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They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . But I Drifted
Women’s Strategic Use of Humor
Gina Barreca  

$24.95 Paperback
Release Date: 5/14/2013
ISBN: 9781611684452    


256 Pages

Distributed for University Press of New England



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About the Book

Published by Viking in 1991 and issued as a paperback through Penguin Books in 1992, Snow White became an instant classic for both academic and general audiences interested in how women use humor and what others (men) think about funny women. Barreca, who draws on the work of scholars, writers, and comedians to illuminate a sharp critique of the gender-specific aspects of humor, provides laughs and provokes arguments as she shows how humor helps women break rules and occupy center stage. Barreca’s new introduction provides a funny and fierce, up-to-the-minute account of the fate of women’s humor over the past twenty years, mapping what has changed in our culture—and questioning what hasn’t.


About the Author(s)

GinaI Barreca, professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut, is the author or editor of over twenty books, including Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not).


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Reviews

"Barreca is a sharp analyst of women’s humor . . . observant, witty, acerbic, and knowledgeable."

- Los Angeles Times

"Shuttles fluidly between Ivory Tower scholarship and real world experience."

- Christian Science Monitor

"Amuses while instructing."

- People


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Related Topics

Women's Studies


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