The Second Sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9780099595731
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'Everyone who cares about freedom and justice for women should read The Second Sex' Guardian Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, 'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman'. In this groundbreaking work of feminism she examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, she argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence. Drawing on sociology, anthropology and biology, The Second Sex is as important and relevant today as when it was first published in 1949.

The Ring And The Book

Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177541566X
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Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues.

Primitive Love And Love Stories

Author: Henry Theophilus Finck
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465501096
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Satiric Advice On Women And Marriage

Author: Warren S. Smith
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472026296
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The Complete Stories

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Schocken
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"All of Kafka's writing, with the exception of his three novels, is collected here and includes a number of fairly long stories followed by a group of shorter pieces varying in length from several pages to a single paragraph." Booklist.

The Spinster And Her Enemies

Author: Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781875559633
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Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women’s independence. The circumstances about which she writes are frighteningly familiar in the present political climate.

The Flaming Womb

Author: Barbara Watson Andaya
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824829557
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The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet, despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800) - the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors - drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.

The Legends Of The Jews Volume 1

Author: Louis Ginzberg
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613108494
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The Muslim Woman

Author: Abdessalam Yassine
ISBN: 9781942482017
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Guide for the Muslim Woman

Household Politics

Author: Don Herzog
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180780
File Size: 62,75 MB
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Contends that, though early modern English canonical sources and sermons often urge the subordination of women, this was not indicative of public life, and that husbands, wives and servants often struggled over authority in the household.