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Automatic Woman

Automatic Woman ebook ISBN: 9780803214743
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Author: Katharine Conley
Number of Pages: 179 
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Contemporary feminist critics have often described Surrealism as a misogynist movement. In Automatic Woman, Katharine Conley addresses this issue, confirming some feminist allegations while qualifying and overturning others. Through insightfuløanalyses of works by a range of writers and artists, Conley develops a complex view of Surrealist portrayals of Woman. Conley begins with a discussion of the composite image of Woman developed by such early male Surrealists as Andrä Breton, Francis Picabia, and Paul Eluard. She labels that image ?Automatic Woman??a term that comprises views of Woman as provocative and revolutionary but also as a depersonalized object largely devoid of individuality and volition. This analysis largely confirms feminist critiques of Surrealism. The heart of the book, however, examines the writings of Leonora Carrington and Unica Z_rn, two women in the Surrealist movement whose works, Conley argues, anticipate much contemporary feminist art and theory. In concluding, Conley shows how Breton?s own views on women evolved in the course of his long career, arriving at last at a position far more congenial to contemporary feminists. Automatic Woman is distinguished by Katharine Conley?s judicious understanding of how women?and the image of Woman?figured in Surrealism. The book is an important contemporary account of a cultural movement that continues to fascinate, influence, and provoke us.

A Companion to Dada and Surrealism

A Companion to Dada and Surrealism ebook ISBN: 1118476220
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: David Hopkins
Number of Pages: 496 
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This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender. This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field Offers historical coverage as well as in–depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres

"Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924?939 "

ISBN: 1351576259
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Linda Steer
Number of Pages: 184 
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The first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, this study examines "found" photographs in three French Surrealist reviews published in the 1920s and 1930s: La R?lution surr?iste, edited by Andr?reton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure, edited by Breton and others. The book asks general questions about the production and deployment of meaning through photographs, but addresses more specifically the construction of a Surrealist practice of photography through the gesture of borrowing and re-contextualization and reveals something crucial both about Surrealist strategies and about the way photographs operate. The book is structured around four case studies, including scientific photographs of an hysteric in Charcot's clinic at the Salp?i? hospital, positioned as poetry rather than pathology; and one of the first crime-scene photographs, depicting Jack the Ripper's last victim, radically transformed into a work of art. Linda Steer traces the trajectory of the found photographs, from their first location to their location in a Surrealist periodical. Her study shows that the act of removal and re-framing highlights the instability and mutability of photographic meaning an instability and mutability that has consequences for our understanding both of photography and of Surrealism in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Single Woman's Guide to Loving Herself

The Single Woman's Guide to Loving Herself ebook ISBN: 1468943375
Publisher: Booktango
Author: Monet Esbee
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Ever find yourself dazed and confused? In one unfulfilling, going nowhere relationship after the other? We have ALL been there at some point in our lives, and sometimes the problem lies internally. The idea of finding love and receiving love from another person begins with first knowing how to love yourself! Because no one can see and believe your truth until you see and believe what you yourself know to be true. The Single Woman's Guide to Loving Herself is a book written to help women do just that! Learn to discover themselves and through that discovery, learn to love the person you are, the woman you were created to be! We are queens, and how we carry ourselves should reflect that. Learn how to navigate through the love & dating maze, learn to tap into what he's thinking and make decisions to benefit you. Learn how to dress, live and love like you know your self worth. Learn to choose your friends wisely. The SWG has all this to offer and much more? Are you ready to be inspired?

Women on Boards?

Women on Boards? ebook ISBN: 3842821328
Publisher: diplom.de
Author: Katharina Radloff
Number of Pages: 68 
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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Even though European equality law has had a considerable impact on the law of the Member States concerning women s rights to employment, it is still often the case that women experience a glass ceiling , which hinders their access to leadership positions in private companies. As identified by the UN Report on Women, women are on most boards of large companies, but their number still remains considerably low when compared to men. Although the Report acknowledges that in general opportunities of women with regard to employment have increased, the representation of women in leading positions is still too low. This is especially notable in the largest corporations, which remain male- dominated. Of the 500 largest corporations in the world, only 13 have a female chief executive officer . In the European Union, women hold only 11 percent of top company positions and the average proportion of women serving as chairman of the board of top companies was only 3 per cent in 2009. Among the European Union Member States, the highest percentage of women in boards can be found in Norway, which as the first country in the world introduced a women s quota of 40 percent for board members in 2004 by law. When quotas were proposed in 2002, the proportion of women in boards was only 6.8 percent, whereas it is now 34 percent. The success of the Norwegian example led to a political debate about female representation in leading positions throughout the Union. In September 2010, the Spanish government introduced a gender quota of 40 per cent for both, men and women to be achieved by 2015. France introduced a women s quota for corporate boards in 2011 and other governments such as those of the Netherlands and Italy are positive about introducing similar quotas via legislation. The reasons for the glass ceiling women still experience are manifold and involve old stereotypes, which are deeply rooted in society. It is this invisible barrier that justifies positive action measures in the first place: to remove deeply rooted social practices that interfere with the process of substantial equality in society in order to create conditions that give individuals equal access to employment. However, it would be too simplistic to argue that in equality law it is all about treating people equally. Rather, it is best resumed in the Aristotelian maxim: equality is about treating equal cases equally and unequal cases unequally. In the case of gender [...]

