Practising Femininity: Domestic Realism and the Performance of Gender in Early Canadian Fiction - Theory / Culture (Paperback)Misao Dean (author)
Paperback Published: 01/05/1998
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Femininity in colonial societies is a particularly contested element of the sex/gender system; while it draws on a conservative belief in universal and continuous values, it is undermined by the liberal rhetoric of freedom characteristic of the New World. Practising Femininity analyses the ways in which Canadian texts by Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Nellie McClung, Sinclair Ross, and others work to produce and naturalize femininity in a colonial setting. This study is grounded in the most important current gender theories, and will interest Canadian literary scholars, feminist historians and theoreticians, and students of women's studies.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 227 x 152 x 10 mm
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