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By Katie Schickel

Allison Darling, former foster baby, now a stay-at-home mother of 3, desperately desires to slot in with the natural latte consuming, hundred-dollar-yoga-pants-wearing mothers who run Monrovia, her captivating seashore village. consistently feeling like an intruder, Allison desires of extra for her children.

When the Glamour ladies, a soap-selling corporation run by means of the main charismatic and strong girls on the town, recruits Allison, she jumps on the invitation. The Glamor ladies have a hand in every little thing in Monrovia, from bake revenues to company bargains. this can be what Allison's sought after her entire life—to be cherished. To be well known. To belong.

After Allison's estranged mom passes away, she learns her family's heartbreaking legacy and the key Allison's been combating to suppress all her lifestyles emerges: she's a witch. What's extra, she's now not the single one on the town. There's extra to the Glamour women then it seems... and as soon as you're a Glamour lady, there's no going back.

Allison needs to use her rediscovered magic to protect Monrovia, shield her marriage and her kids, and reclaim her legacy. combating the teeth and nail for her relatives is simple, yet what approximately for herself? Is it too overdue to confront her personal demons and develop into the lady she goals of being? [/i]
"Katie Schickel's debut entertains whereas delightfully skewering our culture's obsession with household perfection. within the spirit of John Updike's [i]Witches of Eastwick and Alice Hoffman's functional Magic, Schickel casts a spell all her personal. Housewitch takes us deep contained in the darkish arts of twenty first century motherhood and flickers with unforeseen magic." —Amber Dermont, big apple occasions bestselling writer of The Starboard Sea

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A vital aspect of Sen’s works is his focus on individuals as agents of change, rather than as recipients of development programmes. He argues that ‘With adequate social opportunities, individuals can effectively shape their own destiny and help each other. They need not be seen as passive recipients of the benefits of cunning development programs’ (Sen 1999, p. 11). Of particular importance is the issue of women’s agency. It is vital not only for improving the socio-economic power of women, but for challenging and modifying entrenched values and social practices that support gender bias in the distribution of basic goods like food, shelter, education and health care.

This implied that, in addition to a consumption unit, the family became an investment unit. Demand side conditions in the labour market—requiring a steady flow of educated and skilled force—was also important in this context. The evolution of the family as a consumption and investment unit increased the importance of women as an income earner. The impact on the role of women as provider of care services was less specific. 5 Exploitation of Women in Affluent Households 39 undertaking of all household duties to women.

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