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The Resource The woman reader, Belinda Jack

The woman reader, Belinda Jack

Label
The woman reader
Title
The woman reader
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Jack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This lively story has never been told before: the complete history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired. Belinda Jack's groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital bookstores of our time, exploring what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages. Jack traces a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining literacy or reading what they wished. She also recounts the counter-efforts of those who have battled for girls' access to books and education. The book introduces frustrated female readers of many eras--Babylonian princesses who called for women's voices to be heard, rebellious nuns who wanted to share their writings with others, confidantes who challenged Reformation theologians' writings, nineteenth-century New England mill girls who risked their jobs to smuggle novels into the workplace, and women volunteers who taught literacy to women and children on convict ships bound for Australia. Today, new distinctions between male and female readers have emerged, and Jack explores such contemporary topics as burgeoning women's reading groups, differences in men and women's reading tastes, censorship of women's on-line reading in countries like Iran, the continuing struggle for girls' literacy in many poorer places, and the impact of women readers in their new status as significant movers in the world of reading"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jack, Belinda Elizabeth
Dewey number
028.9 082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1039.W65
LC item number
J33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Girls
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Label
The woman reader, Belinda Jack
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
Primitive, goddesses and aristocrats -- Reading in the not-so-dark ages -- History, mystery and copying -- Outside the cloister -- 'To reade such bookes... my selfe to edyfye' -- Competing for attention -- Answering back -- Books of their own -- Nation-building -- The modern woman reader
Control code
759174431
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780300120455
Lccn
2012002608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759174431
Label
The woman reader, Belinda Jack
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
Primitive, goddesses and aristocrats -- Reading in the not-so-dark ages -- History, mystery and copying -- Outside the cloister -- 'To reade such bookes... my selfe to edyfye' -- Competing for attention -- Answering back -- Books of their own -- Nation-building -- The modern woman reader
Control code
759174431
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780300120455
Lccn
2012002608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759174431

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