Women in the Shadows

Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, is often considered one of the oldest and most important traditions in Bali because it ... Women's roles in Balinese society have traditionally been in the sphere of the home, or in the shadows, ...

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Author: Jennifer Goodlander

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780896804944

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, connects a mythic past to the present through public ritual performance and is one of most important performance traditions in Bali. The dalang, or puppeteer, is revered in Balinese society as a teacher and spiritual leader. Recently, women have begun to study and perform in this traditionally male role, an innovation that has triggered resistance and controversy. In Women in the Shadows, Jennifer Goodlander draws on her own experience training as a dalang as well as interviews with early women dalang and leading artists to upend the usual assessments of such gender role shifts. She argues that rather than assuming that women performers are necessarily mounting a challenge to tradition, “tradition” in Bali must be understood as a system of power that is inextricably linked to gender hierarchy. She examines the very idea of “tradition” and how it forms both an ideological and social foundation in Balinese culture. Ultimately, Goodlander offers a richer, more complicated understanding of both tradition and gender in Balinese society. Following in the footsteps of other eminent reflexive ethnographies, Women in the Shadows will be of value to anyone interested in performance studies, Southeast Asian culture, or ethnographic methods.

Women in the Shadows

In the middle of her party , the young woman goes into the next room without saying a word and shoots herself : Margarete Jeanne ... Yet behind the splendid facades of Mirabell and its baroque churches , masked 56 WOMEN IN THE SHADOWS.

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Author: Ch. S. Chiu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820488569

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Women in the Shadows discusses the biographies of five brilliant and talented women born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Mileva Einstein-Maric, Margarete Jeanne Trakl, Lise Meitner, Milena Jesenská, and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Charles S. Chiu creates «a narrative against forgetting, as a small step out of darkness» by writing about these women's accomplishments, which were overshadowed by those of the famous men in their lives. Edith Borchardt's translation brings this narrative to a wider audience. Women in the Shadows will interest scientists and scholars in the humanities as well as the general reader. The women portrayed represent various fields - mathematics, physics, music and literature, journalism, and architecture - making Women in the Shadows suitable for courses on the history of science, German and Austrian studies, as well as women's studies.

Women in the Shadows

In Women in the Shadows, Jennifer Goodlander draws on her own experience training as a dalang as well as interviews with early women dalang and leading artists to upend the usual assessments of such gender role shifts.

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Author: Jennifer Goodlander

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896803031

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"Wayang kulit, " or shadow puppetry, connects a mythic past to the present through public ritual performance and is one of most important performance traditions in Bali. The "dalang, " or puppeteer, is revered in Balinese society as a teacher and spiritual leader. Recently, women have begun to study and perform in this traditionally male role, an innovation that has triggered resistance and controversy. In "Women in the Shadows, " Jennifer Goodlander draws on her own experience training as a"dalang"as well as interviews with early women "dealing" and leading artists to upend the usual assessments of such gender role shifts. She argues that rather than assuming that women performers are necessarily mounting a challenge to tradition, tradition in Bali must be understood as a system of power that is inextricably linked to gender hierarchy. She examines the very idea of tradition and how it forms both an ideological and social foundation in Balinese culture, and ultimately, Goodlander offers a richer, more complicated understanding of both tradition and gender in Balinese society. Following in the footsteps of other eminent reflexive ethnographers, "Women in the Shadows" will be of value to anyone interested in performance studies, Southeast Asian culture, or ethnographic methods."

In the Shadow of Olympus

These essays highlight the literature produced by German women in the period 1790-1810, framing the discussions with a comparative orientation.

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Author: Katherine Goodman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791407438

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This anthology represents the first sustained feminist examination of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century German women writers in English. These essays highlight the literature produced by German women in the period 1790-1810, framing the discussions with a comparative orientation. The book analyzes in culturally specific detail how these authors came to constitute the first generation of writing women in Germany at a time when Goethe set the standard for literary production. Each essay focuses on the ambivalence of the author(s) toward literary and social models. The authors treated include Rahel Varnhagen, Charlotte von Stein, Friederike Helene Unger, Bettine von Arnim, Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Sophie Albrecht, Therese Huber, Sophie Mereau, Sophie von La Roche, Henriette Frolich, and Benedikte Naubert.

