Money and Gender in the American Novel, 1850-2000

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Perhaps because money is frequently considered gender-neutral, studies of the nexus between financial resources, masculinities, and femininities in fiction have been rare. Yet, economics are a key aspect of gender constructions; conversely, the language of money is thoroughly gendered. This study traces the representation of these interrelations in U.S.-American literature between 1850 and 2000. After historicizing the topic, it analyzes 35 novels with a focus on sexuo-economic relations that are more flexible and less ...

Money and Gender in the American Novel, 1850-2000 2010, Universitatsverlag Winter, Heidelberg

ISBN-13: 9783825357320

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