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The Resource Writing : the pioneer woman, Janet Floyd

Writing : the pioneer woman, Janet Floyd

Label
Writing : the pioneer woman
Title
Writing
Title remainder
the pioneer woman
Statement of responsibility
Janet Floyd
Title variation
  • Writing the pioneer woman
  • Pioneer woman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-century North American frontier. In an attempt to determine the meanings found in the pioneer woman's everyday writings{u2014}from records of recipes to descriptions of washing floors{u2014}Janet Floyd explores domestic details in the autobiographical writing of British and Anglo-American female emigrants. Floyd argues that the figure of the pioneer housewife has been a significant one within general cultural debates about the home and the domestic life of women, on both sides of the Atlantic. She looks at the varied ideological work performed by this figure over the last 150 years and at what the pioneer woman signifies and has signified in national cultural debates concerning womanhood and home. The autobiographies under discussion are not only of homemaking but also of emigration. Equally, these texts are about the enterprise of emigration, with several of them written to advise prospective emigrants. Using the insights of diaspora and migration theory, Floyd shows that these writings portray a far subtler role for the pioneer woman than is suggested by previous scholars, who often see her either as participating directly in the overall domestication of colonial space or as being strictly marginal to that process. Written in response to the highly critical discussion of the attitudes and activities of female "civilizers" within "New" Western history and postcolonial studies, Writing the Pioneer Woman will be a valuable addition to the burgeoning discussion of the literature of domesticity."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Floyd, Janet
Dewey number
818/.08
Index
index present
LC call number
PS366.F76
LC item number
F58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American prose literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Women immigrants
  • Women pioneers
  • Immigrants' writings, American
  • Women and literature
  • Autobiography
  • Women immigrants
  • Women pioneers
Label
Writing : the pioneer woman, Janet Floyd
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
  • 5. "A
  • space in which to be imaginative" : Caroline Kirkland's A new home, who'll follow
  • 6.
  • Plotting the golden West : autobiographies of the mining West
  • 7.
  • "To recover those once lost and now forgotten" : Anne Langton's journal and memoir
  • Conclusion : writing the pioneer woman
  • 1.
  • A tradition of pioneers
  • 2.
  • Private enterprise : the emigrant autobiographies of Kitturah Belknap and Susanna Moodie
  • 3.
  • Recipes for success : Catharine Parr Traill's Empire of woman
  • 4.
  • Domesticity and dirt : Eliza Farnham's Life in prairie land and Christiana Tillson's Reminiscences of early life in Illinois
Control code
48857825
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826213815
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Writing : the pioneer woman, Janet Floyd
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
  • 5. "A
  • space in which to be imaginative" : Caroline Kirkland's A new home, who'll follow
  • 6.
  • Plotting the golden West : autobiographies of the mining West
  • 7.
  • "To recover those once lost and now forgotten" : Anne Langton's journal and memoir
  • Conclusion : writing the pioneer woman
  • 1.
  • A tradition of pioneers
  • 2.
  • Private enterprise : the emigrant autobiographies of Kitturah Belknap and Susanna Moodie
  • 3.
  • Recipes for success : Catharine Parr Traill's Empire of woman
  • 4.
  • Domesticity and dirt : Eliza Farnham's Life in prairie land and Christiana Tillson's Reminiscences of early life in Illinois
Control code
48857825
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780826213815
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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