The Resource Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture, Lori Landay

Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture, Lori Landay

Label
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture
Title
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women
Title remainder
the female trickster in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Lori Landay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women is the first study to explore the cultural work performed by female tricksters in the "new country" of American mass consumer culture. Beginning with nineteenth-century novels such as The Hidden Hand, or Capitola the Madcap and moving through twentieth-century fiction, film, radio, and television, Lori Landay looks at how popular heroines use craft and deceit to circumvent the limitations of femininity
  • She considers texts of the 1920s such as the silent film It and Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; pre- and post-Production Code Mae West films, Depression-era screwball comedy, and wartime comedy; the postwar television series I Love Lucy; and such contemporary texts as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ellen, Batman Returns, and Sister Act. In addition, Landay explores the connections between these texts and advertisements selling products that encourage female deception and trickery
  • When these texts are seen in a continuum, they tell a powerful story about woman's place and women's power during the sexual desegregation of American society
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Landay, Lori
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1426
LC item number
.L34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women in popular culture
  • Women in mass media
  • Women in literature
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feminist theory
  • Kultur
  • Betrügerin
  • Feminist theory
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • Women in mass media
  • Women in popular culture
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture, Lori Landay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liminal Lucy: Covert Power, Television, and Postwar Domestic Ideology
  • 5.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Feminism and the Female Trickster in Contemporary American Culture
  • Preface: "Whenever I Take a Notion"
  • 1.
  • Running Mad, Taking Cover: Female Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by American Women
  • 2.
  • Economics and Erotics: The Female Trickster in the Jazz Age
  • 3.
  • Out of the Garden and into the War: Female Tricksters in the Depression and War Years
  • 4.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780812234350
Lccn
97032805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37987032
  • (OCoLC)ocm37987032
Label
Madcaps, screwballs, and con women : the female trickster in American culture, Lori Landay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liminal Lucy: Covert Power, Television, and Postwar Domestic Ideology
  • 5.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Feminism and the Female Trickster in Contemporary American Culture
  • Preface: "Whenever I Take a Notion"
  • 1.
  • Running Mad, Taking Cover: Female Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by American Women
  • 2.
  • Economics and Erotics: The Female Trickster in the Jazz Age
  • 3.
  • Out of the Garden and into the War: Female Tricksters in the Depression and War Years
  • 4.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780812234350
Lccn
97032805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37987032
  • (OCoLC)ocm37987032

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