Women of Quality: Accepting and Contesting Ideals of Femininity in England, 1690-1760
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BeschreibungFemale participation in informal social and political activities placed women at the heart of aristocratic power in the early 18th century. This work presents an examination of the interaction between ideology and experience in the lives of English women during a period of great social and intellectual change.
InhaltsverzeichnisIdeals of femininity; the attack on fashionable society; marriage; household management; consumption and fashion; politeness and sociability; public life, influence and politics.
PortraitINGRID TAGUE teaches in the department of history, Denver University.
PressestimmenA subtle study of early eighteenth-century elite women. The book is well written and comprehensively referenced and provides a valuable addition to existing research, as well as an extremely useful undergraduate textbook. HISTORY (Written with) interpretive skill, imagination and panache. The result is a book of fundamental importance for all who are interested in the development of English Society and an absorbing contribution to gender studies... Deserves to be widely read.CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2002
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten