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dc.contributor.supervisor Young, Arlene (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.contributor.author Wakeling, Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T13:36:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T13:36:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4840
dc.description.abstract The Victorian period was an incredibly volatile time for the issues of women and work. The population imbalance between men and women meant that many middle-class women would not be able to marry and instead were forced to rely on work for financial support. This paper explores the entry of middle-class women into the working world and the way in which traditional femininity became incorporated into the concept of the working woman. As the period progressed, and new types of labour became available to women, representations of the working woman changed and the image of the New Woman emerged. Fictional representations of women and work in the Victorian period reveal a tense struggle to blend traditional idealism with a newer, more modern type of femininity. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Victorian en_US
dc.subject work en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject England en_US
dc.title Femininity under construction: traditional femininity and the new woman in Victorian fiction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Perkins, Pamela (English, Film, and Theatre) Guard, Julie (Labour Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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