The Resource The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935, Laura L. Behling

The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935, Laura L. Behling

Label
The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935
Title
The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935
Statement of responsibility
Laura L. Behling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935 examines how the suffrage movement's efforts to secure social and political independence for women were translated by a fearful society into a movement of unnatural "masculinized" women and dangerous "female sexual inverts.""
  • "Scrutinizing depictions of the masculine woman in literature and the popular press, Laura L. Behling explicates the literary, artistic, and rhetorical strategies used to eliminate the "sexually inverted" woman: punishing her by imprisonment or death; "rescuing" her into heterosexuality; subverting her through parody; or removing her from society to some remote or mystical place. Behling also shows how fictional same-sex relationships in the writings of Henry James, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gertrude Stein, and others conformed to and ultimately reaffirmed heterosexual models."
  • "The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935 demonstrates that the woman suffrage movement did not so much suggest alternatives to women's gender and sexual behavior as it offered men and women afraid of perceived changes a tangible movement on which to blame their fears. A biting commentary on the insubstantial but powerful ghosts stirred up by the media, this study shows how, though legally enfranchised, the "new woman" was systematically disenfranchised socially through scientific theory, popular press illustrations, and fictional predictions of impending sociobiological disaster."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behling, Laura L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
B45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • Lesbianism
  • Masculinity
  • Women and literature
  • Women in popular culture
  • Sex differences
  • Public opinion
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Lesbianisme
  • Masculinité
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la culture populaire
  • Différences entre sexes
  • Opinion publique
  • Literatur
  • Homosexualität
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Frau
  • Frauenemanzipation
  • Frau <Motiv>
  • Lesbianism
  • Masculinity
  • Public opinion
  • Sex differences
  • Women and literature
  • Women in popular culture
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • USA
  • United States
Label
The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935, Laura L. Behling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-211) 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
Altered states : envisioning the masculine woman -- Unsightly evidence : female inversion and the U.S. woman suffrage movement -- Aberrant assumptions : disenfranchising the most aggravated type -- Enticing acts : the sexuality of seduction -- Marketing mockery : original sins and the art of parody -- Distant relations : put out of town for gettin' too int'mate -- Mundus reversus : femininity found
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780252026270
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00009894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44414099
  • (OCoLC)ocm44414099
Label
The masculine woman in America, 1890-1935, Laura L. Behling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-211) 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
Altered states : envisioning the masculine woman -- Unsightly evidence : female inversion and the U.S. woman suffrage movement -- Aberrant assumptions : disenfranchising the most aggravated type -- Enticing acts : the sexuality of seduction -- Marketing mockery : original sins and the art of parody -- Distant relations : put out of town for gettin' too int'mate -- Mundus reversus : femininity found
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780252026270
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00009894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44414099
  • (OCoLC)ocm44414099

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