Death Comes to the Maiden

Author: Camille Naish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136247629
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In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution. Concentrating on individual victims, the author addresses the sexual attitudes and prejudices encountered by women condemned to death. She examines the horrific treatment of those denounced as witches and reveals the gruesome reality of death by hanging, burning or the guillotine. In an attempt to uncover the historical truth behind such figures as Joan of Arc, Anne Boleyn, Manon Roland and Charlotte Corday, she goes beyond biography to consider their deaths in symbolic terms. She also considers writers such as Genet, Yourcenar and Brecht and their treatment of the tragic, sacrificial and erotic aspects of female execution.

Death Comes to the Maiden Preface Introduction 1 Burials and Burnings 2 Beheading 3 Hanging 4 Dame Guillotine 5 The Art of Immolation

Author: Camille Naish
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ISBN: 9780203104019
Format: PDF
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In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the French revolution.Concentrating on individual victims, the author addresses the sexual attitudes and prejudices encountered by women condemned to death. She examines the horrific treatment of....

Literatur und Arbeit

Author: Vid Stevanović
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732903818
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Beziehung von Arbeit und Literatur ist so vielgestaltig wie kompliziert. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes untersuchen einerseits motivische Thematisierungen von Arbeit im literarischen Text und deren historische Repräsentationsformen. Andererseits nehmen sie auch die Arbeit am Text – sowohl auf Produktions- als auch auf rezeptionsästhetischer Ebene – in den Fokus. Sie schlagen dabei einen weiten historischen Bogen und reflektieren nicht zuletzt die Wirkung der eigenen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit und die Möglichkeiten akademischer Intervention inner- und außerhalb des universitären Raumes.

International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

Author: Chile Eboe-Osuji
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004227229
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Sexual violence is a particular brand of evil that women have endured—more than men—during armed conflicts, through the ages. It is a menace that has continued to challenge the conscience of humanity—especially in our times. At the international level, basic laws aimed at preventing it are not in short supply. What is needed is a more conscious determination to enforce existing laws. This book explores ways of doing just that; thereby shoring up international legal protection of women from sexual violence in armed conflicts.

The Fourth Estate

Author: Shulamith Shahar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134394209
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Did women really constitute a `fourth estate' in medieval society and, if so, in what sense? In this wide-ranging study Shulamith Shahar considers this and the whole question of the varying attitudes to women and their status in western Europe between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries.

Psychiatric Power

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312203313
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A historical investigation into the practice of psychiatric medicine in the western world chronicles its evolution, offering insight into how diagnoses and treatments changed throughout time and how modern social and political attitudes toward mental illness have developed, in a collection of philosophical lectures. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Looking for Love in the Legal Discourse of Marriage

Author: Renata Grossi
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1925021823
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This book examines the (in)visibility of romantic love in the legal discourse surrounding modern Australian marriage. It looks at how romantic love has become a core part of modernity, and a dominant part of the Western marriage discourse, and considers how the ideologies of romantic love are (or are not) replicated in the legal meaning of marriage. This examination raises two key issues. If love has become central to people’s understanding of marriage, then it is important for the legitimacy of law that love is reflected in both the content and application of the law. More fundamentally, it requires us to reconsider how we understand law, and to ask whether it is engaged with emotions, or separate from them. Along the way this book also considers the meaning of love itself in contemporary society, and asks whether love is a radical force capable of breaking down conservative meanings embedded in institutions like marriage, or whether it simply mirrors them. This book will be of interest to everyone working on love, marriage and sexuality in the disciplines of law, sociology and philosophy.

Women in Public 1850 1900

Author: Patricia Hollis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136247890
Format: PDF
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Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women’s movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of nineteenth century social history and women's studies, to those studying the Victorian novel and to sociologists. Women’s pamphlets and speeches, parliamentary debates and popular journalism, letters and memoirs, royal commissions and the leading reviews, are all used to document the conflicting images of women: ‘surplus women’ and the issue of emigration; women’s work and male hostility to it; the opening of education by Emily Davies; the claim to equity at law; the attack on the sexual double standard, led by Josephine Butler; women’s public service from philanthropy – exemplified in a Mary Carpenter or Louisa Twining or Octavia Hill – to local government; and finally women’s entry into politics led by Lydia Becker. The contents range from Caroline Norton on her battle for child custody in the 1830s to Annie Besant’s inspiration of the match-girl’s strike in 1888, and from W. T. Stead on child prostitution to Mrs Humphrey War’s Appeal against female suffrage in 1889. The book was originally published in 1979.