Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History

Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History

By: Michelle Ann Abate (author)Paperback

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The history of the shifting image of the tomboy in popular culture

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Michelle Ann Abate is an Assistant Professor of English at Hollins University.


Acknowledgements Introduction: From Antebellum Hoyden to Millennial Girl Power; The Unwritten History (and Hidden History) of Tomboyism in the United States 1. The White Tomboy Launches a Gender Backlash: E.D.E.N. Southworth's The Hidden Hand 2. The Tomboy Becomes a Cultural Phenomenon: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women 3. The Tomboy Matures Into the New Woman: Sarah Orne Jewett's A Country Doctor 4. The Tomboy is Reinvented an the Exercise Enthusiast: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland 5. The Tomboy Becomes the All-Americanizing Girl: Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and My Antonia 6. The Tomboy Shifts From Feminist to Flapper: Clara Bow in Victor Fleming's Hula 7. The Tomboy Turns Freakishly Queer and Queerly Freakish: Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding 8. The Tomboy Becomes the "Odd Girl Out": Ann Bannon's Women in the Shadows 9. The Tomboy Returns to Hollywood: Tatum O'Neal in Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon Selected Bibliography Works Cited Index Photographs follow page 144

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  • ISBN13: 9781592137237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 338
  • ID: 9781592137237
  • ISBN10: 1592137237

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