1790年代英国のフェミニストとその反対者<br>English Feminists and Their Opponents in the 1790s : Unsex'd and Proper Females

1790年代英国のフェミニストとその反対者
English Feminists and Their Opponents in the 1790s : Unsex'd and Proper Females

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719060823
  • DDC分類 305.42094209033

基本説明

Examines what sixteen British women, radical and conservative, famous and notorious, wrote about their sex in the 1790s.

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Examining what 16 British women, radical and conservative, famous and notorious, wrote about their sex in the 1790s, this text offers a comprehensive survey of what women thought about love, sexual desire, women as victims, marriage, separate spheres and engagement in work, politics and society, gender, female abilities, sensibility and genius. It investigates how contemporary reviewers divided these writers into "unsex'd" and "proper" as well as the issue of whether they attempted to exclude women from certain kinds of writing. Revealing the depth of female complaint, William Stafford contends that women did not passively submit, conservative and radical alike, but sought to extend their sphere of activity, to reform men, challenge gender stereotypes and propose that a woman should be a self for herself and her God, rather than for her husband. Texts studied include material by Wollstonecraft, Hays, Macaulay, Wakefield, Edgeworth and More; historical writings by Williams; and prose fiction by Robinson, Radcliffe, Inchbald, Fenwick, Smith, West, Hamilton and Burne.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
Unsex'd females and proper women writers 1 (34)
Our narratives about them 35 (39)
Female difficulties: women as victims 74 (20)
Love, marriage and the family 94 (44)
Separate spheres? 138(35)
Female opportunities: fashioning a self 173(43)
Conclusion 216(6)
Bibliography 222(13)
Index 235