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Feminine Ingenuity

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775496
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"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Professional Pursuits

Author: Catherine W. Zipf
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572336018
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"Zipf focuses on five gifted women in various parts of the country. In San Diego, Hazel Wood Waterman parlayed her Arts and Crafts training into a career in architecture. Cincinnati's Mary Louise McLaughlin expanded on her interest in Arts and Crafts pottery by inventing new ceramic technology. New York's Candace Wheeler established four businesses that used Arts and Crafts production to help other women earn a living. In Syracuse, both Adelaide Alsop Robineau and Irene Sargent were responsible for disseminating Arts and Crafts-related information through the movement's publications. Each woman's story is different, but each played an important part in the creation of professional opportunities for women in a male-dominated society.".

The Feminine Quest For Success

Author: Nancy H. Bancroft
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781881052623
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Citing the benefits of "feminine" business practices, which include compassion, reflectiveness, and intelligence, a guide to whole-woman career success profiles five businesswoman personalities and provides true-life examples. $25,000 ad/promo. IP.

The Presence Of The Feminine In Film

Author: Virginia Apperson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443804169
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This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the “feminine,” which cannot be reduced to women’s experience, or to men’s projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the “feminine aspect of psyche,” by noticing what “feminine” turns out to mean in particular cinematic contexts. Spanning seven decades—from Pride and Prejudice, Notorious, and Letter from an Unknown Woman to Monsoon Wedding, Brokeback Mountain, and The Lives of Others—the movies selected for particular study here make it clear that the feminine is at home in the movies, and that when she appears, it is to appeal to our sensibilities as well as to our senses. This is a book that will enhance the appreciation of film as a depth psychological medium.

Gendered Strife Confusion

Author: Laura F. Edwards
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252066009
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Exploring the gendered dimension of political conflicts, Laura Edwards links post-Civil War transformations in private and public life. She illustrates how ideas about men's and women's roles within households shaped the ways groups of southerners--elite and poor, whites and blacks, Democrats and Republicans--envisioned the public arena and their own places in it. By using those on the margins to define the center, Edwards demonstrates that Reconstruction was a complicated process of conflict and negotiation that lasted beyond 1877 and involved all southerners and every aspect of life.

Outlined Teresa S Story

Author: Teresa Lambert
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477113584
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Teresa gets taken and is told shes part of the magical world. She has to relive her key magical moments before she can return to the magical world. During this time she is accepted into a family as a daughter, falls in love, finds a best friend and overcomes several obstacles created by members of the magical community who does not want her there. The problem Teresa is concerned with is will they succeed in kicking her out of the magical world or will she be able to prove her worth in time or will they kill her while trying.

Criminal Ingenuity

Author: Ellen Levy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199813469
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"Poetry was declining/ Painting advancing/ we were complaining/ it was '50," recalled poet Frank O'Hara in 1957. Criminal Ingenuity traces a series of linked moments in the history of this transfer of cultural power from the sphere of the word to that of the image. Ellen Levy explores the New York literary and art worlds in the years that bracket O'Hara's lament through close readings of the works and careers of poets Marianne Moore and John Ashbery and assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. In the course of these readings, Levy discusses such topics as the American debates around surrealism, the function of the "token woman" in artistic canons, and the role of the New York City Ballet in the development of mid-century modernism, and situates her central figures in relation to such colleagues and contemporaries as O'Hara, T. S. Eliot, Clement Greenberg, Walter Benjamin, and Lincoln Kirstein. Moore, Cornell, and Ashbery are connected by acquaintance and affinity-and above all, by the possession of what Moore calls "criminal ingenuity," a talent for situating themselves on the fault lines that fissure the realms of art, sexuality, and politics. As we consider their lives and works, Levy shows, the seemingly specialized question of the source and meaning of the struggle for power between art forms inexorably opens out to broader questions about social and artistic institutions and forces: the academy and the museum, professionalism and the market, and that institution of institutions, marriage.

Enterprising Women

Author: Virginia G. Drachman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807854297
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An inspiring collection of American women entrepreneurs introduces readers to women who have carved out their own slice of the economic pie, from Colonial times to the present. (Business & Finance)

Women And Revenge In Shakespeare

Author: Marguerite A. Tassi
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 1575911310
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Can there be a virtue in vengeance? Can revenge do ethical work? Can revenge be the obligation of women? This wide-ranging literary study looks at Shakespeare's women and finds bold answers to questions such as these. A surprising number of Shakespeare's female characters respond to moral outrages by expressing a strong desire for vengeance. This book's analysis of these characters and their circumstances offers incisive critical perceptions of feminine anger, ethics, and agency and challenges our assumptions about the role of gender in revenge. In this provocative book, Marguerite A. Tassi counters longstanding critical opinions on revenge: that it is the sole province of men in Western literature and culture, that it is a barbaric, morally depraved, irrational instinct, and that it is antithetical to justice. Countless examples have been mined from Shakespeare's dramas to reveal women's profound concerns with revenge and justice, honor and shame, crime and punishment. In placing the critical focus on avenging women, this book significantly redresses a gender imbalance in scholarly treatments of revenge, particularly in early modern literature.