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The Resource Gender at work in Victorian culture : literature, art and masculinity, Martin A. Danahay

Gender at work in Victorian culture : literature, art and masculinity, Martin A. Danahay

Label
Gender at work in Victorian culture : literature, art and masculinity
Title
Gender at work in Victorian culture
Title remainder
literature, art and masculinity
Statement of responsibility
Martin A. Danahay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a period when it was considered synonymous with masculinity. Male writers and artists in particular found their labors troubled by class and gender ideologies that idealized 'man's work' as sweaty, muscled labor, and tended to feminize intellectual and artistic pursuits
  • Though many romanticized working-class labor, the fissured representation of the masculine body occasioned by the distinction between manual labor and 'brain work' made it impossible for them to overcome the Victorian class hierarchy of labor. Through cultural studies analyses of the novels of Dickens and Gissing; the nonfiction prose of Carlyle, Ruskin and Morris; the poetry of Thomas Hood; paintings by Richard Redgrave, William Bell Scott, and Ford Madox Brown; and contemporary photographs, including many from the Munby Collection, Danahay examines the ideological contradictions in Victorian representations of men at work. His book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of English literature, history, and gender studies."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Danahay, Martin A
Dewey number
820.9/3553
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.L3
LC item number
D36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nineteenth century series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Working class in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Men
  • Division of labor
  • Working class
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Working class in art
  • Work in literature
  • Men in literature
Label
Gender at work in Victorian culture : literature, art and masculinity, Martin A. Danahay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-174) 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
Contents
Victorian work and industry -- Gendering work in the 1840s -- Dickens, work, and sexuality -- Ford Madox Brown and the division of labor -- Perversity at work : Munby and Cullwick -- John Ruskin, digging -- Gissing and the demise of the man at work
Control code
58546465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780754652922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gender at work in Victorian culture : literature, art and masculinity, Martin A. Danahay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-174) 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
Contents
Victorian work and industry -- Gendering work in the 1840s -- Dickens, work, and sexuality -- Ford Madox Brown and the division of labor -- Perversity at work : Munby and Cullwick -- John Ruskin, digging -- Gissing and the demise of the man at work
Control code
58546465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780754652922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005007232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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