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The Resource Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier, by Joyce Avrech Berkman

Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier, by Joyce Avrech Berkman

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Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier
Title
Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier
Statement of responsibility
by Joyce Avrech Berkman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed ever since its first publication in 1883 for the bold manner in which it dealt with some of the burning issues of the day, including agnosticism, existential independence, individualism and the professional aspirations of women; as well as its portrayal of the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier. In more recent studies she has also been foregrounded as an apologist for those sidelined by the forces of British Imperialism, such as the Afrikaners, and later other South African groups like Blacks, Jews and Indians - to name but a few. Although she showed interest in socialism, pacifism, vegetarianism and feminism amongst other things, her true views escape restrictive categorisations. Her published works and other surviving writings promote implicit values like moderation, friendship and understanding amongst all peoples, avoiding the pitfalls of political radicalism which she consciously eschewed. Although she may be called a lifelong freethinker in terms of her Victorian background - as opposed to mainstream Christianity - she always remained true to the spirit of the Christian Bible and developed a secular version of the worldview of her missionary parents, with mystical elements."--Wikiped, April 2014
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UkLiU
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Berkman, Joyce Avrech
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Monographs in women's studies
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  • Feminism in literature
  • Feminism
  • Schreiner, Olive
  • Schreiner, Olive
  • Schreiner, Olive
Label
Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier, by Joyce Avrech Berkman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-88)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ii, 88 pages
Isbn
9780888310316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Olive Schreiner: feminism on the frontier, by Joyce Avrech Berkman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-88)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ii, 88 pages
Isbn
9780888310316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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