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The woman reader

Author: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author travels from prehistoric caves to the digital bookstores of today, exploring how and what women have read through the ages and across cultures and civilizations, a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining literacy or to censor their reading. She also recounts the counter-efforts of remarkable women -- and some men -- who have fought back. The book introduces frustrated female  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Woman reader
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
ISBN: 9780300120455 0300120451
OCLC Number: 759174431
Description: x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Primitive, goddesses and aristocrats --
Reading in the not-so-dark ages --
History, mystery and copying --
Outside the cloister --
'To reade such bookes ... my selfe to edyfye' --
Competing for attention --
Answering back --
Books of their own --
Nation-building --
The modern woman reader.
Responsibility: Belinda Jack.


How have women read differently from men through the ages? In all manner of ways, this book asserts.  Read more...
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"Engaging, lively and vigorous. The Woman Reader is a landmark work that no feminist-or for that matter, general reader-should miss."-Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth -- Naomi Wolf "An utterly Read more...

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