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Then they fight with that person. Women get cheeky if someone fights with their sister. Then they will get up and fight, too. Opposite-sex siblings are enjoined from fighting with each other, an injunction that is in line with other ...

Author: Victoria Katherine Burbank

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520302761

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Fighting is common among contemporary Aboriginal women in Mangrove, Australia. Women fight with men and with other women—often with “the other woman.” Victoria Burbank’s depiction of these women offers a powerful new perspective that can be applied to domestic violence in Western settings. Noting that Aboriginal women not only talk without shame about their angry emotions but also express them in acts of aggression and defense, Burbank emphasizes the positive social and cultural implications of women’s refusal to be victims. She explores questions of hierarchy and the expression of emotions, as well as women’s roles in domestic violence. Human aggression can be experienced and expressed in different ways, she says, and is not necessarily always “wrong.” Fighting Women is relevant to discussions of aggression and gender relations in addition to debates on the victimization of women and children everywhere. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

Exposing women's problems is not a new theme in mass media. For more than three decades, celebrity news headlines and popular daytime talk shows have conveyed stories and images of women who embody both empowerment and vulnerability, ...

Author: Allison P. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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The fighting female archetype--a self-reliant woman of great physical prowess--has become increasingly common in action films and on television. However, the progressive female identities of these narratives cannot always resist the persistent and problematic framing of male-female relationships as a battle of the sexes or other source of antagonism. Combining cultural analysis with close readings of key popular American film and television texts since the 1980s, this study argues that certain fighting female themes question regressive conventions in male-female relationships. Those themes reveal potentially progressive ideologies regarding female agency in mass culture that reassure audiences of the desirability of empowered women while also imagining egalitarian intimacies that further empower women. Overall, the fighting female narratives addressed here afford contradictory viewing pleasures that reveal both new expectations for and remaining anxieties about the "strong, independent woman" ideal that emerged in American popular culture post-feminism.
2020-08-09 By Allison P. Palumbo

Here both male and female research subjects offer pro-female, inclusionary discourses regarding female bodies in MMA: Brock: Whatever role they want, its ahh, a sport for everybody, there is women that fight, in my opinion, ...

Author: Dale C. Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136499166

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it transgresses the cultural scripts of masculinity in popular culture. Based on four years of participant observation in a local MMA club and in-depth interviews with amateur and professional MMA fighters, Spencer documents fighters' training regimes and the meanings they attach to participation in the sport. Drawing from the philosophical phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Nancy, this book develops bodies-centered ontological and epistemological grounding for this study. Guided by such a position, it places bodies at the center of analysis of MMA and elucidates the embodied experience of pain and injury, and the sense and rhythms of fighting.
2013-06-19 By Dale C. Spencer

Because American women seemed ever less inclined to assume the role of an appreciative audience for male exploits , aspiring American knights and women who preferred pedestals to politics turned to Cuban women as models of femininity .

Author: Kristin L. Hoganson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300085540

Category: History

Page: 305

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This groundbreaking book blends international relations and gender history to provide a new understanding of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars. Kristin L. Hoganson shows how gendered ideas about citizenship and political leadership influenced jingoist political leaders` desire to wage these conflicts, and she traces how they manipulated ideas about gender to embroil the nation in war. She argues that racial beliefs were only part of the cultural framework that undergirded U.S. martial policies at the turn of the century. Gender beliefs, also affected the rise and fall of the nation`s imperialist impulse. Drawing on an extensive range of sources, including congressional debates, campaign speeches, political tracts, newspapers, magazines, political cartoons, and the papers of politicians, soldiers, suffragists, and other political activists, Hoganson discusses how concerns about manhood affected debates over war and empire. She demonstrates that jingoist political leaders, distressed by the passing of the Civil War generation and by women`s incursions into electoral politics, embraced war as an opportunity to promote a political vision in which soldiers were venerated as model citizens and women remained on the fringes of political life. These gender concerns not only played an important role in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars, they have echoes in later time periods, says the author, and recognizing their significance has powerful ramifications for the way we view international relations. Yale Historical Publications
1998-01-01 By Kristin L. Hoganson

Women's Organizations The Birth of a Nation angered and influenced male and female African Americans alike. ... In Boston on April 26th 1915, African American women were starting to actively fight against The Birth of a Nation.

