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Feminist history, or history viewed from a female or feminine perspective. The word was coined by militant feminists in the US in 1970, although the standard word history is not, in fact, ...

herstory

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n . Feminist history, or history viewed from a female or feminine perspective. The word was coined by militant feminists in the US in 1970 , although the standard word history is not, in fact, a compound of his + story but derives from the Greek and Latin historia , meaning narrative. See also political correctness , pseudomorpheme . herstorian n . A writer of herstory. [Coined in 1970 by the US poet and radical feminist Robin Morgan (born 1941 ) in her book Sisterhood is Powerful as a deliberate folk etymology ( 1 ) , from ...

Herstory

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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112 words

... is a term that emerged in the early 1970s as part of new interest in women's history . A play on the word history , it points to the gender imbalance in history-writing. It appears to have been first used in 1972 , by the Women's History Research Centre at Berkeley, California, as the title of a collection of newspapers, journals, and newsletters by and about women and women's organisations that were published between 1969 and 1971 . The word was subsequently used in the title of several publications in women's history. In Australia, Margaret...

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Lesbian Herstory Archives   Reference library

Elizabeth Yukins

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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362 words

...Herstory Archives . Founded in 1973 by Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle , the Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, as it is officially known, serves as both a repository of lesbian history and a place to preserve lesbian vitality and visibility. Housed at 484 Fourteenth Street in Brooklyn, New York, it is a grass-roots effort that recognizes and memorializes historical changes in lesbian cultures; the archives project also seeks to collect the memoirs, artifacts, letters, tapes, and photos that have told the stories of lesbian life. In contrast to...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... history viewed from a female or specifically feminist perspective. The term is recorded from the...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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47 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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50 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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21 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
herstory

herstory  

Feminist history, or history viewed from a female or feminine perspective. The word was coined by militant feminists in the US in 1970, although the standard word history is not, in fact, a compound ...
Lesbian Herstory Archives

Lesbian Herstory Archives  

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Founded in 1973 by Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle, the Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, as it is officially known, serves as both a repository of lesbian history and a place ...
Qur'an and Woman

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Amina Wadud-Muhsin

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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2022
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Religion
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8,749 words
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Oxford University Press

... 39. Al-Hibri , “A Study of Islamic Herstory,” pp. 217–218. 40. I have translated ba‘d in its usual meaning of “some” or “a portion of.” However, there is also usage of ba‘d plus masculine plural noun plus ba‘d , which means “each other” with no particular number or gender implied. In other words, a degree of vagueness surrounds this statement. It could also mean women have a preference over men. 41. Al-Hibri , “A Study of Islamic Herstory,” p. 218. 42. Al-Kashshaf ‘an haqa’iq...

Sexism

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,728 words
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Oxford University Press

...in -person are at once wooden and pompous. Many words that ended in -man have been successfully transformed without using -person , among them police officer , firefighter , and mail carrier . Some of the extremes to which the trend has been taken seem absurd, such as ✳herstory (to avoid his ), ✳womyn (to avoid men ), and the like. For the more ardent reformers, the line-drawing often doesn't seem to be tempered with good sense. For example, in 1992 , Time magazine reported: NASA will no longer refer to “manned” flights but will describe the...

pseudomorpheme

pseudomorpheme  

A portion of a word that resembles a morpheme but is not, in fact, one. For example, in the word history, the portion his is a pseudomorpheme, appearing to some people to be a morpheme and ...
political correctness

political correctness  

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Careful choice of words in spoken and written communications and actions, intended to avoid giving offense to ethnic, racial, cultural, or sexually oriented groups, disabled persons, and other ...
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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n . A portion of a word that resembles a morpheme but is not, in fact, one. For example, in the word history , the portion his is a pseudomorpheme, appearing to some people to be a morpheme and encouraging the coinage herstory to denote history viewed from a feminine or a feminist...

Vercoe, Elizabeth Walton

Vercoe, Elizabeth Walton (23 April 1941)   Reference library

Sharon Mabry and Robert D. Pearson

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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427 words

...ranging from the powerful, disturbing Herstory series to the spare and suggestive Changes for orchestra. Many of her works, including Herstory II , Herstory III , Fantavia , and the satirical yet elegant Irreveries from Sappho , have been recorded. Works Orch: Rhapsody, vn, orch, 1977 ; Despite our Differences no.2, pf, chbr orch, 1988 ; Changes, orch, 1991 Vocal: Herstory I (various US female poets), S, vib, pf, 1975 ; Herstory II, S, pf, perc, 1979 ; Irreveries from Sappho, high v, pf, 1981 ; Herstory III, high v, pf, 1986 ; Nine Epigrams...

Nestle, Joan

Nestle, Joan   Reference library

Elizabeth Yukins

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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429 words

...taught in the SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program since 1966 . Nestle's work, together with the published and unpublished writings of other lesbians, is collected at the Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation/Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, New York. See also Susie Day , Joan Nestle: ‘Taking Pride in Lesbian Herstory,’ Sojourner 14, no. 10 (June 1989): 17–19. Holly Metz , Interview with Joan Nestle, the American Voice 20 (Winter 1990): 72–84. Claire Whatling , Reading Awry: Joan Nestle and the Recontextualization of...

political correctness

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...been ridiculed, as when a US television reporter, referring to the South African president Nelson Mandela ( 1918–2013 ) and wishing to refer to the fact that he was black without uttering the word black , referred to him as African American. See also ableism , fattism , herstory , heterosexism . politically correct adj . PC abbrev . [Coined by the US journalist Elinor Langer (born 1939 ) in the New York Times in 1984 , alluding to social conventions in the liberal...

Women Artists in Revolution

Women Artists in Revolution   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
397 words

...groups in the art world such as Ad Hoc Women's Committee, Women Artists and Students for Black Art Liberation. The impact of WAR was long-lived in helping women artists develop other gender-based institutions. Bibliography J. Skiles and J. McDevitt , eds.: Documentary Herstory of Women Artists in Revolution (Pittsburgh, 2/1973) L. Alloway : “Women's Art in the '70s,” A. America (May–June 1976), pp. 64ff N. Broude and M. Garrard : The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact (New York, 1996) Anne K....

Cleage, Pearl

Cleage, Pearl (1948)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
672 words

...Her work stands as a testament to the union of artistic vision, political and cultural sensibility, and analytic intellect. Marita Golden . The Word: Black writers talk about the transformative power of reading and writing: Interviews. 2011. FredaScott Giles , “The Motion of Herstory: Three Plays by Pearl Cleage,” African American Review 31:4 (Winter 1997): 709–712. Susanne Bennett and Jane T. Peterson , Women Playwrights of Diversity . 1997. Linda R. Paige . “Pearl Cleage” in Significant Contemporary American Feminists: A Biographical Sourcebook . ...

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