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Most Dangerous Women

Author : Anne Wiltsher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081642337
Genre : Internationalism
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Describes the activities of women's peace groups during World War I and depicts the efforts of women to encourage a negotiated end to the conflict

Icons Of Beauty Art Culture And The Image Of Women 2 Volumes

Author : Lindsay J. Bosch
ISBN : 9780313081569
Genre : Social Science
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What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of Beauty offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this interdisciplinary set offers fresh insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, Icons of Beauty also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters. Generously illustrated, this rich set encompasses history, politics, society, women's studies, and art history, making it an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as general readers.

Making Peace

Author : Susan Kingsley Kent
ISBN : 9780691656793
Genre : History
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Making Peace provides a fresh context for understanding gender relations in interwar Britain, seeing in the emergence of a powerful ideology of motherhood and a reemphasis on separate spheres for men and women a corollary to the political and economic restructuring designed to reestablish social order after World War I. The war had often been explained and justified to the British public by means of images that portrayed women as hostile or frightening—or as victims of sexual assault, as in the Belgian atrocity stories. These sexualized interpretations of war then shaped postwar understandings of gender, as psychiatrists, psychologists, and sexologists drew on metaphors of war to talk about relationships between men and women, likening any conflict between the sexes to the terrible chaos of the war years. Drawing on materials from posters to popular songs, from government reports to journalistic accounts, from memoirs and novels to diaries and letters, Making Peace is a penetrating analysis of how gendered and sexualized depictions of wartime expereinces compelled many Britons to seek in traditional gender arrangements the key to postwar order and security. In the interwar period, many feminists compromised their earlier positions in an effort to contribute to postwar recovery, and justified their demands—for birth control and family endowment, for example—in conservative terms that ultimately hampered their movement. Susan Kingsley Kent is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also the author of Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 (Princeton). Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Philosophy For Girls

Author : Melissa Shew
ISBN : 9780190072919
Genre : Philosophy
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"This revolutionary book empowers its readers intellectually by providing a snapshot of perennial and timely philosophical topics. Written by twenty expert women in philosophy and representing a diverse and pluralistic approach to philosophy as a discipline, this book appeals to a wide audience. Individual readers, especially girls and women ages 16-24, as well as university and high school educators and students who want a change from standard anthologies that include few or no women will find value in these pages. This volume contains several notable features: the book is divided into four sections that correspond to major fields in Philosophy-metaphysics, epistemology, social and political philosophy, and ethics-but the chapters within those sections provide fresh ways of understanding those fields. " Every chapter begins with a lively anecdote about a girl or woman in literature, myth, history, science, or art to introduce the chapter's specific topic." Chapters are dominated by women's voices, with nearly all primary and secondary sources used coming from women in the history of philosophy and a diverse set of contemporary women philosophers. "All chapters offer the authors' distinct philosophical perspectives written in their own voices and styles, representing diverse training, backgrounds, and interests." The Introduction and Prologue explicitly invite the book's readers to engage in philosophical conversation and reflection, thus setting the stage for continued contemplation and dialogue beyond the book itself. The result is a rigorous yet accessible entry-point into serious philosophical contemplation designed to embolden and strengthen its readers' own senses of philosophical inquiry and competence. The book's readers will feel confident in knowing that expert women affirm an equitable and just intellectual landscape for all and thus have lovingly collaborated to write this book"--

Dangerous Women

Author : George R. R. Martin
ISBN : 9781429955966
Genre : Fiction
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All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, "Here you'll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you'll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Women Peace And Welfare

Author : Oakley, Ann
ISBN : 9781447332626
Genre : Social Science
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Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare and competition. Ann Oakley, a leading sociologist, undertook extensive research to uncover this previously hidden cast of forgotten characters. She uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism. Her fascinating account reveals how their efforts, connected through thriving transnational networks, lie behind many features of modern welfare states and reminds us of their powerful vision of a more humane way of living – a vision that remains relevant today.

