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3. Gender and sexuality

3. Gender and sexuality  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199208050
After the 1980s, the new discipline of gender studies has meant that the study of Spanish literature has changed considerably. This has resulted in the recovery of ‘forgotten’ women writers ... More
Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction  

Marina Warner

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.001.0001
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9780199532155
The characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over adults and children for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from ... More
13. First and last and always

13. First and last and always  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0013
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chapter
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9780199586790
Gothic cinema is universally recognizable. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, complete with the ethos of the Gothic Revival and elements of the earlier Gothic myth, from a belief in ... More
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Ware

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.001.0001
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book
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9780199328338
What does U.S. history look like with women at the center of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction ... More
12. The ghost in the machine

12. The ghost in the machine  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0012
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9780199586790
Ironically, despite its deep historic basis, the Gothic has always been a modern movement inspired by contemporary culture. Advances in science inspired Gothic writers such as Mary Shelley ... More
2. Inventing new selves

2. Inventing new selves  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0002
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9780199335558
‘Inventing new selves’ considers the New Negroes and their efforts to rescue the race and themselves from the stereotypes and caricatures that represented black Americans in the first ... More
2. The scandal of difference

2. The scandal of difference  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0002
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9780199212705
Islam faces a crisis in relation to the contemporary world which is partly historical. It derives from a contradiction between the collective memory of the triumphal progress of Islam under ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0004
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9780199212705
Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
4. Living the puritan life

4. Living the puritan life  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0004
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9780195334555
‘Living the puritan life’ asks: What did it mean for a puritan to live a godly life? How was sinfulness defined? Did puritanism make individuals joyless and repressed as the popular ... More
The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Groom

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199586790
The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction shows that the concept of ‘Gothic’ is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror ... More
5. “Strong roots sink down”

5. “Strong roots sink down”  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199335558
‘Strong roots sink down’ shows that many Harlem Renaissance artists preferred to explore the Negro homeland in the South, from which so many ordinary people fled. This fired artists’ ... More
6. Dark side

6. Dark side  

Mike Cronin

in Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781339
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199688340
Sport is not simply about who wins or loses the game. While events on the field of play may constitute the limits of the actual physical sporting experience, the impact of sport is felt far ... More
11. New England Goths

11. New England Goths  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777905
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0011
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chapter
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9780199586790
An examination of the Gothic in the United States gives a very different picture of Gothic culture to that in Britain. The history that American Gothic addresses in literature is mainly ... More
5. A shortcut to the grave

5. A shortcut to the grave  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195392296
‘A shortcut to the grave’ investigates conquistadors after the initial conquests. Many early conquistadors became interested in native culture. Bartolomé de Las Casas renounced his ... More

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