This impressive collection of quotations is a treasure of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit-gleaned from the writing of over 200 of America's best women writers of the past. This entertaining and thought-provoking book reacquaints the reader with famous writers-Louisa May Alcott, Faith Baldwin, Erma Bombeck, Margaret Bourke-White, Pearl S. Buck, Taylor Caldwell, Rachel Carson, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Edna Ferber, Zona Gale, Lillian Hellman, Zora Neale Hurston, Shirley Jackson, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Parker, Jessamyn West, Edith Wharton-and lesser-known authors, such as Elisabeth Marbury, Maria McIntosh, Agnes Meyer, Maria Mitchell, Margaret Preston, Evelyn Scott, to name only a few.
What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today’s world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives. The results of their survey form the basis of this eye-opening book. Canadians and Their Pasts reports on the findings of interviews with 3,419 Canadians from a variety of cultural and linguistic communities. Along with yielding rich qualitative data, the surveys generated revealing quantitative data that allows for comparisons based on gender, ethnicity, migration histories, region, age, income, and educational background. The book also brings Canada into international conversation with similar studies undertaken earlier in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Canadians and Their Pasts confirms that, for most Canadians, the past is not dead. Rather, it reveals that our histories continue to shape the present in many powerful ways.
More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recent queer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advance the scholarly conversation by systematically exploring the ways in which gender is constructed in the diverse texts, cultures, and readers that constitute "the world of the Bible." With contributions from leading scholars in gender and biblical studies as well as contemporary gender theorists, classicists, archaeologists, and ancient historians, this comprehensive reference work reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field and traces both historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible. The two-volume Encyclopedia contains more than 160 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Each entry includes bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, as well as a topical outline and index to aid in research. The OEBGS builds upon the pioneering work of biblically focused gender theorists to help guide and encourage further gendered discussions of the Bible.
Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carter
Author: M. Bigold
Category: Literary Criticism
Using unpublished manuscript writings, this book reinterprets material, social, literary, philosophical and religious contexts of women's letter-writing in the long 18th century. It shows how letter-writing functions as a form of literary manuscript exchange and argues for manuscript circulation as a method of engaging with the republic of letters.
'The Voice of the Past's success is a testament to a broader appeal- not only scholars and students, but museum curators, community and local historians, genealogists, indeed anyone interested in the past.. In the survey of work in the field, Thompson extends his prodigious capacity for sythesising a huge range of the sources available around the world, drawing from many different case studies to make his points.' -Paula Hamilton, Oral History Journal, 28/02, Winter 2000; 103.
Novel Histories: British Women Writing History, 1760-1830 explores issues of historical and literary genres, historiography, and the gendering of civic and literary roles. It demonstrates the new and sometimes subversive ways that women authors pushed the limits of writing history in order to participate in contemporary national civic life otherwise closed to them.
This concise atlas evaluates the use of digital imaging technology, with emphasis on TelePAPology™, for the pathological examination of gynaecological problems, specifically the PAP smear. TelePAPology™ is a web-based diagnostic process allowing virtual slides to be analysed and interpreted remotely. Beginning with the historical background of the Pap test, the following chapter examines its future and the impact of digitisation and automation. The atlas then provides in depth discussion on TelePAPology™, and other gynaecological abnormalities. Authored by internationally recognised experts from The University of Kansas School of Medicine, this illustrative atlas includes numerous images accompanied by descriptions of cytologic and histologic criteria for the corresponding pathologic entities, and explanatory notes. Key points Concise atlas evaluating use of digital imaging technology for pathological examination of gynaecological problems In depth coverage of TelePAPology™ Authored by experts from University of Kansas School of Medicine Includes numerous cytologic and histologic images with descriptions