The Resource From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives, by Christy Rishoi, (electronic book)

From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives, by Christy Rishoi, (electronic book)

Label
From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives
Title
From girl to woman
Title remainder
American women's coming-of-age narratives
Statement of responsibility
by Christy Rishoi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Girl to Woman examines the coming-of-age narratives of a diverse group of American women writers, including Annie Dillard, Zora Neale Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Mary McCarthy, and explores the crucial role of such narratives in the development of American feminism. Women have long known that identity is complex and contradictory, but in the twentieth century their coming-of-age narratives finally voice this knowledge. Addressing a variety of themes - awakening sexuality, the body's metamorphosis in puberty, consciousness of difference from males, and the socialization into feminine gender roles - these narratives reject the heroine's narrative ending in romance, allowing American women writers to create alternative subjectivities by rejecting the notion that identity is ever fixed. While activists have succeeded in winning legal battles that have changed the legal status of women, these narratives perform the cultural work of exposing the painful contradictions faced by women as they come of age."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rishoi, Christy
Dewey number
305.42
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1186.A9
LC item number
R57 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
  • SUNY series in postmodern culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's studies
  • Women
  • Social role
  • Maturation (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Autobiography
  • Feminist criticism
Label
From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives, by Christy Rishoi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-190) 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
Control code
ebr10594909
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 202 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives, by Christy Rishoi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-190) 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
Control code
ebr10594909
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 202 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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