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ERIC Number: EJ581061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Desperately Seeking the Self: Gender, Age, and Identity in Tillie Olsen's "Tell Me a Riddle" and Michelle Herman's "Missing."
Maierhofer, Roberta
Educational Gerontology, v25 n2 p129-41 Mar 1999
Using feminist theory, critical reading of novels by Olsen and Herman uncovers a process of constructing identity in the face of social pressures regarding gender. Repudiation of stereotypes leads to definition of the self not based on gender- or age-defined positions. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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