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Misogyny : the world's oldest prejudice

Author: Jack Holland
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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In this compelling, powerful book, the late Irish journalist and essayist Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result is an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Misogyny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holland, Jack, 1947-
Misogyny.
New York : Carroll & Graf : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
(OCoLC)765758454
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Holland
ISBN: 0786718234 9780786718238
OCLC Number: 70834039
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Pandora's daughters --
Women at the gates : misogyny in ancient Rome --
Divine intervention : misogyny and the rise of Christianity --
From queen of heaven to devil woman --
O brave new world : literature, misogyny, and the rise of modernity --
Victorians' secrets --
Misogyny in the age of supermen --
Body politics --
Making sense of misogyny.
Responsibility: Jack Holland.
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In this compelling, powerful book, the late Irish journalist and essayist Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result is an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Misogyny encompasses the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism, pro-life campaigners, and finally, today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalized religious beliefs, famine, war, and disease. Extensively researched, highly readable and provocative, this book chronicles an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. The questions it poses deal with the fundamentals of human existence -- sex, love, violence -- that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history, and ultimately result in an abuse of human rights on a nearly unthinkable scale.

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