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Women in the Eighteenth Century
Constructions of Femininity

Edited By

Vivien Jones





ISBN 9780415034890
Published May 24, 1990 by Routledge
272 Pages

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This anthology gathers together various texts by and about women, ranging from `conduct' manuals to pamphlets on prostitution, from medical texts to critical definitions of women's writing, from anti-female satires to appeals for female equality. By making this material more widely available, Women in the Eighteenth Century complements the current upsurge in feminist writing on eighteenth-century literary history and offers students the opportunity to make their own rereadings of literary texts and their ideological contexts.

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` ... until now there has been little chance for non-specialists to engage with the full breadth of political, medical, educational, and other work about women. Vivien Jones's anthology fills the gap admirably, bringing together well-chosen extracts from a variety of sources.' - Journal of Gender Studies

`John Ayto's The Glutton's Glossary takes the palm...entertaining and recondite information about food and drink terms.'

'This is both a useful and an enlightening anthology.`

`... until now there has been little chance for non-specialists to engage with the full breadth of political, medical, educational, and other work about women. Vivien Jones's anthology fills the gap admirably, bringing together well-chosen extracts from a variety of sources.' - Journal of Gender Studies