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Tomboys : a literary and cultural history

Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.
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"Starting with the figure of a bold, boisterous girl in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with the 'girl power' movement of the 1990s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that the concept of 'tomboy' has undergone in the United States. Tomboys  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abate, Michelle Ann, 1975-
Tomboys.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)763000916
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Ann Abate
ISBN: 9781592137220 1592137229 9781592137237 1592137237
OCLC Number: 181599823
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Lgbt Studies) 2008
Description: xxx, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From antebellum hoyden to millennial girl power : the unwritten history (and hidden history) of tomboyism as in the United States --
The white tomboy launches a gender backlash : E.D.E.N. Southworth's The hidden hand --
The tomboy becomes a cultural phenomenon : Louisa May Alcott's Little women --
The tomboy matures into the new woman : Sarah Orne Jewett's A country doctor --
The tomboy is reinvented as the exercise enthusiast : Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland --
The tomboy becomes the all-Americanizing girl : Willa Cather's O pioneers! and My Antonia --
The tomboy shifts from feminist to flapper : Clara Bow in Victor Fleming's Hula --
The tomboy turns freakishly queer and queerly freakish : Carson McCullers's The member of the wedding --
The tomboy becomes the "odd girl out" : Ann Bannon's Women in the shadows --
The tomboy returns to Hollywood : Tatum O'Neal in Peter Bogdanovich's Paper moon --
Epilogue: The tomboy finally "comes into the light" : transformations to white feminism, the emergence of whiteness studies and the end of racialized white tomboyism.
Responsibility: Michelle Ann Abate.
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Starting with the figure of a bold, boisterous girl in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with the "girl power" movement of the 1990s, this is the study of tomboyism, uncovering the origins of  Read more...

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