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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 o ...more
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Published May 29th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published June 12th 1985)
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Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, the eminent feminist scholar and professor emerita of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, is the author of several books and many groundbreaking essays on gender, sexuality, feminism, body politics, race and colonialism.

She radically changed the conceptualization of nineteenth-century gender relations with her pioneering 1975 artic
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