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Mothers and daughters in nineteenth-century America : the biosocial construction of femininity

Author: Nancy M Theriot
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"The feminine script of the early nineteenth century centered on women's role as patient, long-suffering mothers. By mid-century, however, their daughters faced a world very different in social and economic options and in the physical experiences surrounding their bodies. In this groundbreaking study, Nancy Theriot turns to social and medical history, developmental psychology and feminist theory to explain the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Theriot, Nancy M.
Mothers and daughters in nineteenth-century America.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1996
(OCoLC)604261474
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy M Theriot
ISBN: 0813108586 9780813108582 0813119421 9780813119427
OCLC Number: 32347089
Notes: Revised edition of: The biosocial construction of femininity, 1988.
Description: 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Investigating Identities and Experience from a Generational Perspective --
1. "Imperial Motherhood" and Its Material Roots --
2. The Physical Roots of Ideology --
3. Acculturation into "True Womanhood" --
4. Daughters' Brave New World --
5. The "Green Sickness" and Daughters' Ambivalence --
6. A New Feminine Synthesis.
Other Titles: Mothers & daughters in nineteenth-century America
Responsibility: Nancy M. Theriot.

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"The feminine script of the early nineteenth century centered on women's role as patient, long-suffering mothers. By mid-century, however, their daughters faced a world very different in social and economic options and in the physical experiences surrounding their bodies. In this groundbreaking study, Nancy Theriot turns to social and medical history, developmental psychology and feminist theory to explain the fundamental shift in women's concepts of femininity and gender identity during the course of the century - from an ideal of suffering womanhood to emphasis on female control of the physical self."--BOOK JACKET. "Theriot argues that social psychological theories, recent work in literary criticism, and new philosophical work on subjectivities provide helpful lenses for viewing mothers and children and for connecting socioeconomic change and ideological change. Within this methodological perspective, she reads medical texts and woman-authored advice literature and autobiographies, relating the early nineteenth-century notion of "true womanhood" to the socioeconomic and somatic realities of middle-class women's lives, particularly to their experience of the new male obstetrics."--BOOK JACKET.

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