Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

by Tiffany K. Wayne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739107593

ISBN-13: 9780739107591

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Woman Thinking explores the theoretical relationship between feminism and Transcendentalism through the ideas and activism of prominent nineteenth-century female thinkers and activists. By analyzing the work of important figures in post-Civil War American intellectual life, such as Ednah Chency. Caroline Dall. Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith. Tiffany K.…  See more details below

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Woman Thinking explores the theoretical relationship between feminism and Transcendentalism through the ideas and activism of prominent nineteenth-century female thinkers and activists. By analyzing the work of important figures in post-Civil War American intellectual life, such as Ednah Chency. Caroline Dall. Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith. Tiffany K. Wayne demonstrates how Transcendentalism provided a language with particular appeal to women and helped promote an emerging feminist movement with the goal of acknowledging women's right to self-development. Bridging the gap between the traditionally disparate fields of women's history and American intellectual history, this book is as much a revision of Transcendentalism-arguing for recognition of the movement's more widespread and long-lasting influence in American cultural life-as it is a project in historicizing feminist theory.

About the Author:
Tiffany K. Wayne is an Affiliated Scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739107591
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the transcendental arc1
2"The seeds of thought": the feminist reform vision of Margaret Fuller15
3"Woman's right to think": transcendentalism in the organized women's movement41
4"A woman's life and work" : self-culture, vocation, and the female intellectual79
5The Concord School of Philosophy and the feminization of transcendentalism after the Civil War107
6Epilogue : feminism and American intellectual history129

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