Drawing on the context in which the symbolic protection of the white female body is symbolically linked with guarding the US southern body politic, Harriet Pollack traces a pattern in Eudora Welty's fiction in which a sheltered middle-class daughter is disturbed or delighted by an other-class woman who takes pleasure in 'making a spectacle' of her corporeal self.
Eudora Welty's Fiction and Photography
University of Georgia Press
The Body of the Other Woman
New Southern Studies
Education & Reference