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The Woman Warrior

Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
ISBN : 9780307759337
Genre : Social Science
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In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.
Category: Social Science

China Men

Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
ISBN : 9780307787811
Genre : History
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The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

Women As Sites Of Culture

Author : Susan Shifrin
ISBN : 9781351872058
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring the ways in which women have formed and defined expressions of culture in a range of geographical, political, and historical settings, this collection of essays examines women's figurative and literal roles as "sites" of culture from the 16th century to the present day. The diversity of chronological, geographical and cultural subjects investigated by the contributors-from the 16th century to the 20th, from Renaissance Italy to Puritan Boston to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to post-war Japan, from parliamentary politics to the politics of representation-provides a range of historical outlooks. The collection brings an unusual variety of methodological approaches to the project of discovering intersections among women's studies, literary studies, cultural studies, history, and art history, and expands beyond the Anglo- and Eurocentric focus often found in other works in the field. The volume presents an in-depth, investigative study of a tightly-constructed set of crucial themes, including that of the female body as a governing trope in political and cultural discourses; the roles played by women and notions of womanhood in redefining traditions of ceremony, theatricality and spectacle; women's iconographies and personal spaces as resources that have shaped cultural transactions and evolutions; and finally, women's voices-speaking and writing, both-as authors of cultural record and destiny. Throughout the volume the themes are refracted chronologically, geographically, and disciplinarily as a means to deeper understanding of their content and contexts. Women as Sites of Culture represents a productive collaboration of historians from various disciplines in coherently addressing issues revolving around the roles of gender, text, and image in a range of cultures and periods.
Category: Literary Criticism

Global Perspectives On Women In Combat Sports

Author : Christopher R. Matthews
ISBN : 9781137439369
Genre : Social Science
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This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.
Category: Social Science

Gidgets And Women Warriors

Author : Catherine Gourley
ISBN : 9780822568056
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the symbols that defined perceptions of women during the 1950s and 1960s and how they changed women's role in society.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Feminine Warrior

Author : Al Marrewa
ISBN : 0806522976
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Genealogies Of Fiction

Author : Eleonora Stoppino
ISBN : 9780823240371
Genre : History
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Genealogies of Fiction is a study of gender, dynastic politics, and intertextuality in medieval and Renaissance chivalric epic, focused on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso. Relying on the direct study of manuscripts and incunabula, this project challenges the fixed distinction between medieval and early modern texts and reclaims medieval popular epic as a key source for the Furioso. Tracing the formation of the character of the warrior woman, from the amazon to Bradamante, the book analyzes the process of gender construction in early modern Italy. By reading the tension between the representations of women as fighters, lovers, and mothers, this study shows how the warrior woman is a symbolic center for the construction of legitimacy in the complex web of fears and expectations of the Northern Italian Renaissance court.
Category: History

Women Warriors

Author : David E. Jones
ISBN : 1574887262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cultural anthropologist David E. Jones takes the reader back through history and around the world to uncover a clear pattern of women as warriors. Women Warriors is the most comprehensive account of the female martial heritage available and a comment on the nature of gender, on the power of the warrior image, and on the image's source in history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Narrating Violence Constructing Collective Identities

Author : G. Chandra
ISBN : 9780230233904
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study of distinct forms of mass violence, the narratives each kind demands, and the collective identities constructed from and upon these, this book focuses around readings of popular and influential novels such as Toni Morrison's Beloved, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Isabel Allende's The House of Spirits.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beauty Bites Beast

Author : Ellen Snortland
ISBN : 0971144702
Genre : Social Science
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Women are capable of defending themselves and their loved ones--if they learn how. It is not the female's size, it is her culturally induced ignorance that makes her think she is helpless. This book is a clarion call to "sleeping beauties" to wake up and take charge of their own self-defense--both verbal and physical--and celebrates women (and kids) who fought back. Funny and provocative, this is an irreverent but deadly serious look at how family, religion, history, news and entertainment keep women thinking they are defenseless.--From publisher description.
Category: Social Science