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Inness, Sherrie A.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 13,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: GT2853.U5, 305.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sherrie A Inness
Action chicks : new images of tough women in popular culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the Twent-first-century? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts women? Do the characters escape traditional gender role expectations? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes? The essays in Action Chicks provide fans with a new look at their favourite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine. A fascinating collection that's bound to stir up some excitement
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines "toughness" and the image of the "tough girl" as developed in popular media and culture
Nancy Drew and company : culture, gender, and girls' series( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is the first anthology to bring together a broad range of critical essays on girls' series fiction from established scholars
The lesbian menace : ideology, identity, and the representation of lesbian life by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electroshock. Hysterectomy. Lobotomy. These are only three of the many "cures" to which lesbians have been subjected in this century. How does a society develop such a profound aversion to a particular minority? In what ways do images in the popular media perpetuate cultural stereotypes about lesbians, and to what extent have lesbians been able to subvert and revise those images? This book addresses these and other questions by examining how lesbianism has been represented in American popular culture in the twentieth century and how conflicting ideologies have shaped lesbian experiences and identity
Kitchen culture in America : popular representations of food, gender, and race( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line--mostly female--flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that tastes great. In everything from billboards and product packaging to cooking shows, movies, and even sex guides, food has a presence that conveys powerful gender-coded messages that shape our society.Kitchen Culture in America is a collection of essays that examine how women's roles have been shaped by the principles and practice of consuming and preparing food. Exploring popular representations of food and gender in American society from 1895 to 1970, these essays argue that kitchen culture accomplishes more than just passing down cooking skills and well-loved recipes from generation to generation. Kitchen culture instructs women about how to behave like correctly gendered beings.One chapter reveals how juvenile cookbooks, a popular genre for over a century, have taught boys and girls not only the basics of cooking, but also the fine distinctions between their expected roles as grown men and women. Several essays illuminate the ways in which food manufacturers have used gender imagery to define women first and foremost as consumers. Other essays, informed by current debates in the field of material culture, investigate how certain commodities like candy, which in the early twentieth century was advertised primarily as a feminine pleasure, have been culturally constructed. The book also takes a look at the complex relationships among food, gender, class, and race or ethnicity-as represented, for example, in the popular Southern black Mammy figure. In all of the essays, Kitchen Culture in America seeks to show how food serves as a marker of identity in American society
Geek chic : smart women in popular culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real female role models, from Daria to Hillary Rodham Clinton, weaving in references to television shows like Gilmore Girls and analyses of classic icons like Sabrina."--Jacket
Breaking boundaries : new perspectives on women's regional writing by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel over het schrijven van streekliteratuur door Amerikaanse schrijfsters in de 19e en 20e eeuw, waarbij 'streek' op verschillende manieren benaderd wordt. Uitgangspunt is het belang van dit literaire genre. Bestaat uit twee delen: in het eerste worden de definities van het genre, het onderwerp en de auteurs herwaardeerd; in het tweede deel worden nieuwe teksten gei╠łntroduceerd als zijnde regionaal. Bevat: Origins of American literary regionalism: gender in Irving, Stowe, and Longstreet; Theorizing regionalism: Celia Thaxter's Among the isles of Shoals; "Why, why do we not write our side?". Gender and southern self-representation in Grace King's Balcony stories; Emplotting national history: regionalism and Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces; Making the strange(r) familiar: Sarah Orne Jewett's The Foreigner; Regionalist bodies / embodied regions: Sarah Orne Jewett and Zitkala-Sa; "There was a part for her in the Indian life": Mary Austin, regionalism, and the problems of appropriation; Writing the Midwest: Meridel le Sueur and the making of a radical regional tradition; "Wherever I am living": the "Lady of the Limberlost" resituates; In pursuit of regional and cultural identity: the autobiographies of Agnes Morley Cleaveland and Fabiola Cabeza de Baca; "A mutual journey": Wilma Dykeman and Appalachian regionalism; Sidestepping environmental justice: natural landscapes and the wilderness plot; Not just any land: Linda Hasselstrom at home on the American grasslands
Delinquents and debutantes : twentieth-century American girls' cultures( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors, including such leading scholars as Vicki L. Ruiz, Jennifer Scanlon, and Miriam Formanek-Brunell, examine myriad ways in which a variety of discourses and activities from popular girls' magazines and advertisements to babysitting and the Girl Scouts help form girls' experiences of what it means to be a girl, and later a woman, in our society. The essays address such topics as board games and the socialization of adolescent girls, dolls and political ideologies, Nancy Drew and the Filipina American experience, the queering of girls' detective fiction, and female juvenile delinquency to demonstrate how cultural discourses shape both the young and teenage girl in America. Although girls' culture has until now received comparatively little attention from scholars, this work confirms that understanding the culture of girls is essential to understanding how gender works in our society. Making a significant contribution to a long-neglected area of social and cultural inquiry, Delinquents and Debutantes will be of central interest to those in women's studies, American studies, history, literature, and cultural studies.--Publisher description
