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The Resource Cruelty and Companionship : Conflict in nineteenth-century married life, (electronic book)

Cruelty and Companionship : Conflict in nineteenth-century married life, (electronic book)

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Cruelty and Companionship : Conflict in nineteenth-century married life
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Cruelty and Companionship
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Conflict in nineteenth-century married life
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eng
Summary
Cruelty and Companionship is an account of the intimate but darker side of marriage in Victorian and Edwardian England. Hammerton draws upon previously unpublished material from the records of the divorce court and magistrates' courts to challenge many popular views about family patterns. His findings open a rare window on the sexual politics of everyday life and the routine tensions which conditioned marriage in middle- and working-class families. Using contemporary evidence ranging from prescriptive texts and public debate to autobiography and fiction, Hammerton examines the intense public scrutiny which accompanied the routine exposure of marital breakdown, and charts a growing critique of men's behaviour in marriage which increasingly demanded regulation and reform. The resulting critical discourse, ranging from paternalist to feminist, casts new light on the origins and trajectory of nineteenth-century feminism, legal change, and our understanding of the changing expression of masculinity. Cruelty and Companionship will appeal to students and teachers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century social history and gender studies. It should also interest students of family sociology and social work, and general readers interested in family relationships, domestic violence and women
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Hammerton, A. James
Dewey number
305.42
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no index present
LC call number
HQ1154
LC item number
.H57
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women and Religion
  • Women
  • Feminism and literature
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Cruelty and Companionship : Conflict in nineteenth-century married life, (electronic book)
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Cruelty and Companionship : Conflict in nineteenth-century married life, (electronic book)
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Note
Title supplied by publisher
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
9780203191910
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9780203191910
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unknown
Other control number
10.4324/9780203191910
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unknown
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