Fictions of Western American domesticity : Indian, Mexican, and Anglo women in print culture, 1850-1950 /
This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?
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University of New Mexico Press,
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: The literature of modern American domesticity
- Delegating domesticity: white women writers and the new American housekeepers
- Dialoging domesticity: resisting and assimilating "The American lady" in early Mexican American women's writing
- Regulating domesticity: Carlisle School's publications and children's books for "American princesses"
- Practicing domesticity: from domestic outing programs to sovereign domesticity
- Epilogue. Fashioning femininity: "Types of American girls"; "Types of Indian girls"; and the "Wrong kind of [Mexican] woman"