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Scheherazade's sisters [electronic resource] : trickster heroines and their stories in world literature / Marilyn Jurich.

By: Jurich, Marilyn, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in women's studies: no. 167.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 292 p.) : 1 ill.ISBN: 0313069794 (electronic bk.); 9780313069796 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tricksters in literature | Women and literature | Women in literature | Tricksters dans la litt�erature | Femmes et litt�erature | Femmes dans la litt�erature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Trick | Weltliteratur | HeroineGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Scheherazade's sisters.DDC classification: 809/.93352042 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Mean and Meaningful Tricks: Gender as Engendering and the Trickstar as Transformer; 2. Folktale Females in Patriarchal Systems: Trickster and Gender in Mythology, History, Anthropology and Psychology, and the Emergence of Trickstar; 3. The Rescuer; 4. The Pursuer; 5. The Empowered; 6. The Province of Tricksterdom: A Comparison of Male and Female Tricksters, Feminist Discourses on Sexual Stereotyping in Folktales, and the Trickstar and Her Design for Transforming Gender and Socie; Overview of Tales: Chapters 1-5; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Based on the author's discovery of a new folktale type, the female trickster, Jurich's book identifies and celebrates those female protagonists in folktales who use trickery to save themselves and others, to find new directions for their lives, and to declare their individual autonomies, especially in societies that diminish and oppress women. Through creative strategies depending on verbal facility, psychological acuity, and diplomatic know-how, these women tricksters--better named trickstars--uncover the absurdity, hypocrisy, and corruption in the larger patriarchal society. Through the tricks.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-288) and index.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Mean and Meaningful Tricks: Gender as Engendering and the Trickstar as Transformer; 2. Folktale Females in Patriarchal Systems: Trickster and Gender in Mythology, History, Anthropology and Psychology, and the Emergence of Trickstar; 3. The Rescuer; 4. The Pursuer; 5. The Empowered; 6. The Province of Tricksterdom: A Comparison of Male and Female Tricksters, Feminist Discourses on Sexual Stereotyping in Folktales, and the Trickstar and Her Design for Transforming Gender and Socie; Overview of Tales: Chapters 1-5; Bibliography; Index.

Based on the author's discovery of a new folktale type, the female trickster, Jurich's book identifies and celebrates those female protagonists in folktales who use trickery to save themselves and others, to find new directions for their lives, and to declare their individual autonomies, especially in societies that diminish and oppress women. Through creative strategies depending on verbal facility, psychological acuity, and diplomatic know-how, these women tricksters--better named trickstars--uncover the absurdity, hypocrisy, and corruption in the larger patriarchal society. Through the tricks.

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