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Representing Female Artistic Labour, 1848-1890 - Refining Work for the Middle-Class Woman (Hardcover, New Ed) Loot Price: R2,676
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Representing Female Artistic Labour, 1848-1890 - Refining Work for the Middle-Class Woman (Hardcover, New Ed): Patricia Zakreski

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Representing Female Artistic Labour, 1848-1890 - Refining Work for the Middle-Class Woman (Hardcover, New Ed)

Patricia Zakreski

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Patricia Zakreski's interdisciplinary study draws on fiction, prose, painting, and the periodical press to expand and redefine our understanding of women's relationship to paid work during the Victorian period. While the idea of 'separate spheres' has largely gone uncontested by feminist critics studying female labour during the nineteenth century, Zakreski challenges this distinction by showing that the divisions between public and private were, in fact, surprisingly flexible, with homes described as workplaces and workplaces as homes. By combining art with forms of industrial or mass production in representations of the respectable woman worker, writers projected a form of paid creative work that was not violated or profaned by the public world of the market in which it was traded. Looking specifically at sewing, art, writing, and acting, Zakreski shows how these professions increasingly came to be defined as 'artistic' and thus as suitable professions for middle-class women, and argues that the supposedly degrading activity of paid work could be transformed into a refining experience for women. Rather than consigning working women to the margins of patriarchal culture, then, her study shows how representations of creative women, by authors such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dinah Craik, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Charlotte Yonge, participated in and shaped new forms of mainstream culture.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2006
First published: 2006
Authors: Patricia Zakreski
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-5103-1
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
Books > History > General
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LSN: 0-7546-5103-7
Barcode: 9780754651031

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