A Marriage Agreement And Other Essays

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A Marriage Agreement And Other Essays

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781453250136
Genre : Social Science
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A provocative collection of essays by one of the foremost thinkers of second-wave feminism In a career spanning four decades, Alix Kates Shulman has written on issues ranging from marriage, sex, and divorce to religious identity, age, and family devotion. Throughout her diverse body of work runs a staunch advocacy of equal rights and social justice. Beginning with her provocative essay “A Marriage Agreement,” written in 1969, and continuing through to the heartrending “Caring for an Ill Spouse, and Other Caregivers,” written in 2011, this collection provides a window into the social movements that defined an era. Witty, stirring, and poignant, A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays illustrates how each generation, in Shulman’s words, “can do no more than add its bit to the endless river of consciousness and change.”
Category: Social Science

Red Emma Speaks

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781453238721
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive collection of writings and lectures by one of twentieth-century America’s most important political activists, with two essays by editor Alix Kates Shulman, a leader of feminism’s second wave Emma Goldman’s fiery speeches and essays made her a household name in the early 1900s. Collected here are the most significant of her writings, supplemented with an essay on Goldman’s feminist politics and a short biography, both by bestselling author Alix Kates Shulman. Including both published and previously unpublished works, Red Emma Speaks is an important historical volume and a fascinating look at the life and times of a major early feminist figure.
Category: Social Science

Burning Questions

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781453238394
Genre : Fiction
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A provocative coming-of-age chronicle of the Women’s Liberation Movement, as seen through the eyes of a young woman who flees midwestern suburban life to find her true self in 1950s New York City Eighteen-year-old Zane IndiAnna feels trapped by life in her small midwestern town. So she sets out for New York, landing in Greenwich Village during the revolutionary days of Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac. Zane’s story of rebellious political awakening plays out over the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, mirroring the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement and bringing the evolution of American feminism to vivid life. Stirring and unforgettable, Burning Questions is a timeless story filled with humor, passion, and revolutionary spirit.
Category: Fiction

The Coming Terror And Other Essays And Letters

Author : Robert Williams Buchanan
ISBN : NYPL:33433074914296
Genre : Essays
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The coming terror: a dialogue between Alienatys, a provincial, and Urbanus, a cockney.- Are men born free and equal?- A controversy on descending into hell: a protest against over-legislation in matters literary.- The modern young man as a critic.- Is chivalry still possible?- Imperial cock-neydom, - Is the marriage contract eternal?- Flotsam and jetsam.- Final words.
Category: Essays

Regulated Hatred And Other Essays On Jane Austen

Author : D. W. Harding
ISBN : 9780567259875
Genre : Literary Criticism
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D.W. Harding was a rarity amongst literary critics since his academic career was passed as Professor of Psychology. Yet this professional occupation never obtruded. As Professor Knights writes in his Foreword, as a critic 'he was one of the most sanely subtle or subtly sane) of his generation'. His title essay, 'Regulated Hatred', altered the course of Austen criticism, and this selection from the best of his writing about his favourite author (some of it previously unpublished) will be an important landmark in Austen criticism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Serpent Worship And Other Essays

Author : C. Staniland Wake
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The lines of development of the religious faiths of mankind have been aptly termed by Major-General Forlong “Rivers of Life.” The streams of faiths are marvellously depicted by this writer in a chart which shows “the rise and fall of the various religious ideas, mythologies, and rites which have at any time prevailed among nations.” This chart ingeniously shows, moreover, “the degrees of intensity manifested at stated periods by any particular wave of doctrine or worship, and the mode in which the tributary streams of mythological or theological thought become in turn absorbed in the central River of Life.” The views adopted by General Forlong have much in common with those embodied in the works of Godfrey Higgins and some later writers, but they have a special value as being based on personal observation.
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Anarchism And Other Essays

Author : Emma Goldman
ISBN : 9780486122380
Genre : History
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12 essays by the influential radical include "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence."
Category: History

The Truth In Hell And Other Essays On Politics And Culture 1935 1987

Author : Hans Speier
ISBN : 9780195363210
Genre : Social Science
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Long known as a pioneer in the sociological study of communications and of the middle class, and as a prominent member of the New School's "University in Exile," Hans Speier here presents a humanist view of the darker side of contemporary civilization and offers insights into the nature of social order and the role of uncommon people in it: the Hero, the Fool, and the political philosopher. After an autobiographical discussion of the evolution of his works, this collection of seminal essays that span his whole career surveys five areas of thought: social theory, war and militarism, public opinion and propaganda, the history of literature, and "the present and the future." Reflecting the range of his intellectual concerns and his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, his writings examine honor and social structure, hero worship, militarism in the eighteenth century, psychological warfare, and Shakespeare's The Tempest, among other topics.
Category: Social Science

