Gender and Destiny

Examines experiences specific to women in concentration and labor camps, varieties of characterization in the texts, relations between male and female internees, and factors which contribute to textual authenticity.


Author: Marlene E. Heinemann

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015012093756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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A study of Holocaust literature by women, most of them Jewish, based on five memoirs and one novel: Gerda Klein's "All but My Life" (1957), Charlotte Delbo's "None of Us Will Return" (1965), Judith Dribben's "A Girl Called Judith Strick" (1970), Susan Fromberg Schaeffer's novel "Anya" (1974), Fania Fenelon's "Playing for Time" (1976), and Livia Bitton Jackson's "Elli" (1980). Examines experiences specific to women in concentration and labor camps, varieties of characterization in the texts, relations between male and female internees, and factors which contribute to textual authenticity.

Gender and Women s Leadership

Thus possibilities for women to become leaders exist within the Hindu ... A field of one's own: Gender and land rights in South Asia. ... In Freedom and destiny: Gender, family, and popular culture in India (pp. 48–84).


Author: Karen O'Connor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412960830

Category: Leadership in women

Page: 1059

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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience

Gender Roles

Women's destiny is received through messages about love, marriage and motherhood. As Simone de Beauvoir declared in one of the most important 20th century works on feminist philosophy, The SecondSex (1953), this destiny is difficult “to ...


Author: Linda L. Lindsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317348078

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Offers a sociological perspective of gender that can be applied to our lives. Focusing on the most recent research and theory–both in the U.S. and globally–Gender Roles, 6e provides an in-depth, survey and analysis of modern gender roles and issues from a sociological perspective. The text integrates insights and research from other disciplines such as biology, psychology, anthropology, and history to help build more robust theories of gender roles.

Individualizing Gender and Sexuality

In considering the non-reproduction of mothering, I am not suggesting that it is all women's destiny to bear or raise children, or that it is pathological to choose not to be a mother.4 Just as with all developmental theories (for ...


Author: Nancy Chodorow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415893572

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Nancy Chodorow, in her groundbreaking book The Reproduction of Mothering, quite simply changed the conversation in at least three areas of study: psychoanalysis, women's studies, and sociology. In her latest book, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality, she examines the complexity and uniqueness of each person's personal creation of sexuality and gender and the ways that these interrelate with other aspects of psychic and cultural life. She brings her well-known theoretical agility, wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, and clinical experience to every chapter, advocating for the clinician's openness, curiosity, and theoretical pluralism. The book begins with reflections on Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, followed by considerations of Melanie Klein and Stephen Mitchell, as well as on her own work and on the postmodern turn in psychoanalytic gender theory. Subsequent chapters address contemporary clinical-cultural issues such as women and work, women and motherhood, and men and violence. Concluding chapters elaborate on the multiple ingredients and the personal affective, conflictual, and defensive constellations and processes that create sexuality and gender in each individual. Ending with a chapter on homosexualities as compromise formations, Chodorow deepens her account of clinical individuality and sex-gender transference-countertransference while bringing her readers back to Freud and to the many strands that followed, as she consolidates a consistent line of interest in sexuality and gender, theory and practice, sustained over a lifetime.

The Routledge Handbook of Translation Feminism and Gender

From that point, becoming a mother was no longer women's destiny, and it became possible for the first time for them to choose a number of lifestyles at various stages of their lives. (Satō 2005, 44) Significantly, Satō's Works Cited ...


Author: Luise von Flotow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351658058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 594

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The Routledge Handbook of Translation, Feminism and Gender provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of feminism and gender awareness in translation and translation studies today. Bringing together work from more than 20 different countries – from Russia to Chile, Yemen, Turkey, China, India, Egypt and the Maghreb as well as the UK, Canada, the USA and Europe – this Handbook represents a transnational approach to this topic, which is in development in many parts of the world. With 41 chapters, this book presents, discusses, and critically examines many different aspects of gender in translation and its effects, both local and transnational. Providing overviews of key questions and case studies of work currently in progress, this Handbook is the essential reference and resource for students and researchers of translation, feminism, and gender.

German Women s Life Writing and the Holocaust

Complicity and Gender in the Second World War Elisabeth Krimmer ... and mothers who were accompanied by children under the age of fifteen were selected for extermination (see Heinemann, Gender and Destiny, 14–15; Hirsch and Spitzer, ...


