Daughters of the Anglican Clergy: Religion, Gender and Identity in Victorian England

Hardcover | October 31, 2014

byMidori Yamaguchi

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In Victorian times, when the existence of a 'family enterprise' was still prominent, a father's occupation had an immense impact on the lives of middle-class women. It shaped their lives and affected the construction of their identity, especially as they had few qualifications of their own. As the Church of England steered its way through the expansion of Nonconformist sects, the threat of disestablishment, the spread of 'intellectual doubt', and the agricultural depression, the lives of the inhabitants of individual parsonages were influenced by the Church's reactions to these crises. The circumstances of the daughters of its clerics would, in turn, come to shape Church attitudes towards women's causes; the emotional tie between father and daughter often underpinned such institutional views. Midori Yamaguchi reveals links between lives in Victorian parsonages, women's educational reform, the Church of England's strategies, the growth of Victorian charity, the expansion of women's occupations and the development of feminism.

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In Victorian times, when the existence of a 'family enterprise' was still prominent, a father's occupation had an immense impact on the lives of middle-class women. It shaped their lives and affected the construction of their identity, especially as they had few qualifications of their own. As the Church of England steered its way thro...

Midori Yamaguchi is a Professor at Daito Bunka University, Japan. Her publications include 'The Religious Rebellion of a Clergyman's Daughter', Women's History Review, 16.5 (2007).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.83 × 5.53 × 1.02 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230354076

ISBN - 13:9780230354074

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART: TO BE BORN IN THE 'RELIGIOUS FAMILY ENTERPRISE'
1. The Birth of a 'Religious Family Enterprise'
2. Growing Up as a Clerical Child

PART II: HER FATHER'S FLOCK: CLERGY DAUGHTERS AS YOUNG LADIES
3. 'There is Special Work before Us': Parish Work
4. 'My Duty Is to Get Acquainted with Everybody': Networks Over and Above the Church Network

PART III: THE CLERGY DAUGHTERS' MISSION
5. Love: Sexuality, Marriage and Widowhood
6. Faith: Development and Crisis
7. Hope: Self-fulfilment

Coda
8. The Family of an Essex Clergyman's Daughter: Two Generations of the Bramston and Luard Families of Essex
Conclusion