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Introduction: The Goddess on the Blue Hill of Kāmākhyā

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction to this book accomplishes several ends. First, the introduction presents an overview of the book and the issues that will be addressed in it. The introduction especially speaks to ... More


Women's Role in the Monastic Family: The Intersection of Power and Gender

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

I argue that in terms of both language and function, the White Monastery becomes a monastic family that replaces, in an idealized form, the families the monks are to have renounced. The use of ... More


Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Dana C. Jack and Alisha Ali

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This international volume offers new perspectives on social and psychological aspects of the complex dynamic of depression. The 21 contributors from 13 countries—Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, ... More


Letters of Petition

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/9780199259915.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter, based on over 1,000 letters of petition or suitors' letters, outlines the range of patronage suits made by women, contributing to the re-examination of women's political roles in early ... More


In Search of Byzantine Women: Thre Avenues of Approach

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/9780691153216.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines some of the roles of women in early medieval Byzantine society. It follows three particular avenues of approach, devised as a means of identifying the positions, activity, and ... More


‘I have made his glory mine’: Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the role of female characters in the two legends, and the implications which this had regarding the inclusion of women in the contemporary British state. In particular, it looks ... More


Byron's Heroines

Caroline Franklin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Traditionally seen as an archetypal masculine poet, better known for his relationships with women than for the sympathetic study of them, Lord Byron has not lent himself easily to a feminist critique ... More


The Sexes and the Household

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter notes that sex difference provided an important basis for division of labour, and this was true for all the castes. Among all castes, the kitchen was a recognized sphere of feminine ... More


‘Women’s time’

Valerie Bryson

in Gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347503
eISBN:
9781447302391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347503.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter develops Chapter Two's discussion of the social nature of time to consider whether women's bodies and/or social roles give rise to a specifically female ‘time culture’ and, if so, the ... More


Bedouin Culture: Stability and Change1

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the changing role of women in Wadi Allaqi and gender relations. While men's lives have continued to be focused around the grazing and marketing of sheep, and hence they continue ... More


Sustainability from the bottom up: women as change agents in the Niger Delta

Charisma Acey

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the roles of women as architects and agents of social change in the environmentally degraded Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil revenues account for the majority of Nigeria’s ... More


Public Women, Social Inversion: The Women’s Suffrage Debates

Deborah Cohler

in Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649754
eISBN:
9781452946009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649754.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter analyzes the rhetoric of debates over women’s suffrage from the 1890s through 1918, when some women were granted the parliamentary franchise in England. Shifts in women’s public roles ... More


Women in the U.S. Military: The Evolution of Gender Norms and Military Requirements

Michelle Sandhoff and Mady Wechsler Segal

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Though service in the military traditionally has been a masculine endeavor, women have played important roles in the military throughout history. In the United States, women have participated in ... More


Family and Welfare

Brian Harrison

in Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199605132
eISBN:
9780191804618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605132.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter first considers changes in sexual attitudes and conduct, and a shift in the role of women. It then turns to changes in childhood and the evolution of public welfare and health, before ... More


Gender and the Politics of Everyday Life

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Scotland's inter-war working-class constituency has been identified with a powerful class awareness that was expressed in extreme militancy immediately before, during and in the years after the First ... More


Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Carol Meyers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199734559
eISBN:
9780199979332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734559.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. ... More


The Woman Hides Her Trembling Fear: Good Wives and Selfless Volunteers

J. Matthew Gallman

in Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter details the role of women in the war effort. Although the military dangers of the Civil War fell largely on northern men, the Union war effort depended on the enthusiastic labors and ... More


Introduction to María de San José Salazar (1548–1603)

in Book for the Hour of Recreation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734545
eISBN:
9780226734620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734620.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the life of María de San José Salazar, her origins, writing, and her Book for the Hour of Recreation, which voices the concerns of a woman who was content to work within the ... More


The Vanishing Peasant Mother: Reimagining Mother India for the 1950s

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Women’s Role in Planned Economy (1938) in contrast with First Five-Year Plan (1951) and Second Five-Year Plan (1930). Women’s Role in Planned Economy reveals the contours of a ... More


Down from the Pedestal: The Influence of Anne Scott’s Southern Ladies

Laura F. Edwards

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that southern women participated more actively in the slave South’s public culture than we have realized and that those experiences are crucial in understanding changes in women’s ... More


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