Wrangling Women

Humor and Gender in the American West

Author: Kristin M. McAndrews

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177589

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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A unique look at a mountain community of women in Winthrop, Washington who run a western-theme town and work as ranchers, trail guides, horse trainers and packers.

Egypt as a Woman

Nationalism, Gender, and Politics

Author: Beth Baron

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520251547

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 8783

"Can anything new be said about modern Egyptian nationalism? Beth Baron's book Egypt as a Woman, one of the best modern Egyptian history books to appear in several years, leaves no doubt that it can. With evenhandedness and generosity, Baron shows how vital women were to mobilizing opposition to British authority and modernizing Egypt."--Robert L. Tignor, author of Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire "A wonderful contribution to understanding Egyptian national and gender politics between the two world wars. Baron explores the paradox of women's exclusion from political rights at the very moment when visual and metaphorical representations of Egypt as a woman were becoming widespread and real women activists--both secularist and Islamist--were participating more actively in public life than ever before."--Donald Malcolm Reid, author of Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I

Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa

Author: Muna Ndulo,Margaret Grieco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806285

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

View: 3968

Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community. According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering Development—Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues. The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces. With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.

Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the 'Scandalous Memoir'

Author: Caroline Breashears

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319486551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

View: 433

This book contributes to the literary history of eighteenth-century women’s life writings, particularly those labeled “scandalous memoirs.” It examines how the evolution of this subgenre was shaped partially by several innovative memoirs that have received only modest critical attention. Breashears argues that Madame de La Touche’s Apologie and her friend Lady Vane’s Memoirs contributed to the crystallization of this sub-genre at mid-century, and that Lady Vane’s collaboration with Tobias Smollett in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle resulted in a brilliant experiment in the relationship between gender and genre. It demonstrates that the Memoirs of Catherine Jemmat incorporated influential new strategies for self-justification in response to changing kinship priorities, and that Margaret Coghlan’s Memoirs introduced revolutionary themes that created a hybrid: the political scandalous memoir. This book will therefore appeal to scholars interested in life writing, women’s history, genre theory, and eighteenth-century British literature.

The Anvár-i Suhailí

Or the Lights of Canopus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fables of Bidpai

Page: 650

View: 8947


Last of the Mohicans

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736805853

Category: Fiction

Page: 595

View: 9389

The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The story is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight the more numerous British colonists in the Northeast frontier areas. The Last of the Mohicans has been James Fenimore Cooper's most popular work. It has continued as one of the most widely read novels throughout the world, and it has influenced popular opinion about American Indians and the frontier period of eastern American history. The romanticized images of the strong, fearless, and ever resourceful frontiersman, as well as the stoic, wise, and noble "red man" were notions derived from Cooper's characterizations more than from anywhere else. The phrase, "the last of the Mohicans," has come to represent the sole survivor of a noble race or type.

Women and the English Renaissance

Literature and the Nature of Womankind, 1540-1620

Author: Linda Woodbridge

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

View: 5080


The Woman of Tomorrow

Author: Helen Maria Winslow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 208

View: 1103


The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare

Accurately Printed from the Text of Dr. S. Johnson, George Steevens, Esq., and Isaac Reed, Esq.; with Explanatory and Glossarial Notes, a Sketch of His Life, an Essay on His Writings, and a Literary and Historical Notice Prefixed to Each Play

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1819


Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401020183

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 3590

In a footnote to the Preface of his A nthropology Kant gives, if not altogether accurately, the historical background for the publication of this work. The A nthropology is, in effect, his manual for a course of lectures which he gave "for some thirty years," in the winter semesters at the University of Konigsberg. In 1797, when old age forced him to discontinue the course and he felt that his manual would not compete with the lectures themselves, he decided to let the work be published (Ak. VII, 354, 356). The reader will readily see why these lectures were, as Kant says, popular ones, attended by people from other walks of life. In both content and style the Anthropology is far removed from the rigors of the Critiques. Yet the Anthropology presents its own special problems. The student of Kant who struggles through the Critique of Pure Reason is undoubtedly left in some perplexity regarding specific points in it, but he is quite clear as to what Kant is attempting to do in the work. On finishing the Anthropology he may well find himself in just the opposite situation. While its discussions of the functioning of man's various powers are, on the whole, quite lucid and even entertaining, the purpose of the work remains somewhat vague. The questions: what is pragmatic anthropology? what is its relation to Kant's more strictly philosophical works? have not been answered satisfactorily.

The Woman Citizen

Author: Alice Stone Blackwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 4581


Spoken Like a Woman

Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama

Author: Laura McClure

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

View: 6105

Examining tragedies and comedies by a variety of authors, she illustrates how the dramatic poets exploited speech conventions among both women and men to construct characters and to convey urgent social and political issues."--BOOK JACKET.