Body Image

Body image is a person’s perception of the aesthetic or sexual attractiveness of their own body. This phrase was coined by Paul Schilder in his book, The Image and Appearance of the Human Body. One’s body image can be shaped by many different factors, including factors such as a person’s personal experiences, personality, and social …

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Alexandra Kollontai

Picture Link: http://spartacus-educational.com/00kollanti1.jpg Link to the Website Referenced for this Post: http://spartacus-educational.com/RUSkollontai.htm Alexandra Kollontai was the daughter of General Mikhail Alekseevich Domontovich. She was born in Ukraine in 1872, but her family eventually relocated to St. Petersburg. Sadly, Alexandra’s parents did not allow her to go to school. Growing up, Alexandra earned most of her knowledge from …

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Terrible Perfection

Terrible Perfection: Women in Russian Literature is a book critiquing the portrayal of women in Russian literature, both by male and female authors. The author, Barbara Heldt, sought to apply feminist thought and gynocriticism to texts in order to expose the unrealistic and unfair portrayal of women. Gynocritrical writing focuses on literature written by female …

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Terrible Perfection (Barbara Heldt)

Terrible Perfection: Women in Russian Literature is a book critiquing the portrayal of women in Russian literature, both by male and female authors. The author, Barbara Heldt, sought to apply feminist thought and gynocriticism to texts in order to expose the unrealistic and unfair portrayal of women. Gynocritrical writing focuses on literature written by female …

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