Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England

Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England

by Mary Poovey

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ISBN-13: 9780226675312
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 02/15/2009
Series: Women in Culture and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 289
File size: 389 KB

About the Author

Mary Poovey, professor of English at The Johns Hopkins University, is the author of The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
1. The Ideological Work of Gender
2. Scenes of Indelicate Character: The Medical Treatment of Victorian Women
3. Covered but Not Bound: Caroline Norton and the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act
4. The Man-of-Letters Hero: David Copperfield and the Professional Writer
5. The Anathematized Race: The Governess and Jane Eyre
6. A Housewifely Woman: The Social Construction of Florence Nightingale
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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