Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture

Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture

by Joan Radner (Editor)

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Overview

Burning dinners, stitching "scandalous" quilts, talking "hard" in the male dominated world of rap music—-Feminist Messages interprets such acts as instances of coding, or covert expressions of subversive or disturbing ideas. While coding may be either deliberated or unconscious, it is a common phenomenon in women's stories, art, and daily routines. Because it is essentially ambiguous, coding protects women from potentially dangerous responses from those who might be troubled by their messages.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252062674
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: Publications of the American Folklore Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joan Newlon Radner is a professor of literature, Celtic studies, and folklore at American University, Washington, D.C.
 

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