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Disorderly conduct : visions of gender in Victorian America

Author: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays explores the sweeping changes in male-female relations, in family structure, sex, and social custom that took place in 19th-century America as its colonial world was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
ISBN: 0195040392 9780195040395
OCLC Number: 670144110
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1985.
Description: viii, 357 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hearing women's words : A feminist reconstruction of history --
The female world of love and ritual : Relations between women in nineteenth-century America --
Bourgeois discourse and the Age of Jackson : An introduction --
Davy Crockett as trickster : Pornography, liminality, and symbolic inversion in Victorian America --
Beauty, the beast, and the militant woman : A case study in sex roles and social stress in Jacksonian America --
The cross and the pedestal : Women, anti-ritualsim, and the emergence of the American Bourgeoisie --
Bourgeois discourse and the Progressive Era : An introduction --
Puberty to menopause : The cycle of femininity in nineteenth-century America --
The abortion movement and the AMA, 1850-1880 --
The new woman as anddrogyne : Social disorder and gender crisis, 1870-1936.
Responsibility: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg.

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