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Other Women : The Writing of Class, Race, and Gender, 1832-1898.

By: Levy, Anita.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (185 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400861651.Subject(s): Difference (Psychology) in literature | Domestic fiction, English -- History and criticism | English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Race in literature | Sex role in literature | Social classes in literature | Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Other Women : The Writing of Class, Race, and Gender, 1832-1898DDC classification: 828.80809352 LOC classification: PR778.W65 -- L49 1991Online resources: Click here to view book
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The " of the subtitle is early treatises in sociology, anthropology, and psychology, as well as Wuthering Heights, an example of domestic fiction. Like many other recent commentators, Levy asserts that although seeming only to describe, these writings simultaneously privileged certain forms of behavior while marginalizing others. Her particular focus in this revisionist account is the behavior, including sexual behavior, of the Victorian wife and mother, the middle-class angel in the house against whom are measured (and found wanting) women of other classes, races, and sexual behaviors. Although her thesis is ingenious, her analyses are less impressive. At times, she misrepresents the materials she describes and makes rather sweeping generalizations based on very slight evidence. Moreover, she analyzes her writings out of context and seems to relegate all concern for " social problems to mere rhetorical strategy. In spite of its shortcomings, however, this is a thought-provoking study. Extensive notes and bibliography. J. L. Culross Eastern Kentucky University

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