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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
Added to DOAB on : 2018-11-14 18:42:56
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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: 2199966X 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."

Giulia

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Book Series: Fonti storiche e letterarie – Edizioni cartacee e digitali ISSN: 27046001 ISBN: 9788855181426 Year: Volume: 49 Pages: 154 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-142-6
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Giulia is a maiden abandoned at the birth in Florence of Francesco I dei Medici and Bianca Cappello, who has already been the subject of historical research and some re-elaboration in literary and cinematographic terms. Thanks to the richness of the sources now found, a completely new and exhaustive biography of this 16th century woman is presented, with an unpublished version of her personality and history. Florence, the Casentino and the Valdinievole are the places of her life, which fully reflects the condition of women in her era, faced by Giulia with courage and determination. The discourse develops on two intertwined planes, that of historical analysis and that of its narrative integration, with the hypothetical reconstruction of the areas left in the shadows. This book enters by right into historiographical traditions now widely codified and into a literary tradition defined by Giacomo Debenedetti as 'historiography of interiority'.

Chapter 9 Emotions and Sexuality (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138727625 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: H2020 European Research Council
Subject: History
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The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100–1700 presents the state of the field of pre-modern emotions during this period, placing particular emphasis on theoretical and methodological aspects of current research. Exploring topics such as love, war, sex and sexuality, death, time, the body and the family in the context of emotional culture, The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100–1700 reflects the sharp rise in scholarship relating to the history of emotions in recent years and is an essential resource for students and researchers of the history of pre-modern emotions.

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 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8022 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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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
Added to DOAB on : 2015-05-19 15:18:48
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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 ...

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