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Picturing Women's Health.

By: Chung, Ji Won.
Contributor(s): Scarth, Kate | Chung, Ji Won.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Warwick Series in the Humanities: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (223 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781781440490.Subject(s): Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Picturing Women's HealthDDC classification: 306.461 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- 1. Sensibility and Good Health in Charlotte Smith's Ethelinde -- 2. Amazonian Fashions -- 3. Transforming the Body Politic -- 4. Stagnation of Air and Mind -- 5. The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century -- 6. Kate Marsden's Leper Project -- 7. Constructs of Female Insanity at the Fin de Siècle -- 8. The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910 -- 9. Unstable Adolescence/Unstable Literature? -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women's health in this period.
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Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- 1. Sensibility and Good Health in Charlotte Smith's Ethelinde -- 2. Amazonian Fashions -- 3. Transforming the Body Politic -- 4. Stagnation of Air and Mind -- 5. The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century -- 6. Kate Marsden's Leper Project -- 7. Constructs of Female Insanity at the Fin de Siècle -- 8. The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910 -- 9. Unstable Adolescence/Unstable Literature? -- Notes -- Index.

The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women's health in this period.

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Nine British essayists examine 19th-century representations of women's health and illness in this scholarly work. Three chapters focus on constitution and nervous sensibility, the breast in fashion and nurturing, and the influence of atmospheric miasma on psychic trauma as presented in three novels, Ethelinde, Belinda, and Villette, respectively. The first of two essays on public health links dietary reform movements and feminist activism. The second compares prescribed regimens for adolescent girls in the interest of future maternal health. Patient records form the basis of two essays, one showing how unsettling photographs of dying anorectics portray failed male medical control and a second investigating "gendered insanity" in a private asylum. Medical professionals are the subject of two essays. The problematic memoir of a missionary nurse on a perilous journey to succor "outcast Siberian lepers" illustrates the conflicted role of the Victorian nurse. The tenacious early generations of women medical students contended with an array of expectations about their mental, moral, and physical fitness. These collected essays raise issues of control and emancipation, health and illness as societal threat, and the politics of women's bodies. The thought-providing work will be valuable for collections in women's history and the history of medicine. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty. --Sandra W. Moss, independent scholar

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