The Congress Of Women Held In The Woman S Building World Columbian Exposition Chicago U S A 1893 With Portraits Biographies And Addresses ; Published By Authority Of The Board Of Lady Managers

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ISBN : UCAL:$C119530
Genre : Women
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Dangerous Women

Author : Elaine H. Kim
ISBN : 9781136048067
Genre : Social Science
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Dangerous Women addresses the themes of Korean nationalism and gender construction, as well as various issues related to the colonialization and decolonialization of the Korean nation. The contributors explore the troubled category of "woman," placing it in the specific context of a marginalized and colonized nation. But Korean women are not merely configured here as metaphors for an emasculated and infantilized "homeland;" they are also shown to be products of a problematic gender construction that originates in Korea, and extends even today to Korean communities beyond Asia. Representations of Korean women still attempt to confine them to the status of either mother or prostitute: Dangerous Women rectifies that construction, offering a feminist intervention that might recuperate womanhood.

A Dangerous Woman

Author : Debra Lee
ISBN : 0744303567
Genre : Fiction
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Lock your doors and turn on all the lights. A murderer is on the loose in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Valley. Or was it murder? Fay Cunningham, newspaper publisher, is determined to find out.

Dangerous Women Deadly Words

Author : Nina Cornyetz
ISBN : 0804732124
Genre : Literary Collections
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This is a materialist-feminist, psychoanalytic analysis of a modern Japanese literary trope—the dangerous woman, linked to archaisms and magical realms and found throughout the Japanese canon—in the works of three 20th-century writers: Izumi Kyoka (1873–1939), Enchi Fumiko (1905–86), and Nakagami Kenji (1946–92).

Miracles And Other Reasonable Things

Author : Sarah Bessey
ISBN : 9781982126131
Genre : Religion
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“This book—the fullness, depth, and beauty of Sarah Bessey’s faith and artistic genius—is a miracle” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior) and an unforgettable and life-affirming exploration of how trauma can strengthen your faith and miracles can be found in unexpected places. In the brief instant Sarah Bessey realized that her minivan was, inevitably, going to hit the car on the highway on the bright, clear day of the crash, she knew intuitively that it would have life-changing consequences. But as she navigated the winding path from her life before the accident—as a popular author, preacher, and loving wife and mother—to her new life after, inhabiting a body that no longer felt like her own, she found that the most unexpected result was how it shook her deeply rooted faith, upending everything she thought she knew and held so dearly. Weaving together theology and memoir, Sarah delivers “a well-written reminder of seeing the miracles in life’s highs and lows” (Library Journal). The road of healing leads to Rome where she met the Pope (it’s complicated) and encountered the Holy Spirit in the last place she expected. She writes about her miraculous healing, learning to live with chronic pain, and the ways God makes us whole in the midst of suffering. She invites us to a path of knowing God that is filled with ordinary miracles, hope in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and other completely reasonable things. Insightful, profound, and unexpected, “Sarah’s writing is so breathtaking, sometimes you think you are reading poetry. The story is so thrilling, sometimes you think you are devouring a novel. And the Spirit she describes is so compelling, you’ll swear you experienced a revival. You won’t put it down once until you close the last page” (Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author).

Dangerous Women Libertine Epicures And The Rise Of Sensibility 1670 1730

Author : Dr Laura Linker
ISBN : 9781409478522
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the first full-length study of the figure of the female libertine in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century literature, Laura Linker examines heroines appearing in literature by John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, Delariviere Manley, and Daniel Defoe. Linker argues that this figure, partially inspired by Epicurean ideas found in Lucretius's De rerum natura, interrogates gender roles and assumptions and emerges as a source of considerable tension during the late Stuart and early Georgian periods. Witty and rebellious, the female libertine becomes a frequent satiric target because of her transgressive sexuality. As a result of negative portrayals of lady libertines, women writers begin to associate their libertine heroines with the pathos figures they read in French texts of sensibilité. Beginning with a discussion of Charles II's mistresses, Linker shows that these women continue to serve as models for the female libertine in literature long after their "reigns" at court ended. Her study places the female libertine within her cultural, philosophical, and literary contexts and suggests new ways of considering women's participation and the early novel, which prominently features female libertines as heroines of sensibility.

