Women and Gender Studies (9)

Second Chance: My Life in Things - cover image
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Second Chance: My Life in Things

  • Ruth Rosengarten
In this intimate memoir, Ruth Rosengarten explores the subject of evocative objects through a series of interconnected essays.
Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain - cover image
  • Biography
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mary Warnock: Ethics, Education and Public Policy in Post-War Britain

  • Philip Graham
This biography illuminates the life and thought of Baroness Mary Warnock, whose active years spanned the second half of the twentieth century, a period during which opportunities for middle-class women rapidly and vastly improved.
Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Women and Gender Studies

Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

  • Grace Aneiza Ali
Liminal Spaces is an intimate exploration into the migration narratives of fifteen women of Guyanese heritage. It spans diverse inter-generational perspectives – from those who leave Guyana, and those who are left – and seven seminal decades of Guyana’s history – from the 1950s to the present day – bringing the voices of women to the fore. The volume is conceived of as a visual exhibition on the page; a four-part journey navigating the contributors’ essays and artworks, allowing the reader to trace the migration path of Guyanese women from their moment of departure, to their arrival on diasporic soils, to their reunion with Guyana.
Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century - cover image
  • Biography
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Health
  • Women and Gender Studies

Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century

  • Lucy Pollard
This book vividly presents the story of Margery Spring Rice, an instrumental figure in the movements of women’s health and family planning in the first half of the twentieth century. Margery Spring Rice, née Garrett, was born into a family of formidable female trailblazers – niece of physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and of Millicent Fawcett, a leading suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. Margery Spring Rice continued this legacy with her co-founding of the North Kensington birth control clinic in 1924, three years after Marie Stopes founded the first clinic in Britain.
Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell - cover image
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell

  • Maria Manuel Lisboa
In these powerful and stylishly written essays, Maria Manuel Lisboa dissects the work of Paula Rego, the Portuguese-born artist considered one of the greatest artists of modern times. Focusing primarily on Rego’s work since the 1980s, Lisboa explores the complex relationships between violence and nurturing, power and impotence, politics and the family that run through Rego’s art.
Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Biography
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

  • Deborah Willis
  • Ellyn Toscano
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson
The essays in this book chart how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives, covering the Caribbean Diaspora, refugees and slavery through the various lenses of politics and war, love and family.
Mr. Emerson's Revolution - cover image
  • American and Latin American Studies
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Women and Gender Studies

Mr. Emerson's Revolution

  • Jean McClure Mudge
This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history, whose transforming ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women’s rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectrum of inner and outer realities—personal, philosophical, theological and cultural—all of which gave his mid-career turn to political and social issues their immediate and lasting power.
Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Lives and Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Women and Gender Studies

Women in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Lives and Culture

  • Wendy Rosslyn
  • Alessandra Tosi
Russian women of the nineteenth century are often thought of in their literary incarnations, but their real counterparts are now becoming much better understood as active contributors to Russia’s varied cultural landscape. This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia – from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia – discussing their interaction with the church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for greater autonomy and, both individually and collectively, developed a dynamic but often overlooked presence in nineteenth-century Russia’s culture and society.
The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

  • Kevin R. Brine
  • Elena Ciletti
  • Henrike Lähnemann
The Book of Judith has fascinated artists and authors for centuries, and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. This book is the first multidisciplinary collection to discuss representations of Judith through the centuries. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it transforms our understanding of Judith’s enduring story across a wide range of disciplines. The book includes sections on Judith in Christian, Jewish and secular textual traditions, and representations of Judith in art, music and theatre. It also includes new archival source studies, and translations of unpublished manuscripts and texts previously unavailable in English.