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Banner, Lois W.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 194 publications in 4 languages and 10,996 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ1413.S67, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lois W Banner
 
Most widely held works by Lois W Banner
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a radical for woman's rights by Lois W Banner( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of a nineteenth-century pioneer feminist who was a leader in the women's rights movement
Women in modern America : a brief history by Lois W Banner( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the broad themes that have shaped women's experiences in the United States from 1890 to the present day, as well as how a wide variety of women have both created and responded to shifting, often controversial cultural, political, and social roles. - Publisher
American beauty by Lois W Banner( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on memoirs, etiquette books, contemporary novels, and popular histories of the musical and theatrical stage, Lois W. Banner chronicles how women looked (and how they felt about how they looked) and how they wanted to look ... Here are the changing vogues ... American clothes as a revelation of sexual attitudes ... the shifting models of American beauty ... illustrated with 16 pages of photographs."--Jacket
Marilyn : the passion and the paradox by Lois W Banner( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last year J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote a bestselling book entitled The Secret Life of Marilyn. His is the most recent of dozens written since Marilyn's death in August of 1962 and yet the appetite for information about Marilyn is insatiable. No matter whether sensational or flawed, as most of these biographies have been, the fans always come out, in best-selling numbers. This time, with Lois Banner's An Uncommon Woman, Marilyn's fans won't be disappointed. This is no re-tread of recycled material. As one of the founders of the field of women's history, Lois Banner will reveal Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could. Banner appreciates the complexities of Monroe's personal life in the context of her acheivements as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian, model, and courtesan. And the new information she unearths is revelatory. Banner's credentials opened doors and she has access to material no one else has seen, from the so called "Rosetta stones" of Monroe research (two large file cabinets filled with a trove of personal papers), to an interview with a member of the Kennedy secret service detail who shared what he witnessed for the first time, to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death and every stage of her life in between that were either missed or ignored or misinterpreted. Like her art, Marilyn's self was rooted in paradox: she was a powerful star and a child-like waif, a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcisist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No biographer before has attempted to analyze--much less realized--most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has"--
In full flower : aging women, power, and sexuality : a history by Lois W Banner( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, brilliantly and provocatively drawn in the context of history from prepatriarchal times to the present, is the woman of mature years as she has been envisaged by herself, by men, and by her sisters--as she has been mythologized, denigrated, adored, tyrannized, empowered. Beginning with the earliest known rituals and legends and continuing through Western history, Lois Banner explores the roots of our changing attitudes toward growing old--and the stereotypes that have often expressed them--tracing the ways in which both women and men have been shaped by their cultures and by the continuous counterposing of spirituality and sexuality. Interweaving social, literary, and demographic history, she shows us the waxing and waning status of the woman past girlhood--from her primacy at the dawn of history (as suggested in veiled stories of woman's power), through the classical and early medieval eras, to her decline from the thirteenth century to the eighteenth
Intertwined lives : Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict and their circle by Lois W Banner( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student, Benedict a teacher. They became sexual partners (though both married), and pioneered in the then male-dominated discipline of anthropology. They championed racial and sexual equality and cultural relativity despite the generally racist, xenophobic, and homophobic tenor of their era. Mead's best-selling Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935), and Benedict's Patterns of Culture (1934), Race (1940), and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (1946), were landmark studies that ensured the lasting prominence and influence of their authors in the field of anthropology and beyond. With unprecedented access to the complete archives of the two women--including hundreds of letters opened to scholars in 2001--Lois Banner examines the impact of their difficult childhoods and the relationship between them in the context of their circle of family, friends, husbands, lovers, and colleagues, as well as the calamitous events of their time. She shows how Benedict inadvertently exposed Mead to charges of professional incompetence, discloses the serious errors New Zealand anthropologist Derek Freeman made in his famed attack on Mead's research on Samoa, and reveals what happened in New Guinea when Mead and colleagues engaged in a ritual aimed at overturning all gender and sexual boundaries
Clio's consciousness raised ; new perspectives on the history of women by Mary S Hartman( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women's history is developing into a new research area at a particular exciting time. It has been stimulated by two related but essentially independent developments: the maturation of social history and the appearance of a new women's movement ... The fourteen papers in this collection represent a sampling of this recent research in the history of women ... Although the essays range quite widely in the times, places, and subject matter covered, they relate to one another in several ways that indicate the direction that the new research is taking. First, each paper deals with a group of women who for the most part were not figures of outstanding public prominence or achievement, but who shared a set of common experiences ... Second, all the papers are concerned not to 'extract' women from history, but rather to place them within their social context ... A third quality that unites these essays is a curiosity about myths and received opinions concerning women's nature and roles ... A final aspect of all these essays is that they reflect current concerns about women and women's roles."--Vii-viii (Preface)
