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Certain Samaritans

By Lovejoy, Esther Pohl

New York: Macmillan, 1927. An intrepid group of women formed the American Woman's Hospitals service during World War Iand first provided nursing and hospital services in France. In the aftermath of the war they turned their attention to other areas of urgent need, providing medical care and relief to the war-torn and destitute populations in Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Armenia, Russia and Turkey. The author provides her own eyewitness account of the destruction of Smryna in September 1922. The AWH follwed those refugees who survived to Greec and established emergency medical services in Greece with particular support for the refugee women and children of Asia Minor, efforts to control epidemics through a quarantine station on Makronissos, and assistance to a second wave of refugees from the Black Sea who were sent to Macdedonia and Thrace in the exchange of populations after the Treaty of Lausanne. The benefits provided were incalculable: "On the Ægean Islands and mainland of Greece, the American Women's Hospitals' service for refugees expanded beyond all expectations. During the past eleven years, 39 hospitals (including Near East Relief orphanage infirmaries) have been organized and conducted at different times and places. Scores of inlying and outlying clinics, a quarantine island, camps and barracks for pestilential diseases, food and clothing depots, health and child welfare centers, maternity service and nurses' training, have been carried on in connection with these hospitals" 302p. plates maps on endpapers . 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$125.00

Women's Issues : Timeline 1994-2009

By Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto

Toronto, 2009. The Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto celebrated its Centennial 1909-2009. This publication from the Women's Issues Department outlines their activities from 1994-2009 Highlights some prominent women in the community. Includes sponsorship pages from 100 Greek business women.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$20.00

Gender and Migration in Southern Europe : Women on the Move
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Gender and Migration in Southern Europe : Women on the Move

By Anthias,Floya & Lazaridis,Gabriella

Oxford: Berg, 2000. The important role women play in the process of migration to the Western bloc, and in particular to Southern Europe where they often find jobs in the domestic service, tourist or sex industries, has been increasingly recognized. This timely book provides essential new insights into the forms of migration and the impact of gender relations on the migration and accommodation process, and also raises general conceptual issues about ways of understanding migration in a global context. At a time when all the member states of the European Union have called for a reduction in immigration in response to its steady growth, the urgency of the topic is apparent. Contributors examine the possible legal, social and economic problems that increased immigration may produce, including: · female migration and its relation to changing gender relations in the country of migration; · different forms of exclusion faced by male and female migrants; working conditions and status; · migrant networks; · and women's role in reproducing and maintaining ethnic culture.This book will be essential reading for courses in migration, nationalism, Mediterranean and area studies, gender studies and a range of social science courses. It will also be of use to policy makers and those interested in European developments. INCLUDES Introduction: Women on the Move in Southern Europe Floya Anthias and Gabriella Lazaridis /. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.

$50.00

Women's Issues : Timeline 1994-2009

By Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto

Toronto, 2009. The Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto celebrated its Centennial 1909-2009. This publication from the Women's Issues Department outlines their activities from 1994-2009 Highlights some prominent women in the community. Includes sponsorship pages from 100 Greek business women.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$20.00

5th. Annual Spring Fashion Show Creation 1997 Demiougia

By Panmacedonian Association of Ontario

Toronto: Panmacedonian Association of Ontario, 1997. Fashion show organized by the Women's Chapter, held Sunday March 30, 1997 at the Crystal Fountrain Banquet Hall, Markham. Includes sponsorship pages from Greek businesses and organizations. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$10.00

4th. Annual Spring Fashion Show Inspiration 1996 Empveusi6 Creation 1997 Demiougia

By Panmacedonian Association of Ontario

Toronto: Panmacedonian Association of Ontario, 1996. Fashion show organized by the Women's Chapter, held Sunday March 10 1966 at the Crystal Fountrain Banquet Hall, Markham. Includes sponsorship pages from Greek businesses and organizations. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Autobiographia [IN GREEK]

By Moutzan-Martinengou, Elisavet

Athens: Ekdoseis Okeanida , 1999. Edited by Vangelis Athanasopoulos..Elizabeth Moutzan - Martinegou (1801-1832) was the first woman novelist in modern Greece but never saw her work published in her lifetime. The "Autobiography" is of a young woman of the bourgeoisie in the Ionian Islands [Zakynthos] not able to take part in the intellectual life of the town but forced to live in seclusion in her father's house What is remarkable is that she taught herself to write in Greek, Italian and French at a time when girls were not given any education except in domestic skills. 197p. glossary . Reissue. Hard Cover. New/New.

