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The Resource Bodies and lives in Victorian England : science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female, Pamela K. Stone and Lise Shapiro Sanders

Bodies and lives in Victorian England : science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female, Pamela K. Stone and Lise Shapiro Sanders

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Bodies and lives in Victorian England : science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female
Title
Bodies and lives in Victorian England
Title remainder
science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female
Statement of responsibility
Pamela K. Stone and Lise Shapiro Sanders
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume offers an overview of what it was like to be female and to live and die in Victorian England (c. 1837-1901), by situating this experience within the scientific and social contexts of the times. With a temporal focus on women's life experience, the book moves from childhood and youth, through puberty and adolescence, to pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, into senescence. Drawing on osteological sources, medical discourses, and examples from the literature and cultural history of the period, alongside social and environmental data derived from ethnographic and archival investigations, the authors explore the experience of being female in the Victorian era for women across classes. In synthesizing current research on demographic statistics, maternal morbidity and mortality, and bioarchaeological evidence on patterns of aging and death, they analyze how changing social ideals, cultural and environmental variability, shifting economies, and evolving medical and scientific understanding about the body combined to shape female health and identity in the nineteenth century. Victorian women faced a variety of challenges, including changing attitudes regarding appropriate behavior, social roles, and beauty standards, while grappling with new understandings of the role played by gender and sexuality in shaping women's lives from youth to old age. The book concludes by considering the relevance of how Victorian narratives of womanhood and the experience of being female have influenced perceptions of female health and cultural constructions of identity today"--
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Stone, Pamela Kendall
Dewey number
305.40941/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1593
LC item number
.S846 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1970-
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Sanders, Lise
Series statement
Bodies and lives
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  • Women
  • Sex
  • Sex role
  • Great Britain
  • Manners and customs
  • Sex
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Great Britain
Label
Bodies and lives in Victorian England : science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female, Pamela K. Stone and Lise Shapiro Sanders
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Publication
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"Routledege Focus"--cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1156415327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780367026110
Lccn
2020017824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030345600
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1156415327
Label
Bodies and lives in Victorian England : science, sexuality, and the affliction of being female, Pamela K. Stone and Lise Shapiro Sanders
Publication
Note
"Routledege Focus"--cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1156415327
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780367026110
Lccn
2020017824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030345600
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1156415327

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