Women Imagine Change: A Global Anthology of Women's Resistance from 600 B.C.E. to Present

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Eugenia C. DeLamotte, Natania Meeker, Jean F. O'Barr
Routledge, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 518 pages
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This global, multicultural anthology shows how women from some thirty countries, across twenty-six centuries, have found ways to resist oppression and gain power over their lives. Organized around themes of concern to contemporary readers, Women Imagine Change explores: relationships between women's sexuality and spirituality; women's interlinked struggles to control their labor and education; their work reshaping representations of gender; and their varied translations of knowledge into power. Extensive introductions combine a broad theoretical perspective on gender and resistance with vivid biographical context.

Not only do the writings show women's resistance from an historical perspective; they also offer crucial insight into questions women are posing today about the relationships between their own power, the power of the various groups to which they belong, and the larger systems of power they confront in the world around them.

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Delamotte (English, Arizona State Univ.), Jean O'Barr (director of women's studies, Duke Univ.), and Natania Meeker, a Duke graduate student, have compiled an impressive collection of women's writings ... Read full review

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Eugenia C. DeLamotte is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University. Her publications include Perils of the Night: A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic (1990). Natania Meeker is a doctoral candidate at Duke University and has published on feminist theory. University. Jean F. O'Barr is the Director of Women's Studies at Duke University. Her many books include the edited collection Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys, and Political Critiques (1996).

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