Able-bodied Womanhood (Innbundet)

Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth Century Boston

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1988
Antall sider: 314
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195051247
Omtale: Able-bodied Womanhood
This study concerns itself with the relationship between popular health and social conditions in middle-class Boston from 1830-1900. Women's lives, in particular, reveal the social significance of ideas about health during that period. Against the backdrop of national debate about female duties and well-being this book follows middle-class women as they learned about physiology and hygiene through popular health literature, voluntary clubs, and schools in Boston. The pursuit of health also enabled middle-class women to explore the nature of womanhood, and to discover both conventional and new meanings.

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