Writings of an Eccentric Gypsy

Author: Sandra Lesser
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390389
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sandra Lesser says, “Writing is an art. My imagination took me to a place where I wanted to create something unusual which would include images connecting to and enhancing the beauty and depth of my writings. My hope is that each and every one who reads this book will find something to relate to and that you will lose yourself for a moment or more in your own memories and dreams. I want to encourage all of you to share your artistic talent with the world. My publisher gave me the motivation to go forward with this endeavor and my best words of advice are: Don’t be afraid to try something different. And, above all, keep reading, creating, and enjoying everything you see and do.”

Science and Eccentricity

Author: Victoria Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317314476
Format: PDF, ePub
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The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order.

Genre and the Post Communist Woman

Author: Florentina C.Andreescu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317747356
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social changes specific to the post-communist social and political transitions. During the communist period, the female ideal was constituted as a heroic mother and worker, both a revolutionary and a state bureaucrat, which were regarded as key elements in the processes of industrial development and production. She was portrayed as physically strong and with rugged rather than with feminized attributes. After the post-communist regime collapsed, the female ideal’s traits changed and instead took on the feminine attributes that are familiar in the West’s consumer-oriented societies. Each chapter in the volume explores different aspects of these changes and links those changes to national security, nationalism, and relations with Western societies, while focusing on a variety of genres of expression such as films, music, plays, literature, press reports, television talk shows, and ethnographic research. The topics explored in this volume open a space for discussion and reflection about how radical social change intimately affected the lives and identities of women, and their positions in society, resulting in various policy initiatives involving women’s social and political roles. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, comparative politics, Eastern European studies, and cultural studies.

Stripping Gypsy

Author: Noralee Frankel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199754330
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"In this new biography of Gypsy Rose Lee, Noralee Frankel draws on archival sources to strip bare the myths created by Gypsy herself and to tell the real story. Although Lee published an autobiography that has sold steadily, this will be the first biography of her. Frankel combines politics with twentieth century popular culture"--Provided by publisher.