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Evans, Mary 1946-

Works: 59 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 14,677 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Reference works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PQ2603.E362, 848.91409
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Most widely held works about Mary Evans
Most widely held works by Mary Evans
Simone de Beauvoir, a feminist mandarin by Mary Evans( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive overview of Simone de Beauvoir's life and ideas, author Mary Evans explores the women celebrated as 'the woman to whom all women owe the most'. Analyzing the relationship between de Beauvoir's work and late twentieth century feminist theory, Evans demonstrates the importance of de Beauvoir's ideas -- showing how her work resists simplistic readings, and cannot be reduced to oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. This volume also discusses Simone de Beauvoir's influence on the women's movement as well as how and why she distanced herself from women, spending most of her time with men. Mary Evans argues that de Beauvoir's work is autobiographical and presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction, and autobiography. This book also demonstrates that de Beauvior's profound political agenda for a 'New Woman' is a vital legacy for feminism today. As such, it is essential reading for students and academics of women's studies, sociology, and the history of ideas; as well as the general reader interested in this extremely influential thinker
Handbook of gender and women's studies by Dai wei si( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the developments within gender and women's studies, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn', and globalization. This book offers critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war, and feminist global politics
Introducing contemporary feminist thought by Mary Evans( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new introductory textbook offers a concise and lucid account of the main developments in contemporary feminist thinking, and demonstrates the centrality of feminist thought to all areas of intellectual enquiry
The woman question( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised and updated edition, to reflect the transformation of women's studies over the last decade. Topics covered include contemporary feminism, the construction of the "feminine", and "femininity", and the ways in which femininity and masculinity are treated in language and the visual arts
Engels revisited : new feminist essays( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reissued work, first published in 1987, examines the problematic and divisive attitudes which bourgeois and socialist feminists take to the question of the links between patriarchy and capitalism and the importance of class conflict as a major cause of women's subordination
Jane Austen and the state by Mary Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen is often associated with conservatism and her novels are often seen as light entertainment depicting a vanished world and its manners. Mary Evan's study, first published in 1987, seeks to contradict the conventional wisdom regarding Austen's social and political leanings and argues that far from endorsing established and conservative views Jane Austen advances a radical critique of the morality of bourgeois capitalism and demonstrates a concern for the articulation of women's rights and views whilst simultaneously drawing attention to the vulnerability of women in the economic mark
Lucien Goldmann : an introduction by Mary Evans( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual divisions, patterns and processes( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle for Britain : citizenship and ideology in the Second World War by David Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic c̀onsensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory? This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns many of our assumptions about the national spirit of 1939-45. It shows that the current return to right-wing politics in Britain was prefigured by ideologies of change during and immediately after the war
Reflecting on Anna Karenina by Mary Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels ever written. This study of its morally ambiguous protagonist, Anna, discusses Tolstoy's troubled relation to the feminine in terms of the fantasies, hopes, and fears that she represents. In Reflecting on Anna Karenina, first published in 1989, Mary Evans presents an original, feminist reading of Anna's life and times for both students and the general audience. She argues that Anna is the embodiment of all those female characteristics that so captivated Tolstoy, and which he felt so compelled to punish in his writin
Missing persons : the impossibility of auto/biography by Mary Evans( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto/biography is currently one of the most popular literary genres, widely supposed to illuminate the study of the individual and his or her personal circumstances. Missing Persons suggests that auto/biography is, in fact, based on fictions, both about the person and about what it is possible to know about any one individual. Organised into chapters which consider particular kinds of auto/biographical writing, such as work on the British Royal Family and auto/biographies of twentieth-century men, this book demonstrates the absences and evasions - indeed the 'missing persons' - of auto/biography. It will provide invaluable reading for students of women's studies, sociology and cultural studies courses
