By Elizabeth J. Walters
The writer investigates the looks of a way in garments, regarding a knotted mantle worn around the chest, on many Attic stelae of the Roman interval. She means that this sort will be traced to Egyptian roots, and may were relatively linked to a cult of Isis, renowned between prosperous Athenians. The e-book provides a listing of the 106 identified Isis reliefs from Attica and a assessment of all kinds of facts for the cult.
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Both Lynch and Johnson came home with serious injuries. Piestewa – a single mom – died. The Iraq war of 2002 was initiated by a Texas ‘cowboy’ – President George W. Bush – with no military record to speak of, while women at home in the USA face a refeminization – be it liposuction or a remake of The Stepford Wives – in their everyday lives. In 2005, the film Brokeback Mountain, about a relationship between two actual cowboys, was a hit. Now even cowboys can be gay. The gender confusion is real.
It is an ‘orgy of death,’ destruction and violence. As such war seduces. Christopher Hedges describes and authorizes this Hobbesian version of life and death as one of male conquest. Men are driven by eros, their flirtation with life, and thanatos, death (Hedges 2002: 3, 158, 171). Thomas Hobbes’s world was a world of men – women were missing. War does not give me meaning. Nor do I think war gives most people – male or female – meaning. Hobbes was not right about most men or women. Yet the naturalization and normalization of war are maintained by this notion of a mythic human nature, which is also constructed as male.
War demands opposition, differentiation, and the othering of peoples. The privileging of masculinity underscores all other processes of differentiation. War is a process by which masculinity is both produced and reproduced. The heroic warrior is the standard (Hooper 2001: 76, 95). ’ It is why the defeat of the USA in Vietnam was viewed as emasculating. The defeat required a rearticulation of gender as much as a refocusing of foreign policy. ’ This highly trained unit of paratroopers, in 1967, cut off the ears and scalps of their prisoners and donned them as necklaces of triumph (Sallah and Weiss 2003: 45).