Images of Women in American Popular Culture

Images of Women in American Popular Culture

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This reader with commentary is appropriate for the introductory American women's studies course. It benefits from a dynamic author team, incorporating expert commentary from the studies of history, sociology, psychology, and English. Coverage examines the ways women have been portrayed in American culture for more than 100 years. Features: * Updated selection of readings reflects a sensitivity to current issues, as well as the diversity of opinions that have and are defining women's roles in America. * Coverage is arranged by major roles of women, such as SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES, MOTHERS, WORKERS AND SISTERS, and also includes sections discussing WOMAN'S NATURE, WOMAN'S PLACE and WOMAN AS OBJECT.
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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0155010131
  • 9780155010130

Table of contents

Part I: Woman's Nature. Alexis De Tocqueville, How the Americqans Understand the Equlaity of the Sexes. Charles D. Meigs, Sexual Peculiarities. Sojourner Truth, Speech at the Akron Women's Rights Convention, 1851. M. Carey Thomas, Diary Excerpts. Edward H. Clarke, Sex in Education. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Et Al., Comments on Genesis. Elise Johnson Mcdougald, The Double Task. Ashley Montagu, The Natural Superiority of Women. John C. Ewers, Deadlier Than the Male. Maxine Hong Kingston, Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Adrienne Rich, Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence. Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice. Mark Davidson, The Politics of Biology: A Conversation with Ruth Hubbard. Emma Willard School, Some Questions to Ask Your Daughter Before She Chooses Her High School. Katha Pollitt, Are Women Morally Superior to Men?. Part II: Woman's Place. Sarah Moore Grimke, The Pastoral Letter of the General Association of Congregational Ministers of Massachussets. Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments. James Gordon Bennett, Woman's Rights Convention. Julia A.J. Foote, Public Effort Excommunication. S. Weir Mitchell, Rest. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Address to the First National Conference of Colored Women. Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House. Anonymous, One Way to Freedom. Margaret Sanger, The Turbid Ebb and Flow of Misery. Betty Friedan, The Problem that Has No Name. U.S. Supreme Court Reports, Roe V. Wade. Meg Brodhead & Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, Thoughts on Abortion for Our Sisters. Anonymous, A Young Man Writes. Susan Faludi, Blame It on Feminism. Audre Lorde, The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action. Part III: Woman as Object. Susan Sontag, The Double Standard of Aging. Godey's Lady's Book, Health and Beauty. Harper's Bazar, How to Get Plump. Anais Nin, March 1937 Entry, The Diary of Anais Nin. Nora Ephron, A Few Words About Breasts . Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll. Lisa Jones, A Doll Is Born. Camille Paglia, Madonna. Suzanne Gordon, Madonna the Feminist. Gloria Steinem, Erotica V. Pornography. Ellen Willis, Feminism, Moralism, And Pornography. Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Time Magazine, Interview with Linda Fairstein: The Trials of Convicting Rapists. National Review, Critique of Battered Wives, Battered Justice. Ntozake Shange, With No Immediate Cause. Part IV: Sweethearts and Wives. Bonnie Kreps, Annie Oakley. Irving Berlin, "Annie Get Your Gun". T.H. Bayly, "Why Don't the Men Propose?". Fanny Fern, A Model Husband. Sullivan Ballou, Letter from the Battlefield. Alice Cary, Bridal Veil. Louisa May Alcott, Happy Women. Kate Chopin, The Dream of an Hour. Alfred Henry Lewis, How to Choose a Wife. Radycliffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi. John F. De Yonker, D.O. And Rev. Thomas R. Tobin, C. SS. R, Your Marriage. Helen Sekaquaptewa, Me and Mine. Marabel Morgan, The Total Woman. John Krich, Here Come the Brides. Abigail Van Buren, Women Are No Give-Aways. Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, 1855 Marriage Contract. Caryl Rivers, Can a Woman Be Liberated and Married?. Part V: Mothers. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, The Slave Mother. Lucy Stone, Only a Mother: No Trivial Thing. Zitkala Sa, Impressions of an Indian Childhood. Fanny Fern, A Word to Mothers. Frank Crane, Motherhood Today and Yesterday. Crystal Eastman, Mother-Worship. Philip Wylie, Mom. Ferdinand Lundberg and Marynia F. Farnham, Modern Woman: The Lost Sex. Tillie Olson, I Stand Here Ironing. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, Lesbian Mothers. Alice Walker, Everyday Use. Jane Adams, My Daughter and Me: Deja-Vu Over and Over Again. Anna Quindlen, Separating Mom from the Concept Called Mother. Part VI: Workers. Elinore Rupert Stewart, Letters of a Woman Homsteader. GED, Stenography in New York City. Anzia Yezierska, How I Found America. Emma Goldman, The Traffic in Women. Connie Field, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. Frances Levison, American Woman's Dilemma. Barbara Baer & Glenna Matthew, The Women of the Boycott. Maria Laurino, I'm Nobody's Girl. Karen Kenyon, A Pink-Collar Worker's Blues. Lynda Edwards, Worldly Lessons. Part VII: Sisters. Emily Dickinson, Letters of Emily Dickinson, 1845, 1848, And 1854. Susan Glaspell, Trifles. Maimie Pinzer, Letter to Fanny Quincy Howe. Alice Childress, In the Laundry Room. Sandra Cisneros, Hips. Susan Lee, Friendship, Feminism, And Betrayal. Boston Gay Collective, In America They Call Us Dykes. Amy Hill Hearth, The Delany Sisters. Part VIII: Visions. Sojourner Truth, Address on Woman's Rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Solitude of Self. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, A Unique History. Rene Mansfield, Is the Civilised World Becoming Womanized. Adlai Stevenson, A Purpose for Modern Woman. Adrienne Rich, Commencement Address at Smith College. Gloria Steinem, What It Would Be Like if Women Win. Shulamith Firestone, Alternatives. Vivian Gornick, Lesbians and Women's Liberation: "In Any Terms She Shall Choose". Sister M. Theresa Kane, R.S.M. Statement to Pope John Paul II. Starhawk, Power, Authority, And Mystery: Ecofeminism and Earthbased Spirituality. Wendy Kaminer, Feminism's Identity Crisis. June Jordan, Where Is the Love?
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