Witches : the transformative power of women working together
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
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. And wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratise the intricacies of skincare. Teen girls invent phrases that enter the urban lexicon and choose our next pop superstars. Patriarchal societies have long been content to uphold men's and boys' clubs, while viewing groups that exclude men as sites of rivalry and suspicion. In this deeply personal exploration of what women make together, Sam George-Allen delves into workplaces, industries and social groups to dismantle the cultural myth of female isolation and uncover the inherent revolutionary potential of these groups. Thoughtful, intimate, and convincing, What We Do Together is a long-overdue celebration of the power and pleasure of working with other women.
ContentsTeen 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.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Women -- Employment.
|Publisher|| Brooklyn :2020
278 pages ; 21 cm