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The Woman ReaderLunteers who taught literacy to women and children on convict ships bound for AustraliaToday new distinctions between male and female readers have emerged and Jack explores such contemporary topics as burgeoning women's reading groups differences in men and women's reading tastes censorship of women's on line reading in countries like Iran the continuing struggle for girls' literacy in many poorer places and the impact of women readers in their new status as significant movers in the world of readi. I found this book to be thorough and a little interesting Ms Jack examined the reading and writing habits of women since reading began A little too thorough most of the time I wouldn't recommend it to any one other than those seriously interested in a lot of minute detail of women's reading history

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The Woman Reader Free download î 105 Ü How have women read differently from men through the ages In all manner of ways this book asserts This lively story has never been told before the complete history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired Belinda Jack's groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro Magnon cave to theHow have women read differently from men through the ages In all manner of ways this book asserts This lively story has never been told before the complete history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired Belinda Jack's groundbreaking volume travels from the Cro Magnon cave to the digital bookstores of our time exploring what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the agesJack traces a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining. I think I wanted a different book This isn't a bad book really but I got uite frustrated with it I wrongly assumed a greater scope on the history of women readers and started this with gusto I'm afraid I got bored of the earlier history lots and lots about the bible Interesting enough at first but then it started to grate on me Still I stuck with it waiting to get to the good bit the 20th century woman reader And after reading about the bible nuns and the advent of the printing press actually uite interesting I flicked ahead and realised everything I wanted to read about was in one chapter the last This was when I gave up if I heard the bible mentioned one time I would scream So I read the last chapter and uite enjoyed it but I was left wanting to know so much More about the internet and how tv affects our reading habits as women please Does the work of vida affect how women read What about the seventies and feminism That must have affected our reading habits right Feminist publishing companies like virago I'm sure that the majority of their readers are probably women How about two world wars The jazz age all of these things must have had some affect on us and the types of books women read and also write it's probably too hard to disentangle the reader from the writer We get a touchstone on feminist theory in universities oh what a great chapter that could have been Let alone a chapter on blue stocking Also talks about world literacy and how girls and women are often the ones getting left behind would in my mind have made a great chapter in itself So after all that I'd say if you go into this not wanting as much of the later history then this book would be really interesting But if like myself you want on the 20th century then maybe not and if the author would like to write a follow up focusing on the latter then I would most defiantly read it

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Literacy or reading what they wished She also recounts the counter efforts of those who have battled for girls' access to books and education The book introduces frustrated female readers of many eras Babylonian princesses who called for women's voices to be heard rebellious nuns who wanted to share their writings with others confidantes who challenged Reformation theologians' writings nineteenth century New England mill girls who risked their jobs to smuggle novels into the workplace and women vo. This was Book Love at first sight A book about the history of reading from a female perspective I was at the fabulous West End Lane bookshop in West Hampstead one of my all time favourite bookshops and although it usually takes me an absolute age to decide which book to pick in this time I was at the till after barely completing the first page This is a true Book to Treasure In The Woman Reader Belinda Jack chronicles over forty centuries of reading and the many many challenges to female literacy over time The book is packed with fascinating anecdotes and the voices of women since what seems like the dawn of time join Jack in a chorus of shared passion for reading From the outside a history of the woman reader appears such a strange topic reading itself is such an internal activity and then to separate out the female experience appears difficult but Belinda Jack's book underlines time after time the anxiety and controversy which female literacy has caused A woman who can read can take on the worldFor my full review