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Social Relations Inscribed in Correspondence

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter studies letters for what they tell us about women's social relations. By analysing how women wrote to a range of individuals, it investigates the balance of power within a range of ... More


Women, Trade-Unionism, and Industrial Militancy, 1850–c.1890

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Although it is hard to gauge the extent of women's participation, they definitely played an active part in the general unions of the 1830s and the Chartist Movement and formed their own lodges. This ... More


Organizing Women

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/9780198083818.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reports the story of Sarala Devi Chaudhurani’s and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s efforts at organizing women. Swarnakumari Devi was the first woman to have shaped a women’s samiti. She ... More


Why Women’s Power Matters

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter studies how women's power is one of the fundamental determinants of not only economic growth but also education levels, ecological sustainability, and social peace. Why does women's ... More


Shifting Voices and Malleable Bodies

Grace Nono

in Babaylan Sing Back: Philippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760082
eISBN:
9781501760112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760082.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on T'boli woman tau m'ton bu (someone who sees, ritual specialist) and singer Mendung Sabal, with important contributions to the text by Mendung's cousin, Myrna Pula. It ... More


Pots, Brewers, and Hosts: Women’s Power and the Limits of Central Andean Feasting

Justin Jennings and Melissa Chatfield

in Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033068
eISBN:
9780813038575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033068.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter reviews the relationship between increasing pot size in the archaeological record and the curtailment of women's power. By looking at how pots were made, how chicha was brewed, and how ... More


Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More


The Empresses and Women’s Power

Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the concept of “women's power” in relation to empresses' roles in Roman aristocracy. Despite being of the “inferior” sex, the empresses Faustnia I and II were able to wield ... More


Responsible Family Men

Magdalena Wong

in Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528424
eISBN:
9789882203570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528424.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The chapter both stretches out from and synthesizes the husband-wife and father-child dyads. The term 'a real man' is reprised and the different ways this is understood by unmarried partners who ... More


Losses, 1878–1887

Barbara A. White

in The Beecher Sisters

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter deals with the death and contributions of the Beecher sisters. In May 1878, Catharine suddenly had a stroke and died. There was no prelude of illness or weakness. Catharine was ... More


Reflections: Promises of Freedom and Feminism

Carolyn Martin Shaw

in Women and Power in Zimbabwe: Promises of Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039638
eISBN:
9780252097720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039638.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book has investigated feminism's contribution to women's power/empowerment as well as conventional feminine powers in Zimbabwe. It has argued that feminism, the development of consciousness of ... More


Introduction

Martha Rampton

in Trafficking With Demons: Magic, Ritual, and Gender From Late Antiquity to 1000

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501702686
eISBN:
9781501735301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702686.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter explores opposing semiotic systems in conflict as Carolingian ecclesiastics attempted to neutralize the power of what were, to them, implausible, alien, or threatening ... More


From Allegory to Morality: Jael and Sisera Go Public

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter begins with discussion of allegorical interpretations of Jael and Sisera in the context of the medieval church. There Jael functions as a type of Mary, with her tent peg prefiguring the ... More


Winning the Battle-Axe, Losing the War

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Too often the media presents nurses who exert authority as battle-axes-bitter, rule-bound older females bent on choking the spirits of others. The classic manifestation was the sociopathic Nurse ... More


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