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What Is a Woman to Do?: A Reader on Women, Work and Art, C. 1830-1890
By Patricia Zakreski (editor) and Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Inc
Publication date December 15, 2010
Pages 388
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9783039111169
ISBN-10 3039111167
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $86.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This anthology contributes to a scholarly understanding of the aesthetics and economics of female artistic labour in the Victorian period. It maps out the evolution of the Woman Question in a number of areas, including the status and suitability of artistic professions for women, their engagement with new forms of work and their changing relationship to the public sphere. The wealth of material gathered here – from autobiographies, conduct manuals, diaries, periodical articles, prefaces and travelogues – traces the extensive debate on women’s art, feminism and economics from the 1830s to the 1890s.
Combining for the first time nineteenth-century criticism on literature and the visual arts, performance and craftsmanship, the selected material reveals the different ideological positions surrounding the transition of women from idleness to serious occupation. The distinctive primary sources explore the impact of artistic labour upon perceptions of feminine sensibility and aesthetics, the conflicting views of women towards the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they encompassed vocations, trades and professions, and the complex relationship between paid labour and female fame and notoriety.

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9783039111169 | details & prices | 388 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $86.95
About: This anthology contributes to a scholarly understanding of the aesthetics and economics of female artistic labour in the Victorian period.

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