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Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America

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This first collection of essays by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, one of the leading historians of women, is a landmark in women's studies. Focusing on the "disorderly conduct" women and some men used to break away from the Victorian Era's rigid class and sex roles, it examines the dramatic changes in male-female relations, family structure, sex, social custom, and ritual that occurred as colonial America was transformed by rapid industrialization. Included are two now classic essays on gender relations in 19th-century America, "The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations Between Women in Nineteenth-Century America" and "The New Woman as Androgyne: Social Order and Gender Crisis, 1870-1936," as well as Smith-Rosenberg's more recent work, on abortion, homosexuality, religious fanatics, and revisionist history.

Throughout Disorderly Conduct, Smith-Rosenberg startles and convinces, making us re-evaluate a society we thought we understood, a society whose outward behavior and inner emotional life now take on a new meaning.

Synopsis:

This collection of essays explores the sweeping changes in male-female relations, in family structure, sex, and social custom that took place in 19th-century America as its colonial world was supplanted by the rapidly-evolving industrial society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195040395
Author:
Smith, Rosenberg Carroll
Author:
Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll
Author:
null, Carroll
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
History, American | Women
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
3686
Publication Date:
19860531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.61x5.61x.89 in. 1.05 lbs.

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