Author: Stefanie Laufs

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954896516

Category: History

Page: 95

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Despite their efforts, black activists throughout the early 20th century were not able to achieve full equality and fair treatment in society. However, they gained a new way of thinking that resulted in the formation of the ‘New Negro’. This term, in essence, designates a new way of thinking in the black community. Its members were neither satisfied with, nor accepted their inferior position in society and were willing to fight for their rights. Phenomena that paradoxically had a positive impact on the black community as a whole, and especially on the New Negro, were the actions undertaken by African Americans all over the United States in response to D.W. Griffith’s racist 1915 silent movie The Birth of a Nation. It is the aim of this paper to prove that these activities undertaken by African Americans and their supporters in the early 20th century against The Birth of a Nation influenced and shaped the black community as a whole, but especially the notion of the New Negro, both politically and culturally.
2014-02-01 By Stefanie Laufs

A similar kind of urgency inspires Swanwick's message to women: I am one of those who believe that women have a great opportunity, if they will take it. If they would put all their fire and passion at the service of the forces among men ...

Author: Sharon Ouditt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134946570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2003-09-02 By Sharon Ouditt

63 'Mè TF remembers that when the men were “going to fight they put their melamu down and we as women take our clothes off to show our breasts and jump over the melamu.” Hiding men's weapons was an important responsibility.

Author: Gary Kynoch

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821441565

Category: History

Page: 200

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Since the late 1940s, a violent African criminal society known as the Marashea has operated in and around South Africa’s gold mining areas. With thousands of members involved in drug smuggling, extortion, and kidnapping, the Marashea was more influential in the day-to-day lives of many black South Africans under apartheid than were agents of the state. These gangs remain active in South Africa. In We Are Fighting the World: A History of the Marashea Gangs in South Africa, 1947–1999, Gary Kynoch points to the combination of coercive force and administrative weakness that characterized the apartheid state. As long as crime and violence were contained within black townships and did not threaten adjacent white areas, township residents were largely left to fend for themselves. The Marashea’s ability to prosper during the apartheid era and its involvement in political conflict led directly to the violent crime epidemic that today plagues South Africa. Highly readable and solidly researched, We Are Fighting the World is critical to an understanding of South African society, past and present. This pioneering study challenges previous social history research on resistance, ethnicity, urban spaces, and gender in South Africa. Kynoch’s interviews with many current and former gang members give We Are Fighting the World an energy and a realism that are unparalleled in any other published work on gang violence in southern Africa.
2005-01-01 By Gary Kynoch

Combined with these fears, the male 's reverence for mother and by extension all of her sex makes fighting women extremely distasteful to men. Reverence involves fear.- A soldier connected with the UN. Truce Commission dealing with ...

Author: Walter J. Ong

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801466281

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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What accounts for the popularity of the macho image, the fanaticism of sports enthusiasts, and the perennial appeal of Don Quixote's ineffectual struggles? In Fighting for Life, Walter J. Ong addresses these and related questions, offering insight into the role of competition in human existence. Focusing on the ways in which human life is affected by contest, Ong argues that the male agonistic drive finds an outlet in games as divergent as football and chess. Demonstrating the importance of contest in biological evolution and in the growth of consciousness out of the unconscious, Ong also shows how adversary procedure has affected social, linguistic, and intellectual history. He discusses shifting patterns of contest in such arenas as spectator sports, politics, business, academia, and religion. Human beings' internalization of agonistic drives, he concludes, can foster the deeper discovery of the self and of distinctively human freedom.
2013-02-14 By Walter J. Ong

18 Women at war in Great Britain DATES: STRENGTH: 1939–45 ATS 65,000 (1941) WAAF 180,000 (1943) WRNS 75,000 (1944) AREAS ACTIVE: Great Britain WLA 80,000 (1944) While millions of British men were away fighting, women did vital work as ...

Author: John C. Miles

Publisher: Fighting Forces of World War I

ISBN: 9781543574845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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How did the forces that fought and served in their own homeland affect the outcome of World War II? This book explores the men and women who served on their own home soil during World War II, from French Resistance fighters and the British Home Guard, to the German Civil Defense and the Bletchley Park code-breakers. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics, and weapons that helped propel the Allies to victory.
2019-08 By John C. Miles

Women first had to fight the prevailing attitudes for the right to be athletic, rejecting the rules on what constituted a proper activity for a girl, woman, wife or mother, and ignoring the common connotation offemininity as weak, slow, ...

Author: Lisa Bier

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

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In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel—and broke the existing record time in doing so. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women’s swimming, women were swimming competitively 50 years earlier. This historical book details the early period of women’s competitive swimming in the United States, from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through Ederle’s astonishing accomplishment. Women and girls faced many obstacles to safe swimming opportunities, including restrictive beliefs about physical abilities, access to safe and clean water, bathing suits that impeded movement and became heavy in water, and opposition from official sporting organizations. The stories of these early swimmers plainly show how far female athletes have come.
2011-09-07 By Lisa Bier