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- Published: 12 Dec 2012
- DOI: 10.4324/9780203104118
- Print ISBN: 9780415623209
- eBook ISBN: 9780203104118
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.
1Introduction By Sara Delamont; Lorna Duffin
2The Conspicuous Consumptive: Woman as an Invalid By Lorna Duffin
3Prisoners of Progress: Women and Evolution By Lorna Duffin
4Fitness, Feminism and Schooling By Paul Atkinson
5The Contradictions in Ladies’ Education By Sara Delamont
6The Domestic Ideology and Women’s Education By Sara Delamont
7George Eliot and Mary Wollstonecraft By Nicholas McGuinn