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Picturing women's health

Author: Francesca Scott; Kate Scarth; Ji-Won Chung
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Warwick series in the humanities, no. 4.
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The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Scott; Kate Scarth; Ji-Won Chung
ISBN: 9781848934245 1848934246
OCLC Number: 922978989
Notes: Originally published 2014 by Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Limited.
Description: xiv, 208 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Picturing women's health / Francesca Scott, Kate Scarth and Ji Won Chung --
1 Sensibility and good health in Charlotte Smith's 'Ethelinde' / Joseph Morrissey --
2 Amazonian fashions: Lady Delacour's (re)dress in Maria Edgeworth's 'Belinda' / Andrew McInnes --
3 Transforming the body politic: food reform and feminism in nineteenth-century Britain / Sarah Richardson --
4 Stagnation of air and mind: picturing trauma and miasma in Charlotte Brontë's 'Villette' / Alexandra Lewis --
5 The iconography of anorexia nervosa in the long nineteenth century / Susannah Wilson --
6 Kate Marsden's leper project: on sledge and horseback with an outcast missionary nurse / Tabitha Sparks --
7 Constructs of female insanity at the fin de siècle: the Lawn Hospital, Lincoln, 1882-1902 / Katherine Ford --
8 The fitness of the female medical student, 1895-1910 / Claire Brock --
9 Unstable adolescence/unstable literature? Managing British girls' health around 1900 / Hilary Marland.
Series Title: Warwick series in the humanities, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Francesca Scott, Kate Scarth, and Ji Won Chung.


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'The thought-providing work will be valuable for collections in women's history and the history of medicine ... Highly recommended.' CHOICE

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