A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Teresa Mangum (editor)Paperback

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Between 1800 and 1920, middle-class women in the West fought for education, employment, equitable marriage and custody laws, and the vote. Poor women demanded literacy, labor and child protection laws, food, and shelter. Colonization and migrations compounded gender and class conflicts in contact zones where races and ethnic groups met, often violently. Faced with breath-taking social, global, and technological change, many women valiantly worked with and for one another. Key issues include growing attention to late life, discourses of heterosexuality and homosexuality, the rise of the writing woman, and the challenges to women professionals, from artists to physicians. A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire presents essays on women's life cycle, bodies and sexuality, religion and popular beliefs, medicine and disease, public and private realms, education and work, power, and artistic representation.

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Teresa Mangum directs the University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, USA, and is author of Married, Middlebrow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel.


A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire, Edited by Teresa Mangum Introduction The Life Cycle: Women and the Life-Cycle, c.1800-1920, Pat Thane, University of London, UK Bodies & Sexuality: Sexuality and Bodies in the Age of Empire, Ellen Rosenman, University of Kentucky, USA Religion & Popular Beliefs: Women and Wandering Jews after Daniel Deronda, Susan Bernstein, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA Medicine & Disease: Women and Medicine in the Age of Empire, Pamela Gilbert, University of Florida, USA Public & Private: The Fault Lines Between Public and Private Selves in Women's Autobiographical Writings, Linda Peterson, Yale University, USA Education & Work: Women and the Education Acts, Florence Boos, University of Iowa, USA Power: Memsahibs, Manners, and Empires, Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa, USA Artistic Representation: Travel Narrative and the Construction of Female Artistic Identity in the Nineteenth Century, Alexandra Wettlaufer, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781350009813
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781350009813
  • ISBN10: 1350009814

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