Released on 2013-11-05Categories Business & Economics

Victorian Working Women

Victorian Working Women

Author: Wanda F. Neff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136618048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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This book was first published in 1929. The working woman was not, a Victorian institution. The word spinster disproves any upstart origin for the sisterhood of toil. Nor was she as a literary figure the discovery of Victorian witers in search of fresh material. Chaucer included unmemorable working women and Charlotte Bronte in 'Shirley' had Caroline Helstone a reflection that spinning 'kept her servants up very late'. It seems that the Victorians see the women worker as an object of oity, portrated in early nineteenth century as a victim of long hours, injustice and unfavourable conditions. This volume looks at the working woman in British industries and professions from 1832 to1850.
Released on 2017-12-02Categories Literary Criticism

Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women

Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women

Author: Florence s. Boos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319642154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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This volume is the first to identify a significant body of life narratives by working-class women and to demonstrate their inherent literary significance. Placing each memoir within its generic, historical, and biographical context, this book traces the shifts in such writings over time, examines the circumstances which enabled working-class women authors to publish their life stories, and places these memoirs within a wider autobiographical tradition. Additionally, Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women enables readers to appreciate the clear-sightedness, directness, and poignancy of these works.
Released on 1991Categories Performing Arts

Actresses as Working Women

Actresses as Working Women

Author: Tracy C. Davis


ISBN: 0415063531

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 979

Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for òrdinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession.
Released on 2013-10-01Categories History

Daily Life of Victorian Women

Daily Life of Victorian Women

Author: Lydia Murdoch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313384998

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 908

Explores the complexities of the lived experiences of Victorian women in the home, the workplace, and the empire as well as the ideals of womanhood and femininity that developed during the 19th century. • Gives extensive attention to the experiences of working-class women as well as elite women • Examines the connections and seeming contradictions between ideology and experience—for example, why did the Victorian concept of women as the "angel in the house" remain so powerful if the reality of women's experiences was largely unlike this ideal? • Spotlights topics from recent scholarship on women and imperialism • Provides clear, engaging information for undergraduates and general readers that is easily searchable by topic Includes many primary source selections and illustrations, making it a valuable classroom resource
Released on 2013Categories Women

Victorian Women and Their Working Roles

Victorian Women and Their Working Roles

Author: Kara L. Barrett


ISBN: OCLC:953253435

Category: Women


View: 991

Women during the Victorian Era did not have many rights. They were viewed as only supposed to be housewives and mothers to their children. The women during this era were only viewed as people that should only concern themselves with keeping a successful household. However, during this time women were forced into working positions outside of the household. Women that were forced into working situations outside of their households were viewed negatively by society. Many women needed to have an income to support their families because the men in the household were not making enough money to survive. When the women entered the work places they were not made to feel welcome and were often harassed. These women workers therefore were not welcome in the work place (outside of the household) or in society. The texts Helen Fleetwood, Goblin Market, North and South, Shirley and Sybil all have women in different working roles during this era. All of these texts strive to show that working women of all classes and working roles are viewed and treated poorly by Victorian society as a whole. However, the society is not giving the women any other option to advance or fix the situation that they are in. These texts show the unsafe conditions these working women were faced with and the treatments of them from society as a whole.
Released on 1972Categories Great Britain

Suffer and be Still

Suffer and be Still

Author: Martha Vicinus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0416743404

Category: Great Britain

Page: 239

View: 120

The ideal woman of the Victorian era was a combination of sexual innocence, conspicuous consumption, and worship of the family hearth -- with marriage and procreation being a woman's only function. Suffer and Be Still is a collection of ten lively essays which document the feminine stereotypes that Victorian women fought against, but only partially defeated.
Released on 2001Categories Literary Criticism

Hidden Hands

Hidden Hands

Author: Patricia E. Johnson


ISBN: UOM:39015053374479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 771

Tracing the Victorian crisis over the representation of working-class women to the 1842 Parliamentary bluebook on mines, with its controversial images of women at work, Hidden Hands argues that the female industrial worker became even more dangerous to represent than the prostitute or the male radical because she exposed crucial contradictions between the class and gender ideologies of the period and its economic realities. Drawing on the recent work of feminist historians, Patricia Johnson lays the groundwork for a reinterpretation of Victorian social-problem fiction that highlights its treatment of issues that particularly affected working-class women: sexual harassment; the interconnections between domestic ideology and domestic violence; their relationships to male-dominated working-class movements such as Luddism, Chartism, and unionism; and their troubled connection to middle-class feminism. Uncovering a series of images in Victorian fiction ranging from hot-tempered servants and sexually harassed factory girls to working-class homemakers pictured as beaten dogs, Hidden Hands demonstrates that representations of working-class women, however marginalized or incoherent, reveal the very contradictions they are constructed to hide and that the dynamics of these representations have broad implications both for other groups, such as middle-class women, and for the emergence of working-class women as writers themselves.