Androgynous Democracy: Modern American Literature and the Dual-Sexed Body Politic

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"Androgynous Democracy" examines how the notions of gender equality propounded by transcendentalists and other nineteenth-century writers were further developed and complicated by the rise of literary modernism. Aaron Shaheen specifically investigates the ways in which intellectual discussions of androgyny, once detached from earlier gonadal-based models, were used by various American authors to formulate their own paradigms of democratic national cohesion. Indeed, Henry James, Frank Norris, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John ...

Androgynous Democracy: Modern American Literature and the Dual-Sexed Body Politic 2010, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572336865

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