Dangerous Women

Author : Hope Adams
ISBN : 9781405943178
Genre : Fiction
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Pre-order the compelling, gorgeously atmospheric tale of love, betrayal and innocence, inspired by the incredible true story of female convicts 'Beautifully written, an epic sea voyage with an intriguing murder mystery . . . an unputdownable read' KATIE FFORDE 'I was thoroughly entranced by the story, and the great murder mystery kept me guessing throughout. A real joy to read' 5***** Reader Review 'A gorgeous and compelling story with vibrant characters . . . I was fascinated' RACHEL HORE ______ London, 1841. The Rajah sails for Australia. On board are 180 women convicted of petty crimes. Daughters, sisters, mothers - they'll never see home or family again. Despised and damned, they have only one another. Until the murder. As the fearful hunt for a killer begins, everyone on board is a suspect . . . Based on a real-life voyage, Dangerous Women is a sweeping tale of confinement, hope and the terrible things we do to survive. ______ 'An intriguing murder-mystery, skilfully written and bursting with colour and life' Lucy Atkins, author of Magpie Lane 'Dazzling. A captivating story filled with intrigue and dark secrets. An immensely satisfying tale of guilt, innocent and second chances' Emma Rous, author of The Au Pair 'A fabulous, page-turning novel that kept me gripped. It's impossible not to become engaged with these women' Jane Harris, author of The Observations 'This is a locked room mystery to end all locked room mysteries!' Sophie Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot Readers are entranced by Dangerous Women: 'I thoroughly enjoyed this clever, poignant tale of embroidery and murder on the high seas' 5***** Reader Review 'A wonderfully inspiring read, full of compassion and friendship. Full of the social history of the time, I enjoyed this book immensely' 5***** Reader Review 'A fascinating book about a group of women determined to survive' 5***** Reader Review 'I sat down and read Dangerous Women in one go. I don't think I could have put it down if the house was on fire!' 5***** Reader Review 'I have fallen in love with this story! I loved how all the women felt real and all their faults. A GEM of a book' 5***** Reader Review

The Women Of The French Revolution

Author : Jules Michelet
ISBN : WISC:89013484001
Genre : France
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"Formed principally of the portraits of women, drawn by Michelet in his History of the revolution."--Author's pref. Includes chapters devoted to such general topics as the influence of women on the 18th century, the worship of women for Robespierre, the execution of women, and the reaction of women following the Revolution. The author also concentrates on individuals such as Mme de Stäel, Mme de Condorcet, Olympe de Gouges, Rosa Lacombe, Théroigne de Mericourt, Mme Roland, Charlotte Corday, Mlle Kiralio [sic], Lucille Desmoulins, and Danton's two wives.

A Book Of Memories Of Great Men And Women Of The Age From Personal Acquaintance

Author : Samuel Carter Hall
ISBN : NYPL:33433061843458
Genre : Artists
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The University Magazine And Free Review

Author : John Mackinnon Robertson
ISBN : UOM:39015012335835
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Dangerous Women

Author : Victoria Baldwin Cass
ISBN : 0847693953
Genre : History
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Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators—these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. Using new and freshly interpreted sources, the author leads us confidently into this surprising world, bolstering her erudite and engaging text with stunning color and black and white art of the period.

Dangerous Women

Author : Laura Adler
ISBN : 2080201492
Genre : History
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Traces the influence and legacies of 60 mythical and real seductive women from biblical times to the present day, from Eve and Cleopatra to Helen of Troy and Scheherazade, demonstrating how their alluring charms inspired lovers to wage war, forfeit power and change the laws of their times, in a volume complemented by iconic works of art.

Tales And Novels Manoeuvring Almeria

Author : Maria Edgeworth
ISBN : HARVARD:HN3RAG
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Dangerous Women

Author : Clare Conville
ISBN : 9780297866008
Genre : Reference
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Life-enhancing, packed with poetry and philosophical bon mots, Dangerous Women: The Guide to Modern Life draws on the experience of three dangerously knowledgeable women to offer practical but humourous advice, with an understanding of the finer art of living. With over 600 entries, from 'Accepting a compliment' and 'Affairs' to 'Entering a covent', 'Family therapy', 'I don't', 'Teenagers' and 'Wolf-whistling', this is the perfect bedside companion for the modern woman. Mothers, sisters, daughters and girlfriends are constantly asking themselves, and each other, questions about what it means to be a modern woman. Dangerous Women sparkles with the answers.

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