The Temptations of Emma BovaryBook - 1997
Conventional petticoats make ingenious hiding places for what Louise Kaplan calls stolen phallic trophies - intellectual mastery and erotic strivings whose full and open display is forbidden to women even now, at the close of the 20th century. In socialized collaboration with the still-prevailing primitive gender stereotypes, women devise strategies that caricature their femininity to disguise masculine accomplishments and ambitions. That consignment to bondage, bondage to the myth of primary femininity is, Dr. Kaplan concludes, a perversion.
Publisher: Northvale, NJ : Jason Aronson, 1997
Branch Call Number: RC556 .K334 1997x
Characteristics: 580 p. ; 23 cm