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Part One: Introducing The Female Trickster Chapter One: Introduction Introduction 1 Definitions 2 Archetype 3 Reading as Active Imagination 3 Psyche 3 Liminality 4 Autonomy, Authority and Agency 4 What is a Trickster and is the Female Trickster Really Different? 6 The Postmodern Female Trickster is Different From the Traditional Trickster 7 The Body 8 Irony and Humor 9 Refusal to be a Victim 9 How Trickster Energy Transforms Culture Through Art 9 The Fictive Female Sleuth As Postmodern Female Trickster 10 Endnotes to Chapter One 12 Chapter Two: Meetings With Remarkable Women Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jung and I: Captured by a Literary Manifestation 14 Me and The Girls 15 Noticed at the Crossroads 26 The Postmodern Female Trickster Appears 27 Developments in the Last Quarter of the 20th Century 28 Conclusion 31 Endnotes to Chapter Two 33 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Ricki Stefanie Tannen Part One: Introducing The Female Trickster Chapter Three: Location, Location, Location Introduction 37 Texts Written By Women and A Feminist Approach to Text Are Not The Same 37 Women writing about feminism may not be feminist writing 38 Where is Feminism Located in a Postmodern Postcolonial World? 39 Postmodernism and Feminism 42 Psychological Considerations: Research on the Feminine 44 The Social/Anthropological Model 44 The Socialization Model 46 The Psychological Model 48 The Procreation/Evolutionary Model 50 Jungian and Post-Jungian Perspectives on the Feminine 53 Summary 68 Endnotes to Chapter Three 70 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Part Two: Calling Upon The Ancestors Chapter Four: Imagination and Metaphor Introduction 70 Imagination and Recovered Memory: The Numinous Process of Remembering 70 Shape Shifting and Transformation in the Imaginal Realm 71 Imagination 73 What Has Women's Imaginations Produced? 80 The Domestic Realm 81 The Animus 82 The Independent Woman 84 The Virgin 85 Endnotes to Chapter Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Part Two: Calling Upon The Ancestors Ricki Stefanie Tannen Chapter Five: Where Have All the Virgins Gone? Introduction 88 Mnemosyne, Mistress of Eleutherian Hills 88 The Pre-patriarchal Virgin and Today¿s Virginal Feminine Presence 90 The Pre-patriarchal Virgin Energy and Jungian Feminism 92 Summary 92 Endnotes to Chapter Five 93 Chapter Six: Law and the Imagination Introduction 96 The Enclosure 96 The Importance of Being: Ancient Athens 98 The Crumbling of the Enclosure 102 Between the Wars 104 Before, During and After the Civil War 106 Lack of Legal Recognition 107 Between Another Set of Wars 109 Bringing it up to date 115 Can Law Produce a New Archetype? 117 Summary 118 Endnotes to Chapter Six 119 Chapter Seven: From the Madwomen in the Attic to Mainstream and Mysterious: A Brief and Highly Selective History of Literature and Literary Theory as it Relates to the Female Trickster Introduction 122 The Novel Form 123 What Questions Were Being Asked by Elite White Women Writers? 126 The madwomen writer 128 The Importance of Revolutionary Times 130 The Importance of Developments in the Mid to Late 19th Century 133 The Social Protest Novel 133 The Businesswoman Novel 135 The Importance of Being Single and Mysterious 135 Why a Single Woman Detective? 138 The Importance of Being a (Woman) Mystery Writer 140 The 1970's and Women¿s Literature 144 Jungian Approaches to Popular Cultural Forms 146 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Ricki Stefanie Tannen Part Two: Calling Upon the Ancestors Chapter Seven The Psychological and the Aesthetic Attitudes 147 Bifurcation of the Archetypal Contents from the Artist 149 Problems With Traditional Jungian Literary Criticism 150 Summary 152 Endnotes to Chapter Seven 152 Part Three: Honoring The Traditions Chapter Eight: The Traditional Trickster Introduction 154 Traditional Trickster Myths 155 The Trickster of the Winnebago Tribe 157 Raven 161 Postmodern and Traditional Characteristics: Food, Movement and Sex 162 Traditional Trickster as Individuation Myth 163 Jung¿s Interpretation 164 Other Voices on The Meaning of Trickster 165 Trickster as Taboo Transgressor 170 Enter Hermes 171 Conclusion: Trickster is Humor 174 Endnotes to Chapter Eight 177 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Ricki Stefanie Tannen Part Three: Honoring the Traditions Chapter Nine: Humor: Eros Using Logos Introduction 240 Deep Play 241 How and When in the Developmental Sequence Does Humor Develop? 243 The Stages of Development in a Sense of Humor 248 Psycho-Analytic Approaches to Humor 251 Freud 251 Jung 255 A Brief Gallop Through Humor¿s Pasture 256 Clowns 256 The Soma of Pleasure, Desire, and Jokes 257 Performance Humor 258 Writing the Trickster 259 Summary 261 Endnotes to Chapter Nine 263 Part Four: Re/Storation Chapter Ten: Women Are Funny Introduction: Is there a Female Sense of Humor? 264 An Example of a Postmodern Female Trickster 264 Differences Between Male and Female Humor 266 Is humor an alternative to fighting? 270 Whose culture is it anyway? 272 What is a Feminist Comic Sensibility? 273 Psychological Considerations 275 A Woman With a Sense of Humor is Dangerous 277 Women Writing Redux: Women Writing Funny 283 Conclusion 290 Endnotes to Chapter Ten 292 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Ricki Stefanie Tannen Part Four: Re/Storation Chapter Eleven: The Postmodern Female Trickster Introduction 293 Reconsidering What Trickster Signifies 294 Refusal to be a Victim 296 Refusing to be a victim as individuation: examples from literature, film and life 297 The Postmodern Female Trickster as Social Worker 300 From Characteristics to Social Practices 304 Status Within a Culture 307 Sex and Pro/Creativity 308 Creativity 309 Sex and Marriage 310 Kinsey as Quintessential Trickster or How To Deal With the Tough Stuff Through Humor 314 Ethics and the Postmodern Female Trickster 318 Do women have different ethical consideration than men? 320 Summary 323 Endnotes to Chapter Eleven 324 Chapter Twelve: Blanche White, Re/Storation Agent Introduction 327 Introducing Blanche White: Restoration Agent 329 Blanche¿s Ancestry 346 Conclusion 350 Endnotes to Chapter Twelve 351 The Female Trickster: The Mask That Reveals Ricki Stefanie Tannen Part Four: Re/Storation Chapter Thirteen: New Sightings, Sex and the City Introduction 352 Sex and the City 353 The Serious Nature of Being: Sex and The City 364 Are Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte Social Workers? 367 Other Trickster Sightings 368 Conclusion 369 Endnotes to Chapter Thirteen 371 Chapter Fourteen: Conclusion: The Divine Comedy of Being Introduction 372 Individuation 373 Aspects of the Postmodern Female Trickster Supportive of Individuation 376 Does Literature has the Radical Potential to Change Imagination into Reality 378 Is Mainstream Culture Capable of Adopting the Humorous Sassitude Found in Out-Group Humor? 379 Ethics and the Postmodern Female Trickster 381 Recent Sightings or Just Another First Wave? 384 Conclusion 388 Endnotes to Chapter Fourteen 389
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Women in popular culture -- History.
Women in literature.
Women and literature.
Tricksters in literature.
Wit and humor -- Social aspects.