Virgin Or Vamp

  • Auteur: Helen Benedict
  • ISBN: 0195086651
  • Date de sortie: 1993
  • Collection: Oxford University Press on Demand
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In the last few years, the national press has lavished coverage on several major sex-related scandals: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and the Mike Tyson case. With each event came lurid stories pitting either a loose or virginal woman against an unwilling or monstrous man. Such extreme coverage, argues Helen Benedict, perpetuates myths that are harmful to victims of these crimes (and sometimes to the accused). In Virgin or Vamp Benedict examines the press's treatment of four notorious sex crimes from the past decade--the Rideout marital rape trial in Oregon, the Big Dan's pool table gang rape in Massachusetts, the "Preppy Murder" in New York City, and the Central Park jogger case--and shows how victims are labelled either as virgins or vamps, a practice she condemns as misleading and harmful. Benedict also looks at other factors that perpetuate the misunderstanding of rape. For instance, she shows how the New York press presented the Central Park jogger rape case as motivated by racism because of its unwillingness to consider rape an issue of gender. She also addresses our inherent language bias, the press's tendency to use sexually suggestive language to describe crime victims, and its preference for crimes against whites. In conclusion, Benedict offers a number of solutions that will help reporters cover these increasingly common crimes without further harming the victims, the defendants, or public understanding.

Virgin of the Rodeo

  • Auteur: Sarah Bird
  • ISBN: 9780803261693
  • Date de sortie: 1999-06
  • Collection: U of Nebraska Press
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Sonja Getz of Dorfburg, Texas, who upon reaching her 30th birthday decides to go in search of her long-lost father. She shares this odyssey with reluctant partner Prairie James, a professional rope-twirler doing the second-rate rodeo circuit.

In the Shadow of the Virgin

  • Auteur: Gretchen D. Starr-LeBeau
  • ISBN: 9780691096834
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: Princeton University Press
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On June 11, 1485, in the pilgrimage town of Guadalupe, the Holy Office of the Inquisition executed Alonso de Paredes--a converted Jew who posed an economic and political threat to the town's powerful friars--as a heretic. Wedding engrossing narratives of Paredes and other figures with astute historical analysis, this finely wrought study reconsiders the relationship between religious identity and political authority in late-Medieval and early-modern Spain. Gretchen Starr-LeBeau concentrates on the Inquisition's handling of conversos (converted Jews and their descendants) in Guadalupe, taking religious identity to be a complex phenomenon that was constantly re-imagined and reconstructed in light of changing personal circumstances and larger events. She demonstrates that the Inquisition reified the ambiguous religious identities of conversos by defining them as devout or (more often) heretical. And she argues that political figures used this definitional power of the Inquisition to control local populations and to increase their own authority. In the Shadow of the Virgin is unique in pointing out that the power of the Inquisition came from the collective participation of witnesses, accusers, and even sometimes its victims. For the first time, it draws the connection between the malleability of religious identity and the increase in early modern political authority. It shows that, from the earliest days of the modern Spanish Inquisition, the Inquisition reflected the political struggles and collective religious and cultural anxieties of those who were drawn into participating in it.

Dancing with the Virgin

  • Auteur: Deidre Sklar
  • ISBN: 9780520227910
  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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This book -- at once personal and analytical -- explores, in vibrant detail and compelling depth, the capacity of movement to express the way that human beings experience their lives and identities. In recounting her exploration of a town in the American Southwest, Deidre Sklar examines themes common to cultures around the world."--Benjamin S. Orlove, editor of The Allure of the Foreign

The Virgin s Eye

  • Auteur: Piyadassi Thera
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  • Date de sortie: 1980*
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The Virgin the King and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre

  • Auteur: María Elena Díaz
  • ISBN: 9780804747134
  • Date de sortie: 2002-07-01
  • Collection: Stanford University Press
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This book tells the extraordinary story of a village of peasants and miners who were slaves belonging to the king of Spain and whose local patroness was a vision of the virgin. It explores the ways the royal slaves, assisted by te force of popular religion, achieved a degree of freedom unprecedented in other colonial societies of the New World.

Virgin of Nazareth

  • Auteur: Clarence E. Stalcup
  • ISBN: 1612154182
  • Date de sortie: 2010-11
  • Collection: Xulon Press
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Virgin of Nazareth conversationally describes Jewish and Chaldean wise men's customs and struggles of Mary and Joseph. Doubts of Jesus' Messiahship plagued relatives and others until brutal, illegal trials and his resurrection prove He is not just a great prophet but Christ their Savior."I have been greatly blessed by reading the Virgin of Nazareth. It means more to me because I have known the author for many years and understand the desire of his heart to magnify the Lord.The reader must understand that this is a novel and not the Word of God. However, much Scripture is utilized in the story and must be recognized as the Word of God when it is used.Much of that brought out in the story is what I have preached in my own ministry, such as the stigma that Joseph and Mary must have endured. It is alluded to in the Scripture (John 8:41).Clarence has taught the Word for many years and quite obviously has a good knowledge of Jewish customs which is used throughout the story.His use of modern vernacular is amusing and refreshing, and I am sure will enhance the interest of many readers.I believe God will bless and use this work in the lives of many."Rev. Lyle DeFordPerry, IowaEighty-three year old Clarence E. Stalcup, previously author of Frontiers Calling, an Iowa farm boy during the Great Depression, had devout parents and became a Christian at age nine. After army and farming, he was a counselor in group homes for mentally challenged men and delinquent youths.He was deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and he and his wife taught church youth or children for over half a century. Their spiritual example is reflected in six children, thirty grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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