Women in the Eighteenth Century: Constructions of Femininity, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Women in the Eighteenth Century

Constructions of Femininity, 1st Edition

Edited by Vivien Jones

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.

Reviews

` … 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

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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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