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The Resource Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings, J. Brooks Bouson

Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings, J. Brooks Bouson

Label
Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings
Title
Embodied shame
Title remainder
uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings
Statement of responsibility
J. Brooks Bouson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How does physical, emotional, and sexual abuse shape women's perceptions of their bodies and identities? How are women's psyches affected by the sexual, racial, and cultural denigration that occurs when women's bodies are represented as defective, spoiled, damaged, or dirtied? Embodied Shame skillfully explores these questions in the context of recent writings by North American women, contributing to work in shame theory and to feminist analyses of the intersections of theories of the body, affect, emotions, narrative, and trauma. By examining popular contemporary fictional - and nonfictional - texts, including Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women, Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory, and Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face, J. Brooks Bouson illuminates how deeply entrenched bodily shame continues to operate in contemporary culture, even as we celebrate the supposed freeing of the female body from the social and cultural constraints that have long bound it."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bouson, J. Brooks
Dewey number
810.9/3522
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.B68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Canadian literature
  • English literature
  • Women in literature
  • Shame in literature
  • Abused women in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Body image in literature
  • Self-perception in literature
  • Body image in women
  • Self-perception in women
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Scham (Motiv)
  • Gewalttätigkeit (Motiv)
  • Sexueller Missbrauch (Motiv)
  • Trauma (Motiv)
  • écrivaine
  • écrivaine
  • Nordamerika
Label
Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings, J. Brooks Bouson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The humiliations of the female flesh in Alice Munro's lives of girls and women -- Family violence, incest, and white-trash shame in Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- Racial self-loathing and the color complex in Toni Morrison's The Bluest eye and Marita Golden's Don't play in the sun -- Sexual shame, family honor, and the mother-daughter relationship in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- Coming of age in a culture of shame in Naomi Wolf's Promiscuities -- Feeling fat, fearing fat in Jenefer Shute's life-size and Judith Moore's Fat girl: a true story -- The culture of appearances and the socially invisible and unattractive woman in Anita Brookner's Look at me, Doris Lessing's The summer before the dark, and Fay Weldon's The life and loves of a she-devil -- Gerontophobia and the cultural shaming of the elderly woman in May Sarton's As we are now and Margaret Laurence's The stone angel -- Writing the disfigured and disabled body-self in Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a face and Nancy Mairs's Plaintext, Carnal acts, and Waist-high in the world
Control code
276139115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9781438427270
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276139115
Label
Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings, J. Brooks Bouson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The humiliations of the female flesh in Alice Munro's lives of girls and women -- Family violence, incest, and white-trash shame in Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- Racial self-loathing and the color complex in Toni Morrison's The Bluest eye and Marita Golden's Don't play in the sun -- Sexual shame, family honor, and the mother-daughter relationship in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- Coming of age in a culture of shame in Naomi Wolf's Promiscuities -- Feeling fat, fearing fat in Jenefer Shute's life-size and Judith Moore's Fat girl: a true story -- The culture of appearances and the socially invisible and unattractive woman in Anita Brookner's Look at me, Doris Lessing's The summer before the dark, and Fay Weldon's The life and loves of a she-devil -- Gerontophobia and the cultural shaming of the elderly woman in May Sarton's As we are now and Margaret Laurence's The stone angel -- Writing the disfigured and disabled body-self in Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a face and Nancy Mairs's Plaintext, Carnal acts, and Waist-high in the world
Control code
276139115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9781438427270
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276139115

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