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1968

1968  

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Was the year of protest par excellence. As in 1848, social revolt spread through the peninsula while also taking place in other countries, as movements from below challenged centres of ...
Ada Negri

Ada Negri  

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(1870–1945).Poet, novelist, and one of the first significant working-class voices in Italian literature. Brought up in poverty in Milan by a widowed mother, as she describes in her autobiographical ...
agitprop

agitprop  

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Formed from the title of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda founded in 1920 in Soviet Russia, Agit-prop was intended to control the ideological thinking of the masses. Agit-prop trains toured ...
Agnolo Firenzuola

Agnolo Firenzuola  

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(1493–1543),Italian author, a native of Florence who studied law, became a Vallombrosan monk (1517), and was released from his monastic vows by papal dispensation in 1526. In 1534 he ...
Alba De Cespedes

Alba De Cespedes  

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(1911–97).Novelist. The daughter of a Cuban diplomat and an Italian mother, she spent her early life in various countries before returning to live in Rome where she had been ...
Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia  

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1907–1990)Italian writer, whose novels and short stories display his narrative skill and psychological insight.Moravia was born of Jewish stock in Rome, the setting for most of his stories. He began ...
Alice Walker

Alice Walker  

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(1944– )Black US novelist and poet whose writing explores racial and sexual politics as they affect African-American women.Born into a family of sharecroppers in Eatonton, Georgia, Alice Walker ...
Alma De Groen

Alma De Groen  

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(1941– )Australian feminist playwright. De Groen's first performed work, The Joss Adams Show (1970), enjoyed an international reception. Her plays often represent marginalized women who respond to ...
Amalia Guglielminetti

Amalia Guglielminetti  

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(1881–1941).Born into a wealthy family, she entered Turinese literary circles after publishing a first collection of verse, Voci di giovinezza (1903). Her notorious relationship with Gozzano—their ...
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart  

(1898–1937)US aviator who, in 1932, became the first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight.Born in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart served with the Canadian Red Cross during World War I. Later she ...
American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women  

(AAUW).In 1881, seventeen women met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the invitation of Marion Talbot, a Boston University graduate, and her mother, also college educated, and formed ...
androcentrism

androcentrism  

A tendency towards male bias in institutions or a tendency to disregard the female contribution to society and culture.
Anne Summers

Anne Summers  

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(1945– ),born Deniliquin, NSW, educated at the universities of Adelaide and Sydney, is best known as a writer, editor and feminist; in 1983–86 she was head of the women's unit ...
Annie Leclerc

Annie Leclerc  

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Author of Parole de femme (1974), an influential text of the French feminist movement of the 1970s, celebrating the female body in lyrical terms. The text's assumption of female specificity ...
antifeminism

antifeminism  

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Anti-feminists reject women's claims for equality. ‘Antis’ view Canada, and Western civilization, as a battleground where they struggle against feminist demands for political and economic rights and ...
appropriation

appropriation  

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1. (cultural appropriation) The adoption by one cultural group of some of the cultural forms of a different cultural group (including subcultures). For instance, ‘metrosexual’ fashions can be seen as ...
Arcangela Tarabotti

Arcangela Tarabotti  

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(1604–52)(pseud. Galerana Baratotti or Barcitotti). Venetian prose writer, advocate of women's liberty and equality, critic of contemporary patriarchy within the family, state, and Church, social ...
Armanda Guiducci

Armanda Guiducci  

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(1923–92).Neapolitan critic and feminist writer. Early work included academic studies of Cesare Pavese (1967) and of the relationship between contemporary culture and Marxist aesthetics in Dallo ...
art History

art History  

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An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced back to ...
Aspazija

Aspazija  

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(1868–1943)Latvian poet and dramatist, wife of the poet Yan Rainis and an early feminist. Her first play, The Avenger (1888), was meant as a protest against serfdom, whilst The ...

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