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Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun / Gary Wiener, book editor.

Publication:
Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2011.
Series:
Social issues in literature.
Social issues in literature
Format/Description:
Book
195 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Raisin in the sun -- Juvenile literature.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965 -- Social and political views -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans in literature -- Juvenile literature.
African American families in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Sex role in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Sex differences (Psychology) -- Juvenile literature.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Raisin in the sun.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965 -- Social and political views.
Childrens subjects:
African Americans in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Sex differences (Psychology).
Summary:
Offers an in-depth examination of gender as presented in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun, as well as contemporary perspectives on this issue.
Contents:
Background on Lorraine Hansberry. The life of Lorraine Hansberry / Contemporary Heroes and Heroines ; Hansberry's Life and work have been misinterpreted / Notable Black American women ; Hansberry is an inspiration to later writers and activists / Jewelle L. Gomez
A raisin in the sun and gender. A raisin in the Sun depicts complicated male and female family relationships / Geneviève Fabre ; Hansberry depicts the struggle of an emasculated male hero / C.W.E Bigsby ; Walter must reclaim his role as family head / Paul Carter Harrison ; Walter becomes a man when he learns to be like his father / William Cook ; Hansberry's drama rejects the stereotype of the emasculating woman / Sharon Friedman ; A raisin in the sun is dominated by women / Anita Singh ; Hansberry's play depicts strong-willed women who refuse to be marginalized / Sally Burke ; Beneatha fights male chauvinism as well as her own flaws / Steven R. Carter ; A Raisin in the sun is a protest against homophobia / Karen Ocamb ; Mama Lena is an acceptable tryant / Trudier Harris ; Hansberry sought to undermine the "mammy" stereotype / Lisa M. Anderson ; Black matriarchs should be admired / Mary Louise Anderson
Contemporary perspectives on gender. Feminism has not made women unhappy / Barbara Ehrenreich ; Men should support feminism / Mandy Van Deven ; Black men and women should stop comparing their victimization / Stephanie L. Phillips ; The African American beauty industry is still controlled by white corporations / Susannah Walker.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188) and index.
Contributor:
Wiener, Gary, edt.
ISBN:
9780737750225 (lib. bdg.)
0737750227 (lib. bdg.)
9780737750232 (pbk.)
0737750235 (pbk.)
OCLC:
668986117
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