The War Of The Sexes

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The War Of The Sexes

Author : Paul Seabright
ISBN : 9780691159720
Genre : Business & Economics
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As countless love songs, movies, and self-help books attest, men and women have long sought different things. The result? Seemingly inevitable conflict. Yet we belong to the most cooperative species on the planet. Isn't there a way we can use this capacity to achieve greater harmony and equality between the sexes? In The War of the Sexes, Paul Seabright argues that there is--but first we must understand how the tension between conflict and cooperation developed in our remote evolutionary past, how it shaped the modern world, and how it still holds us back, both at home and at work. Drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, Seabright shows that conflict between the sexes is, paradoxically, the product of cooperation. The evolutionary niche--the long dependent childhood--carved out by our ancestors requires the highest level of cooperative talent. But it also gives couples more to fight about. Men and women became experts at influencing one another to achieve their cooperative ends, but also became trapped in strategies of manipulation and deception in pursuit of sex and partnership. In early societies, economic conditions moved the balance of power in favor of men, as they cornered scarce resources for use in the sexual bargain. Today, conditions have changed beyond recognition, yet inequalities between men and women persist, as the brains, talents, and preferences we inherited from our ancestors struggle to deal with the unpredictable forces unleashed by the modern information economy. Men and women today have an unprecedented opportunity to achieve equal power and respect. But we need to understand the mixed inheritance of conflict and cooperation left to us by our primate ancestors if we are finally to escape their legacy.
Category: Business & Economics

Love S Apprentice

Author : Tom Hopkinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040513579
Genre : Love
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Category: Love

The War Of The Sexes

Author : G Mohr
ISBN : 9781479735990
Genre : Social Science
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This book seeks to restore a little balance to The War of the Sexes that feminists have been waging openly for about two hundred years with increasing success, one regrettable result being 50% divorce rates in the decadent West. Chapter 1 discusses the feminist movement and Chapter 2 discusses how women ¡¥capture¡¦ men. Chapters 3 to 7 discuss the many physical, chemical, and sociological differences between the sexes, ranging from the inborn maternal instinct, to those arising from their different upbringing. In Chapters 8 to 13 the strengths and weaknesses of women in our decadent societies are discussed, including exploitation of women in the consumer society and the growing problem of teen and single mothers. In Chapters 14 to 18 the way in which women are beginning to take over the workforce, management, and politics at the expense of men is discussed, whilst in Chapter 19 the key reasons for the overall moral and financial decay of Western Civilization are discussed. Finally, in Chapters 20 to 25 an attempt is made to make some constructive suggestions to remedy some of the problems posed by moral and financial decline in the West. Thus it is suggested that marital-type relationships should always be a carefully chosen and communicative and constructive partnership between compatible, like-minded people with sound career paths and life goals. The penultimate chapter suggests how those couples that do have children can make them smarter, in turn helping keep the family happier and more successful. The final chapter discusses contact hypothesis and mere exposure research, an understanding of which might be useful in reducing the War of the Sexes and also the many ethnic conflicts that plague the world today.
Category: Social Science

War Of The Sexes

Author : Kenneth Morgan
ISBN : 0646103202
Genre : Intercountry marriage
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An attack on western feminism and current government policies on matters such as family law, which the author claims are leading to divorce and loneliness. The author advocates marriage to a virgin partner from an overseas country and provides practical advice for doing so, such as how to obtain a visa for an alien spouse.
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The Battle Of The Sexes In French Cinema 1930 1956

Author : Noël Burch
ISBN : 9780822377252
Genre : Performing Arts
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In The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930–1956, Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier adopt a sociocultural approach to films made in France before, during, and after World War II, paying particular attention to the Occupation years (1940–44). The authors contend that the films produced from the 1930s until 1956—when the state began to subsidize the movie industry, facilitating the emergence of an "auteur cinema"—are important, both as historical texts and as sources of entertainment. Citing more than 300 films and providing many in-depth interpretations, Burch and Sellier argue that films made in France between 1930 and 1956 created a national imaginary that equated masculinity with French identity. They track the changing representations of masculinity, explaining how the strong patriarch who saved fallen or troubled women from themselves in prewar films gave way to the impotent, unworthy, or incapable father figure of the Occupation. After the Liberation, the patriarch reemerged as protector and provider alongside assertive women who figured as threats not only to themselves but to society as a whole.
Category: Performing Arts

