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The Resource Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility, Mary Eagleton

Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility, Mary Eagleton

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Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility
Title
Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility
Statement of responsibility
Mary Eagleton
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book follows the figure of ‘the clever girl’ from the post-war to the present and focuses on the fiction, plays and memoirs of contemporary British women writers. Spurred on by an ethic of meritocracy, the clever girl is now facing austerity and declining social mobility. Though suggesting optimism, a public discourse of ‘opportunity’, ‘aspiration’ and ‘choice’ is often experienced as an anxious and chancy process. In a wide-ranging study, the book explores the struggle to move away from home and traditional notions of femininity; the persistent problems associated with women’s embodiment; the pressures of class and racial divisions; the new subjectivities of the neoliberal era; and the generational conflict underpinning austerity. The book ends with a consideration of feminism’s place as a phantom presence in this history of clever girls. This study will appeal to readers of contemporary women’s writing and to those interested in what has been one of the dominant social narratives of the post-war period from upward to declining mobility.
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Eagleton, Mary
Dewey number
820.99287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR111
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility, Mary Eagleton
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Language of Upward Mobility; Metaphors of Mobility; Naming Upward Mobility: Meritocracy; Naming Upward Mobility: Opportunity, Aspiration, Choice; The Language of Vulnerability; Outline of Chapters; References; Chapter 2: Escaping Origins; Home and Her; The Other Family; Possibilities of Resolution?; References; Chapter 3: Relative Values: Career, Marriage, Maternity; â#x80;#x98;Career Versus Marriageâ#x80;#x99;; Donâ#x80;#x99;s Lives and Donâ#x80;#x99;s Wives; References; Chapter 4: Troublesome Bodies; The Situated Body; The Anorexic Body
  • The Obese BodyReferences; Chapter 5: New Forms, New Selves; An Uncertain Story, An Uncertain Self; â#x80;#x98;Moving Onâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;Taking a Chanceâ#x80;#x99;; Mobility and Affect; References; Chapter 6: â#x80;#x98;Top Girlsâ#x80;#x99; and Other Epithets; Thatcherâ#x80;#x99;s Daughters; â#x80;#x98;Claim Your Futureâ#x80;#x99;; Know Your Place; References; Chapter 7: â#x80;#x98;The Havesâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;The Have-Notsâ#x80;#x99;; â#x80;#x98;The Havesâ#x80;#x99;?; â#x80;#x98;The Have-Notsâ#x80;#x99;?; References; Chapter 8: Coda: Phantom Feminism; References; Index
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SPR1023574642
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319719603
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023574642
  • (OCoLC)1023574642
Label
Clever girls and the literature of women's upward mobility, Mary Eagleton
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Language of Upward Mobility; Metaphors of Mobility; Naming Upward Mobility: Meritocracy; Naming Upward Mobility: Opportunity, Aspiration, Choice; The Language of Vulnerability; Outline of Chapters; References; Chapter 2: Escaping Origins; Home and Her; The Other Family; Possibilities of Resolution?; References; Chapter 3: Relative Values: Career, Marriage, Maternity; â#x80;#x98;Career Versus Marriageâ#x80;#x99;; Donâ#x80;#x99;s Lives and Donâ#x80;#x99;s Wives; References; Chapter 4: Troublesome Bodies; The Situated Body; The Anorexic Body
  • The Obese BodyReferences; Chapter 5: New Forms, New Selves; An Uncertain Story, An Uncertain Self; â#x80;#x98;Moving Onâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;Taking a Chanceâ#x80;#x99;; Mobility and Affect; References; Chapter 6: â#x80;#x98;Top Girlsâ#x80;#x99; and Other Epithets; Thatcherâ#x80;#x99;s Daughters; â#x80;#x98;Claim Your Futureâ#x80;#x99;; Know Your Place; References; Chapter 7: â#x80;#x98;The Havesâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;The Have-Notsâ#x80;#x99;; â#x80;#x98;The Havesâ#x80;#x99;?; â#x80;#x98;The Have-Notsâ#x80;#x99;?; References; Chapter 8: Coda: Phantom Feminism; References; Index
Control code
SPR1023574642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319719603
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1023574642
  • (OCoLC)1023574642

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