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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 Bronte, 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 professionalized culture, and revises our understanding of Victorian domestic ideology."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Monica F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Persuading the navy, home: Austen and professional domesticism.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Homesick: the domestic interiors of Villette.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Dickens I: Great Expectations and vocational domesticity.
  • p. 70
  • 4.
  • Dickens II: Little Dorrit in a home: institutionalization and form.
  • p. 100
  • 5.
  • Professing renunciation: domesticity in Felix Holt.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • prejudice for milk: professionalism, nationalism and domesticism in Daniel Deronda.
  • p. 151
  • Afterword.
  • p. 186
  • Notes.
  • p. 188
  • Selected bibliography.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 214
Control code
980097011305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780521591416
Lccn
lc97011305
Label
Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work and home, Monica F. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Persuading the navy, home: Austen and professional domesticism.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Homesick: the domestic interiors of Villette.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • Dickens I: Great Expectations and vocational domesticity.
  • p. 70
  • 4.
  • Dickens II: Little Dorrit in a home: institutionalization and form.
  • p. 100
  • 5.
  • Professing renunciation: domesticity in Felix Holt.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • prejudice for milk: professionalism, nationalism and domesticism in Daniel Deronda.
  • p. 151
  • Afterword.
  • p. 186
  • Notes.
  • p. 188
  • Selected bibliography.
  • p. 207
  • Index.
  • p. 214
Control code
980097011305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780521591416
Lccn
lc97011305

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