Author: Elisabeth Krimmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108658560

Category: Literary Criticism


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This important study examines women's life writing about the Second World War and the Holocaust, such as memoirs, diaries, docunovels, and autobiographically inspired fiction. Through a historical and literary study of the complex relationship between gender, genocide, and female agency, the analyzes correct androcentric views of the Second World War and seek to further our understanding of a group that, although crucial to the functioning of the National Socialist regime, has often been overlooked: that of the complicit bystander. Chapters on army auxiliaries, nurses, female refugees, rape victims, and Holocaust survivors analyze women's motivations for enlisting in the National Socialist cause, as well as for their continuing support for the regime and, in some cases, their growing estrangement from it. The readings allow insights into the nature of complicity itself, the emergence of violence in civil society, and the possibility of social justice.

Gender and Citizenship

paradoxical and contradictory nature of post-socialist shifts through the prism of gender and citizenship. ... which began to be posited within official discourse as “women's destiny and sacred duty” (Einhorn 1993, 139).


Author: Maria-Adriana Deiana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137593788

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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This book examines the remaking of women’s citizenship in the aftermath of conflict and international intervention. It develops a feminist critique of consociationalism as the dominant model of post-conflict governance by tracking the gendered implications of the Dayton Peace Agreement. It illustrates how the legitimisation of ethnonationalist power enabled by the agreement has reduced citizenship to an all-encompassing logic of ethnonational belonging and implicitly reproduced its attendant patriarchal gender order. Foregrounding women’s diverse experiences, the book reveals gendered ramifications produced at the intersection of conflict, ethno-nationalism and international peacebuilding. Deploying a multidimensional feminist approach centred around women’s narratives of belonging, exclusion, and agency, this book offers a critical interrogation of the promises of peace and explores individual/collective efforts to re-imagine citizenship.

Fragmented Women

Gender. and. Destiny: Michal. and. Jonathan. We can see something of the role played by gender in determining Michal's fate by comparing the narrative treatment of Michal with that of her brother Jonathan.


Author: J. Cheryl Exum

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567662941

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In the biblical narratives, women are usually minor characters in the stories of men. Fragments of women's stories must be gleaned from the more cohesive stories of their fathers, husbands and sons. Fragmented Women begins with the premise that, to recover shards of women's stories from androcentric texts like the Bible, it is necessary to step outside the ideology of the text, subverting the patriarchal perspective that has focused attention on the male characters. In this classic work, J. Cheryl Exum draws on feminist literary theory to critique the dominant male voice of the biblical narrative and to construct (sub)versions of women's stories from the submerged strains of their voices in men's stories. For this Cornerstones edition Exum has provided a reflective introduction on the book's impact, and upon how the field has changed since it was published.

Gender Sexualities and Law

... to many women's decision-making about motherhood and that this is reinforced by resilient matrigyno-idolatry: childbearing is women's destiny and 'heterosexuality is not only normative, it is imbued with a procreation imperative'.


Author: Jackie Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136829222

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of contemporary issues – both topical and controversial – raised by the gendered character of law, legal discourse and institutions. The gendering of law, persons and the legal profession, along with the gender bias of legal outcomes, has been a fractious, but fertile, focus of reflection. It has, moreover, been an important site of political struggle. This collection of essays offers an unrivalled examination of its various contemporary dimensions, focusing on: issues of theory and representation; violence, both national and international; reproduction and parenting; and partnership, sexuality, marriage and the family. Gender, Sexualities and Law will be invaluable for all those engaged in research and study of the law (and related fields) as a form of gendered power.

The Social Life of Gender

Friedan's manifesto challenged the notion that domesticity was white women's destiny and brought into the open the ways advertisements manipulated women's hopes, aspirations, and sense of self. Friedan's writing captures a seismic shift ...


Author: Raka Ray

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324425

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The Social Life of Gender provides a comprehensive approach to gender as an organizing principle of institutions, history, and unequal interpersonal relations. This new title will develop students’ capacity to use gender analysis to question social life more broadly, by presenting a critical sociology based on the unique insights gleaned from the study of gender. Through bold, concise, and intellectually generative writing, the authors explore culture, geopolitics, and the economy, providing students with a succinct, accessible, and critical grasp of core debates in the sociology of gender.