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Inness, Sherrie A.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 14,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Cookbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: GT2853.U5, 305.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sherrie A Inness
The lesbian menace : ideology, identity, and the representation of lesbian life by Sherrie A Inness( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,470 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
Breaking boundaries : new perspectives on women's regional writing by Sherrie A Inness( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,239 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
Dinner roles : American women and culinary culture by Sherrie A Inness( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stimulating collection of essays in which leading theorists of regionalism join with talented younger scholars in remapping the field. Revisionary in every sense, Breaking Boundaries asks fresh questions about traditional stalwarts, 'regionalizes' figures hitherto examined under other rubrics, and introduces readers to new authors and texts.--Carolyn L. Karcher, author of The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child
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 982 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 collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the 21st 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 favorite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines "toughness" and the image of the "tough girl" as developed in popular media and culture
Cooking lessons : the politics of gender and food by Sherrie A Inness( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 842 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
Kitchen culture in America : popular representations of food, gender, and race by Sherrie A Inness( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 826 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
Secret ingredients : race, gender, and class at the dinner table by Sherrie A Inness( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Secret Ingredients, Sherrie A. Inness exposes how women have used recipes and cooking to challenge the status quo. Hiding within seemingly ordinary cookbooks are revolutionary messages from women about social and cultural norms. Surprising but true, something as mundane as a cookbook can contain subtle and not-so-subtle protests against traditional and accepted viewpoints. Exploring cookbooks including 1950s convenience food, 1970s natural food, 1980s "white trash" cuisine, and the surprise success of the Two Fat Ladies books from the 1990s, Inness reveals recipes for social change in Mom's pot roast and even mini-marshmallow Jell-O salad. She shows that cookbooks are rich and complex, and reveal more than they seem to about women's evolving role in society
Nancy Drew and company : culture, gender, and girls' series( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 630 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
Geek chic : smart women in popular culture( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 594 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
Delinquents and debutantes : twentieth-century American girls' cultures( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 559 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
Disco divas : women and popular culture in the 1970s( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 395 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

Pilaf, pozole, and pad thai : American women and ethnic food( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 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 302 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
Disco divas : women, gender, and popular culture in the 1970s( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls scouts, camp fire girls, and woodcraft girls : the ideology of girls' scouting novels, 1910-1935 by Sherrie A Inness( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

Who's afraid of Stephen Gordon? : the lesbian in the United States popular imagination of the 1920s by Sherrie A Inness( )

1 edition published in 1992 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

 
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The lesbian menace : ideology, identity, and the representation of lesbian life
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Breaking boundaries : new perspectives on women's regional writingDinner roles : American women and culinary cultureAction chicks : new images of tough women in popular cultureTough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular cultureCooking lessons : the politics of gender and foodKitchen culture in America : popular representations of food, gender, and raceSecret ingredients : race, gender, and class at the dinner tableNancy Drew and company : culture, gender, and girls' series
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English (159)