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Tomboys : a literary and cultural history

Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of the shifting image of the tomboy in popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abate, Michelle Ann, 1975-
Tomboys.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007050234
(OCoLC)181599823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Ann Abate
ISBN: 9781592137244 1592137245 1281973262 9781281973269
OCLC Number: 302361957
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Lgbt Studies) 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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