Fixing Patriarchy (Innbundet)

Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 245
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333655771
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: Fixing Patriarchy
Fixing Patriarchy: Feminism and Mid-Victorian Male Novelists explores representations of monstrous women in mid-Victorian literature, tracing anxious male responses to the feminist movement of the era. It argues that Victorian patriarchy was a fluid theory and set of practices through which Victorian men attempted unsuccessfully to fix gender definitions and their own positions of power. In Victorian novels written by men, the thorough instability of contemporary conceptions of both masculinity and femininity is revealed, as an entire society struggled with new forms of self-awareness and new threats to traditional social structures and systems of belief.

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