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On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Iris Marion Young

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

These essays describe diverse aspects of women’s lived body experience in modern Western societies. They combine theoretical description of experience with normative evaluation of the unjust ... More


 Threshold Designs, Forehead Dots, and Menstruation Rituals:: Exploring Time and Space in Tamil Kolams

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that women's religious practices cross boundaries and traverse thresholds, and emphasizes continuity and overlap between private and public domains. The focus is on the ... More


‘A Thirsty Womb’: Lovesickness, Green Sickness, Hysteria, and Uterine Fury 1

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

One of the aspects of women's lovesickness which has caused the most confusion is its relation to three other female maladies: hysteria, green sickness, and uterine fury. Although many critics assume ... More


Menstrual Meditations *

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay examines the social oppression of women as menstruators in two major forms: the shame associated with menstruation that compels girls and women to conceal their menstrual events, and the ... More


Phases of Life

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the events that comprise the normal lifecycle of a Kamar. It begins with child-birth, which is considered an event of great sociological significance. It relates the things a ... More


Atonement for Sick Bodies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks in detail at the four chapters following Leviticus 11, which take off from the theme of reproduction therein to form a distinct literary unit: Leviticus 12 is about blood impurity ... More


Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the menstrual cure for lovesickness in early modern medical and literary texts, suggesting how it throws important light on concepts of women, masculinity, and menstruation. In ... More


Gym Periods and Monthly Periods, 1900–1940

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 examines physical educators’ views and policies regarding students’ participation in gym class during their menstrual periods. Interpreting menstruation in mechanical rather than strictly ... More


The Nose Knows

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Behavior in multicellular animals consists of directed activity in response to internal and external environmental signals. External signals are detected through a variety of sensory nervous inputs. ... More


Blood and Defilement: Christology

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter addresses the notion of Christ being a woman and the symbolism of blood. The Summa Theologiae provides the most common argument as to why Christ should be born a man: ‘Because the male ... More


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