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Out in Public: Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America

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Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In "Out in Public," Alison Piepmeier focuses on women's bodies as a site for their public self-construction. Rather than relying on familiar bina ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published November 8th 2004 by University of North Carolina Press (first published November 2004)
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