War And Sex

Author : John V. H. Dippel
ISBN : 1616141883
Genre : History
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Reviews social circumstances leading up to conflicts from the American Civil War through the Viet Nam War and the current clash with Islamic fundamentalists and explores how tensions over gender roles affect mens willingness to go to war.
Category: History

France Between The Wars

Author : Sian Reynolds
ISBN : 9781134798315
Genre : History
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Love And War

Author : Tom Digby
ISBN : 9780231538404
Genre : Philosophy
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Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called "battle of the sexes" is intensified by the use of misogyny to encourage men and boys to conform to the demands of masculinity. These are among Tom Digby's fascinating insights shared in Love and War, which describes the making and manipulation of gender in militaristic societies and the sweeping consequences for men and women in their personal, romantic, sexual, and professional lives. Drawing on cross-cultural comparisons and examples from popular media, including sports culture, the rise of "gonzo" and "bangbus" pornography, and "internet trolls," Digby describes how the hatred of women and the suppression of empathy are used to define masculinity, thereby undermining relations between women and men—sometimes even to the extent of violence. Employing diverse philosophical methodologies, he identifies the cultural elements that contribute to heterosexual antagonism, such as an enduring faith in male force to solve problems, the glorification of violent men who suppress caring emotions, the devaluation of men's physical and emotional lives, an imaginary gender binary, male privilege premised on the subordination of women, and the use of misogyny to encourage masculine behavior. Digby tracks the "collateral damage" of this disabling misogyny in the lives of both men and women, but ends on a hopeful note. He ultimately finds the link between war and gender to be dissolving in many societies: war is becoming slowly de-gendered, and gender is becoming slowly de-militarized.
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Civilization Without Sexes

Author : Mary Louise Roberts
ISBN : 0226721272
Genre : Social Science
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In the raucous decade following World War I, newly blurred boundaries between male and female created fears among the French that theirs was becoming a civilization without sexes. This new gender confusion became a central metaphor for the War's impact on French culture and led to a marked increase in public debate concerning female identity and woman's proper role. Mary Louise Roberts examines how in these debates French society came to grips with the catastrophic horrors of the Great War. In sources as diverse as parliamentary records, newspaper articles, novels, medical texts, writings on sexology, and vocational literature, Roberts discovers a central question: how to come to terms with rapid economic, social, and cultural change and articulate a new order of social relationships. She examines the role of French trauma concerning the War in legislative efforts to ban propaganda for abortion and contraception, and explains anxieties about the decline of maternity by a crisis in gender relations that linked soldiery, virility, and paternity. Through these debates, Roberts locates the seeds of actual change. She shows how the willingness to entertain, or simply the need to condemn, nontraditional gender roles created an indecisiveness over female identity that ultimately subverted even the most conservative efforts to return to traditional gender roles and irrevocably altered the social organization of gender in postwar France.
Category: Social Science

A History And Critical Analysis Of Blake S 7 The 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author : John Kenneth Muir
ISBN : 9781476604930
Genre : Performing Arts
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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
Category: Performing Arts

Sex As A Political Variable

Author : Richard A. Seltzer
ISBN : 1555877362
Genre : Social Science
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Though women constitute 52 percent of US voters, only 10 percent of the members of Congress and one of the 50 state governors are women. This book presents research and analysis on women as both candidates and voters in US politics, using numerous empirical sources of data.
Category: Social Science

Money Power And Sex

Author : Robert L. Steed
ISBN : 0865541841
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Heroic Mockery

Author : George de Forest Lord
ISBN : 0874131170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study demonstrates that the comic mode in the epic, and in some outstanding plays and novels, is inseparable from their high seriousness. Dr. Lord takes into account the fact that in many of the greatest works in Western literature, the heroic mockery of serious themes transcends the distinction between the tragic and the comic and are in fact related to each other.
Category: Literary Criticism

Naked At Gender Gap

Author : Asa Baber
ISBN : 1559721146
Genre : Psychology
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The celebrated Playboy columnist offers his slant on relations between the sexes in a collection of essays, including "Equal Rights for Men," "Boss Ladies," and "The L Word"
Category: Psychology

