Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

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Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume is an important contribution to our understanding of the complex issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British culture. Danahay analyzes novels, nonfiction prose, poetry, and paintings by Dickens, Carlyle, Ruskin, Morris, Thomas Hood, Richard Redgrave, William Bell Scott, and Ford Madox Brown, as well as photographs from the Munby Collection, to examine the ideological contradictions in Victorian representations of men at work.Opening up work to both men and women can initially be used as an excuse for lowering wages, since women have been and ... The aporias of Victorian intellectuals trying to come to terms with the demise of manual labor and the a#39;man at worka#39; holds important lessons for a#39;brain workersa#39; today. ... If the terms continue to be defined in material terms as quantity, and with connotations of the amount of effortanbsp;...

Title:Gender at Work in Victorian Culture
Author:Martin A. Danahay
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company - 2005


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