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Author Zink, Amanda J. (Amanda Jane), 1977- author

Title Fictions of Western American domesticity : Indian, Mexican, and Anglo women in print culture, 1850-1950 / Amanda J. Zink
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 339 pages)
Contents Introduction: The literature of modern American domesticity -- Delegating domesticity: white women writers and the new American housekeepers -- Dialoging domesticity: resisting and assimilating "The American lady" in early Mexican American women's writing -- Regulating domesticity: Carlisle School's publications and children's books for "American princesses" -- Practicing domesticity: from domestic outing programs to sovereign domesticity -- Epilogue. Fashioning femininity: "Types of American girls"; "Types of Indian girls"; and the "Wrong kind of [Mexican] woman" -- Appendix
Summary This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 01, 2018)
Subject American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Housekeeping in literature.
Housewives in literature.
Racism in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
Women and literature -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017041994
ISBN 0826359191 (electronic book)
9780826359193 (electronic book)
(printed case ;) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Indian, Mexican, and Anglo women in print culture, 1850-1950