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Women & Power: A Manifesto

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THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER24 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on Twitter. Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. With personal reflections on her own experiences of the sexism and gendered aggression she has endured online, Mary asks: if women aren't perceived to be within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine?From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781788160605
ISBN-10: 1788160606
Pagini: 128
Ilustrații: black and white pictures throughout
Dimensiuni: 120 x 184 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.20 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Profile Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics editor of the TLS. She has world-wide academic acclaim, and is a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her previous books include most recently SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, and the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, also The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day.

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With clearsightedness and wry humour, this self-described 'gobby woman' proves public speech is no longer the preserve of maleness. More power to her.
A modern feminist classic
This book is a treasure, both as a fascinating read in itself and as a fine work of reference to correct our lazy misconceptions about an ancient world that still has much to instruct us today
An urgent feminist cri de coeur, spot-on in its utterly reasonable plea that a woman 'who dares to open her mouth in public' actually be given a hearing.
Brilliant.
Enlightening ... explains how misogyny works and why it is so resilient
A sparkling and forceful manifesto
Clear, rich, subversive and witty
An irresistible call for women to speak up, act and redefine their power
Praise for Mary Beard: 'She's pulled off that rare trick of becoming a don with a high media profile who hasn't sold out, who is absolutely respected by the academy for her scholarship ... what she says is always powerful and interesting
An irrepressible enthusiast with a refreshing disregard for convention
With such a champion as Beard to debunk and popularise, the future of the study of classics is assured
Dynamically, wittily and authoritatively brings the ancient world to life
Praise for SPQR: Fast-moving, exciting, psychologically acute, warmly sceptical
Vastly engaging ... a tremendously enjoyable and scholarly read.
Sustaining the energy that such a topic demands for more than 600 pages, while providing a coherent answer to the question of why Rome expanded so spectacularly, is hugely ambitious. Beard succeeds triumphantly ... full of insights and delights ... SPQR is consistently enlivened by Beard's eye for detail and her excellent sense of humour.
Masterful ... This is exemplary popular history, engaging but never dumbed down, providing both the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life
Ground-breaking ... invigorating ... revolutionary ... a whole new approach to ancient history