Gender Relations in "One for the Money" Book Review by Nicky

Gender Relations in "One for the Money"
A review of "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich, with a focus on gender relations.
# 120409 | 2,041 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 13, 2010 in Literature (American) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics)

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This paper reviews Janet Evanovich's novel, "One for the Money," concentrating mainly on the gender inequities encountered by women in modern times. The paper chronicles Evanovich's main points around gender hierarchies and how gender determines occupation, and mentions that she challenges the reader to confront his or her own gender assumptions. The paper concludes by assessing the novel as an entertaining work that not only encourages contemplation, but also presents a working blueprint for fixing existing problems.

Author's Main Points
Understanding Gender Hierarchy
Strategies for Change

From the Paper:

"However, this is one of the areas where Evanovich really challenges her readers to question their own assumptions about gender. Yes, as a woman, Stephanie is physically weaker than the majority of the male suspects that she encounters. Furthermore, rather than ignoring the important role that sexuality plays in maintaining gender hierarchies and complicating gender relations, Evanovich openly acknowledges that role. Stephanie is attracted to both Morelli and Ranger, and though there are moments where that attraction may cloud her judgment, she does not mistake lustful feelings for love. In addition, Stephanie uses attributes normally associated with women, such as having an established network for the transmission of gossip, to help her capture Morelli. In this way, Evanovich makes it clear that she does not think that women need to abandon traditionally feminine behavior in order to challenge gender role expectations and help topple gender hierarchies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Evanovich, Janet. One for the Money. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

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