Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America by Carroll Smith-RosenbergDisorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America

byCarroll Smith-Rosenberg

Paperback | June 1, 1995

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This first collection of essays by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, one of the leading historians of women, is a landmark in women's studies. Focusing on the "disorderly conduct" women and some men used to break away from the Victorian Era's rigid class and sex roles, it examines the dramatic changesin male-female relations, family structure, sex, social custom, and ritual that occurred as colonial America was transformed by rapid industrialization. Included are two now classic essays on gender relations in 19th-century America, "The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations Between Women inNineteenth-Century America" and "The New Woman as Androgyne: Social Order and Gender Crisis, 1870-1936," as well as Smith-Rosenberg's more recent work, on abortion, homosexuality, religious fanatics, and revisionist history. Throughout Disorderly Conduct, Smith-Rosenberg startles and convinces, making us re-evaluate a society we thought we understood, a society whose outward behavior and inner emotional life now take on a new meaning.
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg is at University of Pennsylvania.
Title:Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195040392

ISBN - 13:9780195040395

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"An excellent, challenging book for upper division students."--April Bullock, Santa Clara University