Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Womens Agency

Paperback | January 15, 2002

byDiana Tietjens Meyers

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Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on thechallenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.

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Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on thechallenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery...

Diana Tietjens Meyers is at University of Connecticut, Storrs.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195140419

ISBN - 13:9780195140415

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Table of Contents

1. Gender Identity and Women's Agency: Culture, Norms, and Internalized Oppression Revisited2. The Rush to Motherhood: Pronatalist Discourse and Women's Agency3. Gendered Models of Social Relations: How Moral and Political Culture Closes Minds and Hearts4. The Family Romance: A Fin-de-Siecle Tragedy5. Lure and Allure: Mirrors, Fugitive Agency, and Exiled Sexuality6. Miroir, Memoire, Mirage: Appearance, Aging, and Women7. Live Ordnance in the Cultural Field: Gender Imagery, Sexism, and the Fragility of Feminist GainsNotesReferencesName IndexSubject Index

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"Ground-breaking, well-written, and accessible....Gender in the Mirror will be read by feminist theorists, gerontologists, psychoanalysts, and literary studies scholars as well as by a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate students in Women's Studies and Gender Studies programs. I alsothink Meyers's work will be widely discussed by non-feminist and feminist philosophers interested in the concept of autonomy."-Rosemarie Tong, Distinguished Professor in Health Care Ethics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte