Download Playing the Game: Western Women in Arabia by Penelope Tuson PDF

By Penelope Tuson

ISBN-10: 1417520957

ISBN-13: 9781417520954

ISBN-10: 1860649335

ISBN-13: 9781860649332

The extreme Gertrude Bell, Freya Stark, Rosetta Forbes and Mary Curzon are the easiest identified protagonists during this historical past and biography of the Western girls who lived, labored and travelled in Arabia within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. principally missed by way of historians, they have been occasionally flamboyant and unconventional, occasionally conservative and conformist - and them all desired to be part of British imperial existence. a few have been ready to 'play the game', others, just like the American missionaries whose tales are advised the following, weren't and have been looked as tough and unsafe. taking part in the sport explores how they negotiated strength and place within the Empire. It finds how traditional woman roles have been outlined by way of the masculine tradition of imperial authority and the way whereas now and then those ladies actively colluded with this, at others they effectively subverted the stereotypes.

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Download Masculinities at School by Nancy Lesko PDF

By Nancy Lesko

ISBN-10: 0761914935

ISBN-13: 9780761914938

Experiences of masculinity were mostly absent from academic examine. This e-book provides a suite of present severe scholarship at the construction of masculinities in schools.

Contributors research reports in North American, Australian and British faculties in any respect degrees from preschool to commencement, and from institution settings equivalent to machine labs to the soccer box. the result's a considerate research of ways masculinities are concerning competing definitions of masculinity and femininity. The chapters express how masculinities are developed between academics, scholars and directors, and locates those analyses inside of broader social, financial and ideological contexts.

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Download The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss by R. Stott PDF

By R. Stott

ISBN-10: 0333556127

ISBN-13: 9780333556122

'This is an impressively clever paintings of research, which makes reliable use of overdue Victorian imperial background and criminology' - Chris Baldick, TLS This ebook examines the increase of the femme fatale as a prominant fictional sort in overdue 19th-century British tradition. As a stereotype she has been 'fabricated', that's to claim developed as a 'figure within the carpet' of the fin-de-siecle. The booklet argues that Rider Haggard's She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, Bram Stoker's woman vampires and Conrad's damaging Malayan or African girls, even Hardy's Tess, are all stuck up in a chain of overdue 19th-century contexts: organic determinism, imperialism, race, theories approximately woman sexuality, degeneration and evolutionary idea.

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Download Revolutionary Women in the War for American Independence by Lincoln Diamant PDF

By Lincoln Diamant

ISBN-10: 0275962636

ISBN-13: 9780275962630

This sleek, annotated model of the unique three-volume variation of Women of the yank Revolution through Elizabeth Ellet restores, in one quantity, a special compilation of the jobs performed by means of eighty-four American ladies within the progressive conflict. A best-seller within the 1850s, Ellet's paintings is right here conscientiously edited for present day readers by way of a exclusive progressive conflict historian. It features a new advent and plenty of explanatory footnotes. a brand new association arranges those biographies from north to south by way of colony, underlining the immense ameliorations at school and tradition one of the quite a few states.

While now not America's earliest girl historian, Elizabeth Ellet may possibly simply lay declare to being America's first historian of girls. sooner than booklet of her books, readers had come just about wasting tune of the real position performed by way of girls within the warfare for Independence. Ellet preserved those helpful tales via reliance, each time attainable, on first-person bills that are nonetheless as clean and compelling at the present time as they have been within the 19th century. A brilliant and complete account that allows you to be of curiosity to either army historians and students of women's history.

