Once the “sons' ” fantasy of replacing the captive woman in order to maintain their ambivalent relation to the “fathers' ” authority becomes manifested, religious captivity representing the passive woman who is taken away, “forced” into ...
Author: Teresa Toulouse
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In this book, the author argues for a new interpretation of the captivity narrative - one that takes into account the profound shifts in political and social authority and legitimacy that occurred in New England at the end of the 17th century.
... are fictional characters, with no precedents among documented New England captives or casualties of Indian raids. ... Indian captive into an avenging Indian fighter, it completed his colonialist fantasy of civility triumphing over ...
Author: Timothy J. Shannon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In 1758 Peter Williamson, dressed as an Indian, peddled a tale in Scotland about being kidnapped as a young boy, sold into slavery and servitude, captured by Indians, and made a prisoner of war. Separating fact from fiction, Timothy Shannon illuminates the curiosity about America among working-class people on the margins of empire.
Or it can take the form of a withdrawal into fantasy based on fondled memories of the past or imaginary dramas of life after release . There are a number of inmates in the New Jersey State Prison who have so managed to escape the rigors ...
Author: Gresham M. Sykes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
The Society of Captives, first published in 1958, is a classic of modern criminology and one of the most important books ever written about prison. Gresham Sykes wrote the book at the height of the Cold War, motivated by the world's experience of fascism and communism to study the closest thing to a totalitarian system in American life: a maximum security prison. His analysis calls into question the extent to which prisons can succeed in their attempts to control every facet of life--or whether the strong bonds between prisoners make it impossible to run a prison without finding ways of "accommodating" the prisoners. Re-released now with a new introduction by Bruce Western and a new epilogue by the author, The Society of Captives will continue to serve as an indispensable text for coming to terms with the nature of modern power.
It has been a very long journey to get to Patagonia. from the captive fantasy through the readjustments of freedom: we have crossed many more horizons than we had ever thought or imagined. We turn in around midnight as we approach the ...
Author: Brian Keenan
Publisher: Random House
In 1986 Brian Keenan and John McCarthy were forced to take a journey without maps. For the next four years they were incarcerated in a Lebanese dungeon. From the blank outlook of a tiny cell, with only each other and a few volumes of an ancient American encyclopaedia to sustain them, they could only wander the wide open spaces of their imagination. To displace the ugly confines of their existence, they envisaged walking in the High Andes and across the wastes of Patagonia. Five years after their return Brian and John chose to travel together again to see how the reality of Chile matched their imagination and to revisit their past experiences. They journeyed by every means available through vast empty deserts, verdant plains and barren tundra. Between Extremes is the story of that journey which once more found them far from home, in an unfamiliar landscape, but which for the first time allowed them to live by their own rules.
... THE LAST OF his TRIBE , THE DEATH OF WARREN , ODE FOR Washington's Birthday , THE DAYS THAT ARE PAST , The Gay DECEIVER , FLORETTE , THE SPRING - TIME WILL RETURN , THE FOUNTAIN IN THE CITY , THE CAPTIVE , FANTASY AND Fact , .
The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy Monika Fludernik. EAL imprisonment captive captivity captives prisoner —as a man bound and imprisoned (G. Eliot) —as if it were imprisoned (Emerson) —as the eayre... imprisoned (Raleigh) —So am I ...
Author: Monika Fludernik
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy offers a historical survey of imaginings of the prison as expressed in carceral metaphors in a range of texts about imprisonment from Antiquity to the present as well as non-penal situations described as confining or restrictive. These imaginings coalesce into a 'carceral imaginary' that determines the way we think about prisons, just as social debates about punishment and criminals feed into the way carceral imaginary develops over time. Examining not only English-language prose fiction but also poetry and drama from the Middle Ages to postcolonial, particularly African, literature, the book juxtaposes literary and non-literary contexts and contrasts fictional and nonfictional representations of (im)prison(ment) and discussions about the prison as institution and experiential reality. It comments on present-day trends of punitivity and foregrounds the ethical dimensions of penal punishment. The main argument concerns the continuity of carceral metaphors through the centuries despite historical developments that included major shifts in policy (such as the invention of the penitentiary). The study looks at selected carceral metaphors, often from two complementary perspectives, such as the home as prison or the prison as home, or the factory as prison and the prison as factory. The case studies present particularly relevant genres and texts that employ these metaphors, often from a historical perspective that analyses development through different periods.
... round on Western social fantasy as a markedly political phenomenon – and it is by the same thinking that Žižek is led ... when it holds its subjects captive within a shared fantasy-space: If there is a system in the lack of system .
Author: Dafydd Jones
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
This book presents theoretical engagements with Dada – the cultural formation routinely characterised as ‘revolutionary’ – in order to contest perpetuated assumptions that underlie the popular myth.
The closing scenes oscillate between this invented scenario and the true-to-life one in which the captive is killed and mourned by the state, but the very last frames of the film suggest a triumph of fantasy as the 'resurrected' captive ...
Author: Pierpaolo Antonello
Category: Foreign Language Study
No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983), when there were more than 12,000 incidents of terrorist violence. This experience affected all aspects of Italian cultural life, shaping political, judicial and everyday language as well as artistic representation of every kind. In this innovative and broad-ranging study, experts from the fields of philosophy, history, media, law, cinema, theatre and literary studies trace how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events?
A most artful fantasy.” His eyes narrowed, his voice hardened. “But I am not the brainsick fool you take me for. Now, let's have the truth. Where was the gold destined? To which of the rebel leaders?” “Rebels?” She swallowed.
Author: Barbara Kyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
A vengeful, bloody queen imprisons her own half-sister... England 1554, and twenty year old Princess Elizabeth is a captive of Queen Mary. She longs for liberty - and in Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their seafaring son Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. When Mary releases her from the Tower, hoping she will make a false move and condemn herself, the Thornleighs return from exile to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life. But Honor is playing a dangerous game as double agent, aware that a false move of her own could uncover her past as a condemned heretic. To save her family and Elizabeth, Honor must turn a headstrong princess into a queen before Bloody Mary destroys them all...
Author: Christopher CastigliaPublish On: 1996-02-15
Those adventures allowed captives to challenge the representation of sexually vulnerable , un- alterably xenophobic ... power and fantasy " ( 1991 , 27 ) , then captive white women subvert rather than ensure 10 national coherence .
Author: Christopher Castiglia
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Christopher Castiglia gives shape to a tradition of American women's captivity narrative that ranges across three centuries, from Puritan colonist Mary Rowlandson's abduction by Narragansett Indians to Patty Hearst's kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Examining more than sixty accounts by women captives, as well as novels ranging from Susanna Rowson's eighteenth-century Rueben and Rachel to today's mass-market romances, Castiglia investigates paradoxes central to the genre. In captivity, women often find freedom from stereotypical role attributes of helplessness, dependency, sexual vulnerability, and xenophobia. In their condemnations of their non-white captors, they defy assumptions about race that undergird their own societies. Castiglia questions critical conceptions of captivity stories as primarily an appeal to racism and misogyny and instead finds in them imaginative challenges to rigid gender roles and racial ideologies. Whether the women of these stories resist or escape captivity, endure until they are released, or eventually choose to live among their captors, they emerge with the power to be critical of both cultures. These compelling narratives, with their boundary crossings and persistent explorations of cultural differences, have significant implications for current investigations into the construction of gender, race, and nation.