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Warrior Women

Author: Deborah Levine Gera
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004106659
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This is the very first study devoted to the anonymous "Tractatus de Mulieribus," a remarkable, virtually unknown Greek work, telling of fourteen outstanding ancient women, Greek and barbarian, who were notable for their intelligence, initiative and courage.

Modern Amazons

Author: Dominique Mainon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103279
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(Book). The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Catwoman; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and the Ilsa trilogy; Hong Kong cinema and warriors like Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; sci-fi warriors from Star Trek , Blade Runner , and Star Wars ; supersleuths and spies like the Avengers and Charlie's Angels; and gothic warriors such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Van Helsing . In addition, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos of these popular-culture icons in action, interesting articles and sidebars about themes, trends, weapons, style, and trivia, as well as a complete filmography of more than 150 titles.

Warrior Women

Author: Robert B. Edgerton
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
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Challenging the notion that women never fight in wars, this riveting account of the women warriors of Dahomey reveals how a group of female soldiers stood up to the invading French army.

Warrior Women

Author: Mary Isabelle Young
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781902356
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"Warrior Women" makes visible the ongoing intergenerational narrative reverberations (Young, 2003; 2005) shaped through Canada's residential school era which denied the communal and cultural, economic, educational, human, familial, linguistic, and spiritual rights of Aboriginal people.

Warrior Women For Christ

Author: Eva Thomas
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607994860
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As I entered the local Christian bookstore in search of anything that would help me get over the pain in my hearta "a heart shredded by betrayala "I came across a watered-down version of what Beaver Cleaver's mother might say if Mr. Cleaver had left her. It sounded simpering, weak, and most of all, fake. Give me a break, I thought. My most-repeated prayer lately had been, 'Keep me, Lord, from slashing the tires on my ex-husband's truck.' Do people really read this stuff? Needless to say, I left the store without finding any answers and feeling even more worthless than before. "Warrior Women for Christ" is a raw and honest testimony of the real challenges I faced as a single mom and how God finally reached me, multiple times. My story is not unique. There are thousands of single mothers, abused wives, and women who feel beaten down and hopeless. If you are one such woman, I hope that by reading my story, you find hope, self-worth, and the power you have within yourself (with God's help) to become a true woman of victory."

Warrior Women

Author: Lisa Funnell
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438452500
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Considers the significance of Chinese female action stars in national and transnational contexts. Warrior Women considers the significance of Chinese female action stars in martial arts films produced across a range of national and transnational contexts. Lisa Funnell examines the impact of the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule on the representation of Chinese identities—Hong Kong Chinese, mainland Chinese, Chinese American, Chinese Canadian—in action films produced domestically in Hong Kong and, increasingly, in cooperation with mainland China and Hollywood. Hong Kong cinema has offered space for the development of transnational Chinese screen identities that challenge the racial stereotypes historically associated with the Asian female body in the West. The ethnic/national differentiation of transnational Chinese female stars—such as Pei Pei Cheng, Charlene Choi, Gong Li, Lucy Liu, Shu Qi, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi—is considered part of the ongoing negotiation of social, cultural, and geopolitical identities in the Chinese-speaking world.

Weeping Widows And Warrior Women

Author: Corey Lynn Hutchins
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1612337503
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Weeping Widows and Warrior Women will consider the plays of Shakespeare's first tetralogy, which includes 1, 2, 3 Henry VI and Richard III, through a feminist critical perspective. It will assess the female characters of these plays through their speech and actions rather than giving credence to external evaluations of them, whether from other characters or a perceived stance of the playwright. The goal throughout is to divorce previously seldom-studied characters from oppressive patriarchal interpretations of their actions in order to bring them in line with a feminist understanding of fully individuated women. This thesis will explore issues of sexuality, witchcraft, war-mongering, widowhood, mourning, and scolding through the characters of Joan la Pucelle, the Countess of Auvergne, Eleanor Cobham, Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Grey, Anne Neville, and the Duchess of York. Feminist issues such as biological determinism, the difference between sex and gender, rejection of hegemonic patriarchal history and discourse, and patriarchal punishment for gender transgression will further develop discussion of the texts. By revisiting the plays of the first tetralogy through a specifically feminist critical discourse, this thesis will prove the existence of alternative readings of the plays that do not depend on patriarchal exploitation of female characters. The readings explained in this thesis could provide a basis for a resurrection of these early history plays by replacing a reactionist acceptance of the inherent misogyny of the genre with an exploration of the difficulties of female existence in a patriarchal society.

Warrior Women Arise

Author: Amanda Goransson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934769317
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"Are you a woman who, despite living a fairly mundane and ordinary life, has a place inside of you which cries out for destiny? Are you someone who hears about the great feats of others from the past and present and longs to be known as one who follows God radically and courageously? "Perhaps you are someone who had such longing once upon a time, but the reality of life has left you exhausted and disillusioned, and your dreams lie smashed on the rocks of suffering and hardships. If you are any of these women, this book is dedicated to you. "It is a cry from the heart of the Father for His daughters to rise up and become the mighty warriors He has always planned for them to be." --Amanda Goransson

Warrior Women

Author: Robin Cross
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857380818
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From earliest times, women gained access to leadership in times of conflict and proved themselves equal to the challenge of commanding during war. Women leaders abounded in the ancient world from Ireland to Israel, sometimes through the accident of birth, but often rising to power through naked opportunism and raw courage in the ranks - and it is no accident that women war leaders, like men, are often famous for their strong sexual drive. Wherever there is war, there has often been a woman at the helm. Later ages frequently wrote these women out of history, but their stories have refused to die. From the legendary leader of the Amazons who fought the greatest of Greek heroes, Achilles, to the Iron Ladies of today, the women of both West and East directing military campaigns and leading their countries in war. Presenting an array of fascinating and sometimes little known women war leaders, popular author Rosalind Miles and the acclaimed military historian Robin Cross do full justice to the achievements of these women, some of whose amazing stories have so far never been told. Warrior women include: Penthesilea the Amazons queen, Deborah, Cleopatra VII, Boudicca, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Grace O'Malley, Deborah Samson, Nadezda Durova, Harriet Tubman, Anna Etheridge, Soldaderas, Flora Sandes, Lily Litvak, Women of the Warsaw Ghetto, Hanna Reitsch, Ruth Werner, Jeanne Holm, Margaret Thatcher, Women in Today's Armies, Martha McSally and more...

Warrior Women And Popular Balladry 1650 1850

Author: Dianne Dugaw
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226169163
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This interdisciplinary study uncovers a fascination with women cross dressers in the popular literature of early modern Britain, in a wide range of texts from popular ballads and chapbook life histories to the comedies and tragedies of aristocratic literature. Dugaw demonstrates the extent to which gender and sexuality are enacted as constructs of history.