The female Crusoe, or, the story of the island in-between : feminine transformations of identity and value in the castaway narrative
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The the'3is examines the role of gender in the construction of Robinson Crusoe and later rewritings in the early eighteenth and late twentieth centuries, which feature female protagonists. Analysing the gendered construction of Robinson Crusoe is important because of its representation in literary criticism as iconic text of rational individualism and colonialism, and in economic discourse as exemplar of rational economic man. The tendency of feminist and psychoanalytic theory is to...[Show more]
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