Memoirs Of An Ex Prom Queen

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781453238349
Genre : Fiction
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Now with a new preface: The “furious, fiercely funny, provocative” novel about female rebellion written decades before the #MeToo movement (Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance). Sasha Davis, smart and pretty, was once an all-American teenage beauty queen. Full of potential, she was the only student at her Midwestern high school to attend college on the East Coast. But soon her promise begins to falter. After starting graduate school in New York, Sasha gets married and drops out to take a clerical job. Consigned to the role of trophy wife, and already feeling old at twenty-four, she lives in fear of turning thirty—the year, in her mind, when her beauty will fade and life as she knows it will end. Only after a lot of sexual adventures—as well as a second marriage and motherhood—will she finally begin to figure out what’s gone wrong . . . Poignant and breathtakingly honest, Memoirs of an Ex–Prom Queen remains a feminist landmark—a unique blend of “fun” (Jezebel) and “devastating” (The Boston Globe). “This story, told with astringent wit, explores every facet and cliché of what it means to grow up female and beautiful.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A vivid reminder of just how much―and sometimes, how little―has changed for women . . . Typing prowess and wedding-night virginity may no longer be expected, but Shulman’s tale of Sasha Davis’s struggle to find herself amid conflicting cultural messages about beauty, brains, and sex will be resonant for many more years to come.” ―Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists Once “An extraordinary novel.” ―Newsweek
Category: Fiction

To The Barricades

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781453238356
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A respectful and relevant biography of the fiery crusader” from the feminist activist and author of Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (The New York Times Book Review). Writer, anarchist, revolutionary, feminist—Emma Goldman was all these things and more. She was a fiery advocate, taking bold stands on a wide range of issues including women’s rights, homosexuality, capitalism, and the military draft. Her tumultuous childhood in Tsarist Russia fostered her rebelliousness and emboldened her opposition to violent authority. Upon arriving in New York in 1885, Goldman found a home in the anarchist movement in the United States. She traveled the country to deliver lectures on anarchism, and was jailed for urging unemployed workers to demand the food they needed. Goldman also aggressively supported Margaret Sanger’s effort to educate women about birth control. Goldman was deported to Russia as fears of an anarchist revolution in the US grew. But back in her homeland, she didn’t find the socialist paradise of worker equality and empowerment she had hoped would take root after the Bolshevik Revolution. Disillusioned, she left the Soviet Union and traveled the world to write and agitate on behalf of her causes. Goldman’s radical legacy endures, revived during the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. Her story provides inspiration for any woman who ever wanted to make a difference in the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Little Locksmith

Author : Katharine Butler Hathaway
ISBN : 9781558617100
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Little Locksmith begins in 1895 when a specialist straps five-year-old Katharine, then suffering from spinal tuberculosis, to a board with halters and pulleys in a failed attempt to prevent her being a "hunchback." Her mother says that she should be thankful that her parents are able to have her cared for by a famous surgeon; otherwise, she would grow up to be like the "little locksmith," who does jobs at their home; he has a "strange, awful peak in his back." Forced to endure "a horizontal life of night and day," Katharine remains immobile until age fifteen, only to find that she, too, has a hunched back and is "no larger than a ten-year-old child."The Little Locksmith charts Katharine's struggle to transcend physical limitations and embrace her life, her body, and herself in the midst of debilitating bouts of frustration and shame. Her spirit and courage prevail, and she succeeds in expanding her world far beyond the boundaries prescribed by her family and society: she attends Radcliffe College, forms deep friendships, begins to write, and in 1921, purchases a house of her own in Castine, Maine. There she creates her home, room by room, fashioning it as a space for guests, lovers, and artists. The Little Locksmith stands as a testimony to Katharine's aspirations and desiresfor independence, for love, and for the pursuit of her art.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Morality Of Marriage

Author : Mona Caird
ISBN : 9781108021999
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A collection of controversial late Victorian radical feminist essays criticising contemporary ideals of marriage and motherhood, first published in 1897.
Category: Family & Relationships

Erasmus And Other Essays

Author : Marcus Dods
ISBN : HARVARD:HWB95R
Genre : Philosophy and religion
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This collection of essays leans towards a religious theme of Christianity, particularly its development in the ancient world. Emperor Marcus Aurelius, widely known for his philosophical teachings and beliefs, is often referenced in the formation of Christianity.
Category: Philosophy and religion

Essays Political And Social

Author : Annie Besant
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041726535
Genre : Social sciences
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Category: Social sciences