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The Resource Spinster tales and womanly possibilities, Naomi Braun Rosenthal

Spinster tales and womanly possibilities, Naomi Braun Rosenthal

Label
Spinster tales and womanly possibilities
Title
Spinster tales and womanly possibilities
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Braun Rosenthal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The spinster, once a ubiquitous figure in American popular culture, has all but vanished from the scene. Intrigued by the fact that her disappearance seems to have gone unnoticed, Naomi Braun Rosenthal traces the spinter's life and demise by using stories from the Ladies' Home Journal (from 1890, 1913, and 1933), along with Hollywood films from the 1940s and 1950s, such as It's a Wonderful Life; Now, Voyager; and Summertime, among others. Originally invoked as a symbol of female independence a hundred years ago, when marriage and career were considered to be incompatible choices for women, spinsterhood was advocated as an alternate path by some and viewed as a threat to family life by others
  • Today, there are few traces of the spinster's existence - the options open to women have dramatically changed - but we continue to grapple with concerns about women's desires and "the future of the family.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenthal, Naomi Braun
Dewey number
813.009/920652
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
R67 2002
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Feminist fiction, American
  • Single women in literature
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Single women
Label
Spinster tales and womanly possibilities, Naomi Braun Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index
  • Filmography: page 177
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47844558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780791452066
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001048346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Spinster tales and womanly possibilities, Naomi Braun Rosenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index
  • Filmography: page 177
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47844558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780791452066
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001048346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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