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Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, & Alcott on Work, Women, & the Development of the Self
     

Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, & Alcott on Work, Women, & the Development of the Self

by Carolyn Maibor
 

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This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and Alcott to new

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This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and Alcott to new feminist readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135884888
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2013
Series:
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Carolyn R. Maibor has a background in both English and Philosophy, and received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. Currently an assistant Professor of English at Framingham State College, she has taught at the University of Montreal, Simmons College, and Brandeis University. She has published articles on Emerson's aesthetics.

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