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The Resource Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism : the invisible woman, Jeannette King

Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism : the invisible woman, Jeannette King

Label
Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism : the invisible woman
Title
Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism
Title remainder
the invisible woman
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What do fictional representations of older women add to our understanding of a group of individuals often marginalized in our youth-oriented society? How far can they challenge the more dominant representations to be found in popular culture, and even in medical and sociological journals? And what has feminism had to contribute? Starting from an overview of nineteenth-century women's fiction in relation to these contexts, Discourses of Ageing in Fiction and Feminism explores these questions through close readings of the work of major twentieth-century women novelists, considered in relation to these non-fictional perceptions. It argues that their novels offer a feminist understanding of the "invisible" woman sometimes lacking in feminism itself."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Jeannette
Dewey number
809/.933522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.W66
LC item number
K56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Aging in literature
  • Feminism and literature
Label
Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism : the invisible woman, Jeannette King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1: Becoming visible. Crones, Viragoes or Wise Women? ; Discourses of Female Ageing 1850-1900 ; Spinsters, Widows and Mothers: Fictional Responses ; The Demented Other. -- Part 2: The 1960s and after. Second-wave Feminism: Sisterhood and 'My Generation' ; 'If the Old Could': Bridging the Generation Gap; Autobiographical Fictions of Female Ageing. -- PART III: The 1990s. Discourses of Female Ageing at the Fin-de-siècle ; The Sexual Politics of Ageing ; Conclusion: Shaking A Leg At Age: Angela Carter, Wise Children. -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
805043538
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780230298569
Lccn
2012034944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805043538
Label
Discourses of ageing in fiction and feminism : the invisible woman, Jeannette King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1: Becoming visible. Crones, Viragoes or Wise Women? ; Discourses of Female Ageing 1850-1900 ; Spinsters, Widows and Mothers: Fictional Responses ; The Demented Other. -- Part 2: The 1960s and after. Second-wave Feminism: Sisterhood and 'My Generation' ; 'If the Old Could': Bridging the Generation Gap; Autobiographical Fictions of Female Ageing. -- PART III: The 1990s. Discourses of Female Ageing at the Fin-de-siècle ; The Sexual Politics of Ageing ; Conclusion: Shaking A Leg At Age: Angela Carter, Wise Children. -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
805043538
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780230298569
Lccn
2012034944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805043538

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