Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2017

272 Pages | 26 Black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198765837

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A History of Women and Desire

Carol Dyhouse

  • The cultural history of the heartthrob, from Byron to boy-bands, Mr Darcy through to Christian Grey - a story of men through the eyes of women
  • Draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men
  • Shows how the history of female fantasies can tell us as much about the history of women as about the masculine icons themselves
  • A fascinating reflection on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of escapism, fantasy, and "fandom"

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