The Wars We Took To Vietnam

Author : Milton J. Bates
ISBN : 0520917529
Genre : History
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What Americans refer to as the Vietnam War embraces much more than the conflict with North Vietnam. Milton J. Bates considers the other conflicts that Americans brought to that war: the divisions stemming from differences in race, class, sex, generation, and frontier ideology. In exploring the rich vein of writing and film that emerged from the Vietnam War era, he strikingly illuminates how these stories reflect American social crises of the period. Some material examined here is familiar, including the work of Michael Herr, Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, Susan Sontag, Francis Ford Coppola, and Oliver Stone. Other material is less well known—Neverlight by Donald Pfarrer and De Mojo Blues by A. R. Flowers, for example. Bates also draws upon an impressive range of secondary readings, from Freud and Marx to Geertz and Jameson. As the products of a culture in conflict, Vietnam memoirs, novels, films, plays, and poems embody a range of political perspectives, not only in their content but also in their structure and rhetoric. In his final chapter Bates outlines a "politico-poetics" of the war story as a genre. Here he gives special attention to our motives—from the deeply personal to the broadly cultural—for telling war stories.
Category: History

Holy War The Engima Series Vol I

Author : Raymond Archie Davenport
ISBN : 9781477177006
Genre : Religion
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The book was named Holy War because that is whats going on in our society and this is the struggle humanity is facing to survive. Humanity is in danger and I would like to go into deeper detail on how and why I have come to the conclusion that mankind threatened. This book or series will expose the danger, lies and deceit that kept me and still a lot of other people in a trance for so long. This book will explain the real definition of Holy War, why the world as we know it is called and considered The Matrix and how that translates to The System. And this new truth that I have discovered, I would like to share with the rest of any and everyone who is like me tired of living in fear and the nonsense and find some peace in knowing the truth.
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Rub Out The Words

Author : William S. Burroughs
ISBN : 9780141392554
Genre : Literary Collections
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This major collection of William Burroughs' letters gives an unprecedented insight into one of America's most incisive and influential writers, at a time when his work was at its most experimental and his life entered a new era of creativity. William Burroughs' life was often as extreme as his prose. This second volume of his letters documents the time after the notorious publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, as he drifted away from Kerouac, Ginsberg and the Beats and on towards new horizons in Europe and North Africa, moving from place to place in search of inspiration, or to avoid the law over his drug addiction and openly gay lifestyle. We see Brion Gysin gradually replace Ginsberg as Burroughs' most trusted confidant, as they explore ideas on mind control and language, and there is correspondence with Paul Bowles, Ian Sommerville, Timothy Leary and Norman Mailer, among many others. These letters show the creative surge that led to works such as the Nova Trilogy; Burroughs' brief fascination with Scientology; his desperation to kick his drug habit; his continuing dedication to the cut-up method, but also a gradual return to more narrative forms of writing as, in 1974, he prepared to return to New York. Darkly funny, sharply perceptive and often shocking, these letters also reveal an open and curious side to Burroughs, in contrast to the familiar view of his isolated, itinerant life at this time. Rub Out the Words adds a new richness to our view of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century.
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Blackout

Author : Antonia Caroline Lant
ISBN : 9781400862191
Genre : Performing Arts
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The most universal civilian privation in World War II Britain, the blackout possessed many symbolic meanings. Among its complicated implications for filmmakers was a stigmatization of film spectacle--including the display of "Hollywood women," whose extravagant appearance connoted at best unpatriotic wastefulness and at worst collaboration with the enemy. Exploring the wartime breakdown of conventional gender roles on the screen and in the audience, Antonia Lant demonstrates that many British films of the period signaled their national cinematic identity by diverging from the notion of the Hollywood star, the mainstay of commercial American motion pictures, replacing her with a deglamourized, mobilized heroine. Nevertheless, the war machine demanded that British films continue to celebrate stable and reassuring gender roles. Contradictions abounded, both within film narratives and between narrative and "real life." Analyzing films of all the major wartime studios, the author scrutinizes the efforts of realist and melodramatic texts to confront women's wartime experiences, including conscription. By combining study of contemporary posters, advertisements, propaganda notices, and cartoons with consideration of recent feminist theoretical work on the cinema, spectatorship, and history, she has produced the first book to examine the relationships among gender, cinema, and nationality as they are affected by the stresses of war. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Performing Arts

The Fabric Of The Future

Author : M. J. Ryan
ISBN : 1573241970
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of thoughts on the future by female visionariesscientists, philosophers, and psychospiritual writersincludes contributions from Jean Houston, Joanna Macy, Sue Bender, Joan Borysenko, Caroline Myss, Marion Woodman, and Gloria Steinem, among others. Reprint.
Category: Social Science