Summary Book Review Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond by Barbara Leonardi:
Download or read book Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond written by Barbara Leonardi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-29 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intersections of gender with class and race in the construction of national and imperial ideologies and their fluid transformation from the Romantic to the Victorian period and beyond, exposing how these cultural constructions are deeply entangled with the family metaphor. For example, by examining the re-signification of the “angel in the house” and the deviant woman in the context of unstable or contingent masculinities and across discourses of class and nation, the volume contributes to a more nuanced understanding of British cultural constructions in the long nineteenth century. The central idea is to unearth the historical roots of the family metaphor in the construction of national and imperial ideologies, and to uncover the interests served by its specific discursive formation. The book explores both male and female stereotypes, enabling a more perceptive comparison, enriched with a nuanced reflection on the construction and social function of class.
Summary Book Review Marriage in James Hogg’s Work by Barbara Leonardi:
Download or read book Marriage in James Hogg’s Work written by Barbara Leonardi and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-07-25 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A controversial self-taught shepherd who violated the rules of literary decorum to reveal the dark side of the Scottish margins. Through a strategic use of nineteenth-century stereotypes of femininity and masculinity he lays bare the intersection with class and ethnicity in Scotland.
Author :Michael Brown Publisher :Manchester University Press Release Date :2019-08-30 ISBN 10 :9781526135643 Pages :264 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (564 users download)
Summary Book Review Martial masculinities by Michael Brown:
Download or read book Martial masculinities written by Michael Brown and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-30 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores the role of martial masculinities in shaping nineteenth-century British culture and society in a period framed by two of the greatest wars the world had ever known. It offers a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on an emerging field of study and draws on historical, literary, visual and musical sources to demonstrate the centrality of the military and its masculine dimensions in the shaping of Victorian and Edwardian personal and national identities. Focusing on both the experience of military service and its imaginative forms, it examines such topics as bodies and habits, families and domesticity, heroism and chivalry, religion and militarism, and youth and fantasy. This collection will be required reading for anyone interested in the cultures of war and masculinity in the long nineteenth century.
Summary Book Review Pragmatics and Literature by Siobhan Chapman:
Download or read book Pragmatics and Literature written by Siobhan Chapman and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pragmatics and Literature is an important collection of new work by leading practitioners working at the interface between pragmatic theory and literary analysis. The individual studies collected here draw on a variety of theoretical approaches and are concerned with a range of literary genres. All have a shared focus on applying ideas from specific pragmatic frameworks to understanding the production, interpretation and evaluation of literary texts. A full-length introductory chapter highlights distinctions and contrasts between pragmatic theories, but also brings out complementarities, shared aims and assumptions, and ways in which different pragmatic theories can make different contributions to our understanding of literary texts. The book as a whole encourages a sense of coherence for the field and presents insights from various approaches for systematic comparison. Building on previous work by the editors, the contributors and others, it makes a significant contribution to the growing field of pragmatic literary stylistics.
Summary Book Review Landscapes of Realism by Dirk Göttsche:
Download or read book Landscapes of Realism written by Dirk Göttsche and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2021-04-15 with total page 814 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. Landscapes of Realism is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary exploration of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this first volume tackles in its five core essays and twenty-five case studies such questions as why realism emerged when it did, why and how it developed such a transformative dynamic across languages, to what extent realist poetics remain central to art and popular culture after 1900, and how generally to reassess realism from a twenty-first-century comparative perspective.
Summary Book Review Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century by James Gregory:
Download or read book Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century written by James Gregory and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-18 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the nineteenth century not only through episodes, institutions, sites and representations concerned with union, concord and bonds of sympathy, but also through moments of secession, separation, discord and disjunction. Its lens extends from the local and regional, through to national and international settings in Britain, Europe and the United States. The contributors come from the fields of cultural history, literary studies, American studies and legal history.
