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

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

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." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • SUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
  • SUNY series in postmodern culture
Label
From girl to woman : American women's coming-of-age narratives, by Christy Rishoi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index
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  • net
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
1. Identity and the coming-of-age narrative -- Recreating womanhood -- -- 2. Feminism, autobiography, and theories of subjectivity -- Feminism and the autobiographical act -- Western theories of subjectivity -- Feminist poststructuralist revisions to subjectivity -- -- 3. Coming of age in America -- Historical accounts of adolescence -- Psychological accounts of adolescence -- Literary accounts of coming age -- The coming-of-age-narrative -- American grand narratives of coming of age -- -- 4. Specifying American girlhood : Annie Dillard and Anne Moody -- Specifying the universal in An American childhood -- Hegemonic inscription of the body in Coming of age in Mississippi -- -- 5. "Lying contests" : fictional autobiography and autobiographical fiction -- "Lying contests" : signifying coming of age Janie's ways of knowing -- -- 6. "Room for paradoxes" : creating a hybrid identity -- A "World of paper strengths" : the education of Kate Simon -- Mythology and narrative in the creation of identity: the Woman warrior
Control code
ocm55896436
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791457214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b27352079
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55896436
  • ebscoaca0791457214

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