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Uneven Developments The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England

Author: Mary Poovey
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2009
Series: Women in Culture and Society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Poovey's The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer has become a standard text in feminist literary discourse. In Uneven Developments Poovey turns to broader historical concerns in an analysis of how notions of gender shape ideology. Asserting that the organization of sexual difference is a social, not natural, phenomenon, Poovey shows how representations of gender took the form of a binary opposition in  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Poovey
ISBN: 9780226675305 0226675300 9780226675312 0226675319
OCLC Number: 1020171825
Description: 1 online resource (296 Seiten)
Series Title: Women in Culture and Society

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Mary Poovey's The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer has become a standard text in feminist literary discourse. In Uneven Developments Poovey turns to broader historical concerns in an analysis of how notions of gender shape ideology. Asserting that the organization of sexual difference is a social, not natural, phenomenon, Poovey shows how representations of gender took the form of a binary opposition in mid-Victorian culture. She then reveals the role of this opposition in various discourses and institutions-medical, legal, moral, and literary. The resulting oppositi ...

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