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The Resource Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work, and home, Monica F. Cohen

Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work, and home, Monica F. Cohen

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Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work, and home
Title
Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel
Title remainder
women, work, and home
Statement of responsibility
Monica F. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Much attention has recently been given by scholars to the widening of the gender gap in the nineteenth century and the concept of separate spheres. Testing such constructions, and questioning the stereotypes associated with Victorian domesticity, Monica F. Cohen offers new readings of narratives by Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Eliot, Eden, Gaskell, Oliphant and Reade to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. By exploring how novels cast the Victorian conception of female morality into the vocabulary of nineteenth-century professionalism, Cohen traces the ways in which women sought identity and privilege within a professionalised culture, and revises our understanding of Victorian domestic ideology
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Cohen, Monica F.
Dewey number
823/.809355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.D65
LC item number
C64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Domestic relations in literature
  • Occupations in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Work in literature
Label
Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work, and home, Monica F. Cohen
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persuading the navy home: Austen and professional domesticism -- Homesick: the domestic interiors of Villette -- Dickens I: Great expectations and vocational domesticity -- Dickens II: Little Dorrit in a home: institutionalization and form -- Professing renunciation: domesticity in Felix Holt -- A prejudice for milk: professionalism, nationalism and domesticism in Daniel Deronda
Control code
CR9780511585265
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521591416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work, and home, Monica F. Cohen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persuading the navy home: Austen and professional domesticism -- Homesick: the domestic interiors of Villette -- Dickens I: Great expectations and vocational domesticity -- Dickens II: Little Dorrit in a home: institutionalization and form -- Professing renunciation: domesticity in Felix Holt -- A prejudice for milk: professionalism, nationalism and domesticism in Daniel Deronda
Control code
CR9780511585265
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521591416
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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