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Mr. Emerson's Revolution

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ISBN: 9782821876255 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history whose transformative ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women's rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectrum of inner and outer realities-personal, philosophical, theological and cultural-all of which gave his mid-career turn to political and social issues their immediate and lasting power. This multi-authored study frankly explores Emerson's private prejudices against blacks and women alongside his public championing of their causes. Such a juxtaposition freshly charts the evolution of Emerson's slow but steady application of his early neo-idealism to emancipating blacks and freeing women from social bondage. His shift from philosopher to active reformer had lasting effects not only in America but also abroad. In the U.S. Emerson influenced such diverse figures as Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson and William James; in Europe he shaped Mickiewicz, Wilde, Kipling, Nietzsche, and Camus; moreover, he had many leading followers in India and Japan. The book includes over 160 illustrations, among them eight custom-made maps of Emerson's haunts and wide-ranging lecture itineraries, as well as a new four-part chronology of his life placed alongside both national and international events as well as major inventions. Mr. Emerson’s Revolution provides essenti al reading for students and teachers of American intellectual history, aboliti on and the women’s rights movement―and for anyone interested in the nineteenth-century roots of these seismic social changes.

The Limits of Patriarchy: How Female Networks of Pilfering and Gossip Sparked the First Debates on Rural Gender Rights in the 19th-Century Finnish-Language Press

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Ethnologica ISBN: 9789522223272 9789522227928 9789522227584 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.21435/sfe.13 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Helsinki University Library and SKS
Subject: Anthropology --- History --- Social Sciences --- Sociology --- Languages and Literatures
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"In the mid-19th century, letters to newspapers in Finland began to condemn a practice known as home thievery, in which farm mistresses pilfered goods from their farms to sell behind the farm master’s back. Why did farm mistresses engage home thievery and why were writers so harsh in their disapproval of it? Why did many men in their letters nonetheless sympathize with women’s pilfering? What opinions did farm daughters express? This book explores theoretical concepts of agency and power applied to the 19th-century context and takes a closer look at the family patriarch, resistance to patriarchal power by farm mistresses and their daughters, and the identities of those Finnish men who already in the 1850s and 1860s sought to defend the rights of rural farm women."

Voces de mujeres en la Edad Media. Entre realidad y ficción

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ISBN: 9783110596755 Year: Pages: 536 DOI: 10.1515/9783110596755 Language: Spanish, Portuguese
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The contributions gathered in this volume take a fresh look at the medieval history of women. From powerful nobility as a cultural actor, to prominent and lesser-known female writers, including female protagonists of lyric poetry and narrative literature, the book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on historical, authorial, and textual femininity.

The Works of Li Qingzhao

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Book Series: Library of Chinese Humanities ISSN: 2199-966X ISBN: 9781501504518 Year: Pages: 243 DOI: 10.1515/9781501504518 Language: English / Chinese
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume is a translation of the song lyrics, poetry, and prose of Li Qingzhao (1084-1150s), with annotations and an introductory critical essay. Her song lyrics and poetry will be presented in a way to help readers get beyond traditional conventional images of her and gain insight into her originality and importance as a female voice in a literary world of her time that was almost exclusively male.

Australia's Fertility Transition

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ISBN: 9781760463366 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.22459/AFT.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Biology --- Public Health --- Sociology --- History --- Medicine (General)
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"In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most countries in Europe and English-speaking countries outside Europe experienced a fertility transition, where fertility fell from high levels to relatively low levels. England and the other English-speaking countries experienced this from the 1870s, while fertility in Australia began to fall in the 1880s. This book investigates the fertility transition in Tasmania, the second settled colony of Australia, using both statistical evidence and historical sources. The book examines detailed evidence from the 1904 New South Wales Royal Commission into the Fall in the Birth Rate, which the Commissioners regarded as applying not only to NSW, but to every state in Australia. Many theories have been proposed as to why fertility declined at this time: theories of economic and social development; economic theories; diffusion theories; the spread of secularisation; increased availability of artificial methods of contraception; and changes in the rates of infant and child mortality. The role of women in the fertility transition has generally been ignored. The investigation concludes that fertility declined in Tasmania in the late 19th century in a period of remarkable social and economic transformation, with industrialisation, urbanisation, improvements in transport and communication, increasing levels of education and opportunities for social mobility. One of the major social changes was in the status and role of women, who became the driving force behind the fertility decline."

