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Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies: Female Desire in 1940s US Culture
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Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Publication date April 1, 2015
Pages 321
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438455792
ISBN-10 1438455798
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $95.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 2015 "CHOICE" Outstanding Academic Title
Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sexual desire? "Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies" unearths this female desire by conducting a panoramic survey of 1940s culture that analyzes popular novels, daytime radio serials, magazines and magazine fiction, marital textbooks, Hollywood and educational films, jungle comics, and popular music. In addition to popular works, Steven Dillon discusses many lesser-known texts and artists, including Ella Mae Morse, a key figure in the founding of Capitol Records, and Lisa Ben, creator of the first lesbian magazine in the United States.

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from State Univ of New York Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781438455792 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $95.00
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9781438455808 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $26.95

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