Instances of women's involvement in politics are prevalent both in the historical and cross-cultural literature. However, as we know, the involvement of some women in political life has not always produced greater access to political power for women in everyday life. This article aims to examine how the identities of mother and activist have been produced and brought together, or coconstructed, in published texts and in interviews conducted with women activists. The analysis aims to illustrate the usefulness of looking at contexts and relationships for empirical work in this area. In doing so the article unpacks the concepts of “mother,” “woman,” “politics,” and “activist” to argue that we can reach a more useful understanding of identity if we address these not as stable and pre-existing, but rather as shifting and multiply-determined, products.
Capdevila, Rose. “Lysistratus, Lysistrata, Lysistratum: Coconstructing the Identities of Mother and Activist.” Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, SAGE Publications, 2010, pp. 530–37, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6402.2010.01602.x.
This article investigates how Spike Lee’s 2015 Lysistrata adaptation, Chi-Raq, reaches beyond the screen—‘in excess’ of its medium—by using the techniques of immersive theatre to revive Aristophanes’ classical plot as well as his urgent call to citizenly collective action (McGowan, Todd. Spike Lee. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014). Lee’s seductive activist fairytale in rhyming verse imagines a worldwide sex strike led by Chicago’s women of colour. Like its Classical predecessor, the film both critiques and reinforces the spectacular objectification of female bodies; that tension is always in play, even as it successfully brings about a peace treaty between two warring Englewood gangs.
Klein, Emily. “Seductive Movements in Lysistrata and Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq: Activism, Adaptation, and Immersive Theatre in Film.” Adaptation: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2020, pp. 59–76, https://doi.org/10.1093/adaptation/apz011.
The differences between man and women as superior and inferior appears in every aspect of life, this differences appears in literary works too. One of the literary works uses superior and inferior themes is Lysistrata that descibes Greece society. The purpose of the research shows women can be a superior in Lysistrata. The reseach uses descriptive qualitative method for processing data from Lysistrata. The research uses Feminism theory focus on marriage contract and women superiority. The result of this reseach shows women can be superior than men by special treatment and women sacrifice.
Narasati, Riri Narasati. “The Causes and Effects of Women’s Superiority Towards Men as Seen in Aristhophanes’ Lysistrata.” KREDO: Jurnal Ilmiah Bahasa Dan Sastra, vol. 3, no. 1, 2019, https://doi.org/10.24176/kredo.v3i1.3290.
Among the many points of interest in N.G. Wilson's admirable new text of Aristophanes is his handling of the closing scene of Lysistrata, and in particular the question of the heroine's role in that scene. In the new OCT we find the short speech 1273–8 ascribed to Lysistrata, while the apparatus notes ‘legato tribuunt quidam’ (in other words, to one of the Athenian males already on stage). The song which follows (1279–90) is also given to Lysistrata, but the apparatus comments ‘quis canat incertum est.’ Finally Lysistrata is presumed to speak the single line 1295 inviting the Spartan ambassador to sing a fresh song.
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