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Green, Karen
Previous owner's signature on ffep.This important and timely book challenges the direction taken by much recent work in the field of feminist studies. It mounts a powerful defence of humanism - a tradition of which many contemporary feminists have been sharply critical.Many feminists have viewed 'reason' and 'rationality' with deep suspicion. They have argued that reason was constructed by male philosophers in a way that excluded feminine traits: the man of reason was a masculine fiction.But this rejection of humanism assumes that there is only one tradition of humanism and only one conception of the rational individual. By carefully re-examining the texts of a feminist humanist tradition, Karen Green uncovers a different conception of the rational individual - a 'female version of rationality'. She captures the specificity of women's thought through a careful examination of their writings and their differences from the work of their male contemporaries.On this basis, Green argues that we need to reconceptualize both rationality and liberalism. Maintaining the ideal of rationality is quite compatible with understanding ourselves as embodied, emotional creatures whose sense of self is made up of a mixture of reason and feeling. Feminist humanism can provide a firm basis for political action and a compelling defence of equal political representation for women and men.211pp.
Polity Press, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0745614493
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Inventory #25301
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Zall, Paul M.
One of the most beloved first ladies of all time, Dolley Madison was also, arguably the most well known and influential woman of her era. Presiding over the social affairs of both her husband's two terms in the "President's House" and Jefferson's presidency, Dolley asserted her influence over the American nation's social affairs like no presidential spouse before or after her. From her heroic rescue of priceless items from the White House just minutes before the British set the building aflame in the War of 1812, to her redesign of the building for both political and social functionality, to her trend-setting but risque taste in fashion, Dolley Madison remains one of the nation's most fascinating public figures from history.
Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1560729309
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Inventory #6963
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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McVicker, Mary F.
Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian gentlewoman whose parents supported her education and artistic training. Anthropology and the 'new' science of geology appealed to her father and soon captured her own interest. After her father's death in 1887, Adela began a lifetime of travel, exploring past cultures and landscapes. Often camping or staying in small villages, accompanied only by her Indian guide and companion, she created a pictorial account of the Mexican countryside in the 1890s. Famed archaeologist and fellow Briton Alfred P Maudslay, aware of Adela's talents, asked her to return to Mexico and check his copies of the murals at the ruins of Chichen Itza in the jungles of the Yucatan. This was the turning point in her career that would lead to international recognition as an archaeological copyist, researcher, and interpreter of the rapidly disappearing painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed colour record of many aspects of the Pre-Columbian past. When the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ended her travels to Mexico, she turned her inquiring mind to linguistics and began her study and copying of rare colonial-era documents.218pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826336787
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Inventory #17616
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Chai, Winberg
Synopsis The book's editor, political scientist Dr Winberg Chai, provides in his introduction a concise overview of this largely unknown kingdom from its geography and history to its contemporary role in the 'war on terrorism'. "Saudi Arabia: A Modern Reader" provides readers enough historical data and contemporary information about the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to understand their role in the Middle East and to form their own opinions about its present and future relationship to the United States.200pp.
Univ of Indianapolis Pr, 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0880938595
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Inventory #15965
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Hassaurek,Friedrich
196pp.d/j spine slightly faded.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1967, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. . D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #4839
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