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Download Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950 by Kevin Starr PDF

By Kevin Starr

ISBN-10: 0195124375

ISBN-13: 9780195124378

ISBN-10: 0199728712

ISBN-13: 9780199728718

A story journey de strength that mixes wide-ranging scholarship with alluring prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume americans and the California Dream is an unheard of paintings of cultural historical past. Now, in Embattled desires, the 6th quantity during this enormous paintings, Starr appears to be like at Forties California, the conflict years and their aftermath. California within the years surrounding global battle II was once a time of sweeping switch, drama and intrigue, heroism and tragedy, a decade that observed the emergence of a brand new, extra strong position for California within the kingdom. Starr captures this intriguing period along with his specific imaginative and prescient and masterful prose. He describes the titanic growth of the conflict and California's position as "arsenal of democracy" (especially the numerous half ladies performed within the aviation industry). He examines the politics of the country: Earl Warren because the dominant political determine, the anti-communist stream and "red baiting," and the early occupation of Richard Nixon. He additionally seems to be at tradition, starting from Hollywood, to the counterculture with Henry Miller at immense Sur, to movie noir and the fiction of Raymond Chandler. And he illuminates the harassment of eastern immigrants and the shameful therapy of different minorities, specifically Hispanics and blacks. Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Starr as "the most effective chronicler of that regularly fantastic sector, enforcing upon the dramatic components of California heritage a novelist's mind's eye and a worldly and complicated intelligence." In Embattled goals, Starr offers an unforgettable portrait of California, a spell-binding account of the kingdom because it reworked itself from a nearby strength to the dominant fiscal, social, and cultural strength within the state.

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Download Gesture, Gender, Nation: Dance and Social Change in by Mary M. Doi PDF

By Mary M. Doi

ISBN-10: 0897898257

ISBN-13: 9780897898256

The nationwide dancers of Uzbekistan are normally girl. In a society that has been Muslim for almost 700 years, why and the way did unveiled woman dancers develop into a liked nationwide icon in the course of the Soviet interval? additionally, why has their reputation persevered after the Uzbek republic turned self reliant? the writer argues that dancers, as symbolic ''girls'' or single adult females within the Uzbek kinship process, are potent mediators among prolonged kinfolk teams, and the Uzbek geographical region. the feminine dancing physique grew to become a otabula rasa'' upon which the kingdom inscribed, and reinscribed, structures of ''Uzbek'' nationalism.

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Download Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational by Joanne Miyang Cho, Douglas T. McGetchin PDF

By Joanne Miyang Cho, Douglas T. McGetchin

ISBN-10: 3319404385

ISBN-13: 9783319404387

ISBN-10: 3319404393

ISBN-13: 9783319404394

This quantity presents new insights into gendered interactions during the last centuries among Germany and Asia, together with India, China, Japan, and formerly ignored Asian nations together with Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Korea. This quantity provides scholarship from lecturers operating within the box of German-Asian reports because it pertains to gender throughout transnational encounters within the 19th and 20th centuries. Gender has been a lens of research in remoted released chapters in past edited volumes on German-Asian connections, yet nowhere has there been a quantity particularly devoted to the research of gender during this box. Rejecting conventional notions of West and East as seeming polar opposites, their contributions to this quantity makes an attempt to reconstruct the ways that German and Asian women and men have cooperated and negotiated the problem of modernity in a variety of fields.

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Download Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the by Elizabeth Barnes PDF

By Elizabeth Barnes

ISBN-10: 0807834564

ISBN-13: 9780807834565

Operating to reconcile the Christian dictum to "love one's neighbor as oneself" with facts of U.S. sociopolitical aggression, together with slavery, corporal punishment of kids, and Indian elimination, Elizabeth Barnes focuses her recognition on aggressors--rather than the susceptible or abused--to recommend methods of knowing paradoxical relationships among empathy, violence, and faith that took carry so strongly in nineteenth-century American culture.Looking at works by means of Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Lousia might Alcott, between others, Barnes exhibits how violence and sensibility interact to provide a extra "sensitive" citizenry. Aggression turns into a website of redemptive risk simply because salvation is won whilst the strong protagonist identifies with the individual he harms. Barnes argues that this id and emotional transformation come at a excessive fee, in spite of the fact that, because the reparative ends are got with another's blood. Critics of nineteenth-century literature have tended to consider sentimentality and violence as opposing concepts within the paintings of nation-building and within the formation of U.S. nationwide id. but to appreciate how violence will get folded into sentimentality's egalitarian ambitions is to acknowledge, importantly, the deep entrenchment of aggression within the empathetic constructions of liberal, Christian tradition within the usa.

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