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Determined Women : Studies in the Construction of the Female Subject, 1900-90 - Jennifer Birkett

Determined Women

Studies in the Construction of the Female Subject, 1900-90

By: Jennifer Birkett (Editor), Elizabeth Harvey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd April 1991
ISBN: 9780333448397
Number Of Pages: 213

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The essays in this collection look at some of the images and categories which have shaped Western women's sense of themselves in the twentieth century. The approach of the collection is interdisciplinary, bringing together the perspectives of literary criticism, social history and linguistics. Its focus is international, with contributions on Britain, France, Germany, the United States and Canada. The collection shows both the similarity and the diversity of women's experience in a world determined by patriarchal assumptions, where women's only hope of change lies in developing a determination of their own.

Private fantasy and public intervention - girl's reading in Weimar Germany, Elizabeth Harvey; doubly determined - the ambition of Storm Jameson, Jennifer Birkett; the negative of a person - media, image and authenticity in the work of Sylvia Plath, Stan Smith; a question of inheritance - Canadian women's short stories, Coral Ann Howells; whistling like a woman - Alice Walker, Jennifer Birkett; beyond paper heroines - Maxie Wanders's "Guten Morgen, du Schoene" and its reception in the GDR, Patricia Harbord; sexism in French - a case study, Robin Adamson; the castration of Cassandra, Helga Geyer-Ryan.

ISBN: 9780333448397
ISBN-10: 0333448391
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 23rd April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised