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Different For Girls By Joan Smith

Different For Girls by Joan Smith

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Summary

Why are women urged to have children when they don't want them? Are single mothers to blame for truancy and teenage crime? In a series of essays on female icons like the Princess of Wales as well as ogres like Rosemary West, this book demonstrates the extent to which our judgements are influenced by unconscious ideas about gender.

Different For Girls Summary

Different For Girls: How Culture Creates Women by Joan Smith

The new icons appear to be all-powerful, but what is really going on? Can Princess Diana ever be anything but the Queen of Broken Hearts? Why are women urged to have children when they don't want them? Are single mothers to blame for truancy and teenage crime? What exactly was Linda Fiorentino up to in "The Last Seduction"? And why can't sex symbols like Madonna have sex? In a series of essays on female icons like the Princess of Wales and Naomi Campbell as well as ogres like Rosemary West, Smith demonstrates the extent to which our judgements are influenced by unconscious ideas about gender. In doing so, her book tackles an intriguing possibility: that the idea of difference is far more important than its reality.

About Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a novelist, journalist and critic. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Misogynies and 5 detective novels, two of which have been filmed by BBC television. She lives in London.

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GOR004607617
9780099594116
0099594110
Different For Girls: How Culture Creates Women by Joan Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1998-10-01
176
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