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Female Agency and the Critique of Republican Paternalism

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 6 presents a range of radical feminist objections to the hijab ban. It first interprets the paternalistic ban on hijab as a form of state oppression, which claims to coerce individuals into ... More


History Sisters: Femi Osofisan's Tegonni: An African Antigone

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Femi Osofisan's Tegonni: an African Antigone moves beyond a concern with the political and cultural effects of colonialism. Instead, the play deconstructs colonial and other types of authority, ... More


The Women's Appeal and After

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The anti-suffrage movement has been portrayed by most historians as reactive and episodic. This account emphasizes its continuities in terms of female support, and the importance of female agency in ... More


Allegory and Female Agency

Maureen Quilligan

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at materiality in works where allegory seemed mostly abstraction. It considers allegory in the Renaissance by focusing on Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies and the way in which ... More


Prophecy and Gender

Martti Nissinen

in Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808558
eISBN:
9780191846083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808558.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter demonstrates that prophecy was a gendered phenomenon, but the prophetic role was not generally gender-specific, which is remarkable in the patriarchal cultures within which prophecy ... More


Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, like its twin volume Female Authorship and the Documentary Image, centres on pressing issues in relation to female authorship in contemporary documentary practices. Addressing the politics ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Pious Perjury in Scott's The Heart of Midlothian

Julia Simon-Kerr

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a legal norm that appears to empower women, arguing that in reality it imposes its own constricting demand for conformity: a woman may manifest strength and agency by refusing ... More


Introduction

Birgit Schippers

in Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640898
eISBN:
9780748671830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640898.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The Introduction positions the feminist reception of Kristeva's ideas within the diverse and heterogeneous intellectual landscape of recent feminist thought. It outlines a key argument of the book: ... More


Development Matters

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 9 introduces the crucial embryological understandings underpinning Darwin’s threefold analogue, sketches their political and social implications and shows their functioning in Darwin’s ... More


Introduction: The Male Consort of the Remarkable Woman

Keith McMahon

in Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833763
eISBN:
9780824870805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833763.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter lays out the fundamental themes of this study: female agency and Chinese polygamy. It positions polygamy as the dominant sexual regime for the males of the late Qing ... More


Three-Women Fiction, Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At work in Peking Opera Blues is a deeply intertextual relation to the film adaptations (three-women films) of a popular form of sentimental romance fiction - mandarin duck and butterfly fiction ... More


Family, marriage, and class: Paṭācārā

Alice Collett

in Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199459070
eISBN:
9780199086375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459070.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on social status; a discussion borne from Paṭācārā’s decision to elope with an unsuitable man. Social class is conceptualized in the canon and commentaries as focused around ... More


How not to go there: <i>1 Henry VI</i> as prequel and alternative ending

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on 1 Henry VI. Some critics see it as the first part of a trilogy. Others have identified it as a sort of prequel, written after the success of the plays that have become known ... More


Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Dale M. Bauer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book contends that American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom. By creating a lexicon of “sex expression,” many ... More


What Knights Really Want

Stephen Orgel

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines female agency within the patriarchal situations of sex and power in chivalric art and literature. Drawing on Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene and on a series of courtly images, it ... More


Colonial Democracy and Fin-de-Siècle Martinique: The Third Republic and White Creole Dissent

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 again focuses on fin-de-siècle Martinique, but this time through the lens of the white Creole René Bonneville’s episodic Le triomphe d’Églantine. Initially published in the Martinican ... More


“We’re Relating Right Now to the Third World”: Creating an Anticolonial Vernacular, 1967–1968

Sean L. Malloy

in Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501702396
eISBN:
9781501712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the Black Panther Party's (BPP) anticolonial vernacular sought to elide the differences between the black condition in the United States and anticolonial struggles in Asia, ... More


Pleasures and Dangers of Conversion: Joseph and Aseneth

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Joseph and Aseneth, a Greek Jewish text that was translated into Latin in late twelfth-century England, and how it reemerges as significant within a crisis over Jewish ... More


Conclusion: Desiring the Mismatch

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In asking what draws us to our objects of study, the conclusion produces an explanation of desire by turning to the mimetic theory of René Girard. It explores the desire for the mismatched woman as ... More


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