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A Victorian woman's place [electronic resource] : public culture in the nineteenth century / Simon Morgan.

By: Morgan, Simon, 1974-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International library of historical studies: v. 40.Publisher: London ; New York : New York : Tauris Academic Studies ; Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 270 p.).ISBN: 9781435603974 (electronic bk.); 1435603974 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Voluntarism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Women volunteers in social service -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Middle class women -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Frau | Soziale Rolle | Gro�britannien | Geschichte 1832-1902Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian woman's place.DDC classification: 305.42094109034 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Class, women, and the "public sphere" -- The middle class and the development of a public sphere -- Women's education, woman's place -- Women and cultural citizenship -- Women and philanthropy I : the "civilizing mission" and class identity -- Women and philanthropy II : women's committees and gender conflict -- "Not perfectly proper" : women and politics -- Civic landscape and ritual -- Women's citizenship and the emergence of a women's movement.
Summary: Annotation While the image of bourgeois Victorian women as 'angels in the house' isolated from the world in private domesticity has long been dismissed, as an unrealistic ideal, women have remained marginalised in many recent accounts of the public culture of the middle class. By drawing on a variety of sources including private documents, Simon Morgan argues that women actually played an important role in the formation of the public identity of the Victorian middle class. Through their support for cultural and philanthropic associations and their engagement in political campaigns, women developed a nascent civic identity, which for some informed their later demands tor political rights.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-258) and index.

Class, women, and the "public sphere" -- The middle class and the development of a public sphere -- Women's education, woman's place -- Women and cultural citizenship -- Women and philanthropy I : the "civilizing mission" and class identity -- Women and philanthropy II : women's committees and gender conflict -- "Not perfectly proper" : women and politics -- Civic landscape and ritual -- Women's citizenship and the emergence of a women's movement.

Annotation While the image of bourgeois Victorian women as 'angels in the house' isolated from the world in private domesticity has long been dismissed, as an unrealistic ideal, women have remained marginalised in many recent accounts of the public culture of the middle class. By drawing on a variety of sources including private documents, Simon Morgan argues that women actually played an important role in the formation of the public identity of the Victorian middle class. Through their support for cultural and philanthropic associations and their engagement in political campaigns, women developed a nascent civic identity, which for some informed their later demands tor political rights.

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