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Author : Christopher R. Austin
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This book provides the first full-scale English-language study of Pradyumna, the son of the Hindu god Krsna. Often represented as a young man in mid-adolescence, Pradyumna is both a handsome double of his demon-slaying father and the rebirth of Kamadeva, the God of Love. Sanskrit epic, puranic, and kavya narratives of the 300-1300 CE period celebrate Pradyumna's sexual potency, mastery of illusory subterfuges, and military prowess in supporting the work of his avatara father. These materials reflect the values of an evolving Brahminical and Vaisnava tradition that was deeply invested in the imperatives of family, patrilines, the violent but necessary defense of the social and cosmic order, and the celebration of beauty and desire as a means to the divine. Pradyumna's evolving narratives, almost completely absent from existing studies of Hindu mythology, provide a point of access to the development of Krsna bhakti and Vaisnava theism more broadly. Conversely, Jain sources cast Pradyumna as an exemplary figure through whom a pointed rejection of these values can be articulated, even while sharing certain of their elementary premises. Pradyumna: Lover, Magician, and Scion of the Avatara assembles these narratives, presents key Sanskrit materials in translation and summary form, and articulates the social, gender, and religious values encoded in them. Most importantly, the study argues that Pradyumna's signature two-handed maneuver--the audacious appropriation of a feminine partner, enabled by the emasculating destruction of her demonic male protector--communicates a persistent fantasy of male power expressed in the language of a mutually implicating sex and violence.

Nice Little Stories Jam packed with Depraved Sex Violence

Author : Michael A. Hemmingson
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Me Too Feminist Theory and Surviving Sexual Violence in the Academy

Author : Laura A. Gray-Rosendale
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Women in American Prisons

Author : Mark S. Fleisher
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A fascinating look at the social life of women in prison. Intended to shine the light on prison social life in the face of allegations of all sorts of misconduct, deviant behaviors, and allegations.

The Myth of Prison Rape

Author : Mark S. Fleisher
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The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of the American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, the authors analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study of sexuality, safety, and violence in American prisons.

Tales of Love Sex and Danger

Author : Sudhir Kakar
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Nature of erotic love in literature; a study of some famous love stories.

The Novels and Tales of Charles Dickens Boz

Author : Charles Dickens
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Good and Mad

Author : Rebecca Traister
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Journalist Rebecca Traister’s New York Times bestselling exploration of the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement is “a hopeful, maddening compendium of righteous feminine anger, and the good it can do when wielded efficiently—and collectively” (Vanity Fair). Long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women’s March, and before the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates its crucial role in women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. “Urgent, enlightened…realistic and compelling…Traister eloquently highlights the challenge of blaming not just forces and systems, but individuals” (The Washington Post). In Good and Mad, Traister tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is received based on who’s expressing it; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (especially rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Good and Mad is “perfectly timed and inspiring” (People, Book of the Week). This “admirably rousing narrative” (The Atlantic) offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.

Revealing Tales

Author : Anne Catherine McCormick
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The Canterbury Tales Revisited

Author : Kathleen A. Bishop
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In The Canterbury Tales Revisited â " 21st Century Interpretations, Editor Kathleen A. Bishop has brought together a group of authors that is both diverse and international including scholars from the United States and Canada, as well as the UK and the continent and Asia. The articles they have contributed cover â oehotâ new areas such as Chaucer and Judaism, Queer studies, and feminism and gender. The eminent Medievalist David Matthews has contributed an insightful opening piece situating Chaucer studies in the new century and discussing where we have been and where we seem to be going.

Sexual Violence

Author : Linda A. Fairstein
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The chief of New York's Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit examines society's sexual attitudes and traces the evolution of rape laws

Marvels Tales

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Journal of fairy-tale studies.

Sex and Violence in Jane Eyre

Author : Hilary Ann Radner
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The Canterbury Tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
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This is the first and only edition of The Canterbury Tales that presents Chaucer's poem word for word in modern spelling. It retains the inimitable charm of Chaucer's language while eliminating the obstacle of archaic spelling. This text is eminently more readable and accessible, and will encourage students to read and appreciate Chaucer, not deter them.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America

Author : William F. Pinar
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Perhaps not since Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 classic An American Dilemma has a book appeared as synoptic and unsettling as The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America. Here William F. Pinar elucidates the great «American dilemma», that «peculiar» institution of racial subjugation, especially its gendered - and specifically «queer» - psychosexual dynamics. Explicating in detail two imprinting episodes in American racial history - lynching and prison rape - Pinar argues that the gender of racial politics and violence in America is in some fundamental sense «queer». This book will be of interest to students in education, cultural studies, African American studies, women's and gender studies, and history.


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The Hard Facts of the Grimms Fairy Tales

Author : Maria Tatar
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Throughout the book, Tatar employs the tools not only of a psychoanalyst but also of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to examine the harsher aspects of these stories. She presents new interpretations of the powerful stories in this book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly."--BOOK JACKET.

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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