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Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950

Author: Francesca Sawaya
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series: Rethinking the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on literary authors, social reformers, journalists, and anthropologists, Francesca Sawaya demonstrates how women intellectuals in early twentieth-century America combined and criticized ideas from both the Victorian "cult of domesticity" and the modern "culture of professionalism" to shape new kinds of writing and new kinds of work for themselves."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biographies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Sawaya
ISBN: 0812237439 9780812237436
OCLC Number: 52901322
Description: 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: We other Victorians: domesticity and modern professionalism --
Domesticity, cultivation, and vocation in Jane Addams and Sarah Orne Jewett --
Situated expertise: Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Pauline Hopkins, and the NACW --
Naturalist sentimentalism and cultural authority in Frank Norris and George Santayana --
"Going over to the standard": the paradoxes of objectivity in Ida Tarbell and Willa Cather --
Objective domestic critique: anthropology and social reform in Ruth Benedict and Zora Neale Hurston.
Series Title: Rethinking the Americas.
Responsibility: Francesca Sawaya.

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