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They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted

They Used to Call Me Snow White     But I Drifted Author Gina Barreca
ISBN-10 9781611684469
Release 2013
Pages 223
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Published by Viking in 1991 and issued as a paperback through Penguin Books in 1992, Snow White became an instant classic for both academic and general audiences interested in how women use humor and what others (men) think about funny women. Barreca, who draws on the work of scholars, writers, and comedians to illuminate a sharp critique of the gender-specific aspects of humor, provides laughs and provokes arguments as she shows how humor helps women break rules and occupy center stage. Barreca's new introduction provides a funny and fierce, up-to-the-minute account of the fate of women's humor over the past twenty years, mapping what has changed in our culture--and questioning what hasn't.

They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted

They Used to Call Me Snow White     But I Drifted Author Gina Barreca
ISBN-10 9781611684452
Release 2013
Pages 223
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With a comprehensive new introduction by the author, a reissue of the influential text on women's humor

They used to call me Snow White but I drifted

They used to call me Snow White  but I drifted Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 PSU:000023199286
Release 1992-03-30
Pages 223
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Artfully combining sociology, psychology, and feminist theory, here is a fascinating and entertaining look at how women can use humor to their advantage. This witty--and at times deliciously ribald--book examines women's humor and shows how the proper punchline can work wonders on the street, in the bedroom, and even in the corporate boardroom.

It s Not That I m Bitter

It s Not That I m Bitter      Author Gina Barreca
ISBN-10 0312547269
Release 2009-05-12
Pages 218
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Barreca ponders life's questions and many others by giving women a hilarious antidote for the toxic "musts" they've been fed over the centuries, mulling over everything from the horror of chin hairs to why the "glass ceiling" is better described as a thick layer of men and telling women to stop believing the lies and conquer the world.

If You Lean In Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse

 If You Lean In  Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse  Author Gina Barreca
ISBN-10 9781466866386
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 256
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Gina Barreca is fed up with women who lean in, but don't open their mouths. In her latest collection of essays, she turns her attention to subjects like bondage which she notes now seems to come in fifty shades of grey and has been renamed Spanx. She muses on those lessons learned in Kindergarten that every woman must unlearn like not having to hold the hand of the person you're waking next to (especially if he's a bad boyfriend) or needing to have milk, cookies and a nap every day at 3:00 PM (which tends to sap one's energy not to mention what it does to one's waistline). She sounds off about all those things a woman hates to hear from a man like "Calm down" or "Next time, try buying shoes that fit". "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" is about getting loud, getting love, getting ahead and getting the first draw (or the last shot). Here are tips, lessons and bold confessions about bad boyfriends at any age, about friends we love and ones we can't stand anymore, about waist size and wasted time, about panic, placebos, placentas and certain kinds of not-so adorable paternalism attached to certain kinds of politicians. The world is kept lively by loud women talking and "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" cheers and challenges those voices to come together and speak up. You think she's kidding? Oh, boy, do you have another thing coming.

Make Mine a Double

Make Mine a Double Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 9781611682137
Release 2011
Pages 186
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Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender, one ice-cube at a time.

Performing Marginality

Performing Marginality Author Joanne R. Gilbert
ISBN-10 0814328032
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 234
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An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.

Untamed and Unabashed

Untamed and Unabashed Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 0814321364
Release 1994
Pages 191
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In Untamed and Unabashed, Regina Barreca, noted authority on women and humor, examines the use of humor in the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark, and Fay Weldon. She analyzes the ways that each writer uses comedic devices, especially those involving language itself, and discusses the gendered basis of their humor, providing a provocative feminist perspective on gender and comedy. Each of the essays argues that conservative critics have misread and misunderstood the importance of humor in the works of these women authors, and that women's humor serves to explode conventions oppressive to women and to offer women readers a critique of, and an alternative perspective on, the dominant cultural ideologies that contain and oppress them. The book concludes that these authors strategically deployed humor, coded in forms that women readers-but not men readers-would recognize and understand, as a means of educating and empowering those women readers. Barreca asserts that much of women's comic play has to do with power and its systematic misappropriation, allowing women to gain perspective by ridiculing the implicit insanities of a patriarchal culture. Using detailed persuasive new readings of various works of each of her chosen authors, she shows how the straightjacket of conventional femininity is challenged, confronted, and finally, thrown off. This volume demonstrates that comedy can effectively channel anger and rebellion by first making them appear to be acceptable and temporary phenomena, and then by harnessing the released energies, rather than dispersing them. This kind of comedy, which is at the heart of Untamed and Unabashed, terrifies those who hold order dear. It should.

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers Author Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
ISBN-10 9783319567297
Release 2017-11-09
Pages 263
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This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.

Perfect Husbands Other Fairy Tales

Perfect Husbands    Other Fairy Tales Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 0385475381
Release 1993
Pages 280
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Examines the politics of marriage in a rapidly changing world

Babes in Boyland

Babes in Boyland Author Gina Barreca
ISBN-10 9781611682021
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 168
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A humorous and provocative account of being a female undergraduate at Dartmouth College in its turbulent first years of co-education

Sharon and My Mother in Law

Sharon and My Mother in Law Author Suad Amiry
ISBN-10 9780307427687
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 224
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Based on diaries and email correspondence that she kept from 1981-2004, here Suad Amiry evokes daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Capturing the frustrations, cabin fever, and downright misery of her experiences, Amiry writes with elegance and humor about the enormous difficulty of moving from one place to another, the torture of falling in love with someone from another town, the absurdity of her dog receiving a Jerusalem identity card when thousands of Palestinians could not, and the trials of having her ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law living in her house during a forty-two-day curfew. With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue and a keen eye for detail, Amiry gives us an original, ironic, and firsthand glimpse into the absurdity—and agony—of life in the Occupied Territories.

Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful

Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 0939883066
Release 2000
Pages 491
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A popular columnist comments on life from an often humorous perspective.

The Signet Book of American Humor

The Signet Book of American Humor Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 0451210581
Release 2004
Pages 414
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Reflecting the wide range of cultural influences in America, from Yiddish inflections to African-American cadences, this compendium of the nation's humor includes Garrison Keillor, Fannie Flagg, Edgar Allan Poe, Fran Leibowitz, Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, and many others. Reprint.

Desire and Imagination

Desire and Imagination Author Regina Barreca
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031838694
Release 1995
Pages 500
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Desire and Imagination has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Desire and Imagination also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Desire and Imagination book for free.

Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Blue Ocean Strategy  Expanded Edition Author W. Chan Kim
ISBN-10 9781625274496
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 256
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9781439156964
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.