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Representing rural women

Author: Margaret Thomas-Evans; Whitney Womack Smith
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Representing Rural Women highlights the complexity and diversity of representations of rural women in the U.S. and Canada in literature, popular culture, and print, digital, and social media. Examining a range of time periods and geographic spaces, the essays in this collection consider how women and girls navigate rural life, create spaces for self-expression, develop networks to communicate their experiences, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Thomas-Evans; Whitney Womack Smith
ISBN: 9781498595520 1498595529
OCLC Number: 1091363435
Description: vi, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: representing rural women / Margaret Thomas-Evans and Whitney Womack Smith --
Representations of rural women in literature and film --
"Gone country" : literary depictions of the new woman in rurality / Adam Nemmers --
Reassessing the American migration experience : the dollmaker's Gertie Nevels as an American working-class heroine / Laurie Cella --
A quiet, debilitating ailment : racial isolation and rural America in Willa Cather and Zora Neale Hurston's experimental fiction / Jericho Williams --
Ginseng-gathering women : the underground economy in five Appalachian novels / Jimmy Dean Smith --
The potential to reform rural fingerbone : Sylvie's new western revolution in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping / Amanda Zastrow --
Rural spaces and (in)disposable bodies in Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones / Jim Coby --
Codes of kinship : rural poverty and female resilience in Winter's Bone / H. Louise Davis and Whitney Womack Smith --
Rural trans girlhoods in young adult fiction / Barbara Pini and Wendy Keys --
Rural women's self-representations --
Poetic representations of Mormon women in late nineteenth-century frontier America / Amy Easton-Flake --
Lightning strikes, burned bread & chipmunks : women lookouts in the American West / Nancy Cook --
A life in the country : lesbians and feminists living on the land / Agatha Beins and Julie Enszer --
On rural transgender visibility / Eli Erlick --
Visual and digital representations of Canadian rural women's organizations / Margaret Thomas-Evans --
"Pining for high fashion" : rural women writing on fashion online / Holly Kent --
Fantasies and phobias : de-mythologizing contemporary and historical depictions of rural women / Elizabeth Thompson --
Index --
About the editors --
About the contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Thomas-Evans and Whitney Womack Smith.

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Representing Rural Women examines representations of the lives and experiences of rural women in North American literature, popular culture, and print, visual, and digital media. It highlights the  Read more...

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