Household Politics

Conflict in Early Modern England
Author: Don Herzog
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180780
Category: History
Page: 209
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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.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision
Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807827789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
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A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)

Drink

A Cultural History of Alcohol
Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440631269
Category: Cooking
Page: 560
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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

The New Woman

Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory
Author: Emma Heaney
Publisher: Flashpoints
ISBN: 9780810135536
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 368
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Emma Heaney's The New Woman: Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory traces the evolution of the "trans feminine" as an allegorical figure from its origins in the late nineteenth century to contemporary Queer Theory.

The Worlding Project

Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization
Author: Rob Wilson,Christopher Leigh Connery
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556436802
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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Globalization discourse now presumes that the “world space” is entirely at the mercy of market norms and forms promulgated by reactionary U.S. policies. An academic but accessible set of studies, this wide range of essays by noted scholars challenges this paradigm with diverse and strong arguments. Taking on topics that range from the medieval Mediterranean to contemporary Jamaican music, from Hong Kong martial arts cinema to Taiwanese politics, writers such as David Palumbo-Liu, Meaghan Morris, James Clifford, and others use innovative cultural studies to challenge the globalization narrative with a new and trenchant tactic called “worlding.” The book posits that world literature, cultural studies, and disciplinary practices must be “worlded” into expressions from disparate critical angles of vision, multiple frameworks, and field practices as yet emerging or unidentified. This opens up a major rethinking of historical “givens” from Rob Wilson’s reinvention of “The White Surfer Dude” to Sharon Kinoshita’s “Deprovincializing the Middle Ages.” Building on the work of cultural critics like Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Kenneth Burke, The Worlding Project is an important manifesto that aims to redefine the aesthetics and politics of postcolonial globalization withalternative forms and frames of global becoming.

Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, 1787-1842


Author: Richard Gravil
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847603459
Category: Poetry
Page: 420
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Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, the most comprehensive critical study of the poet since the 1960s, presents the poet as balladist, sonneteer, minstrel, elegist, prophet of nature, and national bard. The book argues that Wordsworth's uniquely various oeuvre is unified by his sense of bardic vocation. Like Walt Whitman or the bards of Cumbria, Wordsworth sees himself as 'the people's remembrancer'. Like them, he sings of nature and endurance, laments the fallen, fosters national independence and liberty. His task is to reconcile in one society 'the living and the dead' and to nurture both 'the people' and 'the kind'. Review Comment: 'This erudite exposition, profligate with its ideas ... succeeds as few others have done in apprehending Wordsworth's career holistically, incorporating all its diversities and apparent inconsistencies into a unified vision. It justifies fully the notion proposed by Hughes and Heaney that he was England's last national poet.' - Duncan Wu, Review of English Studies

Yards and Gates

Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History
Author: Laurel Ulrich
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9781403960986
Category: Education
Page: 337
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"In Yards and Gates, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and her contributors argue that there have always been women at Harvard. The illuminating essays, letters, diary entries, and illustrations in this groundbreaking collection look at Harvard history from the colonial period to the present, giving primary attention to women and especially to the history of Radcliffe. They also demonstrate the value of looking at American history through a gendered lens. Here are stories about aspiration as well as marginality, and about women and men who opened once locked gates."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds

An Up-close Portrait of White Nationalist William Pierce
Author: Robert S. Griffin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759609330
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 434
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Counter-terrorist agent Nicodemus Jadey and his siblings follow a lead from Earth to their home planet of Jhoutai. Upon arriving, they find themselves sucked into a dispute between two rival forces, unaware they they have stumbled into a fledgling war between freedom and oppression. Enlisted to help Nicodemus are the Titans, a force of soldiers with an arsenal of skills and abilities which make them far more valuable than any weapon. The biggest question for Nick is, exactly whose side is he on?

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature
Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.