$30.00

In A Different Place : Pilgrimage,Gender and Politics of a Greek Island Shrine
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In A Different Place : Pilgrimage,Gender and Politics of a Greek Island Shrine

By Dubisch,Jill

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. An exploration of the shrine of the Panaghia at Tinos in the Cyclades,with the author's observations on the "...intersection of social.religious amd political life in Greece'. Particularly interesting comments on the activites and expectations of women. Trade Pbk. 311p. notes.illus.bibliography.index. . Soft Cover. As New.

$29.00

Dia Logous Times : Bia, Synaisthemata Kai Axies Sti Metemphylake Ellada

By Abdela, Efi [Avdela, Effie)

Athens: Ekdoseis Nephele , 2002. Life Through honor killings Violence, feelings and values in a post-civil war Greece " This book ia about "honor killings" in post-civil war Greek society in the decades 1950 and 1960. With sources in judicial records, newspapers and magazines, legal, sociological and anthropological texts of the era, the author analyzes how public opinion, journalists, judges and prosecutors, scientists faced the phenomenon of "honor killings" The apologies of the perpetrators "honor killings" and the testimony of witnesses, demonstrates the ethics, the legality of interpersonal violence and the hierarchy of the sexes in the Greek family of the time. The judicial management of crimes "by the name of honor" and the public debate about the role of jurors, administration of justice and crime illustrate the gradual questioning the value of the code invoked by the perpetrators. ...through the optics and methods of the new cultural history of the transformation in the prevailing social standards, the book demonstrates how Greek society changed ...so the interpersonal violence that characterized the post-civil war period gradually lost its symbolic legitimacy." 257p. bibliography [WorldCat lists only 5 copies in the USA]. 1st Greek Ed.. Original Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$45.00

Women Writing Greece : Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel.
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Women Writing Greece : Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel.

By Kolocotroni, Vassiliki & Mitsi, Efterpi

Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. " Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories. Arranged chronologically, the essays discuss encounters with Greece by, among others, Lady Elizabeth Craven, Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Montagu, Lady Morgan, Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and analyse them through a variety of critical, historical, contextual and theoretical frames." Vassiliki Kolocotroni is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Efterpi Mitsi is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of English Studies of the University of Athens. Introduction /Efterpi Mitsi: Lady Elizabeth Craven's Letters from Athens and the Female Picturesque /Vassiliki Markidou: Travels Off-centre: Lady Hester Stanhope in Greece /Evgenia Sifaki : A Gendered Vision of Greekness: Lady Morgan's Woman: Or Ida of Athens /Maria Koundoura: Real Selves and Fictional Nobodies: Women's Travel Writing and the Production of Identities /Churnjeet Kaur Mahn: The Sculpture and the Harem: Ethnography in Felicia Skene's Wayfaring Sketches/TD Olverson : A world without woman in any true sense?: Gender and Hellenism in Emily Pfeiffer's Flying Leaves from East and West /Martha Klironomos : British Women Travellers to Greece, 1880-1930 /Artemis Leontis: Eva Palmer's Distinctive Greek Journey /Christina Dokou : No Place Like Home?: Gillian Bouras and the Others/ Helga Ramsey-Kurz: Going Back to the Mother: Postcolonial Inscriptions and Migrant Tales / Asimina Karavanta : The Greek Ideal in Patricia Storace's Dinner with Persephone and Christa Wolf?s Cassandra.. First Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$80.00

Portrait of a Greek Mountain Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) fascinating for the student of Aegean history or of the contemporary, but now disappearing, Mediterranean way of life. The author distils her experiences as a traveller and knowledge as an anthropologist in this presentation of Greek village life, revealing the spiritual vision, social dexterity, intuitive symbolic perception and strength of character of these people. Eloquent. Survey of the changing lifestyle of a village in Evia Reprint of 1974 ed. OUP. 296p. illus.bibliography . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$32.00

Portrait of a Greek Mountain Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) fascinating for the student of Aegean history or of the contemporary, but now disappearing, Mediterranean way of life. The author distils her experiences as a traveller and knowledge as an anthropologist in this presentation of Greek village life, revealing the spiritual vision, social dexterity, intuitive symbolic perception and strength of character of these people. Eloquent. Survey of the changing lifestyle of a village in Evia Reprint of 1974 ed. OUP. 296p. illus.bibliography . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$32.00

