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The Victorian spinster and colonial emigration : contested subjects

Author: Rita S Kranidis
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"During the Victorian period, thousands of women left England to seek work and new lives in the British colonies. The Victorian Spinster and Colonial Emigration examines the highly problematic issues surrounding the colonial emigration of unmarried Victorian women, revealing the many ways in which they were regarded as cultural "excess." Rita S. Kranidis explains how England had little use for spinsters, a category  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rita S Kranidis
ISBN: 031221605X 9780312216054 0333765192 9780333765197
OCLC Number: 39787886
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Imperial Import of the Emigrant Spinster --
The Politics of "Superfluity": Empire, Class, Emigration, and the Single Woman --
Preparations for Travel: Colonial Exports for Ideal Destinations --
Domestic Maps: Internal Migration, Gender, and the Sociography of "Elsewhere" --
Unsafe Journeys: Memory, Displacement, and Authority --
Questions of Value: Female Identity as Excess.
Responsibility: Rita S. Kranidis.
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This volume examines the problematic issues surrounding the colonial emigration of Victorian, unmarried women, revealing the many ways in which these women were regarded as cultural "excess". The  Read more...

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