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Famous for her short fiction—most notably “The Yellow Wallpaper”—Charlotte Perkins Gilman also produced a vast body of nonfiction in tandem with her work as a Progressive-era feminist reformer. Rooted in groundbreaking research on Gilmans extensive correspondence, publications, and speeches, this keenly argued intellectual biography reconstructs her controversial output and the heady context in which she produced it.

            Judith Allen provides the first comprehensive assessment of Gilmans complicated feminism by exploring the renowned writers theories of sexuality and evolutionary analyses of androcentric—or male-dominated—culture. These ideas, Allen shows, informed Gilmans many contributions to the suffrage movement, the fight to abolish regulated prostitution, and efforts to legalize birth control. Restoring a previously overlooked public intellectual to her preeminent place in Progressive-era politics and the history of feminism at home and abroad, Allens landmark study provides the fullest account available of Gilmans consequential life and profoundly influential work.

About the Author

Judith Allen is professor of history at Indiana University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations        

Preface

Introduction

 

Part One: Sexuality and Subjection in History   

            1          Desires, Matings, and Couples

            2          Longing, Leaving, and Loving   

            3          Gynaecocracy and Androcracy

            4          Sex Slavery, Home Cooking, and Combat       

Part Two: “As to Feminism”     

            5          Woman Suffrage, the Antis, and Masculism      

            6          Debating Gilmans “Feminism” 

            7          “The High Priestess of Feminism”         

            8          Toward a “Human” World       

Part Three: Embracing Progressivism    

            9          Reconfiguring Vice       

            10        A Progressive Era Public Intellectual    

            11        The Later Gilman         

            12        Gilmaniana Today        

                        Conclusion      

 

                        Notes  

                        Select Bibliography                              Index   

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226014630
Author:
Allen, Judith A.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Allen, Judith
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Subject:
Feminists -- United States.
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 halftones
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » 1800 to 1920
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Reference
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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