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Gentle Sex?, The

Synopsis
Examines some of the ways in which cultural images of gender in the 20th century have arisen. Drawing material from a wide variety of sources, the programme offers a historical justification for Simone de Beauvoir’s statement ‘woman as other’. However, this reveals that gender is not the only force at play in society, and one must also consider other inter-related pressures such as class and race. Extracts from Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon’ and Grace Nicholl’s ‘Spell against too much male, white power’ are used to discuss the literary implications of representations of gender in the modern world in the light of these changing cultural concepts.
Series
Literature in the Modern World, Course A319
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
femininity; gender representation; Morrison, Toni; Nichols, Grace; women

Credits

Producer
Mags Noble

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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