Flowering in the Shadows

In contrast to the courtesan's preference for orchids , the gentry - woman painter's first choice in subject matter was the general category of flowers ( 270 women specialized in flower painting ) , followed by landscape ( 153 ...

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Author: Marsha Smith Weidner

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824811496

Category: Art

Page: 315

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For well over a thousand years Chinese and Japanese women created, commissioned, collected and used paintings, yet until recently this fact has scarcely been acknowledged in the study of East Asian art by Westerners.

I Walk in the Shadows of Tribal Women

She did not have the opportunity to go as far as I have gone, but she is still a phenomenal woman. The greatest display of love I saw in my mother came when she was left alone to raise five young children.

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Author: Jennifer A. Waldburg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456714716

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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I Walk in the Shadows of Tribal Women came into being after thinking about the tribal mothers in Africa who served as great storytellers, mentors, and nurturers to the young ones in their country. What they spoke was law, and their advice was followed by both young and old. How wonderful to walk in their shadows. The author was a young girl that wanted to be loved, accepted and have positive role models in her life. She found what she needed with the love and encouragement of twenty extraordinary women. They were from various backgrounds and professions, but found the time to plant seeds that would grow and spring up into a young life. May the joy she shares, of her experiences, inspire you to share and say Thanks, also.

The Historical Books

OUT FROM THE SHADOWS : BIBLICAL WOMEN IN THE POST - EXILIC ERA Tamara C. Eskenazi This paper has three related goals : first and foremost , to recover material concerning women for the purpose of shared communal inquiry ; secondly , to ...

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Author: J. Cheryl Exum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850757860

Category: Religion

Page: 383

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This volume is part of a series which brings together the best articles on major fields of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies from the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. The aim of the series is to provide for scholars and students a convenient and up-to-date briefing on developments in the field. The so-called historical books embrace a vast amount of diverse biblical material, from Joshuah to Nehemiah, and this selection of 20 essays covers a breadth of biblical material using a wide range of methodological approaches. The breadth of its scope combined with the depth of scholarship makes this Reader a useful and comprehensive resource for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Out of the Shadows

did attract a significant group of women , most notably Quaker women . The apex of women's involvement with reformist ideals came with the anti - slavery movement . American abolitionists drew inspiration from the British movement for ...

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Author: Anna Nevenic

Publisher: Anna Nevenic

ISBN: 0974750808

Category: History

Page: 231

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A general overview of the development of feminism in the United States. Provides concise biographies of the key women in the U.S. who demanded peace and justice, and brought about reform.

Friendship s Shadows Women s Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England 1640 1705

The figure of the shadow likewise suggests the contingency of women's place in the friendship tradition: seen from a different angle, women simply vanish into insubstantiality. In its textual history, the commonplace extract ...

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Author: Penelope Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655854

Category: History

Page: 288

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Penelope Anderson's original study changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent threat of betrayal lurking within politicized classical and humanist friendship, showing its surprising resilience as a model for political obligation undone and remade. Incorporating authors from Cicero to Abraham Cowley and Margaret Cavendish to Mary Astell, the book focuses on two extraordinary women writers, the royalist Katherine Philips and the republican Lucy Hutchinson. And it explores the ways in which they appropriate the friendship tradition in order to address problems of conflicting allegiances in the English Civil Wars and Restoration. As Penelope Anderson suggests, their writings on friendship provide a new account of women's relation to public life, organized through textual exchange rather than bodily reproduction.

The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital

See Azar Tabari and Nahid Yeganeh , In the Shadows of Islam : The Women's Movement in Iran ( London : Zed Press , 1982 ) ; Ziba Mir - Hosseini , Marriage on Trial : A Study of Islamic Law ( London : I. B. Tauris , 1992 ) . 67.

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Author: Lisa Lowe

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822320460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 593

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DIVComing from a broad cross-section of academic disciplines and theoretical positions, this collection of essays questions and reworks Marxist critiques of capitalism that center on the West and which posit a uniform model of development. More specifically/div