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The ruins of memory and Holocaust historiography
Tom Lawson

for example Bonnie S Anderson and Judith P Zinsser, A History of their Own (New York, 1988), vol. 2, pp. 213–14. Claudia Koonz, Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics (New York, 1987). Sybil Milton, ‘Women and the Holocaust: The Case of German and GermanJewish Women’, Carol Rittner and John Roth, Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust (St Paul: MN, 1993), p. 227. ⁄ o Michael Unger, ‘The Status and Plight of Women in the L ´dz ´ Ghetto’, Ofer and Weitzmann, Women in the Holocaust, p. 127. Ruth Kluger, Landscapes of Memory (London, 2003), p

in Debates on the Holocaust
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

Hopkinson (2000) and Mollard (2001). 6 Refugees, Racism and Asylum Rights Conference organised in June 2001 by the Newham Refugees Forum and the University of East London. 7 In 2001, two plays, aiming to dispel certain myths about refugee women, were performed in London. The first, performed at the Royal Court Theatre was The Bogus Woman by Kay Adshead (highlighting the plight of women in detention in the UK); the second (about a woman refugee looking for her son in the UK) was Credible Witness by Timberlake Wertenbaker, performed at Shepherd’s Bush Green theatre. 8

in Refugee women in Britain and France
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Manliness and the home
Joanne Begiato

. Indeed, the class-specific rhetoric of wife beating that developed in the later nineteenth century drew on this tension for some of its visceral force, driven by various campaigners, including those supporting calls for harsher punishments and feminists drawing attention to the plight of women in the home. It focused on the apparel 157 158 Manliness in Britain, 1760–1900 and instruments of men’s work by alluding to the weapons some men used to beat their wives. This helped embellish and embed the stereotype of the working-class wife beater in public discourse and

in Manliness in Britain, 1760–1900
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David Murphy and Patrick Williams

than one might originally imagine. Equally, in Den Muso , Baara and Yeelen , there is sympathy for the plight of women but they are, by and large, victims of men with little possibility of altering the conditions in which they live. Except for Nandi, Cissé does not envisage new models of behaviour that might allow them to break free from the constraints within which they live. Overall, then, Cissé’s work might be said to

in Postcolonial African cinema
Marie Mulvey-Roberts

describes the cruelties of planters in his anti-slavery novel set in Saint-Domingue called The Daughter of Adoption (1801). Godwin reported on the slave trade for the Whig New Annual Register in the 1780s and 1790s and witnessed the defeat of Wilberforce’s motion in April 1791 from the visitor’s gallery of the House of Commons. 33 While Wollstonecraft famously compared the plight of women to slaves

in Dangerous bodies
Victor Skretkowicz

Pompey, and her father, Scipio. After fulfilling her responsibilities to these victims of war, she looks forward to an honourable suicide. She exemplifies the plight of women widowed by civil war, and the bravery of those who resist tyrannical dictators to remain in their homes under oppressive regimes. Dedicating Cornélie to Nicolas d’Angenne, Seigneur de Rambouillet, Henri

in European erotic romance
Matt Perry

possibility of two nationalities within a marriage, thereby allowing women equal status with their husbands. It proposed that a foreign woman could apply for British naturalisation on marriage to a British husband. Wilkinson catalogued the iniquitous plight of women deprived of citizenship, pensions, freedom to travel or right to redress for desertion. Wilkinson responded sharply to her opponents, who were claiming to stand up for the ‘greatest institution of all, family life’, finding the two Lieutenant-Colonels ‘delicious’, being redolent of 86 Feminism and the women

in ‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson
The work of rescue and refuge homes
Leanne McCormick

control’ or were accused of stealing were given the same diagnosis.128 As Matthew Thomson argues, mental deficiency provided a convincing biological explanation for the plight of women in Magdalen and refuge homes. Their ‘mental deficiency left them with no restraint over their sexual instincts and unprotected against abuse from men’. It was also a powerful justification for placing them under the care and control of refuges and homes.129 Similarly, Rosen suggests the idea of ‘feeblemindedness’ had little to do with mental capacity, but was a useful way of classifying

in Regulating sexuality