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Preamble

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joseph Conrad is widely recognised as a writer of sea stories with predominantly masculine themes. This book argues that despite this established reputation, Conrad did not neglect women's themes in ... More


Becoming a Mujercita: Rituals, Fiestas, and Religious Discourses

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines quinceañera ritual that marks a girl's fifteenth birthday in Mexico and the role played by the time of la ilusión which begins with this ritual. It shows why the quinceañera has ... More


Female Friendship/US Indie: Women Talking

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the confluence of the U.S. independent (indie) model of filmmaking — previously seen in Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996) — with two films made and set in Scotland ... More


Seals

Susan M. Johns

in Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The secular women's seals present the historian with unique opportunities to study the portrayal of female identity in twelfth-century England. Seals were visual representations of power, and they ... More


Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz: Dreaming in a Double Voice

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has been triply canonized as an origin for Latin American literature, as the epitome of Baroque literature in Spanish, and as the first feminist writing in the New World. ... More


Witches Dancing: Gender and Inflation

Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the fact that many symbolic and visual representations of the German inflation are coded as female. It analyzes and contextualizes three female figures that are particularly ... More


The Festivals of the Forum Boarium Area: Reflections on the Construction of Complex Representations of Roman Identity

John Scheid

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

With the help of rituals, rules, places and calendars, an attempt is made to put together all the festivals and ceremonies that were celebrated in the Forum Boarium area in Rome. What emerges is a ... More


The final front: arrest and prison

Carrie Hamilton

in Women and ETA: The Gender Politics of Radical Basque Nationalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075452
eISBN:
9781781700754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075452.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines women terrorists' memories of arrest and prison. It considers the construction of prison as a gendered space in Spain in the 1960s and 1970s, and explores the gender politics of ... More


Le petit prince de Belleville, Maman a un amant: Immigrants and Tourists

in Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310492
eISBN:
9781846315589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315589.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Calixthe Beyala's Le petit prince de Belleville and Maman a un amant, which portrays a Malian immigrant family residing in the Parisian quartier of Belleville. It uses White's ... More


The Science of Sexual Difference: Ogura Seizaburō, Hiratsuka Raichō, and the Intersection of Sexology and Feminism in Early-Twentieth-Century Japan

Michiko Suzuki

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines theories of male–female difference and female identity in Japan by focusing on the intersection of sexology and feminism in the country during the early twentieth century. In ... More


(Dis)Adventures of Female Desire in the 1940s Woman’s Film

Veronica Pravadelli

in Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies noir's twin genre, the woman's film. While this genre's formal politics are quite similar to noir's, its focus on female identity entails a representation of female desire. The ... More


Men Writing Songs for Women Who Complain about Men: Mandopop’s Gender Construction in Taiwan and the PRC

Marc L. Moskowitz

in Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833695
eISBN:
9780824870812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833695.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which women's identities are constructed in Mandopop. For one, most female performers sing songs that are written by men. While this can also be said of many U.S. ... More


Conclusion

M. Laetitia Cairoli

in Girls of the Factory: A Year with the Garment Workers of Morocco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035611
eISBN:
9780813039206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035611.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The concluding chapter explores the change that took place prior to the research period for this book. It talks about the fact that young Moroccan women flooded into sewing factories, providing the ... More


Gender Under Erasure (Amparo Amorós, Luisa Castro)

in The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311833
eISBN:
9781846315947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315947.008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that women poets have frequently utilised the strategy of questioning gender itself, rather than relying on the ‘gynocentric’ strategies. It considers the work of two well-known ... More


Conclusion

Sabine N. Meyer

in We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039355
eISBN:
9780252097409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039355.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This conclusion ponders the question of whether we are really what we drink by reviewing the insights gained from the analysis of the interwoven and constantly interacting identity discourses, among ... More


Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Linda Cooke Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China's historical women warriors hailed from the northeast (Manchuria) during the Liao (907–1125) and Jin (1115–1234) dynasties. They rode horseback astride, were good at hunting and shooting, and ... More


Feminist Bookstores: Building Identity

Daphne Spain

in Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453199
eISBN:
9781501704130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453199.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how feminist bookstores revealed multidimensional and complex female identities that could transform women’s sense of self. These bookstores were often an outgrowth of women’s ... More


In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres

Saverio Tomaiuolo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641154
eISBN:
9780748651665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. Using Braddon’s bestselling ... More


The Campaign for Parité

in Parité!: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741079
eISBN:
9780226741093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741093.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The popularity of parité in France was the result of a sustained feminist campaign against injustice and for equality. This was not a movement aimed at establishing a coherent female identity; what ... More


‘Filthy Lucre’: Christianity, Commerce and the Female Bodily Economy in Seamstress Narratives of the 1840s*

Ella Dzelzainis (ed.)

in Shaping Belief: Culture, Politics, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311369
eISBN:
9781846315688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846315688.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers how the appropriation of religious discourse in connection with the medicalisation of the female body reconfigured female identity which could be used as a means to protest ... More


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