Reading Benedict/reading Mead : feminism, race, and imperial visions( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MM; personal : from the private archive of Marilyn Monroe by Lois W Banner( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents documents, images, and ephemera from Marilyn Monroe's private archive, and uses the archive's discoveries to reexamine the life and career of the famous actress
Women's rights in the United States : a comprehensive encyclopedia of issues, events, and people( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive reference not only traces the historical evolution of the movement, but also covers current issues affecting women, such as reproductive freedom, political participation, pay equity, violence against women, and gay civil rights
Marilyn : the Passion and Paradox by Lois W Banner( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the founders of the field of women's history, Lois Banner reveals Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could. Banner appreciates the complexities of Monroe's personal life in the context of her achievements as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian, model and courtesan
The Protestant crusade ; religious missions, benevolence and reform in the United States, 1790-1840 by Lois W Banner( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MM - das private Archiv von Marilyn Monroe( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual for teaching gender roles in western civilization by Lois W Banner( Book )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Benedict by Margaret Mead( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Mead, America's most famous anthropologist, offers an intimate portrait of her long-time colleague and friend, Ruth Benedict. The first met when Mead was Benedict's student at Barnard in the 1920s; their professional association and their friendship were close and lasting. Beginning with Benedict's early life, Mead discusses her long struggle, as a woman, to attain an identity of her own, her early interests as a writer and poet, and her reasons for laying aside poetry for full-time scholarship. She grappled with the problems of a middle-class marriage and suburban household and eventually broke away to establish herself as a scholar and writer of distinction. As an anthropologist, her fame spread far beyond her profession with the publication of her first book, Patterns of Culture. With the coming of World War II, Benedict shifted her attention to an anthropological study of contemporary, highly developed cultures. The culmination of this interest was the publication of The Chrysanthemum and the Sword and the establishment of the Columbia University Research in Contemporary Cultures project, a broad-based interdisciplinary research project which she headed until her untimely death in 1948. Complementing the biography are seven selections from Benedict's writings which show the range of her thought as well as the beauty of her writing, including her lecture as retiring President of the American Anthropological Association.--From publisher description
MM-personal : les archives privées de Marilyn Monroe by Lois W Banner( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of menopause : aging and its historical contexts in the twentieth century by Lois W Banner( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelations : the passion and paradox of Marilyn Monroe by Lois W Banner( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last year J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote a bestselling book entitled The Secret Life of Marilyn. His is the most recent of dozens written since Marilyn's death in August of 1962 and yet the appetite for information about Marilyn is insatiable. No matter whether sensational or flawed, as most of these biographies have been, the fans always come out, in best-selling numbers. This time, with Lois Banner's An Uncommon Woman, Marilyn's fans won't be disappointed. This is no re-tread of recycled material. As one of the founders of the field of women's history, Lois Banner will reveal Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could. Banner appreciates the complexities of Monroe's personal life in the context of her acheivements as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian, model, and courtesan. And the new information she unearths is revelatory. Banner's credentials opened doors and she has access to material no one else has seen, from the so called "Rosetta stones" of Monroe research (two large file cabinets filled with a trove of personal papers), to an interview with a member of the Kennedy secret service detail who shared what he witnessed for the first time, to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death and every stage of her life in between that were either missed or ignored or misinterpreted. Like her art, Marilyn's self was rooted in paradox: she was a powerful star and a child-like waif, a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend anda narcisist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No biographer before has attempted to analyze--much less realized--most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has"--
Marilyn Monroe personal : inediti dall'archivio privato dell'attrice by Lois W Banner( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn by Lois W Banner( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marilyn Monroe died on 5th August, 1962. Since then, the appetite for information about Monroe has proved insatiable. Lois Banner's new biography is revelatory. Banner had access to material no one else has seen, from a trove of personal papers to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death. Banner traces the eleven foster homes Marilyn went to, uncovering the sexual abuse she suffered and her bisexuality. She is also the first biographer to read Monroe's psychiatric records, revealing a woman deeply rooted in paradox. No biographer before has attempted to analyse - much less realise - most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has."
 
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Intertwined lives : Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict and their circle
Alternative Names
Banner, Lois.

Banner Lois 1939-....

Banner, Lois W.

Banner, Lois Wendland 1939-

Lois Banner Amerikaans historica

Lois Banner escritora feminista americana

Lois W. Banner

Wendland, Lois 1939-

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Languages
English (173)

Italian (2)

French (2)

German (1)

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Women in modern America : a brief historyAmerican beautyIntertwined lives : Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict and their circleReading Benedict/reading Mead : feminism, race, and imperial visionsMM; personal : from the private archive of Marilyn MonroeRuth Benedict