9780253008558

The Female Face of Shame

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253008558

  • ISBN10:

    0253008557

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-16
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

The female body, with its history as an object of social control, expectation, and manipulation, is central to understanding the gendered construction of shame. Through the study of 20th-century literary texts, The Female Face of Shame explores the nexus of femininity, female sexuality, the female body, and shame. It demonstrates how shame structures relationships and shapes women's identities. Examining works by women authors from around the world, these essays provide an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective on the representations, theories, and powerful articulations of women's shame.

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