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The Resource Growing up a Woman : The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development, (electronic resource:)

Growing up a Woman : The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development, (electronic resource:)

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Growing up a Woman : The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development
Title
Growing up a Woman
Title remainder
The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development
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Language
eng
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BIP US
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College Audience
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Cambridge Scholars Publisher
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  • Snircova, Sona
  • Kostic, Milena
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This book explores contemporary transformations of the female Bildungsroman, showing that the intersection of the genre and gender brought to critical attention in the context of second wave feminism remains of equal importance in the era of postfeminism. The female Bildung narrative has acquired an important position in twentieth--and twenty-first century literature through its continuing depiction of female self-discovery and emancipation as a process of negotiating the traditional divisions of female and male roles in relation to the private and public spaces. Recognizing the seminal contribution of feminist criticism to the definition of the genre and the role of feminist cultural processes in its thematic developments, this volume investigates more recent influences on the female Bildung narrative and the influence of the classic female Bildungsroman on contemporary cultural texts. As a collection of fifteen essays written by international scholars, the book offers a representative sample of the narratives of female development, presenting a variety of genres, including the novel, the short story, autobiography, TV series, and Internet video blogs, and theoretical frameworks, adopting hermeneutic, postcolonial, feminist, and postfeminist perspectives. In its diversity, this volume reveals that, despite the ongoing process of women's emancipation, the heroine's struggle with the private/public divide has remained, throughout the twentieth century and in the first decades of the new millennium, a central issue in stories about the female quest for self-definition. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of literary, women and gender studies, particularly those interested in the narratives of female development that represent American and British cultural contexts
Target audience
adult
Label
Growing up a Woman : The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssj0002138776
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unknown
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1 online resource (390 p.)
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online
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Isbn
9781443881111
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9781443881111
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002138776
Label
Growing up a Woman : The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0002138776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (390 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781443881111
Other control number
9781443881111
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002138776

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