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Architecture in the family way [electronic resource] : doctors, houses, and women, 1870-1900 / Annemarie Adams.

By: Adams, Annmarie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute studies in the history of medicine, health, and society: 4.Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780773513860 (alk. paper); 0773513868 (alk. paper); 9780773565869 (electronic bk.); 0773565868 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Architecture, Domestic -- Health aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century | Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century | Housing and health -- England -- History -- 19th century | Architecture, Victorian -- England | Architecture and women -- England -- History -- 19th century | Architecture as Topic -- England -- History | History, 19th Century -- England | Health Care Reform -- England | Life Style -- England | Women's Rights -- England -- History | Logement et sant�e -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Architecture domestique -- Aspect sanitaire -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Architecture domestique -- Aspect social -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Architecture et femmes -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Residential | HOUSE & HOME -- Design & Construction | Woningbouw | Sociale aspecten | Architecture domestique -- Aspect sanitaire -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e si�ecle | Architecture domestique -- Aspect social -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e si�ecle | Hygi�ene de l'habitat -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e si�ecle | Architecture victorienne -- Aspect social | Politique sanitaire -- Angleterre (GB) -- 19e si�ecle | Hausbau | Frau | Mittelstand | Gesundheit | Geschichte 1870-1900 | Gro�britannienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Architecture in the family way.DDC classification: 728/.01/03 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The International Health Exhibition of 1884 -- Doctors as Architects -- Female regulation of the healthy home -- childbirth at Home -- Domestic architecture and Victorian Feminism.
Summary: In this revealing look at the forces influencing domestic life, health, and architecture in Victorian England, Annmarie Adams argues that the many significant changes in this period were due not to architects' efforts but to the work of feminists and health reformers. Contrary to the widely held belief that the home symbolized a refuge and safe haven to Victorians, Adams reveals that middle-class houses were actually considered poisonous and dangerous and explores the involvement of physicians in exposing "unhealthy" architecture and designing improved domestic environments. She examines the contradictory roles of middle-class women as both regulators of healthy houses and sources of disease and danger within their own homes, particularly during childbirth. Architecture in the Family Way sheds light on an ambiguous period in the histories of architecture, medicine, and women, revealing it to be a time of turmoil, not of progress and reform as is often assumed.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-221) and index.

The International Health Exhibition of 1884 -- Doctors as Architects -- Female regulation of the healthy home -- childbirth at Home -- Domestic architecture and Victorian Feminism.

In this revealing look at the forces influencing domestic life, health, and architecture in Victorian England, Annmarie Adams argues that the many significant changes in this period were due not to architects' efforts but to the work of feminists and health reformers. Contrary to the widely held belief that the home symbolized a refuge and safe haven to Victorians, Adams reveals that middle-class houses were actually considered poisonous and dangerous and explores the involvement of physicians in exposing "unhealthy" architecture and designing improved domestic environments. She examines the contradictory roles of middle-class women as both regulators of healthy houses and sources of disease and danger within their own homes, particularly during childbirth. Architecture in the Family Way sheds light on an ambiguous period in the histories of architecture, medicine, and women, revealing it to be a time of turmoil, not of progress and reform as is often assumed.

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