Gender and social theory by Mary Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know that gender defines and shapes our lives. The question addressed in this volume is that of exactly how this process occurs, and what the social consequences, and the consequences for social theory, might be. The emergence of feminist theory has enriched our understanding of the impact of gender on our individual lives and the contemporary social sciences all recognize gender differentiation in the social world. The issue, however, which this book discusses is the more complex question of the extent to which social theory is significantly disrupted, disturbed or devalued by the fuller recognition of gender difference. We know that gender matters, but Mary Evans examines whether social theory is as blind to gender as is sometimes argued and considers the extent to which a greater awareness of gender truly shifts the concerns and conclusions of social theory. Written by an author with an international reputation, this is an invaluable text for students and an essential reference in the field
The SAGE handbook of feminist theory( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory. The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: epistemology and marginality; literary, visual and cultural representations; sexuality; macro and microeconomics of gender; conflict and peace. The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the critical appraisal of gender relations, as well as a recognition that to think 'theoretically' is not to detach concerns from lived experience but to extend the possibilities of understanding. With this focus on theory and theorizing about the world in which we live, this Handbook asks us, across all disciplines and situations, to abandon our taken-for-granted assumptions about the world and interrogate both the origin and the implications of our ideas about gender relations and feminism."--Publisher description
Gender : the key concepts by Mary Evans( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws on a wide range of fields, theories and thinkers to provide a complete introduction to the study of gender. Each entry presents a critical definition of its subjects, examining origins, usage and major contributors. Presented in A-Z format, it explores those terms most central to gender studies including: Agency, The body, Class, Disability, Femininities, Gender and development, Men, masculinity and masculinities, New reproductive technologies, Power and Representation
Real bodies : a sociological introduction by Mary Evans( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linking sociological theories of the body with actual human behaviour and experience, this collection of writings also includes debates on how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction
Killing thinking : the death of the universities by Mary Evans( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the twentieth century, many critics of bureaucratization have predicted the increasing loss of intellectual creativity through the growth of institutional forms of direction and control. This book argues that this is now occurring in universities - and occurring in ways which suggest that the ability (and space) to think freely will become more and more a matter of access to power and privilege. Mary Evans demonstrates how this is both profoundly anti-democratic and anti-intellectual and provides suggestions for reversing this destructive trend
A short history of society by Mary Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Short History of Society is a concise account of the emergence of modern western society. It looks at how successive generations have understood and explained the world in which they lived, and examines significant events since the Enlightenment that have led to the development of society as we know it today. The book spans the period 1500 to the present day and discusses the social world in terms of both its politics and its culture." "This book is ideal for undergraduate students in the social sciences who are perplexed by the myriad of events and theories with which their courses are concerned, and who need a historical perspective on the changes that shaped the contemporary world."--Jacket
Transatlantic conversations : feminism as travelling theory by Kathy Davis( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second wave of feminism which challenged and changed many assumptions about the world in which we live was a product of various western cultures, with no single country possessing a monopoly on the writing of the texts that became the canonical statements of the 'new' feminism. Though many of the contributions to feminist scholarship that went on to become internationally significant hailed from Europe and the United States, these works were often formed within the context of local debates and framed within traditions of feminism and other political engagements specific to these nations
The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world by Mary Evans( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its growth in Europe in the nineteenth century detective fiction has developed into one of the most popular genres of literature and popular culture more widely. In this monograph, Mary Evans examines detective fiction and its complex: relationship to the modern and to modernity. She focuses on two key themes: the moral relationship of detection (and the detective) to a particular social world and the attempt to restore and even improve the social world that has been threatened and fractured by a crime, usually that of murder. It is a characteristic of much detective fiction that the detective, the pursuer, is a social outsider: this status creates a complex web of relationships between detective, institutional life and dominant and subversive moralities. Evans questions who and what the detective stands for and suggests that the answer challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between various moralities in the modern world."--Jacket
A good school : life at a girls' grammar school in the 1950s by Mary Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Handbook of gender and women's studies
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Evans, Mary Sonia 1946-

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Handbook of gender and women's studiesIntroducing contemporary feminist thoughtThe woman questionEngels revisited : new feminist essaysThe battle for Britain : citizenship and ideology in the Second World WarMissing persons : the impossibility of auto/biographyGender and social theoryReal bodies : a sociological introduction