To Speak Or be Silent: The Paradox of Disobedience in the Lives of Women

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Lena B. Ross
Chiron Publications, 1993 - Psychology - 262 pages

This is an exploration of the history of the woman's dilemma in history and literature. Lena Ross has collected articles on disobedient women from Eve and Bedouin women to Jane Eyre, Dona Luz, and Virginia Woolf--how they have challenged male dominance and the structures of patriarchal oppression.

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Introduction by Lena B. Ross.

CREATING A WORLD

Eve: Reflections on the Psychology of the First Disobedient Women -Juddith Hubback

Before the Fall(s): Native American Women and the Concept of Disobedience - Patricia Clark Smith

Analyzing Resistance: Bedouin Women's Discourses - Lila Abu-Lughod

CREATING A SELF

Strategies of Defiance: The Quest of the Wife of Bath - Judith Grossman

Stepping Off the Path: Disobedience and Story-Making in "Little Red-Cap" - Jeanie Watson

"Speak I Must" Jane Eyre and the Discourse of Disobedience - Lena B. Ross

To Speak or Be Spoken: Some Women in African Literature - Marjolijn de Jager

Apple, Nabila, and Ramza: Arab Women's Narratives of Resistance - Miriam Cooke

Staying in the Place of Danger: The Disobedient, Poetic "I" of Dahlia Ravikovitch - Nili Rachel Scharf Gold

TRANSFORMING A WORLD

Women Who Disobey: Examples from India - Manisha Roy

The Whirlwind and the Spiral: State-Sponsored Terror and Psychic Resistance in Marta Traba's Mothers and Shadows - Teresa Anderson

At War with Home in South Africa: Writing by Ellen Kuzwayo and Lauretta Ngcobo - Jane Foress Bennett

RAGE AND DISOBEDIENCE: LIKE A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Medea's Fiery Chariot - Carol Savitz

Some Archetypal Foundations of Self-Spite in the Welsh Mabinogion - Sylvia Brinton Perera

Suchieh: The Untamed Shrew of Hsing-shih Yin-yuan - Fan Pen Chen

Virginia Woolf: The Tragedy of Unconscious Disobedience - Jane White-Lewis

WOMEN OF POWER: WHOSE HERO IS SHE, ANYWAY?

Princess of Resolution: The Emergence of Al-Amira Dhat al-Himma, A Medieval Arab Warrior Woman - Wen-chin Ouyang

From Coatlicue to Doiia Luz: Mitotes in Chicana Literature - Tey Diana Rebolledo

Lye Throwers and Lovely Renegades: The Road from Bitch to Hero for Black Women in Fiction and Poetry - Jewelle Gomez

Forbidden Words-Enchanting Song: The Treatment of Delilah in Literature and Music - Elaine Hoffman Baruch

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Contents

Reflections on the Psychology of the First Disobedient
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Native American Women and the Concept
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Bedouin Womens Discourses
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