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||Introduction: From antebellum hoyden to millennial girl power : the unwritten history (and hidden history) of tomboyism as in the United States -- The white tomboy launches a gender backlash : E.D.E.N. Southworth's The hidden hand -- The tomboy becomes a cultural phenomenon : Louisa May Alcott's Little women -- The tomboy matures into the new woman : Sarah Orne Jewett's A country doctor -- The tomboy is reinvented as the exercise enthusiast : Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland -- The tomboy becomes the all-Americanizing girl : Willa Cather's O pioneers! and My Antonia -- The tomboy shifts from feminist to flapper : Clara Bow in Victor Fleming's Hula -- The tomboy turns freakishly queer and queerly freakish : Carson McCullers's The member of the wedding -- The tomboy becomes the "odd girl out" : Ann Bannon's Women in the shadows -- The tomboy returns to Hollywood : Tatum O'Neal in Peter Bogdanovich's Paper moon -- Epilogue: The tomboy finally "comes into the light" : transformations to white feminism, the emergence of whiteness studies and the end of racialized white tomboyism.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (p. -280) and index.|
|ISBN||9781592137220 (alk. paper)|
|ISBN||1592137229 (alk. paper)|