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The Resource Women, America, and movement : narratives of relocation, edited by Susan L. Roberson

Women, America, and movement : narratives of relocation, edited by Susan L. Roberson

Label
Women, America, and movement : narratives of relocation
Title
Women, America, and movement
Title remainder
narratives of relocation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan L. Roberson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the colonial days, American women have traveled, migrated, and relocated, always faced with the challenge of reconstructing their homes for themselves and their families. Women, America, and Movement offers a journey through largely unexplored territory{u2014}the experiences of migrating American women. These narratives, both real and imagined, represent a range of personal and critical perspectives; some of the women describe their travels as expansive and freeing, while others relate the dreadful costs and sacrifices of relocating. Despite the range of essays featured in this study, the writings all coalesce around the issues of politics, poetry, and self- identity described by Adrienne Rich as the elements of the "politics of location," treated here as the politics of relocation. The narratives featured in this book explore the impact of race, class, and sexual economics on migratory women, their self-identity, and their roles in family and social life. These issues demonstrate that in addition to geographic place, ideology is itself a space to be traversed. By examining the writings of such women as Louise Erdrich, Zora Neale Hurston, and Gertrude Stein, the essayists included in this volume offer a variety of experiences. The book confronts such issues as racist politicking against Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian immigrants; sexist attitudes that limit women to the roles of wife, mother, and sexual object; and exploitation of migrants from Appalachia and of women newly arrived in America. These essays also delve into the writings themselves by looking at what happens to narrative structure as authors or their characters cross geographic boundaries. The reader sees how women writers negotiate relocation in their texts and how the written word becomes a place where one finds oneself."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/9287
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
W66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roberson, Susan L.
  • University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Migration, Internal, in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Exiles in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Home in literature
  • Exiled women authors
Label
Women, America, and movement : narratives of relocation, edited by Susan L. Roberson
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
  • America, romance, and the fate of the wandering woman : the case of Charlotte Temple
  • Kay Ferguson Ryals
  • Slum angels : the white-slave narrative in Theodore Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt
  • Katherine Joslin
  • Constructing "home" in Mary Paik Lee's Quiet odyssey: a pioneer Korean woman in America
  • Monica Chiu
  • Always becoming : narratives of nation and self in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine
  • Deepika Bahri
  • Comic displacement : Caroline M. Kirkland's satire of frontier democracy in A new home, who'll follow?
  • Caroline Gebhard
  • Narratives of relocation and dislocation : an introduction
  • "My country is Kentucky" : leaving Appalachia in Harriette Arnow's The dollmaker
  • Rachel Lee Rubin
  • "This ain't real estate" : land and culture in Louise Erdrich's Chippewa tetralogy
  • Tom Berninghausen
  • "With the wind rocking the wagon" : women's narratives of the way west
  • Susan Roberson
  • On the gatepost : literal and metaphorical journeys in Zora Neale Hurston's Dust tracks on a road
  • Barbara Rodríguez
  • "By being outside of America" : Gertrude Stein's "Geographical History" of gender, self, and writing
  • Hugh English
  • Susan Roberson
  • Exile, depatriation and Constance Fenimore Woolson's traveling regionalism
  • Peter Caccavari
  • "Colored biscuits" : reconstructing whiteness and the boundaries of "home" in Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster
  • Giavanna Munafo
  • Haunting the borderlands : La Llorona in Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek"
  • Jacqueline Doyle
Control code
38765018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780826211767
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women, America, and movement : narratives of relocation, edited by Susan L. Roberson
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
  • America, romance, and the fate of the wandering woman : the case of Charlotte Temple
  • Kay Ferguson Ryals
  • Slum angels : the white-slave narrative in Theodore Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt
  • Katherine Joslin
  • Constructing "home" in Mary Paik Lee's Quiet odyssey: a pioneer Korean woman in America
  • Monica Chiu
  • Always becoming : narratives of nation and self in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine
  • Deepika Bahri
  • Comic displacement : Caroline M. Kirkland's satire of frontier democracy in A new home, who'll follow?
  • Caroline Gebhard
  • Narratives of relocation and dislocation : an introduction
  • "My country is Kentucky" : leaving Appalachia in Harriette Arnow's The dollmaker
  • Rachel Lee Rubin
  • "This ain't real estate" : land and culture in Louise Erdrich's Chippewa tetralogy
  • Tom Berninghausen
  • "With the wind rocking the wagon" : women's narratives of the way west
  • Susan Roberson
  • On the gatepost : literal and metaphorical journeys in Zora Neale Hurston's Dust tracks on a road
  • Barbara Rodríguez
  • "By being outside of America" : Gertrude Stein's "Geographical History" of gender, self, and writing
  • Hugh English
  • Susan Roberson
  • Exile, depatriation and Constance Fenimore Woolson's traveling regionalism
  • Peter Caccavari
  • "Colored biscuits" : reconstructing whiteness and the boundaries of "home" in Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster
  • Giavanna Munafo
  • Haunting the borderlands : La Llorona in Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek"
  • Jacqueline Doyle
Control code
38765018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780826211767
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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