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"Herland" is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis. The result is an ideal social order: free of war, conflict, and domination. It first appeared as a serial in The Forerunner, a magazine edited and written by Gilman between 1909 and 1916. The book is the middle volume in her utopian trilogy; it was preceded by Moving the Mountain, and followed with a sequel, With Her in Ourland. It was not published in book form until 1979.
- also known as "Herland (A Women's Press Classic)", "Herland (Large Print Edition)", "Herland (Twelve-Point Series)", "Herland and Selected Stories"
- language: English Language
- genres: Utopian and dystopian fiction, Sociology, Fiction, Speculative fiction, Feminist science fiction
- subjects: Literary, Woman, Women's studies, Adventure, Literature, Classics, Feminism
- copyright: 1915
- released in (36 years ago)
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Sociology and the Future of Society by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Herland is a fictional fantasy in which three male explorers discover a secluded and idyllic world inhabited and governed only by women, and this latter feature has understandably delighted successive waves of scholars and students in ...
A Very Different Story (1998)
Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Val Gough, Jill Rudd
As has often been pointed out, Herland is a utopia in which woman's sphere remains the home; the only difference is that here the home has expanded to embrace the entire community. When Terry sneers that ' ft] here isn't a home in the ...
Narrating Utopia (1999)
Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature by Christopher S. Ferns
Herland is a country which has been entirely domesticated: there are no wild areas — even the forests have been groomed and 'petted'; (p. 13) to be useful as well as beautiful; the entire country has been purged of pests and mess-creating ...
Themes, Works, and Wonders by Gary Westfahl
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915) 1079 Herland is a community that works for its own preservation in the future. Instead of valuing the past and history , the Herlanders honor motherhood and children above all else. But motherhood ...
The Sexual Politics of Meat (2015)
A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams
Herland is a feminist gloss on the ecological position enunciated in Plato's Republic.49 Gilman's subtext about land use resulting in war is in opposition to the overt text, which suggests that motivations arising from Mother Love determine ...
by Alfred Bendixen
Herland is a clean-living community with no drinking or smoking, which accords with the temperance movements that were also suspicious of immigrants. Even motherhood has been submitted to the logic of Progressive era reform. Only those ...
Feminism and Community (1995)
by Penny A. Weiss
Herland is an imaginary society composed entirely of women. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, and there are only mothers and daughters in the society. Everything is arranged to benefit the next generation and the society has existed ...
Wayward Reproductions (2004)
Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought by Alys Eve Weinbaum
In part, this dominant approach to Herland is a by-product of second-wave publishing efforts and successes.
Essays on Ideological Conflict and Complicity by Claire M. Roche
first noted, Herland is a world in which racism and imperialism are underlying assumptions. The novel asserts the superiority ( denoted ...
Visions of the Land (2002)
Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ec by Michael A. Bryson
Herland is a spoof as well as serious social criticism,
by Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock
Work Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novel Herland presents a "feminist utopia," in which Gilman counters a masculine tradition of writing that hadlong been defined through patriarchy anda functioning ...
Herland narrates in a patchwork idiom evocative of hard-boiled detectives and, to a lesser extent, urban African American slang. For the most part, Butterfly communicates in patwa, apparently a patois variation of the more formal and ...
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The couple's returnto Herland is inevitable. Ellador rejoices inher first glimpse fromtheairplane that carriesthem back: "Nosmoke! . . . no brutalnoise, no wickedness, no disease" (Gilman, 1997, 192). Gilman rounds out the sequel with the best ...
From 1600 to the Present by John R. Shook
“Herland,” in The ...
by William Berry
Herland, or, on a bend, wavy, betw. two sea- lions, rampant, ...
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