Language of Gender and Class

by Ingham, Patricia

Routledge | November 4, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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"The Language of Gender and Class" challenges widely-held assumptions about the study of the Victorian novel. The author analyzes language as the framework for the concepts of gender and the formations of social class, specifically, how stereotypes of gender and class encode cultural myths that reinforce the status quo.
Re-examining six major Victorian novels: "Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte; "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell; "Felix Holt" by George Eliot; "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens; "The Unclassed" by George Gissing; and "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that none of the writers, male or female, easily accept stereotypes of gender and class. The classic figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and modified. And the result, argues Ingham, is that new representations of femininity can begin to emerge.

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Published: November 4, 2011

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0203418697

ISBN - 13: 9780203418697

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Language of Gender and Class

Language of Gender and Class

by Ingham, Patricia

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 4, 2011

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0203418697

ISBN - 13: 9780203418697

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"The Language of Gender and Class" challenges widely-held assumptions about the study of the Victorian novel. The author analyzes language as the framework for the concepts of gender and the formations of social class, specifically, how stereotypes of gender and class encode cultural myths that reinforce the status quo.
Re-examining six major Victorian novels: "Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte; "North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell; "Felix Holt" by George Eliot; "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens; "The Unclassed" by George Gissing; and "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that none of the writers, male or female, easily accept stereotypes of gender and class. The classic figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and modified. And the result, argues Ingham, is that new representations of femininity can begin to emerge.
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