Dinner roles : American women and culinary culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disco divas : women and popular culture in the 1970s( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays describe how the mass-mediated popular culture of the 1970s shaped public perceptions of women, women's changing roles and the actuality of women's lives. Contains: Madison Avenue versus 'The feminine mystique': the advertising industry's response to the women's movement / by Steve Craig; "It's a rip-off of the women's movement": second-wave feminism and 'The Stepford wives' / by Elyce Rae Helford; "He said, she said": popular representations of sexual harassment and second-wave feminism / by Carrie N. Baker; "Airheads, amazons, and bitches": cheerleaders and second-wave feminists in the popular press / by Molly Engelhardt; Foxy Brown on my mind: the racialized gendered politics of representation / by Stephane Dunn; "Who's that lady?" Ebony Magazine and black professional women / by Toni C. King; "Impress a new love with your culinary prowess": gender lessons in swinging singles' cookbooks / by Sherrie A. Inness; Soap spin: changing female images in American soap operas / by Thomas D. Petitjean jr.; Hysterical scream or rebel yell? The politics of teen-idol fandom / by Ilana Nash; Reevaluating "Jiggle TV": 'Charlie's Angels' at twenty-five / by Whitney Womack; "You probably think this song is about you": 1970s women's music from Carole King to the disco divas / by Judy Kutulas
Millennium girls : today's girls around the world( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret ingredients : race, gender, and class at the dinner table by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Ingredients uncovers how modern cookbooks continue to be a valuable tool for understanding the ways race, class, ethnicity, and gender intersect in the United States."--Jacket
Cooking lessons : the politics of gender and food( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake-because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food and gender. Contributors draw from diverse sources, both contemporary and historical, and look at women from various cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, traditional southern White, and African American. Each chapter focuses on a certain food
Pilaf, pozole, and pad thai : American women and ethnic food( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate communities : representation and social transformation in women's college fiction, 1895-1910 by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the many popular representations of student life at women's colleges produced in the United States during the Progressive Era. In hundreds of college novels, newspaper accounts, popular periodical essays, and scientific treatises, the "college woman" was described and defined in a period when women's higher education was still socially suspect. These representations had a large impact on how the public perceived women's higher education, painting a picture of college life that must have seemed irresistible to young women. The public image of the college woman was transformed from that of a homely, sexless oddity, doomed to spinsterhood, to that of a vibrant, attractive, athletic young woman, who would eventually marry
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Who cooks dinner in American homes? It's no surprise that "Mom" remains the overwhelming answer. Cooking and all it entails, from grocery shopping to chopping vegetables to clearing the table, is to this day primarily a woman's responsibility. How this relationship between women and food developed through the twentieth century and why it has endured are the questions Sherrie Inness seeks to answer in Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture. By exploring a wide range of popular media from the first half of the twentieth century, including cookbooks, women's magazines, and advertisements, Dinner Roles sheds light on the network of sources that helped perpetuate the notion that cooking is women's work. Cookbooks and advertisements provided valuable information about the ideals that American society upheld. A woman who could prepare the perfect Jell-O mold, whip up a cake with her new electric mixer, and still maintain a spotless kitchen and a sunny disposition was the envy of other housewives across the nation. Inness begins her exploration not with women but with men -- those individuals often missing from the kitchen who were taught their own set of culinary values. She continues with the study of juvenile cookbooks, which provided children with their first cooking lessons. Chapters on the rise of electronic appliances, ethnic foods, and the 1950s housewife all add to our greater understanding of women's evolving roles in American culinary culture
Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys : in search of a room of one's own by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Loyal saints or devious rascals" : domestic servants in Edith Wharton's stories "The Lady's maid's bell" and "All souls" by Sherrie A Inness( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Geek chic : smart women in popular culture( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using popular culture as a fertile environment for challenging the stereotype that the most brilliant geeks or nerds must be men, the essays in this book demonstrate how the popular media repeatedly affirms stereotypes of femininity while paradoxically challenging the stigmatization of smart women. Contributors salute a wide range of popular characters and real female role models, from Daria to Hillary Rodham Clinton, weaving in references to television shows like Gilmore Girls and analyses of classic icons like Sabrina
 
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Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular cultureNancy Drew and company : culture, gender, and girls' seriesThe lesbian menace : ideology, identity, and the representation of lesbian lifeKitchen culture in America : popular representations of food, gender, and raceGeek chic : smart women in popular cultureBreaking boundaries : new perspectives on women's regional writingDelinquents and debutantes : twentieth-century American girls' culturesDinner roles : American women and culinary culture