Sexualizing Power in Naturalism

Sexualizing Power in Naturalism

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This book sheds light on the function of female sexuality in a predominantly male genre: naturalist fiction. Gammel reveals that naturalism is frequently implicated in the very power structures it critiques. Reading European and North American naturalism through the lens of feminist and Foucaultian theories of power, Gammel argues that twentieth-century naturalism increasingly deconstructs itself in its depiction of sexuality, inevitably exposing the genre's internal ideological contradictions. The book makes a special contribution to Canadian studies.Margaret Stobie and Henry Makow have pointed out that this tale is largely a legend of the authora#39;s own making.20 Grove further blamed the bad sales of Settlers on the novela#39;s sexual explicitness, as he does in a letter to Lorne Pierce in 1925:anbsp;...

Title:Sexualizing Power in Naturalism
Author:Irene Gammel
Publisher:University of Calgary Press - 1994-01


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