The Word of a Woman

The Word of a Woman ebook ISBN: 1497678072
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Robin Morgan
Number of Pages: 346 
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Feminism from the front lines A founder of the contemporary global women’s movement, Robin Morgan is widely known as one of feminism’s strongest, most persuasive activists. As a writer, she is unique in her ability to distill ideas into smart pieces of nonfiction that can transform a reader’s worldview forever. The Word of a Woman follows Morgan’s journalism and shorter prose from the 1960s through the early 1990s. Originally published in 1992, this second edition adds five new essays. An annotated version of her famous, fiery “Goodbye to All That” is here, as are essays that expose the connections between violence against women and pornography, explain the effects of female genital mutilation, and show how sexism and racism are intimately connected. She tells inside stories about having organized the first Miss America Pageant protest, writes poignantly about being a feminist raising a son, and pens a letter to be read one thousand years in the future. She reports on her work with Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip, with Filipina prostitutes in South Asia, and with village women in South Africa—and celebrates finding indigenous feminism wherever she goes. Morgan unveils creative, visionary yet pragmatic ways for women to unite, regardless of barriers. Her message of defiant hope will inspire any woman—and man—who reads it.

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920

International Woman Suffrage: October 1918-September 1920 ebook ISBN: 9780415257404
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Sybil Oldfield
Number of Pages: 416 
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As the monthly periodical of the early twentieth century women's movement, "International Woman Suffrage" (originally "Ius Suffragii") was read by the leading figures of the suffrage movement in more than thirty countries. Featuring an in-depth introduction to the material and its social and historical context, this four-volume set reprints eight years of the journal, making this rare resource available to students and researchers in a variety of disciplines. In addition to women's fight for the vote, "International Woman Suffrage 1913-1920" covered such highly controversial topics as the age of consent for girls, alcohol control, education of girls, new employment openings for women, divorce law reform, health insurance for mothers, maternity benefits, minimum wages, prostitution, women medical workers, women police, women politicians, and other subjects of debate. Truly global for its time, issues included articles by women from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, British India, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Rumania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

British Women's Cinema

British Women's Cinema ebook ISBN: 1135231923
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Melanie Bell,Melanie Williams
Number of Pages: 228 
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British Women’s Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history, from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British ‘chick flick’.

The Sexual Alarm System

The Sexual Alarm System ebook ISBN: 0765709163
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Author: Judith Leavitt
Number of Pages: 183 
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The Sexual Alarm System: Women’s Unwanted Response to Sexual Intimacy and How to Overcome It by Judith Leavitt explores the shield that develops around many women’s bodies to protect them from real and perceived sexual intrusions and dangers. From a young age, women are socialized to regard their sexuality as something that puts them in danger. However, the Sexual Alarm System interferes with a woman’s ability to be sexual when she wants to be. Leavitt discusses how the Alarm functions, how it develops, what triggers it, and how it interferes with a woman’s ability to be sexual in an intimate partnership. In addition, this book presents specific body exercises for therapists to give to women to work through this Alarm and to develop the ability to enjoy their sexuality.

The Healing Quilt

The Healing Quilt ebook ISBN: 0307553213
Publisher: WaterBrook
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Number of Pages: 384 
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After her Aunt Teza’s test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City. Dot’s efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor; Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives. Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt.

White by Law

White by Law ebook ISBN: 9780814736982
Publisher: NYU Press
Author: Ian Haney Lopez
Number of Pages: 263 
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Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Her Best Shot

Her Best Shot ebook ISBN: 0807877409
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Laura Browder
Number of Pages: 304 
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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates about women's capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to right-wing militias. Among the colorful characters presented here are Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim. With her entertaining and provocative analysis, Browder demonstrates that armed women both challenge and reinforce the easy equation that links guns, manhood, and American identity.

Becoming Women

Becoming Women ebook ISBN: 1442668261
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Author: Carla Rice
Number of Pages: 408 
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

Anicet, ou, Le panorama

Anicet, ou, Le panorama ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Louis Aragon
Number of Pages: 279 
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Les parents d'Anicet l'envoient visiter le monde. Dans une auberge, le "héros" fera d'étranges rencontres ... Aragon se plaît à pasticher les lieux communs narratifs : picaresque, roman de formation, roman policier, conte voltairien. Anicet est un Candide moderne.

Women and the Victorian Occult

Women and the Victorian Occult ebook ISBN: 1317982525
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Tatiana Kontou
Number of Pages: 210 
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Increasingly, contemporary scholarship reveals the strong connection between Victorian women and the world of the nineteenth-century supernatural. Women were intrinsically bound to the occult and the esoteric from mediums who materialised spirits to the epiphanic experiences of the New Woman, from theosophy to telepathy. This volume addresses the various ways in which Victorian women expressed themselves and were constructed by the occult through a broad range of texts. By examining the roles of women as automatic writing mediums, spiritualists, authors, editors, theosophists, socialists and how they interpreted the occult in their life and work, the contributors in this edition return to sensation novels, ghost stories, autobiographies, séances and fashionable magazines to access the visible and invisible worlds of Victorian life. The variety of texts analysed by the authors in this collection demonstrates the many interpretations of the occult in nineteenth-century culture and the ways that women used supernatural imagery and language to draw attention to issues that bore immediate implications on their own lives. Either by catering for the fad of ghost stories or by giving public trance speeches women harnessed the metaphorical and financial forces of the supernatural. As the articles in this book demonstrate the occult was after all a female affair. This book was published as a special issue of Women's Writing.