On the Contrary: Essays by Men and Women

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Martha Rainbolt, Janet Fleetwood
SUNY Press - Social Science - 340 pages
On The Contrary contains a balance of writings by men and women. The essays are presented in pairs, a man and a woman writing on each topic. This balanced juxtaposition allows students to discuss, think, and write about changing roles and relationships without being forced into either a feminist or traditionalist party line. The essays in each section reverberate suggestively with each other and this effect is reinforced by the discussion questions, writing topics, and introductory material.

An additional table of contents arranges the essays according to rhetorical rubrics.
 

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Contents

Part One FRIENDS AND LOVERS
1
CONCEPTS OF FEMININITY
10
LOVE
28
Susan Lee Friendship Feminism and Betrayal
50
PERSONALITY CLASHES
56
Suggestions For Discussion
62
YOUTH AND MATURITY
65
Suggestions For Discussion
75
FREEDOM AND INDIVIDUALITY
173
IlseAichinger The Bound Man
187
Suggestions For Discussion
195
Maya Angelou Mama and the Dentist
209
PRESCRIBED ROLES
215
Suggestions For Discussion
222
Margaret Halsey Whats Wrong with Me Me Me
228
SUCCESS AND FAILURE
231

Suggestions For Discussion
86
Robert Paul Smith Let Your Kids Alone
93
GROWING OLDER
99
What You Will
112
Suggestions For Writing
118
KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION
119
Lissa Rotunda OneYearOld Scholars
126
MOTIVATION AND RELUCTANCE
130
Suggestions For Discussion
142
William Zinsser College Pressures
149
Suggestions For Writing
155
Adrienne Rich Taking Women Students Seriously
165
Suggestions For Discussion
171
Suzanne Brittjordan That Lean and Hungry Look
239
Suggestions For Discussion
252
Anne Morrow Lindbergh Channelled Whelk
261
FAME AND RECOGNITION
267
Suggestions For Discussion
286
Suggestions For Discussion
292
Virginia Woolf Professions for Women
300
ESSAYS ON THE WRITING PROCESS
305
Ursula LeGuin Fifteen Vultures the Strop and the Old Lady
312
Gail Godwin The Watcher at the Gates
319
Tough Talk Sweet Talk Stuffy
327
Notes on Contributors
335
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