Summary Book Review Marriage in James Hogg's Work by BARBARA. LEONARDI:
Download or read book Marriage in James Hogg's Work written by BARBARA. LEONARDI and published by Scroll: Scottish Cultural Revi. This book was released on 2022 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout his career, self-taught Scottish writer James Hogg (1770-1835) violated literary proprieties which discouraged the frank treatment of prostitution, infanticide, and the violence of war. Contemporary reviewers received Hogg's bluntness rather fiercely because, in so doing, he questioned the ideologies of chastity, marriage and military masculinities that informed emerging discourses of the British Empire. This book reveals the strategic use that Hogg made of the marriage plot to challenge the civilising ideal of the motherly heroine as well as martial and sentimental masculinities which supported the discourse of a strong but tamed national vigour, thereby highlighting Hogg's critical use of gender stereotypes in relation to norms of class and ethnicity when deconstructing this plot convention.
Author :Cindy L. Griffin Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :2020-10-13 ISBN 10 :9780520969698 Pages :320 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (969 users download)
Summary Book Review Beyond Gender Binaries by Cindy L. Griffin:
Download or read book Beyond Gender Binaries written by Cindy L. Griffin and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beyond Gender Binaries uses a feminist, intersectional, and invitational approach to understanding identities and how they relate to communication. Taking readers outside the familiar binary constructions of gender and identity, Cindy L. Griffin addresses—through a feminist intersectional lens—communication, identity, power and privilege, personhood and citizenship, safety in public and private spaces, and hegemony and colonialism. Twelve chapters focus on critical learning through careful exploration of key terms and concepts. Griffin illustrates these with historical and contemporary examples and provides concrete guides to intersectional approaches to communication. This textbook highlights not just the ways individuals, systems, structures, and institutions use communication to privilege particular identities discursively and materially, but also the myriad ways that communication can be used to disrupt privilege and respectfully acknowledge the nonbinary and intersectional nature of every person’s identity. Key features include: Intersectional approaches to explaining and understanding identities and communication are the foundation of each chapter and inform the presentation of information throughout the book. Contemporary and historical examples are included in every chapter, highlighting the intersectional nature of identity and the role of communication in our interactions with other people. Complex and challenging ideas are presented in clear, respectful, and accessible ways throughout the book.
Author :James Hogg Publisher :Stirling / South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Release Date :2020-11-30 ISBN 10 :0748695982 Pages :294 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (869 users download)
Summary Book Review Contributions to English, Irish and American Periodicals by James Hogg:
Download or read book Contributions to English, Irish and American Periodicals written by James Hogg and published by Stirling / South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathers together Hogg's writing for magazines beyond Scotland with several pieces are reprinted in this book for the first time.
Author :Rani T. Alexander Publisher :University of New Mexico Press Release Date :2018-11-01 ISBN 10 :9780826359742 Pages :264 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (974 users download)
Summary Book Review Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica by Rani T. Alexander:
Download or read book Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica written by Rani T. Alexander and published by University of New Mexico Press. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a new account of human interaction and culture change for Mesoamerica that connects the present to the past. Social histories that assess the cultural upheavals between the Spanish invasion of Mesoamerica and the ethnographic present overlook the archaeological record, with its unique capacity to link local practices to global processes. To fill this gap, the authors weigh the material manifestations of the colonial and postcolonial trajectory in light of local, regional, and global historical processes that have unfolded over the last five hundred years. Research on a suite of issues—economic history, production of commodities, agrarian change, resistance, religious shifts, and sociocultural identity—demonstrates that the often shocking patterns observed today are historically contingent and culturally mediated, and therefore explainable. This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.
Summary Book Review Rethinking Transnational Men by Jeff Hearn:
Download or read book Rethinking Transnational Men written by Jeff Hearn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world is becoming more transnational. This edited collection examines how the immense transnational changes in the contemporary world are being produced by and are affecting different men and masculinities. It seeks to shift debates on men, masculinities and gender relations from the strictly local and national context to much greater concern with the transnational and global. Established and rising scholars from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America explore subjects including economies and business corporations; sexualities and the sex trade; information and communication technologies and cyberspace; migration; war, the military and militarism; politics; nationalism; and symbolism and image-making.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education by James A. Banks:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education written by James A. Banks and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2012-05-17 with total page 2600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The diversity education literature, both nationally and internationally, is broad and diffuse. Consequently, there needs to be a systematic and logical way to organize and present the state of research for students and professionals. American citizens need to understand the dynamics of their increasingly diverse communities and institutions and the global world in which we live, work, and lead. With continually evolving information on diversity policies, practices, and programs, it is important to have one place where students, scholars, teachers, and policymakers can examine and explore research, policy, and practice issues and find answers to important questions about how diversity in U.S. education—enriched with theories, research and practices in other nations—are explained and communicated, and how they affect institutional change at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. With about 700 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (4 volumes, in both print and electronic formats) will present research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre- and postsecondary levels. Diversity is a worldwide phenomenon, and while most of the entries in the Encyclopedia will focus on the United States, diversity issues and developments in nations around the world, including the United States, are intricately connected. Consequently, to illuminate the many aspects of diversity, this volume will contain entries from different nations in the world in order to illuminate the myriad aspects of diversity. From A-to-Z, this Encyclopedia will cover the full spectrum of diversity issues, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education. This four-volume reference work will be the definitive reference for diversity issues in education in the United States and the world.
