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The Resource Women and romance : a reader, edited by Susan Ostrov Weisser

Women and romance : a reader, edited by Susan Ostrov Weisser

Label
Women and romance : a reader
Title
Women and romance
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Ostrov Weisser
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Romantic love has challenged and vexed feminist thought from its origins. Judging from the shelves of books advising women on love problems, there seems to be an ongoing difficulty in maintaining equality in romantic relationships. Does romance weaken or empower women? Why do women seem overwhelmingly attracted to romantic love in spite of raised consciousness in other areas of life that is a legacy of feminism? Have women always been seen as the sex which most seeks love and is best suited for love? These are some of the questions Women and Romance: A Reader seeks to address in bringing together a collection of texts specifically focused on the subject of women's conflicted but powerful urge to experience the pleasure and endure the pain of romantic love. The first anthology of its kind, Women and Romance includes historical as well as contemporary selections, personal letters as well as theoretical essays, and social science perspectives as well as literary criticism of the novel and the popular mass-market romance. Wiesser lays out in systematic order for the first time the varying viewpoints and conflicted history of feminist views on romance, from Mary Wollstonecraft and Emma Goldman to Germaine Greer and Lillian Faderman. Introductions to each entry and section clarify the emerging themes of each era and of separate disciplines, while representing the views of traditionalists and anti-romance second-wave feminists alike"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1386
LC item number
.W65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Weisser, Susan Ostrov
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  • Women
  • Love
  • Women in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Romance fiction
Label
Women and romance : a reader, edited by Susan Ostrov Weisser
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
1. The Art of Courtly Love (c. 1185) / Andreas Capellanus -- 2. The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men (1600) / Moderata Fonte -- 3. Emile (1762) / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- 4. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) / Mary Wollstonecraft -- 5. Editorial in the Lily (1852) / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- 6. The Young Lady's Counsellor: Or Outlines and Illustrations of the Sphere, the Duties, and the Dangers of Young Women (1855) / Daniel Wise -- 7. A Women's Thoughts about Women (1858) / Dinah Maria Mulock Craik -- 8. The Principles of Social Freedom (1871) / Victoria Woodhull -- 9. What Women Like in Men (1901) / Rafford Pyke -- 10. Marriage and Love (1914) / Emma Goldman -- 11. Woman: Her Sex and Love Life (1917) / William J. Robinson -- 12. How to Love Like a Real Woman (1969) / Barbara Bross and Jay Gilbey -- 13. Letter to Abelard (12th Century) / Heloise -- 14. Letters of Love and Gallantry Written by Ladies (1694) -- 15. Letters to Gilbert Imlay (1793-95) and William Godwin (1796-97) / Mary Wollstonecraft -- 16. A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago (1800) / Eliza Southgate Bowne -- 17. Letters to Ellen Nussey (1840) and Constantine Heger (1845) / Charlotte Bronte -- 18. Letter to Herbert Spencer (1852) / George Eliot -- 19. Letters to "Master" (c. 1861) and Susan Gilbert Dickinson (1852-1855) / Emily Dickinson -- 20. Letters to Houghton Gilman (1898) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- 21. Letters to Ben Reitman (1909-1919); Living My Life (1934) / Emma Goldman -- 22. Letters to Leonard Woolf (1912) and Vita Sackville-West (1929) / Virginia Woolf -- 23. Letters to Jean-Paul Sartre (1938) / Simone de Beauvoir -- 24. A Letter to Larry (1989) / Mary Moore -- 25. The Second Sex (1949) / Simone de Beauvoir -- 26. The Dialectic of Sex (1970) / Shulamith Firestone -- 27. The Female Eunuch (1971) / Germaine Greer -- 28. In Favor of True Love over Settling (1975); Going for What We Really Want (1975) / Colette Price and Kathie Sarachild -- 29. Radical Feminism and Love (1974) / Ti-Grace Atkinson -- 30. It's All Dixie Cups to Me (1976) / Rita Mae Brown -- 31. Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving (1978) / Audre Lorde -- 32. Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women's Oppression (1984) / Christine Delphy -- 33. Really Being in Love Means Wanting to Live in a Different World (1983) / Lucy Goodison -- 34. Black Men and the Love and Trouble Tradition (1990) / Patricia Hill Collins -- 35. Beyond Sex and Romance? Lesbian Relationships in Contemporary Fiction (1998) / Lynne Harne -- 36. Search for Tomorrow: on Feminism and the Reconstruction of Teen Romance (1984) / Sharon Thompson -- 37. The Feminization Love (1986) / Francesca M. Cancian -- 38. Surpassing the Love of Men (1981) / Lillian Faderman -- 39. The Overvaluation of Love: A Study of a Common Present-Day Feminine Type (1934) / Karen Horney -- 40. The Alienation of Desire: Women's Masochism and Ideal Love (1986) / Jessica Benjamin -- 41. What Do Women and Men Want from Love and Sex? (1983) / Elaine Hatfield -- 42. Male-Female Relations: How the Past Affects the Present (1988) / Audrey B. Chapman -- 43. Love and Romance as Objects of Feminist Knowledge (1993) / Stevi Jackson -- 44. Persuasion and the Promise of Love (1983) / Mary Poovey -- 45. Love and Sex in the Afro-American Novel (1989) / Gloria Naylor -- 46. Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice (1998) / Suzanne Juhasz -- 47. The End of the Novel of Love (1997) / Vivian Gornick -- 48. Silly Novels by Lady Novelists (1856) / George Eliot -- 49. Mass Market Romance: Pornography for Women Is Different (1979) / Ann Snitow -- 50. Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context (1983) / Janice A. Radway -- 51. Feminism without Women: Culture and Criticism in a "Postfeminist" Age (1991) / Tania Modleski -- 52. The Wellsprings of Romance (1989); Let Me Tell You about My Readers (1992) / Ann Maxwell, Jayne Ann Krentz and Diane Palmer -- 53. Reading Romance, Reading Ourselves (1996) / Beverly Lyon Clark, Karen Gennari Bernier and Michelle Henneberry-Nassau / [et al.] -- 54. Constructing Girlhood: Popular Magazines for Girls Growing up in England, 1920-1950 (1995) / Penny Tinkler -- 55. Reason within Passion: Love in Women's Magazines (1991) / Eva Illouz -- 56. What Does a Kiss Mean? The Love Comic Formula and the Creation of the Ideal Teen-Age Girl (1975) / Philippe Perebinossoff -- 57. Endless Love Will Keep Up Together: The Myth of Romantic Love and Contemporary Popular Movie Love Themes (1992) / Crystal Kile -- 58. Seduction and Betrayal: The Crying Game Meets The Bodyguard (1994); Mock Feminism: Waiting to Exhale (1996) / bell hooks -- 59. Hooked on a Feeling (1990) / Elayne Rapping -- 60. Homophobia and Romantic Love (1981) / Jane Rule -- 61. The Tender Trap (1988) / Mary Kay Blakely -- 62. Modern Romance: A Lesson in Appetite Control (1989) / Mary Gaitskill -- 63. Endless Love (1997) / Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- 64. The Last Gift of Time: Life beyond Sixty (1997) / Carolyn G. Heilbrun -- 65. Beyond Embarrassment: Feminism and Adult Heterosexual Love (1993) / Barbara Ryan
Control code
46462901
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 477 pages
Isbn
9780814793541
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001030493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Naiad Press Collection and Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Label
Women and romance : a reader, edited by Susan Ostrov Weisser
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
1. The Art of Courtly Love (c. 1185) / Andreas Capellanus -- 2. The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men (1600) / Moderata Fonte -- 3. Emile (1762) / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- 4. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) / Mary Wollstonecraft -- 5. Editorial in the Lily (1852) / Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- 6. The Young Lady's Counsellor: Or Outlines and Illustrations of the Sphere, the Duties, and the Dangers of Young Women (1855) / Daniel Wise -- 7. A Women's Thoughts about Women (1858) / Dinah Maria Mulock Craik -- 8. The Principles of Social Freedom (1871) / Victoria Woodhull -- 9. What Women Like in Men (1901) / Rafford Pyke -- 10. Marriage and Love (1914) / Emma Goldman -- 11. Woman: Her Sex and Love Life (1917) / William J. Robinson -- 12. How to Love Like a Real Woman (1969) / Barbara Bross and Jay Gilbey -- 13. Letter to Abelard (12th Century) / Heloise -- 14. Letters of Love and Gallantry Written by Ladies (1694) -- 15. Letters to Gilbert Imlay (1793-95) and William Godwin (1796-97) / Mary Wollstonecraft -- 16. A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago (1800) / Eliza Southgate Bowne -- 17. Letters to Ellen Nussey (1840) and Constantine Heger (1845) / Charlotte Bronte -- 18. Letter to Herbert Spencer (1852) / George Eliot -- 19. Letters to "Master" (c. 1861) and Susan Gilbert Dickinson (1852-1855) / Emily Dickinson -- 20. Letters to Houghton Gilman (1898) / Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- 21. Letters to Ben Reitman (1909-1919); Living My Life (1934) / Emma Goldman -- 22. Letters to Leonard Woolf (1912) and Vita Sackville-West (1929) / Virginia Woolf -- 23. Letters to Jean-Paul Sartre (1938) / Simone de Beauvoir -- 24. A Letter to Larry (1989) / Mary Moore -- 25. The Second Sex (1949) / Simone de Beauvoir -- 26. The Dialectic of Sex (1970) / Shulamith Firestone -- 27. The Female Eunuch (1971) / Germaine Greer -- 28. In Favor of True Love over Settling (1975); Going for What We Really Want (1975) / Colette Price and Kathie Sarachild -- 29. Radical Feminism and Love (1974) / Ti-Grace Atkinson -- 30. It's All Dixie Cups to Me (1976) / Rita Mae Brown -- 31. Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving (1978) / Audre Lorde -- 32. Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women's Oppression (1984) / Christine Delphy -- 33. Really Being in Love Means Wanting to Live in a Different World (1983) / Lucy Goodison -- 34. Black Men and the Love and Trouble Tradition (1990) / Patricia Hill Collins -- 35. Beyond Sex and Romance? Lesbian Relationships in Contemporary Fiction (1998) / Lynne Harne -- 36. Search for Tomorrow: on Feminism and the Reconstruction of Teen Romance (1984) / Sharon Thompson -- 37. The Feminization Love (1986) / Francesca M. Cancian -- 38. Surpassing the Love of Men (1981) / Lillian Faderman -- 39. The Overvaluation of Love: A Study of a Common Present-Day Feminine Type (1934) / Karen Horney -- 40. The Alienation of Desire: Women's Masochism and Ideal Love (1986) / Jessica Benjamin -- 41. What Do Women and Men Want from Love and Sex? (1983) / Elaine Hatfield -- 42. Male-Female Relations: How the Past Affects the Present (1988) / Audrey B. Chapman -- 43. Love and Romance as Objects of Feminist Knowledge (1993) / Stevi Jackson -- 44. Persuasion and the Promise of Love (1983) / Mary Poovey -- 45. Love and Sex in the Afro-American Novel (1989) / Gloria Naylor -- 46. Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice (1998) / Suzanne Juhasz -- 47. The End of the Novel of Love (1997) / Vivian Gornick -- 48. Silly Novels by Lady Novelists (1856) / George Eliot -- 49. Mass Market Romance: Pornography for Women Is Different (1979) / Ann Snitow -- 50. Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context (1983) / Janice A. Radway -- 51. Feminism without Women: Culture and Criticism in a "Postfeminist" Age (1991) / Tania Modleski -- 52. The Wellsprings of Romance (1989); Let Me Tell You about My Readers (1992) / Ann Maxwell, Jayne Ann Krentz and Diane Palmer -- 53. Reading Romance, Reading Ourselves (1996) / Beverly Lyon Clark, Karen Gennari Bernier and Michelle Henneberry-Nassau / [et al.] -- 54. Constructing Girlhood: Popular Magazines for Girls Growing up in England, 1920-1950 (1995) / Penny Tinkler -- 55. Reason within Passion: Love in Women's Magazines (1991) / Eva Illouz -- 56. What Does a Kiss Mean? The Love Comic Formula and the Creation of the Ideal Teen-Age Girl (1975) / Philippe Perebinossoff -- 57. Endless Love Will Keep Up Together: The Myth of Romantic Love and Contemporary Popular Movie Love Themes (1992) / Crystal Kile -- 58. Seduction and Betrayal: The Crying Game Meets The Bodyguard (1994); Mock Feminism: Waiting to Exhale (1996) / bell hooks -- 59. Hooked on a Feeling (1990) / Elayne Rapping -- 60. Homophobia and Romantic Love (1981) / Jane Rule -- 61. The Tender Trap (1988) / Mary Kay Blakely -- 62. Modern Romance: A Lesson in Appetite Control (1989) / Mary Gaitskill -- 63. Endless Love (1997) / Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- 64. The Last Gift of Time: Life beyond Sixty (1997) / Carolyn G. Heilbrun -- 65. Beyond Embarrassment: Feminism and Adult Heterosexual Love (1993) / Barbara Ryan
Control code
46462901
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 477 pages
Isbn
9780814793541
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001030493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Naiad Press Collection and Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.

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