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Playing the Man: Performing Masculinities in the Ancient Greek Novel

Meriel Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570089
eISBN:
9780191738760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570089.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Despite the growth of research on masculinity both in Gender Studies and in Classical Studies, and the resurgence of interest in ancient fiction, no volume has yet been devoted to exploring the ... More


Being “Bad” and Objectified Womanhood: Transgressive Femininity in Spain and the South

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter attempts to locate the Butlerian model of gender performance within a conception of performativity as a nationalist act of memory. My goal, however, is not to discuss the stereotypes of ... More


Staging Androgyny

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on androgyny, embodied differently by Edo-period Kabuki onnagata and modern Takarazuka otokoyaku, whose gender performances constitute a type of strategic ambivalence: that is, ... More


Introduction

Sydney Hutchinson

in Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A music video by New York-based Dominican-American “tropical punk” artist Maluca Mala frames this chapter exploring the state of gender and performance studies in the Caribbean, particularly with ... More


The Gendering of National Culture, Or, The Only Good Woman is a Man

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the changing terrain of gender performance and homo- and heterosexuality within the theater, describing the rise of a new form of female role known as the huashan (flower ... More


Transgender identities and experiences

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses the understandings and experiences of gender identity prior to transition and the formation of transgender identities. Next, it draws upon recollections of ‘significant ... More


Conclusion: Performing Representation?

Shirin M. Rai and Carole Spary

in Performing Representation: Women Members in the Indian Parliament

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199489053
eISBN:
9780199093861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489053.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The conclusion revisits the major theoretical themes of the book to suggest how the issue of women’s representation in the Indian Parliament is framed within the context of neoliberal development and ... More


Nationalism goes public

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/9780719075452.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the ways in which Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) emerged into open conflict with the Spanish state at the end of that decade. It argues that nationalist movements are constructed ... More


Liberation and a Corset: Examining False Feminism in Steampunk

Mary Anne Taylor

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter will explore feminist possibilities presented through steampunk, and negotiate the complexities of gender empowerment through Victorian style. Although not a universal sentiment, many ... More


Postcolonial Backlash and Being Proper: Femininity, Blackness, Sexuality, and Transgender in the Public Eye

Antje Schuhmann

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay explores the widespread support that the 800m athletic world champion Caster Semenya received in 2009 in the name of South African patriotism, and argues that the heteronormative and ... More


Gender Agency: Harlan County, USA, Shut Up & Sing!, and This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Kate Hearst

in ReFocus: The Films of Barbara Kopple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439947
eISBN:
9781474460101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439947.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines three documentaries, Harlan County USA (1976), Shut Up and Sing! (2006), and This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017), in which individuals consciously subvert traditional ... More


Introduction: The Stories Women Tell about Their Music

Tanya Merchant

in Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039539
eISBN:
9780252097638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039539.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book explores issues of gender performance and national identity as they are personalized and individualized and then themselves performed by women musicians of Uzbekistan. It considers the rich ... More


“Those Maps Would Have to Change”: Remapping the Borderlines of the Posthuman Body in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy

Maryna Matlock

in Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Using feminist theories, Maryna Matlock examines Leigh Bardugo’s Tsarpunk trilogy that lays bare the binaries between humanism and posthumanism, anthropocentrism and feminist multiplicity. ... More


From Child Star to Diva: Misora Hibari as Postwar Japan

Christine R. Yano

in Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297722
eISBN:
9780520969971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297722.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter problematizes Japan’s premiere diva of popular song, Misora Hibari (1937–1989), as a child star who grows up in postwar Japan to become a transgressive diva. I ask what defines this ... More


Secular Submissions: Muslim Europeans, Female Bodies, and Performative Politics

Fatima El-Tayeb

in European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter provides a comparative analysis between European and Muslim communities. This comparative analysis shows that Europeans are in the forefront, while the Muslims are regarded as inferior. ... More


Circus Studs and Equestrian Sports in Turn-of-the-Century France

Kari Weil

in Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the apparent efforts of the French aristocracy and bourgeoisie to restore the symbol of the horse and of horsemanship as a noble and masculine ideal towards the end of the ... More


Introduction

Susan E. Hylen

in Women in the New Testament World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237578
eISBN:
9780190237615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237578.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the subject matter of the book and sources of historical evidence. The first section provides questions and tools needed to approach the study of ancient women. Although ... More


Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

James McMullen (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Abstract The Tale of Genji, written by a Murasaki Shikibu, a female courtier commonly celebrated as a genius, is the greatest work of Japanese literature and has fascinated readers for more than a ... More


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