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Lewd Women and Wicked Witches : A Study of the Dynamics of Male Domination - Marianne Hester

Lewd Women and Wicked Witches

A Study of the Dynamics of Male Domination

Hardcover Published: 9th January 1992
ISBN: 9780415070713
Number Of Pages: 248

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In the sixteenth century and seventeenth centuries it was women who were almost exclusively persecuted as witches. However, the witch craze has been subjected to surprisingly little feminist analysis. In Lewd Women and Wicked Witches, Marianne Hester reviews and develops revolutionary feminist thinking. Accordingly, she shows how witches can be seen as victims of the oppression of a male dominated society.
Concentrating on English source material, the author shows how witch-hunts may be seen as an historically specific example of male dominance. Relying on an eroticised construct of women's inferiority, they were part of the ongoing attempt by men to maintain their power over women.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
The Introductionp. 1
From Men Partially to Men Primarily Responsible for Women's Oppressionp. 8
Men as Primarily Responsible for Women's Oppressionp. 33
Towards a Revolutionary Feminist Approachp. 58
A Revolutionary Feminist Approachp. 77
The Early Modern Witch-Hunts Ip. 107
The Early Modern Witch-Hunts IIp. 131
The Accused and the Accusations against Themp. 160
The Conclusionp. 198
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 214
Name Indexp. 231
Subject Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415070713
ISBN-10: 0415070716
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 9th January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1