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Women's issues in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale

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The Handmaid's Tale depicts a dystopian society in which a religious dictatorship assumes control of the United States, turning the country into the Republic of Gilead. In this new society, women are stripped of autonomy and often relegated to roles such as servant or childbearing maid. Since the book's publication in 1985, it has become a popular point of reference to guard against government interference in women's rights and issues. This informative edition takes a critical look at Atwood's life and writings, with a specific focus on key ideas related to The Handmaid's Tale. The book collects a series of essays pertaining to feminism, sexism, and religious fundamentalism, creating points of discussion for readers that are both modern and relevant. The text also discusses contemporary women's issues and presents perspectives on topics such as surrogacy, same-sex marriage, and modesty.
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Full title women s issues in margaret atwood s the handmaid s tale
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subject_facet Atwood, Margaret, -- 1939- -- Handmaid's tale, Electronic books, Women in literature
title_display Women's issues in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale
title_full Women's issues in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale / David E. Nelson, book editor, Women's issues in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale [electronic resource] / David E. Nelson, book editor
title_short Women's issues in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale
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