Delamont, Sara.

The Nineteenth-century Woman : Her Cultural and Physical World - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012. - 1 online resource (217 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: Women''s History . - Routledge Library Editions: Women''s History .

Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Dedication; 1. Introduction; 2. The Conspicuous Consumptive: Woman as an Invalid; 3. Prisoners of Progress: Women and Evolution; 4. Fitness, Feminism and Schooling; 5. The Contradictions in Ladies'' Education; 6. The Domestic Ideology and Women''s Education; 7. George Eliot and Mary Wollstonecraft; Notes on Contributors; Name Index; Subject Index

This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century.Throughout the book evidence from both the USA and UK shows that feminists had to operate in a restricting and complex social environment in which the concept of "the lady" and the ideal of the saintly mother defined the nineteenth-century woman's cultural and physical world.

9781136248252 172.50 (NL),143.75 (3U)


Feminism -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century.


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