Consuming Fantasies

Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920

Author: Lise Sanders

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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"In Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920, Lise Shapiro Sanders examines the cultural significance of the shopgirl - both historical figure and fictional heroine - from the end of Queen Victoria's reign through the First World War. As the author reveals, the shopgirl embodied the fantasies associated with a growing consumer culture: romantic adventure, upward mobility, and the acquisition of material goods. Reading novels such as George Gissing's The Odd Women and W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage as well as short stories, musical comedies, and films, Sanders argues that the London shopgirl appeared in the midst of controversies over sexual morality and the pleasures and dangers of London itself. Sanders explores the shopgirl's centrality to modern conceptions of fantasy, desire, and everyday life for working women and argues for her as a key figure in cultural and social histories of the period. This study will appeal to scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Victorian and Edwardian life and literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Recollecting Resonances

Indonesian-Dutch Musical Encounters

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258590

Category: Music

Page: 366

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Over time Dutch and Indonesian musicians have inspired each other and they continue to do so. Recollecting Resonances offers a way of studying these musical encounters and a mutual heritage one today still can listen to.

Slavery on Trial

Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Author: Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807887738

Category: History

Page: 344

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America's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry co-conspirators. Jeannine Marie DeLombard examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal language to "try" the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media. Discussing autobiographies by Frederick Douglass, a scandal narrative about Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist speech by Henry David Thoreau, sentimental fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a proslavery novel by William MacCreary Burwell, DeLombard argues that American literature of the era cannot be fully understood without an appreciation for the slavery debate in the courts and in print. Combining legal, literary, and book history approaches, Slavery on Trial provides a refreshing alternative to the official perspectives offered by the nation's founding documents, legal treatises, statutes, and judicial decisions. DeLombard invites us to view the intersection of slavery and law as so many antebellum Americans did--through the lens of popular print culture.

A Rosicrucian Notebook

The Secret Sciences Used by Members of the Order

Author: Willy Schrodter

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877287575

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 293

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This book is incredibly valuable to students of various esoteric traditions because the notes and excerpts are taken from private and previously unpublished sources, and from authors whose out-of-print books are not readily accessible. Interesting information has been collected and annotated concerning such topics as blood telegraphy, ever-burning lamps, optics, spiritual skills in healing, transplantation, apparent death, isopathy, and magnetism. Includes a look into a Rosicrucian workshop.

The Meeting of Eastern and Western Art

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212367

Category: Art

Page: 306

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"Michael Sullivan is a master stylist. . . . His is one of those rare texts that take on the important task of assimilating the humanistic heritage of the East with our own heritage in the West."--Martin J. Powers, University of Michigan

The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union

Author: Melanie Ilic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113754905X

Category: History

Page: 560

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This handbook brings together recent and emerging research in the broad areas of women and gender studies focusing on pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. For the Soviet period in particular, individual chapters extend the geographic coverage of the book beyond Russia itself to examine women and gender relations in the Soviet ‘East’ (Tatarstan), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Within the boundaries of the Russian Federation, the scope moves beyond the typically studied urban centres of Moscow and St Petersburg to examine the regions (Krasnodar, Novosibirsk), rural societies and village life. Its chapters examine the construction of gender identities and shifts in gender roles during the twentieth century, as well as the changing status and roles of women vis-a-vis men in Soviet political institutions, the workplace and society more generally. This volume draws on a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches currently being employed in the academic field of Russian studies. The origins of the individual contributions can be identified in a range of conventional subject disciplines – history, literature, sociology, political science, cultural studies – but the chapters also adopt a cross- and inter-disciplinary approach to the topic of study. This handbook therefore builds on and extends the foundations of Russian women’s and gender studies as it has emerged and developed in recent decades, and demonstrate the international, indeed global, reach of such research

Force Field

77 Women Poets of British Columbia

Author: Susan Musgrave

Publisher: Mother Tongue Pub

ISBN: 9781896949253

Category: Poetry

Page: 390

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Force Field is the first anthology of BC women poets in 34 years. It gathers the poetry of seventy-seven emerging, mid-career and established poets who currently live and write in British Columbia. Now readers can more easily share, study and take pleasure in the range and vitality of women's poetry today. Edited with introduction by Susan Musgrave. Each poet's section features 4 pages of poems, a bio and author photo.

Theorizing Myth

Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship

Author: Bruce Lincoln

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226482026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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In Theorizing Myth, Bruce Lincoln traces the way scholars and others have used the category of "myth" to fetishize or deride certain kinds of stories, usually those told by others. He begins by showing that mythos yielded to logos not as part of a (mythic) "Greek miracle," but as part of struggles over political, linguistic, and epistemological authority occasioned by expanded use of writing and the practice of Athenian democracy. Lincoln then turns his attention to the period when myth was recuperated as a privileged type of narrative, a process he locates in the political and cultural ferment of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here, he connects renewed enthusiasm for myth to the nexus of Romanticism, nationalism, and Aryan triumphalism, particularly the quest for a language and set of stories on which nation-states could be founded. In the final section of this wide-ranging book, Lincoln advocates a fresh approach to the study of myth, providing varied case studies to support his view of myth—and scholarship on myth—as ideology in narrative form.

A Companion to Feminist Geography

Author: Lise Nelson,Joni Seager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137363

Category: Science

Page: 640

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A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.