Foreign Women in Greece

By Multi-national Women's Liberation Group

Athens: Denise Harvey, 1979. Useful guide for foreign women with information on community services, marriage, citizenship, family law, adjustment, education, employment, language, housing, children's eduction, cross-cultural children - all kinds of useful advice. (now rather dated bacause of many legislative and social changes, but a snapshot of Greece c.1979) 109p. Very good (some notes added - new phone numbers inserted). (Has stamp of bookstore in Athens, Greece). Rev Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Contested Identities : Gender and Kinship in Modern Greece
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Contested Identities : Gender and Kinship in Modern Greece

By Loizos, Peter & Papataxiarchis, Evthymios (Eds.)

New Jersey: Princeton U.P., 1991. In this collection leading anthropologists provide a comprehensive yet highly nuanced view of what it means to be a Greek man or woman, married or unmarried, functioning within a complex society based on kinship ties. Exploring the ways in which sexual identity is constructed, these authors discuss, for example, how going out for coffee embodies dominant ideas about female sexuality, moral virtue, and autonomy; why men in a Lesbos village maintain elaborate friendships with nonfamily members while the women do not; why young housewives often participate in conflict-resolution rituals; and how the dominant role of mature married householders is challenged by unmarried persons who emphasize spontaneity and personal autonomy. This collection demonstrates that kinship and gender identities in Greece are not unitary and fixed: kinship is organized in several highly specific forms, and gender identities are plural, competing, antagonistic, and are continually being redefined by contexts and social change. Contents: Part One : Gender and kinship in marries life Part Two ; Gender, Kinship and Religion: 'Reconstructing' the Anthropology of Greece by Jill Dubisch; Cosmos and Gender in Village Greece by Juliet du Boulay; Silence, Submission and subversion: Towards a Poetics of Womenhood by Michael Herzfeld; The Resolution of a Conflict through song in Greek Ritual Therapy by Loring Danforth; The Limits of K inship by Roger Just. PART TWO GENDER AND KINSHIP OUTSIDE MARRIAGE: Sisters in Christ: Metaphors of kinship among Greek nuns by A Marina Iossafides; Friends of the Heart: Male Commensal Solidarity, Ge nder and kinship in Aegean Greece by Evthymios Papataxiarchis: Going out for Coffee? Contesting the Grounds of Gendered Pleasures in evryday Sociability by Jane Cowan; Hunters and Hunted: Kamaki and t he ambiguities of sexual Predation in a Grek Town by Sofka Zinovieff; Gender, Sexuality and the Person in Greek Culture by Peter Loizos and Evthymios Papataxiarchis.259p. plates. bibliography.index. 1st.US Ed.. Original Wraps. New.

$35.00

American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America
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American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America

By Callinicos,Constance

New York: Pella Publishing Company New (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.) A wide ranging analysis of the experiences of Greek immigrant women in America and their attempts to reconcile the culture of their origin, family expectations, and the new opportunities they found in the USA.Moving and fascinating quotations from a wide range of patricipants. illus. bibliography.index (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.). 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$35.00

American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America
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American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America

By Callinicos,Constance

New York: Pella Publishing Company New (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.) A wide ranging analysis of the experiences of Greek immigrant women in America and their attempts to reconcile the culture of their origin, family expectations, and the new opportunities they found in the USA.Moving and fascinating quotations from a wide range of patricipants. illus. bibliography.index (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.). 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$35.00

American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America
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American Aphrodite : Becoming Female in Greek America

By Callinicos,Constance

New York: Pella Publishing Company New (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.) A wide ranging analysis of the experiences of Greek immigrant women in America and their attempts to reconcile the culture of their origin, family expectations, and the new opportunities they found in the USA.Moving and fascinating quotations from a wide range of patricipants. illus. bibliography.index (Can be ordered on request to be delivered direct from publisher/distributor.). 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$35.00

Portrait of a Greek Mountain Village

By Du Boulay,Juliet

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) fascinating for the student of Aegean history or of the contemporary, but now disappearing, Mediterranean way of life. The author distils her experiences as a traveller and knowledge as an anthropologist in this presentation of Greek village life, revealing the spiritual vision, social dexterity, intuitive symbolic perception and strength of character of these people. Eloquent. Survey of the changing lifestyle of a village in Evia Reprint of 1974 ed. OUP. 296p. illus.bibliography . Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$32.00