Summary Book Review Violence against Women in and beyond Conflict by Julia Carolin Sachseder:
Download or read book Violence against Women in and beyond Conflict written by Julia Carolin Sachseder and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Violence against Women in and beyond Conflict explores the processes and structures that underlie sexual violence and internal displacement in armed conflict, utilizing extensive ethnographic research to provide cutting-edge insights. The author argues that the key to understanding violence against women lies at the intersection of transnational capital, race, and gender – that not only contribute to its production but also to its persistence. The book uses the Colombian armed conflict as the primary case study but develops a broader framework for theorizing the relationship between the global political economy, the history of coloniality, and intersectional constructions of gender and race with regard to conflict and violence. It offers an understanding of violence against women as not isolated from, but part and a symptom of, a larger system of political, social, and economic inequality that is rooted in colonialism, and exploited and exacerbated by transnational capital relations. The author also shows how (post)colonial power asymmetries, the state, and other non-state actors, most prominently paramilitaries, are involved in this relationship of violence. The book highlights the implications for meaningful and sustainable peace in post-conflict contexts. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, gender studies, and conflict studies; as well as policymakers, (non)governmental organizations, and practitioners interested in conflict and security.
Summary Book Review Intersectionality by Patrick R. Grzanka:
Download or read book Intersectionality written by Patrick R. Grzanka and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader is an accessible, primary-source driven exploration of intersectionality in sociology and related fields. The book maps the origins of the concept, particularly in Black feminist thought and sociology, opens the discourse to challenges and applications across disciplines and outside academia, and explores the leading edges of scholarship to reveal important new directions for inquiry and activism. Charting the development of intersectionality as an intellectual and political movement, Patrick R. Grzanka brings together in one text both foundational readings and emerging classics. Original material includes: Grzanka's nuanced introduction which provides broad context and poses guiding questions; thematic unit introductions; author biographies and suggestions for further reading to ground each excerpt; and a conclusion by Bonnie Thornton Dill reflecting on the past, present, and future of intersectionality. With its balanced mix of analytical, applied, and original content, Intersectionality is an essential component of any course on race, class, and gender, feminist theory, or social inequalities.
Summary Book Review Handbook of the Sociology of Gender by Barbara J. Risman:
Download or read book Handbook of the Sociology of Gender written by Barbara J. Risman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-06-05 with total page 559 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.
Summary Book Review Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture by Jennifer Smith:
Download or read book Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture written by Jennifer Smith and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume focuses on intersections of race, class, gender, and nation in the formation of the fin-de-siècle Spanish and Spanish colonial subject. Despite the wealth of research produced on gender, social class, race, and national identity few studies have focused on how these categories interacted, frequently operating simultaneously to reveal contexts in which dominated groups were dominating and vice versa. Such revelations call into question metanarratives about the exploitation of one group by another and bring to light interlocking systems of identity formation, and consequently oppression, that are difficult to disentangle. The authors included here study this dynamic in a variety of genres and venues, namely the essay, the novel, the short story, theater, and zarzuelas. These essays cover canonical authors such as Benito Pérez Galdós and Emilia Pardo Bazán, and understudied female authors such as Rosario de Acuña and Belén Sárraga. The authors included here study this dynamic in a variety of genres and venues, namely the essay, the novel, the short story, theater, and zarzuelas. The volume builds on recent scholarship on race, class, gender, and nation by focusing specifically on the intersections of these categories, and by studying this dynamic in popular culture, visual culture, and in the works of both canonical and lesser-known authors.