The Architecture of Modern Italy

Vol. 1: The Challenge of Tradition, 1750-1900

Author: Terry Kirk

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984209

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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The history of design in Italy is explored in this authoritative and comprehensive work. Design periods include the era of Piranesi, the eclecticism of the 19th century, the futurism of the early 20th century, the dogmatic fascism of the interwar period, the designs of Pier Luigi Nervi and on to the present day.

Changing Conceptions of Conspiracy

Author: Carl F. Graumann,Serge Moscovici

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461246180

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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The contents of the first two volumes were, we gladly admit, at once more familiar and easier to handle. We were concerned with mass and leadership psychology, two factors that we know from social and political life. They have been much studied and we can clearly trace their evolution. However, since actions by masses and leaders also have an intellectual and emotional side, we were obliged, in some way or other, to deal with this topic as well. It was obviously necessary, it seemed to us, to approach this study from a new and significant angle. One cannot escape the realiza tion that "conspiracy theory" has played, and continues to play, a central role in our epoch, and has had very serious consequences. The obsession with conspiracy has spread to such an extent that it continuously crops up at all levels of society. The fol lowing paradox must be striking to anyone: In the past, society was governed by a small number of men, at times by one individual, who, within traditional limits, imposed his will on the multitude. Plots were effective: By eliminating these individuals and their families, one could change the course of events. Today, this is no longer the case. Power is divided among parties and extends throughout society. Power flows, changes hands, and affects opinion, which no one controls and no one represents entirely.

The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

Author: Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

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For Michel Foucault, philosophy was a way of questioning the allegedly necessary truths that underpin the practices and institutions of modern society. He carried this out in a series of deeply original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental questions about the nature of human knowledge and its relation to power structures, and have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality. Special attention is also paid to thinkers and movements, from Kant through current feminist theory, that are particularly important for understanding his work and its impact. This revised edition contains five new essays and revisions of many others, and the extensive bibliography has been updated.

Anarchy and Art

From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Allan Antliff

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551523000

Category: Art

Page: 224

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One of the powers of art is its ability to convey the human aspects of political events. In this fascinating survey on art, artists, and anarchism, Allan Antliff interrogates critical moments when anarchist artists have confronted pivotal events over the past 140 years. The survey begins with Gustave Courbet’s activism during the 1871 Paris Commune (which established the French republic) and ends with anarchist art during the fall of the Soviet empire. Other subjects include the French neoimpressionists, the Dada movement in New York, anarchist art during the Russian Revolution, political art of the 1960s, and gay art and politics post-World War II. Throughout, Antliff vividly explores art’s potential as a vehicle for social change and how it can also shape the course of political events, both historic and present-day; it is a book for the politically engaged and art aficionados alike. Allan Antliff is the author of Anarchist Modernism.

Brave New World

Imperial and Democratic Nation-building in Britain Between the Wars

Author: Laura Beers,Geraint Thomas (Historian)

Publisher: Institute of Latin American Studies

ISBN: 9781905165582

Category: History

Page: 273

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After the First World War, Britain faced a number of challenges as it sought to adapt to domestic conditions of mass democracy while maintaining its position in the empire in the face of national independence movements. As politicians at home and abroad sought to legitimize their position, new efforts were made to conceptualize nationality and citizenship, with attempts to engage the public using mass media and greater emphasis on governing in the public interest. Brave New World reappraises the domestic and imperial history of Britain in the inter-war period, investigating how 'nation building' was given renewed impetus by the upheavals of the First World War. The essays in this collection address how new technologies and approaches to governance were used to forge new national identities both at home and in the empire, covering a wide range of issues from the representation of empire on film to the convergence of politics and 'star culture'. The book is an invaluable resource for scholars of British social, political and imperial history, as well as being of interest to the general reader.

Dred

A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877296

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel was written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by both white Southerners and black abolitionists. In Dred (1856), Stowe attempts to explore the issue of slavery from an African American perspective. Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred, a black revolutionary, Stowe brings to life conflicting beliefs about race, the institution of slavery, and the possibilities of violent resistance. Probing the political and spiritual goals that fuel Dred's rebellion, Stowe creates a figure far different from the acquiescent Christian martyr Uncle Tom. In his introduction to the classic novel, Robert S. Levine outlines the antislavery debates in which Stowe had become deeply involved before and during her writing of Dred. Levine shows that in addition to its significance in literary history, the novel remains relevant to present-day discussions of cross-racial perspectives.

The Invisible God

The Earliest Christians on Art

Author: Paul Corby Finney

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195113810

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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This revisionist study challenges the received opinion that in its earliest manifestations Christianity was a form of religiosity opposed both on principle and in fact to the use of pictures. Paul Corby Finney argues that the well-known absence of Christian pictures before A.D. 200 is due to a complex interplay of social, economic, and political factors, and is not, as is commonly assumed, a result of an anti-image ideology. The book documents the origins of Christian art based on some of the oldest surviving Christian archaeological evidence, and it seeks to show how the Christian products conformed to the already-existing pagan types and models. This study will interest scholars and students in the fields of church history, ancient history, archaeology, art history, classics, and historical theology.

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Author: Anne Aiyegbusi,Jenifer Clarke-Moore

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109492

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders.