The Rise of Southern Women's Progressive Culture in Texas, 1893-1918

Author: Judith N. McArthur

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066795

Category: History

Page: 199

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Regionally distinct yet influenced by national trends, women's progressive culture in Texas offers a valuable opportunity to analyze the evolution of women's voluntary associations, their challenges to southern conventions of race and class, and their quest for social change and political power. Judith McArthur makes an important and accessible contribution to the study of women's activism by tracing in detail how general concerns of national progressive organizations - about pure food, prostitution, and education reform - shaped programs at state and local levels. Southern women differed from their northern counterparts by devising new approaches to settlement work and taking advantage of World War I to challenge southern gender and racial norms. McArthur offers a unique analysis of how women in Texas succeeded in securing partial voting rights before passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Throughout her study, McArthur provides valuable comparisons between North and South, among various southern states, and between black and white, male and female progressives.
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Fiction and Feminism at the Fin de Siècle

Author: Sally Ledger

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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By comparing fictional representations with "real" New Women in late-Victorian Britain, Sally Ledger makes a major contribution to an understanding of the "Woman Question" at the end of the century. Chapters on imperialism, socialism, sexual decadence, and metropolitan life situate the "revolting daughters" of the Victorian age in a broader cultural context than previous studies.
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Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism

Author: Marianne Kamp

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802472

Category: History

Page: 320

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Winner of the Association of Women in Slavic Studies Heldt Prize Winner of the Central Eurasian Studies Society History and Humanities Book Award Honorable mention for the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) This groundbreaking work in women's history explores the lives of Uzbek women, in their own voices and words, before and after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Drawing upon their oral histories and writings, Marianne Kamp reexamines the Soviet Hujum, the 1927 campaign in Soviet Central Asia to encourage mass unveiling as a path to social and intellectual "liberation." This engaging examination of changing Uzbek ideas about women in the early twentieth century reveals the complexities of a volatile time: why some Uzbek women chose to unveil, why many were forcibly unveiled, why a campaign for unveiling triggered massive violence against women, and how the national memory of this pivotal event remains contested today.
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Author: Charity Norman

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925266710

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Luke Livingstone is a lucky man. He's a respected solicitor, a father and grandfather, a pillar of the community. He has a loving wife and an idyllic home in the Oxfordshire countryside. Yet Luke is struggling with an unbearable secret, and it's threatening to destroy him. All his life, Luke has hidden the truth about himself and his identity. It's a truth so fundamental that it will shatter his family, rock his community and leave him outcast. But Luke has nowhere left to run, and to continue living, he must become the person - the woman - he knows himself to be, whatever the cost.
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Multiethnic Narratives in the Progressive Era

Author: Charlotte J. Rich

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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"Examines multiethnic women writers' responses to the ideal of the New Woman in America at the dawn of the twentieth century, opening up a world of literary texts that lend new insight, revealing how these authors articulated the contradictions of the American New Woman, and how social class, race, or ethnicity impacted women's experiences"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Iveta Jusová

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Author: Tina O'Toole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.
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Feminism in Greenwich Village, 1910-1920

Author: June Sochen

Publisher: Crown


Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel

Author: Teresa Mangum

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472109777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Examines the life and work of this daring nineteenth-century author and women's rights advocate
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Reconfigurations of Distress

Author: Patricia Murphy

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Drawing from and reworking Gothic conventions, the New Woman version is marshaled during a tumultuous cultural moment of gender anxiety either to defend or revile the complex character. The controversial and compelling figure of the New Woman in fin de siècle Britishfiction has garnered extensive scholarly attention, but rarely has she been investigated through the lens of the Gothic. Part I, “The Blurred Boundary,” examines an obfuscated distinction between the New Woman and the prostitute, presented in a stunning breadth and array of writings. Part II, “Reconfigured Conventions,” probes four key aspects of the Gothic, each of which is reshaped to reflect the exigencies of the fin de siècle. In Part III, “Villainous Characters,” the bad father of Romantic fiction is bifurcated into the husband and the mother, both of whom cause great suffering to the protagonist.
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The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States

Author: Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359572

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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There is currently a great deal of interest in the Southern suffrage movement, but until now historians have had no comprehensive history of the woman suffrage movement in the South, the region where suffragists had the hardest fight and the least success. This important new book focuses on eleven of the movement's most prominent leaders at the regional and national levels, exploring the range of opinions within this group, with particular emphasis on race and states' rights. Wheeler insists that the suffragists were motivated primarily by the desire to secure public affirmation of female equality and to protect the interests of women, children, and the poor in the tradition of noblesse oblige in a New South they perceived as misgoverned by crass and materialistic men. A vigorous suffrage movement began in the South in the 1890s, however, because suffragists believed offering woman suffrage as a way of countering black voting strength gave them an "expediency" argument that would succeed--even make the South lead the nation in the adoption of woman suffrage. When this strategy failed, the movement flagged, until the Progressive Movement provided a new rationale for female enfranchisement. Wheeler also emphasizes the relationship between the Northern and Southern leaders, which was one of mutual influence. This pioneering study of the Southern suffrage movement will be essential to students of the history of woman suffrage, American women, the South, the Progressive Era, and American reform movements.
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Author: Winnifred Harper Cooley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 151

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Winnifred Harper Cooley was the daughter of Ida Husted Harper, one of the authors of the multi-volume "History of Woman Suffrage." This book, written during the period of time when Anna Howard Shaw was president of NAWSA, includes some interesting chapters on the potential power of women's clubs, and on the argument for woman suffrage.
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The Making and Unmaking of Female Subjectivity

Author: Chandrava Chakravarty,Sneha Kar Chaudhuri

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9381345287

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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A notable contribution on Tagore’s vision of womanhood This book theorizes the continuous reconfigurations—‘making’ and ‘unmaking’—of female subjectivity in Tagore’s life, his times, and his works. This transhistorical approach in the book makes gender formations and discourses of the past relevant and necessary to the understanding of postmodern gender issues and ideologies. A unique feature of this compilation is the variety of genres that it covers, ranging from Tagore’s poems, dance dramas, dance forms and their innovative uses, the gender-specific nature of several Rabindrasangeet, his travel writings and paintings, to highlighting the postmodern reworks of Tagore’s novels on celluloid. On the whole, this edited collection with its extensive focus on the issues of gender, heterosexual love, marriage and patriarchy in relation to the works of Tagore strengthens the claim that the politics of culture and the gendering of social subjectivity were intrinsic to the representative ideologies of literature of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
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more than 50 trailblazers share their wisdom

Author: Fawn Germer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615188263

Category: Self-Help

Page: 251

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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.
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Author: Angela Howard,Sasha Ranaé Adams Tarrant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815327141

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Consumerism, Education, and National Identity, 1863-1922

Author: M. Russell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403979618

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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A close examination of the interaction of new intellectual currents with indigenous concepts of morality and virtue, through the prism of changing ideals of womenhood
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Author: Jennifer M. Bean,Diane Negra

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.
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Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era

Author: Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807889848

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ; and Katherine Eleanor Conway, a Boston editor, public figure, and antisuffragist. Cummings uses each woman's story to explore how debates over Catholic identity were intertwined with the renegotiation of American gender roles.
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A Sourcebook

Author: Hyaeweol Choi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136297499

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yŏsŏng) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward their views on some of the key issues of new womanhood, including gender equality, chastity, divorce, education, fashion, hygiene, birth control, and the women’s movement. The authors whose essays are included express a range of attitudes about the new gender ethics and practices that were deeply influenced by the incessant flow of new and modern knowledge, habits and consumer products from metropolitan Japan and the West. Emphasizing the global nature of the phenomenon of the New Woman and Modern Girl, this sourcebook provides key references to a dynamic and multifarious history of modern Korean women, whose ideals and life experiences were formed at the intersection of Western modernity, Korean nationalism, Japanese colonialism and resilient patriarchy.
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