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Laboring Mothers : Reproducing Women and Work in the Eighteenth Century

Title
Laboring Mothers : Reproducing Women and Work in the Eighteenth Century / Ellen Malenas Ledoux.
ISBN
9780813950297
9780813950273
Publication
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2023.
Manufacture
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
Copyright Notice Date
©2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (288 pages).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Description based on print version record.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
"Laboring Mothers merges and expands on two feminist dialogues to create a novel transatlantic cultural history of eighteenth-century working motherhood. Addressing both historical women and representations of a "type," the book demonstrates how ideas about the public sphere and maternity interacted to create systems of power and privilege among working mothers"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE complete collection 2023.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 20, 2023
Contents
Introduction: Navigating the cult of motherhood in the emerging public sphere
Speaking for herself: privilege and creating counterpublics. Staging motherhood: Sarah Siddons and Mary Robinson
Mother-midwife: women's work and the phenomenon of birth
Spoken for: mediated maternity and the politics of exclusion. Compulsory maternity: gender nonconformity in the military memoirs of Christian Davies and Hannah Snell
Abortive attempts: forced labor and the impossibility of motherhood in The history of Mary Prince: a West Indian slave
Spoken about: marginalized maternities
Street life: picturing mothers practicing itinerant trades
Mother Magdalen: penitential poverty and the prostitute-mother
Afterword: The twenty-first-century afterlives of Enlightenment maternity.
Genre/Form
Literary criticism.
Literary criticism.
History.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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