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The Resource How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present, Alison Booth

How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present, Alison Booth

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How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present
Title
How to make it as a woman
Title remainder
collective biographical history from Victoria to the present
Statement of responsibility
Alison Booth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How to Make It as a Woman outlines the history of prosopography or group biography, focusing on the all-female collections that took hold in nineteenth-century Britain and America. The queens, nurses, writers, reformers, adventurers, even assassins in these collective female biographies served as models to guide the moral development of young women. But often these famous historical women presented untrustworthy examples. Beginning in the fifteenth century with Christine de Pizan, Alison Booth traces the long tradition of this genre, investigating the varied types and stories most often grouped together in illustrated books designed for entertainment and instruction. She claims that these group biographies have been instrumental in constructing modern subjectivities as well as relations among classes, races, and nations. From Joan of Arc to Virginia Woolf, Booth examines a host of models of womanhood--both bad and good. Incorporating a bibliography that includes more than 900 all-female collections published in English between 1830 and 1940, Booth uses collective biographies to decode the varied advice on how to make it as a woman
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DLC
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Booth, Alison
Dewey number
809/.93592072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT21
LC item number
.B515 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in culture and society
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  • Women
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present, Alison Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-387) 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
Self-help history: presenting models of womanhood -- Heads turn, heads roll: heroic types from Judith to Clara Barton -- How to minister as a woman: the likes of Elizabeth Fry, Mary Carpenter, Dorothea Dix, and Three Mrs. Judsons -- The lessons of the Medusa: Anna Jameson and mutual multibiography -- The World's Fair Women; or, racial progress in the nineteenth century -- Writing women's lives, revisited: Virginia Woolf and the missing canons of biography -- Our queen Victoria: feminist prosopography
Control code
54685254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 423 pages
Isbn
9780226065465
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present, Alison Booth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-387) 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
Self-help history: presenting models of womanhood -- Heads turn, heads roll: heroic types from Judith to Clara Barton -- How to minister as a woman: the likes of Elizabeth Fry, Mary Carpenter, Dorothea Dix, and Three Mrs. Judsons -- The lessons of the Medusa: Anna Jameson and mutual multibiography -- The World's Fair Women; or, racial progress in the nineteenth century -- Writing women's lives, revisited: Virginia Woolf and the missing canons of biography -- Our queen Victoria: feminist prosopography
Control code
54685254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 423 pages
Isbn
9780226065465
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004003607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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