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Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Helen F. Siu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Historians and anthropologists have long been interested in South China where powerful lineages and gendered hierarchies are juxtaposed with unorthodox trading cultures, multi-ethnic colonial ... More


Gendered Spiritualities

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines gender differences in individual religious practices. Gender profoundly affects people's religion-as-lived because gender differentiation permeates so many aspects of life in ... More


The Rising Tide of Equality and Democratic Reform

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the beginnings of the equal rights movement in the 1970s. During this decade, gender—the social and cultural roles associated with a particular sex—became a crucial and widely ... More


Mourning Endless: Female Otherness in Statius' Thebaid

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses several female figures from Statius' Thebaid, a poem on the civil war between the two brothers Eteocles and Polynices. Hypsipyle is portrayed as an exiled foreigner, a ... More


Marital Unions and the Normalization of Suffering

Cecilia Menjívar

in Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on a sphere of women's lives that highlights the normalization of gender hierarchies in San Alejo. It particularly focuses on the institutional and structural dimensions of ... More


Ironies of Gender Neutrality

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 concerns the dilemmas that female shamans face in their quest for power. By exploring the rise and fall of Chimeg, a female shaman, the chapter unpacks the discrepancy between egalitarian ... More


Engendering Resistance

in Sheltering Women: Negotiating Gender and Violence in Northern Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753012
eISBN:
9780804767866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753012.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the things that were at stake for the women in Women United and Family Aid. It studies the important sites of resistance against the dominant gender standards and looks into the ... More


Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the German Colonial Empire

Lora Wildenthal

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes several cases of disputed citizenship drawn from the German colonies before World War 1, suggesting that the cases of marriage between white German men and colonized women of ... More


Husband, Wife, and Farm Management

Sonya Salamon

in Prairie Patrimony: Family, Farming, and Community in the Midwest

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807845530
eISBN:
9781469616094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807845530.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how land is so important that its handling may serve as a metaphor for those aspects of the family system—for example, the gender hierarchy—that are shaped by culture. Yeoman ... More


Toward a Feminist Political Economy of Sexual Violence in War

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter posits a feminist political economy framework for understanding the causes and consequences of wartime sexual violence. Drawing on insights from feminist analyses of rape in war and ... More


The Gendered Frontiers of Globalization 2004

J. Ann Tickner

in A Feminist Voyage through International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199951246
eISBN:
9780199374717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951246.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how women are participating in economic globalization. It examines how women are crossing international boundaries as domestic servants, sweatshop workers, and sex workers. It ... More


Queering Tango

Kathy Davis

in Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760291
eISBN:
9780814762912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760291.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how queer tango has changed tango as a dance, the interactions between the dancers, and the regimes of the salon. Drawing upon interviews with aficionados, it addresses why ... More


Are Sexual Identities Desirable?

Michael Hames-García

in Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter delves deeper into the colonial/modern gender system as suggested by philosopher Maria Lugones, with a focus on the elaboration of sexual identities. According to Lugones, the system ... More


The Melancholy of Faith: Reading the Gendered and Sexual Politics of Testifying in James Baldwin’s and

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter addresses the question of how unresolved racial grief works through the demands of capital, racialization, and sacred ritual practice to enact a gender hierarchy. It thinks through James ... More


Introduction: Illuminating the Encounter

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

This introduction appraises the processes underlying the historical encounter between immigrants and Indians in the early twentieth century. It brings into the same frame two dominant processes in ... More


Rasa, Race, and Ramayana: Sensing and Censoring the History of Color in Precolonial Java

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the theoretical concept of rasa and uses it to construct a historical account of skin color and gender hierarchies in Java prior to European colonization (late ninth and early ... More


Contexts and structures

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/9780300222715.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter provides an outline of some of the ideological, political, and institutional structures and contexts within which the plays under discussion in this study were produced and ... More


Production Tensions: New Positions, Routines, and Gender Roles

Brooke Erin Duffy

in Remake, Remodel: Women's Magazines in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037962
eISBN:
9780252095221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037962.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how convergence-related transformations are redefining what it means to be a magazine producer and how this differentiates those who work in magazine production from other ... More


Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Armed Conflict

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter argues that, while the oversight in advocacy and scholarship on sexual violence against men and boys has been problematic, it does not undermine the insight of early feminist scholarship ... More


Gender and the Nation State: Family Law, Scholars, Activists, and Dissidents

Zakia Salime

in Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816651337
eISBN:
9781452946085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816651337.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter identifies key individuals involved in the women’s right movement in Morocco, such as the’ulama, the monarchy, the Islamists, political parties, and women’s groups. It shows the ... More


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