Spartan Women

Spartan Women

The author examines Spartan women from all social classes covering over a thousand years, by analyzing ancient texts and archeological evidence to construct the world of these females.

Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195130677

Category: History

Page: 198

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The author examines Spartan women from all social classes covering over a thousand years, by analyzing ancient texts and archeological evidence to construct the world of these females. Proceeding through the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods discussions of education, family life, reproduction, religion and athletics are included.
Categories: History

Talkin Up to the White Woman

Talkin  Up to the White Woman

Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson "talks up" in this provocative interrogation of feminism in representation and practice.

Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702231347

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson "talks up" in this provocative interrogation of feminism in representation and practice. As a Geonpul woman and an academic, she provides a unique cultural standpoint and a compelling analysis of the whiteness of Australian feminism and its effect on Indigenous women.Through an extensive range of articles by non-white scholars and activists, she demonstrates the ways whiteness dominates from a position of power and privilege as an invisible and unchallenged practice. She illustrates the ways in which Indigenous women have been represented through the publications and teachings of white Australian women. Such renderings of Indigenous lives are in contrast to the many examples provided of life writings by Indigenous women themselves.Persuasive and engaging, Talkin' Up to the White Womanis a timely argument for the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in developing the teachings and practices that impact on Australia's pluralistic society.
Categories: Social Science

Reflections of Women in Antiquity

Reflections of Women in Antiquity

Based on Women's Studies double issue ; v. 8, nos. 1-2, 1981.

Author: Helene P. Foley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780677163703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance

Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.

Author: Diana Maury Robin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097722

Category: History

Page: 459

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Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.
Categories: History

Women Scientists in America

Women Scientists in America

Looks at the role of women astronomers, chemists, and anthropologists in colleges, government or industrial positions, and in professional associations, and examines how they gained acceptance

Author: Margaret W. Rossiter

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801825091

Category: Science

Page: 439

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Looks at the role of women astronomers, chemists, and anthropologists in colleges, government or industrial positions, and in professional associations, and examines how they gained acceptance
Categories: Science

Recasting Women

Recasting Women

The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume recognize that every aspect of reality is gendered, and that such a recognition involves a dismantling of the ideological presuppositions of the so-called gender neutral ideologies, as well ...

Author: Kumkum Sangari

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813515807

Category: History

Page: 372

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The political and social life of India in the last decade has given rise to a variety of questions concerning the nature and resilience of patriarchal systems in a transitional and post-colonial society. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume recognize that every aspect of reality is gendered, and that such a recognition involves a dismantling of the ideological presuppositions of the so-called gender neutral ideologies, as well as the boundaries of individual disciplines.
Categories: History

The Liberation of Women

The Liberation of Women

In the first of these important books in 1899, he started from the premise that the liberation of women was an essential prerequisite for the liberation of Egyptian society from foreign domination, and used arguments based on Islam to call ...

Author: Qasim Amin

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774245679

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Qasim Amin (1863-1908), an Egyptian lawyer, is best known for his advocacy of women's emancipation in Egypt, through a number of works including The Liberation of Women and The New Woman. In the first of these important books in 1899, he started from the premise that the liberation of women was an essential prerequisite for the liberation of Egyptian society from foreign domination, and used arguments based on Islam to call for an improvement in the status of women. In doing so, he promoted the debate on women in Egypt from a side issue to a major national concern, but he also subjected himself to severe criticism from the khedival palace, as well as from religious leaders, journalists, and writers. In response he wrote The New Woman, published in 1900, in which he defended his position and took some of his ideas further. In The New Woman, Amin relies less on arguments based on the Quran and Sayings of the Prophet, and more openly espouses a Western model of development. Although published a century ago, these two books continue to be a source of controversy and debate in the Arab world and remain key works for understanding the Arab feminist movement. The Liberation of Women and The New Woman appear here in English translation for the first time in one volume.
Categories: Social Science

Women in Roman Law Society

Women in Roman Law   Society

"The book meets the highest standards of scholarly rigor, and treatment of disputed issues is informative without being esoteric.

Author: Jane F. Gardner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253206359

Category: History

Page: 281

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"The book meets the highest standards of scholarly rigor, and treatment of disputed issues is informative without being esoteric. An excellent general survey and introduction." --Choice " . . . will be enormously useful for those interested in teaching courses on Roman women or Roman law." --The Classical Outlook
Categories: History

Women and War

Women and War

Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors.

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226206262

Category: History

Page: 301

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Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.
Categories: History

The Comfort Women

The Comfort Women

Drawing on historical research and interviews with survivors, Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past.

Author: C. Sarah Soh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226768045

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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In an era marked by atrocities perpetrated on a grand scale, the tragedy of the so-called comfort women—mostly Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army—endures as one of the darkest events of World War II. These women have usually been labeled victims of a war crime, a simplistic view that makes it easy to pin blame on the policies of imperial Japan and therefore easier to consign the episode to a war-torn past. In this revelatory study, C. Sarah Soh provocatively disputes this master narrative. Soh reveals that the forces of Japanese colonialism and Korean patriarchy together shaped the fate of Korean comfort women—a double bind made strikingly apparent in the cases of women cast into sexual slavery after fleeing abuse at home. Other victims were press-ganged into prostitution, sometimes with the help of Korean procurers. Drawing on historical research and interviews with survivors, Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past. Finally, Soh examines the array of factors— from South Korean nationalist politics to the aims of the international women’s human rights movement—that have contributed to the incomplete view of the tragedy that still dominates today.
Categories: Social Science