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The Resource The social sex : a history of female friendship, Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown

The social sex : a history of female friendship, Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown

Label
The social sex : a history of female friendship
Title
The social sex
Title remainder
a history of female friendship
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the history of female friendship, looking at how women were once considered to be incapable of the highest forms of friendship, and how they were able to co-opt this relationship ideal for themselves over the years. --Publisher's description
  • "In today's culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of female friendship was completely unacknowledged, even pooh-poohed. Only men, the reasoning went, had the emotional and intellectual depth to develop and sustain these meaningful relationships. Surveying history, literature, philosophy, religion, and pop culture, acclaimed author and historian Marilyn Yalom and co-author Theresa Donovan Brown demonstrate how women were able to co-opt the public face of friendship throughout the years. Chronicling shifting attitudes toward friendship--both female and male--from the Bible and the Romans to the Enlightenment to the women's rights movements of the '60s up to Sex and the City and Bridesmaids, they reveal how the concept of female friendship has been inextricably linked to the larger social and cultural movements that have defined human history. Armed with Yalom and Brown as our guides, we delve into the fascinating historical episodes and trends that illuminate the story of friendship between women: the literary salon as the original book club, the emergence of female professions and the working girl, the phenomenon of gossip, the advent of women's sports, and more." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yalom, Marilyn
Dewey number
302.34082
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F66
LC item number
Y35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Theresa Donovan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Female friendship
Label
The social sex : a history of female friendship, Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: When the public face of friendship was male -- Looking for friendship in the bible -- Philosophers and clerics -- Part II: When women's friendships entered into history -- Premodern nuns -- Gossips and soul mates -- Precious ladies -- Patriotic friendships -- Romantic friendships -- Quilt, pray, club -- College girls, city girls, and the new woman -- Eleanor Roosevelt and her friends -- From couplehood to sisterhood -- Part III: Face-to-face in the twenty-first century -- Friendtimacy -- Give and take : friendship in a market economy -- Can women and men be "just friends"? -- Epilogue: Female friendship : what endures
Control code
ocn899228820
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780062265500
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015008011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062265500
  • (OCoLC)899228820
Label
The social sex : a history of female friendship, Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: When the public face of friendship was male -- Looking for friendship in the bible -- Philosophers and clerics -- Part II: When women's friendships entered into history -- Premodern nuns -- Gossips and soul mates -- Precious ladies -- Patriotic friendships -- Romantic friendships -- Quilt, pray, club -- College girls, city girls, and the new woman -- Eleanor Roosevelt and her friends -- From couplehood to sisterhood -- Part III: Face-to-face in the twenty-first century -- Friendtimacy -- Give and take : friendship in a market economy -- Can women and men be "just friends"? -- Epilogue: Female friendship : what endures
Control code
ocn899228820
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 382 pages
Isbn
9780062265500
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015008011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062265500
  • (OCoLC)899228820

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