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The Resource The woman reader, Belinda Jack

The woman reader, Belinda Jack

Label
The woman reader
Title
The woman reader
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Jack
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This lively story has never been told before: the complete history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired. Belinda Jack's groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital bookstores of our time, exploring what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages. Jack traces a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining literacy or reading what they wished. She also recounts the counter-efforts of those who have battled for girls' access to books and education. The book introduces frustrated female readers of many eras--Babylonian princesses who called for women's voices to be heard, rebellious nuns who wanted to share their writings with others, confidantes who challenged Reformation theologians' writings, nineteenth-century New England mill girls who risked their jobs to smuggle novels into the workplace, and women volunteers who taught literacy to women and children on convict ships bound for Australia. Today, new distinctions between male and female readers have emerged, and Jack explores such contemporary topics as burgeoning women's reading groups, differences in men and women's reading tastes, censorship of women's on-line reading in countries like Iran, the continuing struggle for girls' literacy in many poorer places, and the impact of women readers in their new status as significant movers in the world of reading"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The woman reader, Belinda Jack
Label
The woman reader, Belinda Jack
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npf12
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Primitives, goddesses and aristocrats -- Reading in the not-so-dark ages -- History, mystery and copying -- Outside the cloister -- "To reade such bookes ... my selfe to edyfye" -- Competing for attention -- Answering back -- Books of their own -- Nation-building -- The modern woman reader
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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