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.
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Egypt as a Woman

Nationalism, Gender, and Politics

Author: Beth Baron

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520251547

Category: History

Page: 287

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"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
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Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman

Author: Elizabeth Abbott

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715642332

Category: History

Page: 512

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She has been known as the 'kept woman', the 'fancy woman' and the 'other woman'. She exists as both a fictional character and flesh-and-blood human being. But who is she, really? What do Madame de Pompedour, Heloise, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Eyre and Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? Why do women become mistresses, and what is it like to have a private life that is usually also a secret life? Is a mistress merely a wife-in-waiting, or is she the very definition of the emancipated, independent female? In Mistresses Elizabeth Abbott intelligently examines the motives of some of history's most infamous and fascinating women. Drawing intimate portraits of those who have - either by chance, coercion or choice - assumed this complex role, from Chinese concubines and European royal mistresses to mobster molls and trophy dolls, Mistresses offers a rich blend of history, personal biography and cultural insight.
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Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa

Author: Muna Ndulo,Margaret Grieco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806285

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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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.
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The Anvár-i Suhailí

Or, The Lights of Canopus; Being the Persian Version of the Fables of Pilpay; Or the Book "Kalíah and Damnah," Rendered Into Persion

Author: Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ Kāshifī

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fables, Persian

Page: 650

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Last of the Mohicans

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736805853

Category: Fiction

Page: 595

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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.
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Women and the English Renaissance

Literature and the Nature of Womankind, 1540-1620

Author: Linda Woodbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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The Woman of Tomorrow

Author: Helen Maria Winslow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: 208

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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

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401020183

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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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.
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The Woman Citizen

Author: Alice Stone Blackwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: N.A

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Wrangling with the Lawyer

Author: Fran Louise

Publisher: Fran Louise

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Gabriel Stahl is trouble. Six-feet of charming, ruthless and slightly arrogant trouble, to be precise. Unfortunately for Harper Green, she's in need of exactly the kind of trouble Gabe is capable of causing. Down to her last gasp professionally, she has no choice but to accept his help in bringing to justice those who would see her bankrupt. She's caught between the frying pan and the fire on this one - will Gabe Stahl prove to be her savior or her downfall? Join Harper as she attempts to wrangle her enemies with legal cowboy, Gabriel Stahl, by her side!
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Spoken Like a Woman

Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama

Author: Laura McClure

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017303

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

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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.
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