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A spouse to girls within the historic global offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based number of newly-commissioned essays from popular students at the examine of girls within the historic world.

• the 1st interdisciplinary, methodologically-based selection of readings to deal with the examine of ladies within the old global
• Explores a large variety of themes on the subject of ladies in antiquity, together with: Mother-Goddess thought; girls in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the close to East; girls and the kinfolk, the country, and faith; gown and Adornment; lady Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial ladies; ladies in past due Antiquity; Early ladies Saints; and plenty of extra
• Thematically prepared to stress the significance of ancient issues of continuity, improvement, and innovation
• Reconsiders a lot of the well known facts and preconceived notions in relation to ladies in antiquity comprises contributions from a number of the such a lot famous students linked to the learn of girls in antiquity

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Therefore when Doris Lessing, one of the five writers that Sizemore tackles in her study, takes it upon herself to defend the city against (often unspecified) detractors in her short prose volume London Observed2 (1992), her gesture is not so much directed against a male tradition of representing urban space, but looks back at an already established tradition of female urban writing. As I shall be pointing out, a similar attitude may be identified in the case of younger writers like Roberts and Maitland.

It is an image that speaks about the theorist’s need for wholeness and coherence, all the more so as the rationale of this study is ‘the invention and projection of a global cognitive mapping, on a social as well as spatial scale’ that may ‘endow the individual subject with some new heightened sense of its place in the global system’ (54). Jameson builds up a composite image of the present-day metropolis by alluding to a selection of representative buildings from several world cities, but his only detailed architectural analyses refer to two buildings in Los Angeles: the Westin Bonaventure hotel and the Frank Gehry house (Santa Monica).

40 Mapping British Women Writers’ Urban Imaginaries One of the forms that this revision assumes is anticipation or acknowledgement of more recent theoretical debates around the concept of flânerie. Over and above that, Lessing moves beyond this specific approach to urban space by suggesting new ways of observing and moving through the city. In The Body and the City, Steve Pile notes that contemporary scholars need to examine ‘different social and spatial aspects of walking’ which are not covered by the practice of flânerie (228–9).

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