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Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun

Author: Gary Wiener
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Social issues in literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an in-depth examination of gender as presented in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun, as well as contemporary perspectives on this issue.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry; Lorraine Hansberry
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Wiener
ISBN: 9780737750225 0737750227 9780737750232 0737750235
OCLC Number: 668986117
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background on Lorraine Hansberry. The life of Lorraine Hansberry / Contemporary Heroes and Heroines ; Hansberry's Life and work have been misinterpreted / Notable Black American women ; Hansberry is an inspiration to later writers and activists / Jewelle L. Gomez --
A raisin in the sun and gender. A raisin in the Sun depicts complicated male and female family relationships / Geneviève Fabre ; Hansberry depicts the struggle of an emasculated male hero / C.W.E Bigsby ; Walter must reclaim his role as family head / Paul Carter Harrison ; Walter becomes a man when he learns to be like his father / William Cook ; Hansberry's drama rejects the stereotype of the emasculating woman / Sharon Friedman ; A raisin in the sun is dominated by women / Anita Singh ; Hansberry's play depicts strong-willed women who refuse to be marginalized / Sally Burke ; Beneatha fights male chauvinism as well as her own flaws / Steven R. Carter ; A raisin in the sun is a protest against homophobia / Karen Ocamb ; Mama Lena is an acceptable tryant / Trudier Harris ; Hansberry sought to undermine the "mammy" stereotype / Lisa M. Anderson ; Black matriarchs should be admired / Mary Louise Anderson --
Contemporary perspectives on gender. Feminism has not made women unhappy / Barbara Ehrenreich ; Men should support feminism / Mandy Van Deven ; Black men and women should stop comparing their victimization / Stephanie L. Phillips ; The African American beauty industry is still controlled by white corporations / Susannah Walker.
Series Title: Social issues in literature.
Responsibility: Gary Wiener, book editor.

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Offers an in-depth examination of gender as presented in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun, as well as contemporary perspectives on this issue.

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