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

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ISBN: 9780824866693 9780824878382 9780824878375 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101411
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''Rethinking Japanese Feminisms'' offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation. Building on more than four decades of scholarship on feminisms in Japanese and English, as well as decades more on women’s history, this book offers a diverse and multivocal approach to scholarship on Japanese feminisms unmatched by existing publications. It will be at home in the hands of students and scholars, as well as activists and others interested in gender, sexuality, and feminist theory and activism in Japan and in Asia more broadly.

Suffragistes et suffragettes : La conquête du droit de vote des femmes au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis

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ISBN: 9782847889291 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8022 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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Cet ouvrage retrace le combat pour l’accès des femmes au droit de vote en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Il offre un panorama chrono-thématique de l’histoire d’un mouvement complexe où « la plume et la voix » furent des instruments privilégiés de la lutte. Les textes choisis exposent la pugnacité des suffragistes et suffragettes, la force de leurs convictions et leur créativité : discours, témoignages, articles, pétitions, pamphlets et chansons offrent une incursion dans la pensée suffragiste et en révèlent la diversité. Textes et illustrations mettent en perspective les stratégies rhétoriques et politiques des femmes. (Re)découvrir les écrits de ces activistes, comprendre le contexte dans lequel ils s’inscrivent et appréhender leurs enjeux idéologiques éclaire l’histoire politique, sociale et culturelle des femmes.

The Nonconformists

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ISBN: 9789639776135 9786155211362 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Serbia’s national movement of the 1980s and 1990s, the author suggests, was not the product of an ancient, immutable, and aggressive Serbian national identity; nor was it an artificial creation of powerful political actors looking to capitalize on its mobilizing power. Miller argues that cultural processes are too often ignored in favor of political ones; that Serbian intellectuals did work within a historical context, but that they were not slaves to the past. His subjects are Dobrica Ćosić ...

Correspondencias entre mujeres en la Europa medieval

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ISBN: 9782919448357 DOI: 10.4000/books.esb.2447 Language: Spanish
Publisher: e-Spania Books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Este libro recoge las actas del primer encuentro del programa « MISSIVA – Cartas de mujeres en la Europa medieval (España, Francia, Italia, Portugal, siglos VIII-XV) » en el marco de los programas plurianuales de la École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques – Casa de Velázquez (Madrid). Las contribuciones reunidas en este volumen, dedicadas a la correspondencia entre mujeres y la emergencia de lo que se podría considerar como verdaderas cadenas de mediación, ofrecen una reflexión sobre el interés de la materia epistolar para reconstruir la historia de las mujeres. ¿Cuáles son los contextos en que las mujeres intercambian cartas y con qué motivos? ¿Tendrán los documentos epistolares alguna especificidad formal y discursiva? ¿Qué revelan las cartas de mujeres de los vínculos que ellas mantienen con aquellos con quienes se cartean? ¿Qué es lo que nos enseñan sobre el campo de acción y de influencia de dichas mujeres?

The End and the Beginning: The Book of My Life

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ISBN: 9781906924287 Year: Pages: 295 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0010 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Gender Studies --- History
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First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious young woman’s struggle to achieve independence.Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Mühlen spent much of her childhood traveling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband’s estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. As well as translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children’s fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951.This revised and corrected translation of Zur Mühlen’s memoir—with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman—will appeal especially to readers interested in women’s history, World War I, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Seven free online supplements are also provided, containing additional original material including a selection of newly translated stories by Zur Mühlen, biographical essays by Gossman and a portfolio of images.

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