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A ‘Polite and Commercial People’? Masculinity and Economic Violence in Scotland, 1700–60

Tawny Paul.

in Nine Centuries of Man

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 8056 words.

Classical economic theory suggests that commerce played a central role in the growth of politeness and the decline of violence. This chapter complicates commerce’s role in the civilising...

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“A Bastion of Sanity in a Crazy World”: A Local Feminist Movement and the Reconstitution of Scale, Space, and Place in an Eastern German City

Katja M. Guenther.

in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society

January 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Policy; Gender and Sexuality. 9926 words.

This article examines the development of the local women’s movement in one city in eastern Germany since German unification in 1990. Utilizing a framework that attends to issues of scale,...

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“A Careful Inquiry to Establish Her Sex beyond a Doubt”

Lindsay Parks Pieper.

in Sex Testing

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 7504 words.

This chapter illustrates the sex-segregated framework of sport and highlights the historical threats to the sex/gender status quo. In the early twentieth century, track and field was the...

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“A more Splendid Citizenship”: Prewar Feminism, Eugenics, and Sex Radicals

Deborah Cohler.

in Citizen, Invert, Queer

August 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 14720 words.

In the 1910s, birth control, free love, and male homosexuality appeared frequently as topics alongside women’s suffrage in the pages of the Dora Marsden’s Freewoman journal. Yet any...

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ABC’s <i>Scandal</i> and Black Women’s Fandom

Kristen J. Warner.

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn

September 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 7995 words.

This chapter analyzes the ways Black women fans have reacted to not being visible in the dominant spaces of fandom. It offers the fandom of ABC's Scandal—a program with Black women in...

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Abolitionist Women and the Liberty Party

Stacey M. Robertson.

in Hearts Beating for Liberty

October 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 12464 words.

This chapter focuses on the incident that taught Mary Davis that the color of one's skin was unrelated to one's character, and that racial prejudice and slavery were a detriment to the...

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Abolitionists and Fugitive Slaves

Stacey M. Robertson.

in Hearts Beating for Liberty

October 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 8671 words.

This chapter discusses the twelfth annual meeting of the Western Anti-Slavery Society in Salem, Ohio. Most of the region's leading Garrisonian women were there, including Josephine Griffing...

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Aboriginal Women and Work across the 49th Parallel

Joan Sangster.

in Indigenous Women and Work

October 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 8722 words.

This chapter selectively reviews debates across the 49th Parallel, thus steadying the reader in the fertile discursive terrain introduced by recent secondary literature. It argues the...

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abortion

Gabriele Griffin.

in A Dictionary of Gender Studies

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 294 words.

The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. In many countries women may request such a termination within a specific period

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abortion on demand

Gabriele Griffin.

in A Dictionary of Gender Studies

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 42 words.

The phrase refers to women’s right to demand an abortion if they so wish rather than, for example, needing to

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