The Resource The Girl's own : cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915, edited by Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone

The Girl's own : cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915, edited by Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone

Label
The Girl's own : cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915
Title
The Girl's own
Title remainder
cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Girl's Own Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone bring together eleven essays that explore British and American Victorian representations of the adolescent girl. The variety of contemporary sources on which the essays draw includes conduct books, housekeeping manuals, periodicals, biographies, photographs, paintings, and educational treatises. The institutions, practices, and literatures discussed in this volume reveal the ways in which the Girl expressed her independence, as well as the ways in which she was presented and controlled. As many of the contributors note, nineteenth-century visions of girlhood in both Britain and the United States were extremely ambiguous. The adolescent girl was a figure both fascinating and troubling to Victorian commentators, who often debated her place in society. In the controversy over female sexuality and behavior she played an especially significant role, because she embodied the potential for either virtuous attention to duty - as wife/mother or spinster/sister - or depraved independence and sexual freedom. Unlike other examinations of Victorian girlhood, this collection is particularly distinguished by its combination of literary and cultural history in its discussion of both British and American texts and practices. Among the topics addressed are the nineteenth-century attempt to link morality and diet; the making of heroines in biographies for girls; Lewis Carroll's and John Millais's iconographies of girlhood in, respectively, their photographs and paintings; genre fiction for and by girls; and the effort to reincorporate teenage unwed mothers into the domestic life of Victorian America. Together these essays follow the adolescent girl from her domestic life as housekeeper and as consumer of didactic literature, through her canonization or condemnation by nineteenth-century society, to her forays into the public sphere of school or employment, and finally back "home" again, as turn-of-the-century social activists tried to come to terms with girls who refused to act according to Victorian values. Ultimately, neither actual nor fictional girls appear content to be categorized as the reassuringly meek and ornamental beings their society desired
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.G55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Claudia
  • Vallone, Lynne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls in popular culture
  • Teenage girls in popular culture
  • Meisjes
  • Beeldvorming
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Mädchen
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Literatur
  • Teenage girls in popular culture
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • Englisch
  • England
  • United States
Label
The Girl's own : cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915, edited by Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Care in feeding : vegetarianism and social reform in Alcott's America / Claudia Nelson -- Tales for young housekeepers : T.S. Arthur and the American girl / Judith Pascoe -- Models for public life : biographies of "noble women" for girls / Martha Vicinus -- The Barnacle : a manuscript magazine of the 1860s / Julia Courtney -- "Of home birth and breeding" : Eliza Lynn Linton and the girl of the period / Christina Boufis -- The look of little girls : John Everett Millais and the Victorian art market / Leslie Williams -- Dream-rushes : Lewis Carroll's photographs of the little girl / Carol Mavor --Life's lessons : liberal feminist ideals of family, school, and community in Victorian England / Joyce Senders Pedersen -- "It is pluck, but, is it sense?" : athletic student culture in Progressive-era girls' college fiction / Sherrie A. Inness -- Girls' culture : at work / Sally Mitchell -- "The true meaning of dirt" : putting good and bad girls in their place(s) / Lynne Vallone
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780820316154
Lccn
93029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28676015
  • (OCoLC)ocm28676015
Label
The Girl's own : cultural histories of the Anglo-American girl, 1830-1915, edited by Claudia Nelson and Lynne Vallone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Care in feeding : vegetarianism and social reform in Alcott's America / Claudia Nelson -- Tales for young housekeepers : T.S. Arthur and the American girl / Judith Pascoe -- Models for public life : biographies of "noble women" for girls / Martha Vicinus -- The Barnacle : a manuscript magazine of the 1860s / Julia Courtney -- "Of home birth and breeding" : Eliza Lynn Linton and the girl of the period / Christina Boufis -- The look of little girls : John Everett Millais and the Victorian art market / Leslie Williams -- Dream-rushes : Lewis Carroll's photographs of the little girl / Carol Mavor --Life's lessons : liberal feminist ideals of family, school, and community in Victorian England / Joyce Senders Pedersen -- "It is pluck, but, is it sense?" : athletic student culture in Progressive-era girls' college fiction / Sherrie A. Inness -- Girls' culture : at work / Sally Mitchell -- "The true meaning of dirt" : putting good and bad girls in their place(s) / Lynne Vallone
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780820316154
Lccn
93029651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28676015
  • (OCoLC)ocm28676015

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