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Gender in English Society 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres? (Themes in British Social History)
The main theme of this broad-ranging study is the interaction of ideology and literature in the "long eighteenth century," the period that runs from the late Stuarts to the age of Jane Austen and the Romantics. Professor Speck pays due attention to formal literatureto the public poetry of the age, both celebratory and satirical; to the theatre; and to the emergence of the ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published March 6th 1998 by Routledge
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Shoemaker characterizes the long 18th century as marked by increased separation of male and female roles. Since the book was published 1998, this argument was hardly novel; in fact, it followed a decade of increased questioning of the adequacy of this model following the 1989 translation of Habermas' The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society and its more nuanced examination of the public/private divide. Shoemaker alludes briefly to this h ...more
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