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Berkman, Joyce Avrech

Works: 11 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 2,180 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Joyce Avrech Berkman
Most widely held works by Joyce Avrech Berkman
The healing imagination of Olive Schreiner : beyond South African colonialism by Joyce Avrech Berkman( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplating Edith Stein( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Controversy surrounding the beatification and canonization of Edith Stein, a Catholic convert of Jewish heritage who was murdered at Auschwitz, has eclipsed scholarly and public attention to Stein's extraordinary development as a philosopher. Divided into three sections--biographical explorations, Stein's feminist theory and pedagogy, and her creative philosophical contributions--the sixteen essays in this volume represent the first comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis in English of Stein's life and philosophical writings."--Publisher's website
Pacifism in England, 1914-1939 by Joyce Avrech Berkman( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I really can't stay" : reproductive rights in 1960s America by Joyce Avrech Berkman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Olive Schreiner : on the erotic life of the new woman by Joyce Avrech Berkman( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rights In Property And Property In Rights : Privacy, Contract And Ownsership Of The Body In Anglo-American Political And Constitutional Thought by Gary L Garrison( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the history of the idea that people possess property rights in their own bodies. I also argue such rights are an alternative foundation on which to base the right to privacy recognized by the Supreme Court in 1965. The Court found privacy to exist in an admittedly nebulous "penumbras formed by emanations" from other parts of the Bill of Rights. I argue that privacy can be grounded on property rights as well.many founders, Madison asserted property rights in bodies of others (slaves) and similar ownership interests in wives and children. Modern notions of property are far more rigid then they were two centuries ago. In a 1792 essay titled Property, James Madison explained man owned property in, among other things, religious beliefs, opinions and the liberty of his person. Madison, like many founders, was well-schooled in Enlightenment era thought and writings of John Locke and Adam Smith that argued men had property rights in their bodies. Unfortunately, With abolition of slavery and emancipation of married women from the status of femme covert, the notion of ownership rights in the body fell from favor. If white men could no longer assert claims to property in other bodies, there was nothing to stop the government from stepping in to fill the void. The rise of the "regulatory state" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of laws attempting to regulate lives of Americans, particularly in the area of reproduction. From eugenic laws mandating some people be sterilized and prohibited from bearing children, to anti-contraception and anti-abortion laws essentially mandating other people be forced to bear them, government control of the body expanded. Through it all, however, ownership interests in one's own body remained an economic fact if not a widely recognized constitutional right. Commodification of the body, be it through sale of tissue or even renting of a womb through surrogacy contracts, is a modern day reflection of the fact that we still acknowledge property rights in our own body. A government "taking" of that right should be treated as any other taking of property
"I am myself it" : comparative national identity formation in the lives of Vera Brittain and Edith Stein by Joyce Avrech Berkman( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theatre women and cultural diplomacy in the transatlantic Anglophone world (1752-1807) by Sandra Perot( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anglophone theatre provided a solid cultural bridge between Britain and America and served as an influential, informative, and accessible mode of social, political and cultural exchange transported throughout the eighteenth-century transatlantic world. Unlike works focusing on colonial American restrictions on theater, or examining its subsequent role in constructing American nationhood and identity, I explore how theatre served to both cultivate and challenge transatlantic connections. I show that actresses and women playwrights played a distinctive role in this process; they exercised agency in helping shape Anglo identity, influenced the formation of the cult of celebrity, challenged physical gendered spaces and normative social behavior, and entered intellectual landscapes culturally, socially, and politically informed. Most scholarship examining Anglophone theatre isolates performances and plays by their location, genre, performer/author, or role. However, looking through the lens of the greater transatlantic world makes clear the contributions of Anglophone theatre women and reveals their influence on cultural and diplomatic exchange. By innovatively bringing together stories of actresses and women playwrights, and by examining their experiences and works as microhistories, I show that women both knowingly and inadvertently became instrumental as cultural diplomats who helped solidify connections between Britain and America, palliate the political differences of the period, and engage audiences in national identity conversations. Theater Women and Cultural Diplomacy creatively adopts a long-durée framework and incorporates diplomatic, cultural, and social history; theatre and performance studies; literary theory; biography; and gender studies to suggest how women provided critical cultural cohesion as well as social and political civic awareness. The interconnectedness of Anglo theatre includes conversations about materiality and immateriality, presence and absence, performance, publication, and circulation; gender and identity, intercolonial challenges and nationhood. While the bulk of my thesis focuses on the later eighteenth century, my analysis begins in 1660 when women first legally participated in British theatre and continues through the end of the eighteenth century when Anglophone theatre women contribute to both a new "American" voice and British identity. As early celebrities, actresses and women playwrights used theatre to challenge social norms and gender normativity, offer ways of reimagining women in a changed world, and effect cultural diplomacy. They would do so with exceptional poise, perseverance, and perceptiveness all in the face of three significant revolutions: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution
"No seas can now divide us" : captains' wives, sister sailors, and the New England whalefishery, 1840 -1870 by Amanda L Goodheart( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between 1840 and 1870, nearly three hundred whaling captains' wives accompanied their husbands at sea aboard New England whaleships. Unlike previous scholarship which has analyzed these women solely within the context of mid-nineteenth century domesticity, this study argues these women effected real and lasting change within their communities and the New England whalefishery. By going to sea with their husbands, women like Mary Brewster, Susan Veeder, and Elizabeth Marble defied longstanding gendered traditions wherein men hunted whales at sea and women supported those efforts ashore. In doing so, they joined the ranks of the sister sailors, a term first created by one of the women featured in this study. Using their personal writings as a point of departure, this study examines the transformative nature of the sister sailors' experiences at sea, how those experiences contributed to changing perceptions of women within whaling communities, as well as to what extent those experiences were influenced by the social, cultural, and political developments of the mid-nineteenth century. This study challenges current narratives about the sister sailors' significance in the history of the New England whalefishery, while also introducing new variables of interpretation to the study of nineteenth-century women's lives and gender norms
Complex Germaness of Edith Stein by Joyce Avrech Berkman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Contemplating Edith Stein
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Berkman, Joyce

Berkman, Joyce A.

バークマン, ジョイス