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The Resource Immigrant women in Athens : gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, (electronic book)

Immigrant women in Athens : gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, (electronic book)

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Immigrant women in Athens : gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city
Title
Immigrant women in Athens
Title remainder
gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Futo Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being 'sexually exploitable.' Despite recent scholarship on women in Athens beyond notions of the 'citizen wife' and the 'common prostitute,' the scholarship on women, both citizen and foreign, is focused almost exclusively on women in the reproductive and sexual economy of the city. This book examines the position of metic women in Classical Athens, to understand the social and economic role of metic women in the city, beyond the sexual labor market. This book contributes to two important aspects of the history of life in 5th century Athens: it explores our knowledge of metics, a little-researched group, and contributes to the study if women in antiquity, which has traditionally divided women socially between citizen-wives and everyone else. This tradition has wrongly situated metic women, because they could not legally be wives, as some variety of whores. Author Rebecca Kennedy critiques the traditional approach to the study of women through an examination of primary literature on non-citizen women in the Classical period. She then constructs new approaches to the study of metic women in Classical Athens that fit the evidence and open up further paths for exploration. This leading-edge volume advances the study of women beyond their sexual status and breaks down the ideological constraints that both Victorians and feminist scholars reacting to them have historically relied upon throughout the study of women in antiquity"-- Provided by publisher
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1974-
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Kennedy, Rebecca Futo
Dewey number
305.40938/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1134
LC item number
.K46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women immigrants
  • Women immigrants
  • Women immigrants
  • Sex role
  • Ethnicity
  • Citizenship
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
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Immigrant women in Athens : gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Metic Women, Citizenship, and Marriage in Athenian Law -- The Ideology of the Metic Woman -- Aspasia, Athenian Citizen Elites, and the Myth of the Courtesan -- The Dangers of the Big City -- Working Women, not "Working Girls."
Control code
ocn866857044
Extent
1 online resource (177 p.)
Isbn
9780415737869
Lccn
2014001043
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Immigrant women in Athens : gender, ethnicity, and citizenship in the classical city, Rebecca Futo Kennedy, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Metic Women, Citizenship, and Marriage in Athenian Law -- The Ideology of the Metic Woman -- Aspasia, Athenian Citizen Elites, and the Myth of the Courtesan -- The Dangers of the Big City -- Working Women, not "Working Girls."
Control code
ocn866857044
Extent
1 online resource (177 p.)
Isbn
9780415737869
Lccn
2014001043
Other physical details
ill.

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