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Circassian Kitchen: an Escape from Gendered Opression

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A more appropriate adage, based on the requirements of this assignment, would be that a picture is worth a thousand questions. A simple picture of women in a Circassian kitchen raises many questions upon first discovery, absent of any context other than a single image. […]



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Artifact Analysis Summary

Artifact Analysis Summary For my paper, I analyzed an image of Circassian women making food in a kitchen. The main question the arose from this picture was: “How does this picture represent the roles of women in Middle Eastern society and how does this differ from our Western views?” I began my paper simply by […]



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Dora Kallmus – A Professional Amateur

Dora Philippine Kallmus was born in Vienna in 1881 to a distinguished, middle-class, Jewish family. Her father was a court-lawyer with his own chancellery and her mother died when Kallmus was young. Due to these circumstances, Dora and her older sister, Anna, were raised by their grandmother and a governess. Kallmus realized early on in […]



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Guanyin, Daughter of the Silk Road

When we look into the holy figures of any given culture, we are often presented with similar figures, no matter the origins.  Be it the holy priests and monks of both Buddhism and Christianity, the overtly sensual figures that make up Aphrodite and Rati, or the divine made flesh (or flesh made divine) that we […]



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Ancestral Worship and Gender Imbalance in China

Recently, the One Child Policy that had existed in China for the past thirty-seven years was lifted, and now allows for Chinese couples to have more than just a single child.  In light of this, this paper will be examining the events that led up to the enacting of this policy, and relating those events […]



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