pan Americanism but also to explore the implications for current transnational scholarship.

Pan American Conference of Women

Pan American Conference of Women
Author: League of Women Voters (U.S.),Union of American Republics
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:316444237
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Release: 1922
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Whole World Was Watching

The Whole World Was Watching
Author: Robert Edelman,Christopher Young
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781503611016
Available:
Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Cold War era, the confrontation between capitalism and communism played out not only in military, diplomatic, and political contexts, but also in the realm of culture—and perhaps nowhere more so than the cultural phenomenon of sports, where the symbolic capital of athletic endeavor held up a mirror to the global contest for the sympathies of citizens worldwide. The Whole World Was Watching examines Cold War rivalries through the lens of sporting activities and competitions across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. The essays in this volume consider sport as a vital sphere for understanding the complex geopolitics and cultural politics of the time, not just in terms of commerce and celebrity, but also with respect to shifting notions of race, class, and gender. Including contributions from an international lineup of historians, this volume suggests that the analysis of sport provides a valuable lens for understanding both how individuals experienced the Cold War in their daily lives, and how sports culture in turn influenced politics and diplomatic relations.

La Vanguardia Feminista

La Vanguardia Feminista
Author: Katherine Marie Marino
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:847844592
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From 1915 to 1946, a vibrant movement of feminist activists and organizations from throughout the Western Hemisphere not only helped secure women's civil, political, and economic rights in the United States and Latin America but also advanced the creation of international "human rights." Drawing on research from over twenty archives in the United States, Uruguay, Cuba, and Chile, this dissertation is the first sustained, transnational study of Pan-American feminism. It charts the movement through its six most influential activists: Paulina Luisi (Uruguay), Ofelia Domínguez Navarro (Cuba), Clara González (Panama), Doris Stevens (United States), Bertha Lutz (Brazil), and Marta Vergara (Chile). Some well-known, others largely forgotten, these women, all recognized as national feminist leaders in their day, played a pivotal role in the creation of a movement for women's international rights. Their efforts propelled national campaigns for the vote, for equal work and equal pay, and for maternity legislation. They also created the first inter-governmental organization of women in the world, the Inter-American Commission of Women (1928); the first international women's rights treaty in the world, the Equal Rights Treaty (1929); and, later, the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (1946). These activists were vanguards as well in their agenda for "equal rights, " which reached beyond the narrow focus on equal political and civil rights ascribed by the U.S. National Woman's Party. Rather, Latin American feminists shaped the meaning of Pan-American feminism by pushing a broad "equal rights" agenda that included not only political and civil rights but also social and economic welfare and multi-lateralism. At times, U.S. dominance hindered Latin American leadership in inter-American feminist organizations, but conflicts over these power dynamics resulted in a Pan-American feminism that bore the profound ideological stamp of Latin American regional politics when activists explicitly denounced imperialism and insisted on a more multi-lateral world. Culminating in the 1945 conference in San Francisco that created the United Nations, these Pan-American feminists played crucial roles in constructing the founding principles of international human rights.

Pan American Conference on Transforming Women s Legal Status

Pan American Conference on Transforming Women s Legal Status
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:49043419
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Release: 1997*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Historicizing the Pan American Games

Historicizing the Pan American Games
Author: Bruce Kidd,Cesar Torres
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781315414270
Available:
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pan-American Games, begun officially in 1951 in Buenos Aires and held in every region of the western hemisphere, have become one of the largest multi-sport games in the world. 6,132 athletes from 41 countries competed in 48 sports in the 2015 Games in Toronto, Canada. The Games are simultaneously an avenue for the spread of the Olympic Movement across the Americas, a stage for competing ideologies of Pan-American unity, and an occasion for host city infrastructural stimulus and economic development. And yet until this volume, the Games have never been studied as a single entity from a scholarly viewpoint. Historicizing the Pan-American Games presents 12 original articles on the Games. Topics range from the origins of the Games in the period between the world wars, to their urban, hemispheric and cultural legacies, to the policy implications of specific Games for international sport. The entire collection is set against the shifting economic, social, political, cultural, sporting and artistic contexts of the turbulent western hemisphere. Historicizing the Pan-American Games makes a significant contribution to the literature on major games, Olympic sport and sport in the western hemisphere. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.