Arms and the Woman

Arms and the Woman

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Although the themes of women's complicity in and resistance to war have been part of literature from early times, they have not been fully integrated into conventional conceptions of the war narrative. Combining feminist literary criticism with the emerging field of feminist war theory, this collection explores the role of gender as an organizing principle in the war system and reveals how literature perpetuates the ancient myth of qarms and the man.q The volume shows how the gendered conception of war has both shaped literary texts and formed the literary canon. It identifies and interrogates the conventional war text, with its culturally determined split between warlike men and peaceful women, and it confirms that women's role in relation to war is much more complex and complicitous than such essentializing suggests. The contributors examine a wide range of familiar texts from fresh perspectives and bring new texts to light. Collectively, these essays range in time from the Trojan War to the nuclear age. The contributors are June Jordan, Lorraine Helms, Patricia Francis Cholakian, Jane E. Schultz, Margaret R. Higonnet, James Longenbach, Laura Stempel Mumford, Sharon O'Brien, Jane Marcus, Sara Friedrichsmeyer, Susan Schweik, Carol J. Adams, Esther Fuchs, Barbara Freeman, Gillian Brown, Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich, and Susan Merrill Squier.But they are there for a reason, and since their story is bound up with this essaya#39;s inception, I would like to begin by recounting it. ... of Mana€ (originally withno added quotationmarks) was returned with a€œMana€ circled and the following comment: a€œOrganizera€”Wemust changetoavoid sexist language. ... Theword a€œman a€ had been chosen notonly to illustrate my papera#39;s subject, but the issues at stake in theanbsp;...

Title:Arms and the Woman
Author: Helen M. Cooper, Adrienne Auslander Munich, Susan Merrill Squier
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2000-11-15

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