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Heartthrobs :A History of women and desire

By: Dyhouse, Carol.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford OUP 2017Description: xv, 262 pages : black and white illustrations.ISBN: 9780198765837.Subject(s): Women | Sexual attraction | Sex (Psychology) | Women | Sexual Behavior | Coitus | Women | Sexuality | HISTORY / Women | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies | HISTORY / Women | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies | Sexual attraction | Sex (Psychology) | Women | WomenDDC classification: 306.7082 Summary: In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carole Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and 'fandom', she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.
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In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carole Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and 'fandom', she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.

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