Finding Fran: History and Memory in the Lives of Two Women

Finding Fran: History and Memory in the Lives of Two Women

by Lois Banner
     
 

Exploring the intersections of biography and autobiography, East and West, faith and reason, Finding Fran tells the story of two high school friends who took radically different paths: Lois Banner became an academic feminist, while Fran Huneke converted to Islam, joining the mystical Sufi Order and moving to Egypt.

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Overview

Exploring the intersections of biography and autobiography, East and West, faith and reason, Finding Fran tells the story of two high school friends who took radically different paths: Lois Banner became an academic feminist, while Fran Huneke converted to Islam, joining the mystical Sufi Order and moving to Egypt.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231112178
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/26/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lois W. Banner is a professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California. She is the author of several books, including In Full Flower: Aging Women, Power, and Sexuality; American Beauty; and Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Woman's Rights.

Columbia University Press

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSix
A NOTE ON WORD USAGExiii
Prologue: Abiquiu, New Mexico (August 1994)1
Part I: My Story (1944-1952)9
1. The House on Hillcrest11
2. Melba31
Part II: Fran and Me (1952-1956)51
3. High School53
4. Lydia71
5. Differences87
Part III: Passages (1956-1982)105
6. Alma Mater (1956-1960)107
7. Going East (1960-1966)127
8. Feminism (1966-1982)147
Part IV: Noura (1967--1990)167
9. Lama (1967-1971)169
10. Dar-al-Islam (1971-1990)189
Epilogue: Abiquiu Revisited211
NOTES ON SOURCES227

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