Coverart for item
The Resource Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950, Francesca Sawaya

Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950, Francesca Sawaya

Label
Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950
Title
Modern women, modern work
Title remainder
domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Sawaya
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on literary authors, social reformers, journalists, and anthropologists, Francesca Sawaya demonstrates how women intellectuals in early twentieth-century America combined and criticized ideas from both the Victorian "cult of domesticity" and the modern "culture of professionalism" to shape new kinds of writing and new kinds of work for themselves. Sawaya challenges our long-standing histories of modern professional work by elucidating the multiple ways domestic discourse framed professional culture. Modernist views of professionalism typically told a racialized story of a historical break between the primitive, feminine, and domestic work of the Victorian past and the modern, masculine, professional expertise of the present. Modern Women, Modern Work historicizes this discourse about the primitive labor of women and racial others and demonstrates how it has been adopted uncritically in contemporary accounts of professionalism, modernism, and modernity. Seeking to recuperate black and white women's contestations of the modern professions, Sawaya pairs selected novels with a broad range of nonfiction writings to show how differing narratives about the transition to modernity authorized women's professionalism in a variety of fields. Among the figures considered are Jane Addams, Ruth Benedict, Willa Cather, Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, and Ida Tarbell. In mapping out the constraints women faced in their writings and their work, and in tracing the slippery compromises they embraced and the brilliant adaptations they made, Modern Women, Modern Work boldly reenvisions the history of modern professionalism in the United States
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawaya, Francesca
Dewey number
810.9/9287/0904
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.S38 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rethinking the Americas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • American literature
  • Authorship
  • Women authors, American
  • Women in literature
  • University of South Alabama
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Authorship
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, American
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • United States
  • Beruf
  • Frauenroman
  • Häuslichkeit
  • Geschichte 1850-1950
  • USA
Label
Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950, Francesca Sawaya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction. We Other Victorians
  • Chapter I. Domesticity, Cultivation, and Vocation in Jane Addams and Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Chapter 2 Situated Expertise
  • Chapter 3. Naturalist Sentimentalism and Cultural Authority in Frank Norris and George Santayana
  • Chapter 4. "Going over to the Standard"
  • Chapter 5. Objective Domestic Critique
Control code
859160901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203264
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203264
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dvtm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160901
Label
Modern women, modern work : domesticity, professionalism, and American writing, 1890-1950, Francesca Sawaya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction. We Other Victorians
  • Chapter I. Domesticity, Cultivation, and Vocation in Jane Addams and Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Chapter 2 Situated Expertise
  • Chapter 3. Naturalist Sentimentalism and Cultural Authority in Frank Norris and George Santayana
  • Chapter 4. "Going over to the Standard"
  • Chapter 5. Objective Domestic Critique
Control code
859160901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203264
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203264
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dvtm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160901

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...