Periodical literature offered an ostensibly neutral forum for public debate about private issues where male editors, by instructing and reforming women, also learned to become the chaste husbands and watchful fathers of the bourgeois home. In the process of demonstrating how social periodicals constructed new forms of masculine control still very much with us today, the book also shows how, by galvanizing an important new reading class, they contributed to the rise of the novel.
Periodical literature exerted a transformative effect on English society by displaying a moral and cultural authority, not to mention a readership, that novels would struggle for many decades to achieve.
She is the editor of a critical edition of Nature and Art by Elizabeth Inchbald. Maurer's insightful readings of early periodical literature are at least as valuable as the theoretical project she set out to fulfill.
Her book is full of subtle insights into the intersections of gender and class in this literature and into the importance of the early periodical to eighteenth-century culture. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors.ebcluterjson.tk
Where sex was, there shall gender be? The dialectics of psychoanalytic gender theory.
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And this meant that I smiled rarely, for in truth, when it came down to real smiling, I had less to smile about. My 'dream' action for the women's liberation movement: a smile boycott, at which declaration all women would instantly abandon their 'pleasing' smiles, henceforth smiling only when something pleased them. For a woman who participates in male culture must achieve and be rated by standards of a tradition she had no part in making - and certainly there is no room in that tradition for a female view, even if she could discover what it was.
Examine them and you threaten the very structure of culture. It is not fun.
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