There has been a huge increase in violent deaths in Ireland in recent years. While men are more often the killers, there has been a rise in the number of murders committed by women. There is no single reason for this; some of the women featured in More Bloody Women killed for love gone wrong; some as revenge; some in the heat of the moment; some in cold blood. For some women, it was just business. Among the infamous cases in this book are the “Black Widow”, Catherine Nevin, who set up her husband’s murder in Jack White’s Inn; Linda and Charlotte Mulhall, the “Scissor Sisters”, who killed and dismembered their mother’s violent boyfriend before dumping the remains in a canal; Sharon Collins, who tried to hire a professional assassin to kill her partner; Kelly Noble, who stabbed a friend to death outside a supermarket, and whose own mother was already in prison for killing Kelly’s father; and Lynn Gibbs, who tragically drowned her daughter in a bath because she believed the girl was suffering from anorexia. David Kiely looks at all of these cases in forensic detail. He also delves into the fascination we have with women killers, and the media circus that surrounds every murder trial involving a woman. More Bloody Women is a chilling book that will shock and disturb.
Bloody Woman is bloody good writing. It moves between academic, journalistic and personal essay. I love that Lana moves back and forward across these genres: weaving, weaving – spinning the web, weaving the sparkling threads under our hands, back and forward across a number of spaces, pulling and holding the tensions, holding up the baskets of knowledge. Tusiata Avia This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Sāmoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. These essays lead into the messy and the sticky, the whispered conversations and the unspoken. As Lopesi writes, 'Bloody Woman has been scary to write... In putting words to my years of thinking, following the blood and revealing the evidence board in my mind, I am breaking a silence to try to understand something. It feels terrifying, but right.' These acts of self-revelation ultimately seek to open up new spaces, to acknowledge the narratives not yet written, and the voices to come.
This challenging book brings to light a mythic dimension of seventeen important eighteenth and early nineteenth-century narratives that revolve around the persecution of one or more important female characters, and offers original reading of novels by Richardson, Fielding, Burney, Radcliffe, Godwin, Austen, Scott, and others. The myth in question, which Raymond Hilliard calls "the myth of persecution and reparation," serves as a major vehicle for the early novel's preoccupation with the "mother," a mythic figure distinct from the historical mother or from the mother as she is represented in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century maternal ideology. Hilliard argues that the myth of persecution and reparation derives from the ropos of female sacrifice in the romance tradition, and shows that this topos is central to several kinds of novels-realist, Gothic, Jacobin, feminist, and historical. Hilliard contends that the narrative of persecution and reparation anticipates the twentieth-century maternal myth associated with the work of Melanie Klein and other "relational model" psychoanalytic theorists, and he thus also examines the psychosexual significance of the "mother." Hilliard explores the relation of psychosexual themes to social representations, and delineates a new theory of plot-both tragic and comic plots- in the early novel.
First published in 1993, Elisabeth Brooke's powerful exploration of women's role as healers through the ages and their continuing fight for recognition is now expanded and updated. Tracing a lineage that spans the centuries, this revisionist history celebrates women in medicine from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome through to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the present day. Drawing on primary sources, the lives of revolutionary healers are explored in this comprehensive overview - from Trotula to Hildegard von Bingen, Mary Seacole to Wendy Savage.Informed by the author's appreciation of the politics of medicine, this revised edition features brand-new sections on community medicine; indigenous healers; end-of-life care and twentieth-century pioneers such as Rosemary Gladstar, Ina May Gaskin and Louise Hay.
Anne Walker shows that women are neither the victims of raging hormonal fluctuations nor entirely unaffected by them. Unlike most previous publications that focus on menstruation (a part of the cycle), The Menstrual Cycle presents a well researched study of the entire menstrual cycle and its relationship to women's lives. Women's own experiences in different cultures are contrasted with medical textbook descriptions and the "normal" is found to be rather elusive. This book will be read by discourse analysts, doctors, nurses and any woman who has felt curious about her menstrual cycle and its possible effects.
In an attempt to be accepted as Vinctalin, Zondex has sent a message deep into space, offering for trade the very items that could maintain world security. While Pakow leads his fleet in defence of Earth, Stanzi must take charge of the battle against Zondex’s remaining super-Guards who are trying to take over the world independently of their creator. Meanwhile the inhabitants of Earth’s one functioning town have scattered in evacuation unaware of the danger of one small ship that slips though Pakow’s defences in search of a piece of technology with a value the custodians can hardly guess at.
"Revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, the Handbook of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies is designed for rapid reference in the office or emergency room. The focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of all emergent conditions and non-emergent problems, such as sexually transmitted diseases, that frequently present in emergency departments." "This edition has been updated to address current challenges such as complications arising from medical and surgical abortion, medical and psychological problems arising from sexual assault and other gynecologic traumas, and emergent conditions due to chemical-biological warfare. The chapters on Trauma in Pregnancy, Infections in Pregnancy, and Pelvic Masses have been completely revised."--BOOK JACKET.
This book is about Somali mothers and daughters who came to Britain in the 1990s to escape civil war. Many had never left Somalia before, followed nomadic traditions, did not speak English, were bereaved and were suffering from PTSD. Their stories begin with war and genocide in the north, followed by harrowing journeys via refugee camps, then their arrival and survival in London. Joanna Lewis exposes how they rapidly recovered, mobilising their networks, social capital and professional skills. Crucial to the recovery of the now breakaway state of (former British) Somaliland, these women bore a huge burden, but inspired the next generation, with many today caught between London and a humanitarian impulse to return home. Lewis reveals three histories. Firstly, the women's personal history, helping us to understand resilience as an individual, lived historical process that is both positive and negative, and both inter- and intra-generational. Secondly, a collective history of refugees as rebuilders, offering insight into the dynamism of the Somali diaspora. Finally, the forgotten history and hidden legacies of Britain's colonial past, which have played a key role in shaping this dramatic, sometimes upsetting, but always inspiring story: the power of women to heal the scars of war.
For German townsmen, life during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was characterized by a culture of arms, with urban citizenry representing the armed power of the state. This book investigates how men were socialized to the martial ethic from all sides, and how masculine identity was confirmed with blades and guns.
Comprehensive and judicious, Interpreting the Founding provides summaries and analyses of the leading interpretive frameworks that have guided the study of the Founding since the publication of Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution in 1913. Gibson argues that scholarship on the Founding is no longer steered by a single dominant approach or even by a set of questions that control its direction. He also examines the challenges posed to Founding scholarship by this diversity and complexity and the possibilities opened by new avenues of inquiry that have recently emerged. The book features extended discussions of pioneering works by leading scholars of the Founding - including Louis Hartz, Bernard Bailyn, Gordon Wood, and Garry Wills - that best exemplify different schools of interpretation. Gibson focuses on six approaches that have dominated the modern study of the Founding: Progressive, Lockean/liberal, Republican, Scottish Enlightenment, multicultural, and multiple traditions approaches. For each approach, he traces its fundamental assumptions, revealing deeper ideological and methodological differences between schools of thought that, on the surface, seem to differ only about the interpretation of historical facts.