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Engendering Education: Prospects For a Rights‐Based Approach To Female Education Deprivation In India

Ramya Subrahmanian

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines two challenges to promoting the right of education in India: economic and education policies, and the gender perspective used to justify a focus on women’s education. The ... More


Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria

Elisha P. Renne

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Compares characteristics associated with women's status commonly used in demographic surveys with women's status, matsayi mace, as it is defined by a group of Hausa Moslem women in the northern ... More


Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Helena Sanson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book examines the relationship between women, language, and grammar with particular reference to the Italian context between the sixteenth and the end of the nineteenth century, from the ... More


Anna Maria van Schurman and Other Women Scholars of Northern and Central Europe

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines poor survival rate of early modern German books. It emphasizes an increasing interest in women's capabilities and education, and discusses pietism as a movement that encouraged ... More


Cleavage and Campus Life

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the historical roots and class politics of campus pageantry from working-class nineteenth-century public exhibitions of women’s bodies to the subsequent legitimacy and popularity ... More


Female Prisoners Learning (in) Defiance: What's Playing on Trikeri?

Gonda Van Steen

in Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572885
eISBN:
9780191722905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572885.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 features what is clearly a more national but also an increasingly international dialogue and exchange of ideas on tragic heroes like Prometheus, despite the remoteness of the prison ... More


Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Nanxiu Qian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792400
eISBN:
9780804794275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the late Qing reforms from the perspective of the talented and prolific woman writer Xue Shaohui and the reform-minded members of her social and intellectual networks. It moves ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain looked at the abject position of women in society and what their prescriptions for improvement were. Sarala’s ... More


Contexts of Mothers’ Lives

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the community-level field research on maternal literacy carried out in four countries: Mexico, Nepal, Venezuela and Zambia. It begins with the ways in which ... More


The “Perils” of Gender Coeducation

Christi M. Smith

in Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630687
eISBN:
9781469630717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630687.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 5 explores the intersection of racial and sexual politics in structuring various forms of higher education for women. A particular private organization—the Association of Collegiate Alumnae ... More


Classical Latin Women Poets

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Women's lack of access to public life in Republican and Imperial Rome, and its effect on their use of language are discussed. Women's education and the evidence for women's verse-writing are ... More


Theophano: Considerations on the Education of a Byzantine Princes

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter investigates the education of Byzantine princesses in general. It examines the preparation they received in order to fulfill their specific tasks, in addition to acting as ambassadors ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Brief Biographical Sketches

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter briefly reviews the lives of the two women, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Sarala and Rokeya were contemporaries, and were both concerned with the condition ... More


School Business

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 reconstructs Susan Nye Hutchison's transformation from nearly destitute widow in New York to successful academy founder in North Carolina. Her journals reveal the relatively unknown ... More


“This is to be Our Profession—To Serve the World”: Women’s Higher Education in New England

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter looks at women's higher education. Supporters of women's higher education relied on a social ethos of civic-mindedness to justify their advocacy, arguing that higher learning enhanced ... More


“More like a Pleasure than a Study”: Women’s Educational Experiences

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the educational experiences of early national women. Drawing on number of primary source materials, including women's private journals and letters, student journals and ... More


Introduction: Between Cupid and Minerva

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter considers the perceptions about women's education starting in the early nineteenth century. It details how a woman risked being labeled a pedant if she was too engrossed ... More


Scientific Womanpower Enters the Sputnik Era

Laura Micheletti Puaca

in Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the national security anxieties arising from the launch of the Soviet Sputniks in 1957, focusing on efforts to increase women’s scientific participation throughout the early ... More


Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980

Laura Micheletti Puaca

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469610818
eISBN:
9781469614441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This history of what is here termed “technocratic feminism” traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America’s ... More


“The Need of Their Genius”: A Women’s Revolution in Early America

Mary C. Kelley

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the post-revolutionary transformation in women's education, both formal and informal. Mary C. Kelley argues that an education that began to approach the learning acquired at the ... More


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