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Sex Power

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter describes ugliness and beauty, youth and age—for a time—as determining factors of sexuality. It also turns to the question of how women writers imagined sex as their own power. These ... More


Inarticulate Sex

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the debate over who could claim sex power and the confusion about the norms of American sex that create a problem. Although sexual identity was no more articulated than sexual ... More


The Sexualization of American Culture

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter delves into the story of three generations of U.S. women writers who wrote about sexuality from 1860 through 1940. Their story concerns women's investment in sexuality, intimacy, and ... More


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