Cybill Disobedience

How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say what I Think
Author: Cybill Shepherd,Aimee Lee Ball
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780091879037
Category: Television actors and actresses
Page: 294
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If you only ever buy one Hollywood autobiography make it this one. Sassy, shocking, funny and totally revealing this is Cybill Shepherd's unexpurgated life-story, told with the wit and honesty you'd expect from the star that's seen it all and knows it all. She has been 57 kinds of disobedient and she has never held back from doing or saying what she wants. Cybill Disobedience is a limit-breaking, open-top car ride down Hollywood's Hall of Fame. From top model to movie siren, sex with Elvis to Bruce Willis's appeal, The Last Picture Show to Taxi Driver, the Cybill disaster and the Moonlighting phenomenon, it's all in here; every boyfriend, every affair, every good film and bad film. But most of all it's about a strong woman's determination to survive. The whole shebang - from Hollywood's mouthiest queen.

Whiteness in Zimbabwe

Race, Landscape, and the Problem of Belonging
Author: D. Hughes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230106331
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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European settler societies have a long history of establishing a sense of belonging and entitlement outside Europe, but Zimbabwe has proven to be the exception to the rule. Arriving in the 1890s, white settlers never comprised more than a tiny minority. Instead of grafting themselves onto local societies, they adopted a strategy of escape.

History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920


Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage,Ida Husted Harper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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The "new Woman" Revised

Painting and Gender Politics on Fourteenth Street
Author: Ellen Wiley Todd
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520074712
Category: Art
Page: 414
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In the years between the world wars, Manhattan's Fourteenth Street-Union Square district became a center for commercial, cultural, and political activities, and hence a sensitive barometer of the dramatic social changes of the period. It was here that four urban realist painters--Kenneth Hayes Miller, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, and Isabel Bishop--placed their images of modern "new women." Bargain stores, cheap movie theaters, pinball arcades, and radical political organizations were the backdrop for the women shoppers, office and store workers, and consumers of mass culture portrayed by these artists. Ellen Wiley Todd deftly interprets the painters' complex images as they were refracted through the gender ideology of the period. This is a work of skillful interdisciplinary scholarship, combining recent insights from feminist art history, gender studies, and social and cultural theory. Drawing on a range of visual and verbal representations as well as biographical and critical texts, Todd balances the historical context surrounding the painters with nuanced analyses of how each artist's image of womanhood contributed to the continual redefining of the "new woman's" relationships to men, family, work, feminism, and sexuality.

Giada's Feel Good Food

My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307987213
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Food Network's most beautiful star shares her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips. The number one question that Giada De Laurentiis is asked when on book tour is, "How do you stay so trim?" Admirers then ask about her favorite recipes, her nail polish color, her exercise routine. . . and much more. In Giada's Feel Good Food, she answers all of these questions in her most personal and also most hardworking book yet. Here are 120 recipes for breakfasts, juices, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts--each with nutritional breakdowns--that can be combined into 30 days of delicious feel-good meals. Special sections delve into Giada's everyday life, including her beauty and exercise routines, how she satisfies sugar fixes, what's always in her bag, and her ordering tips for eating in restaurants. With 100 color photographs, Giada's Feel Good Food is a beautiful guide to leading a happy, healthy lifestyle.

The Sword of Judith

Judith Studies Across the Disciplines
Author: Kevin R. Brine,Elena Ciletti,Henrike Lähnemann
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924155
Category: Religion
Page: 511
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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.

Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media


Author: Brian McNair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134960220
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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The reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev have brought tumultuous change to political, social and economic life in the Soviet Union. But how have these changes affected Soviet press and television reporting? Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media examines the changing role of Soviet journalism from its theoretical origins in the writings of Marx and Lenin to the new freedoms of the Gorbachev era. The book includes detailed analysis of contemporary Soviet media output, as well as interviews with Soviet journalists.

A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed As a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology


Author: Richard Soule
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 456
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Framing Iberia

Maq?m?t and Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain
Author: David Wacks
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004158286
Category: History
Page: 279
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Drawing on current critical theory, Framing Iberia relocates the Castilian classics El Conde Lucanor and El Libro de buen amor within a medieval Iberian literary tradition that includes works in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Romance. Winner of the 2009 La corónica International Book Award for scholarship in Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures