Supervisor: janne stigen drangsholt thesis title: what do women want writing the female self keywords: woman writing feminism no of pages: 85 + appendices/other: there would be no thesis without your help among contemporary women that she named “the problem that has no name” (friedan 2010:5. This will be an important resource for readers to follow through as well as provide the names of colleagues who are new entrants to the discipline this is an open invitation for this thesis explores the experiences of women ageing with polio in taiwan, taking a life course approach the methodology. The feminine mystique begins with an introduction describing what friedan called the problem that has no name—the widespread unhappiness of women in the 1950s and early 1960s it discusses the lives of several housewives from around the united states who were unhappy despite living in material comfort and. Women who married before the 1970s wished to keep their maiden names as part of their professional image a woman who keeps her name at marriage may not retain her name through- out her married life their name at marriage y this article began as maria shim's senior thesis at harvard university, “what's in a. The considering series is a place to focus on one particularly amazing essay or short piece of non-fiction if you'd like to contribute, get in touch i came across no name woman in my current favourite essay collection: the best american essays of the century (edited by joyce carol oates) i later learned.
Through interviews with american housewives, friedan discovers that many of them suffer from a pervasive and unexplained sense of dissatisfaction she dubs this feeling “the problem that has no name” friedan traces the return of women to the domestic life after their pre-war emancipation she argues that women were. Suarez, dora, proper names as narrative gaps: a deconstructive reading of rosario ferré and garcía márquez (2014) university abstract this thesis argues that language in general, and proper names in particular, are wish not only resulted in a very intimate quarrel between the two women, it also triggered a. A short literary analysis of maxine kingston's classic “no name woman” as part of the first generation of chinese-americans, maxine hong kingston writes about her struggle to distinguish her cultural identity through an impartial analysis of her aunt's denied existence in “no name woman,” a chapter in her written. Everything you ever wanted to know about no name woman in the woman warrior, written by masters of this stuff just for you.
Women who suffer ―a problem that had no name‖ they were sick and tired of being sick and tired of having no identity to call their own: the problem is always being the children's mommy, or the minister's wife, and never being myself one woman described her situation as living in a ―comfortable concentration camp. The book is a collection of maxine hong kingston's memoirs, so it is technically a work of nonfiction but the author is careful never to mention her name in the narrative this is presumably because the book, while grounded in truth, does not maintain a clear boundary between reality and fantasy in light of.
No name woman, by maxine hong kingston, is a story of maxine's family who are chinese-americans when maxine's mother warned her about life, she told stories that tested her strength to establish realities maxine's mother told her a story from her chinese culture that stood out from the rest of the stories she told. The thesis of elizabeth brennan was reviewed and approved by the following: associate professor of communications and women's studies thesis advisor colleen connolly-ahern associate professor of communications the problem that has no name was essentially an identity crisis felt by. Maxine hong kingston's no name woman a person's identity cannot be given to her, instead a person must achieve a sense of her character through personal experience and self-reflection in no name woman, maxine hong kingston recalls the events of her aunt's life in the vague world of her chinese roots the story.