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Women and their bodies in the popular reading of 1910

Kate Macdonald UGent (2013) LITERATURE & HISTORY-THIRD SERIES. 22(1). p.62-80
abstract
This article discusses the presentation of women's bodies in popular newspapers that reflects an awareness of reproductive health and access to the knowledge and language of sex, ?on or about December 1910?. Originating in Virginia Woolf's biographical writing, diaries and letters, it uses the popular reading of the British public in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, including features and adverts in newspapers, health manuals, and commercially successful novels, to show how Woolf's isolation of a single moment of change for human character was, for most of the population, part of a longstanding social evolution in popular sexual knowledge and moral standards. Novels by H G Wells, Joseph Conrad, Una L Silberrad and Arnold Bennett are discussed, as are coded adverts for abortifacients and menstrual irregularity.
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author
organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
social rules, domesticity, women, feminism, marriage, romance
journal title
LITERATURE & HISTORY-THIRD SERIES
Lit. Hist.-Third Ser.
volume
22
issue
1
issue title
Alternative 1910s
pages
62 - 80
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000320682000005
ISSN
0306-1973
DOI
10.7227/LH.22.1.5
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2023444
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2023444
date created
2012-02-08 11:10:45
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:56:41
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  author       = {Macdonald, Kate},
  issn         = {0306-1973},
  journal      = {LITERATURE \& HISTORY-THIRD SERIES},
  keyword      = {social rules,domesticity,women,feminism,marriage,romance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {62--80},
  title        = {Women and their bodies in the popular reading of 1910},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.7227/LH.22.1.5},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Macdonald, Kate. 2013. “Women and Their Bodies in the Popular Reading of 1910.” Literature & History-third Series 22 (1): 62–80.
APA
Macdonald, K. (2013). Women and their bodies in the popular reading of 1910. LITERATURE & HISTORY-THIRD SERIES, 22(1), 62–80.
Vancouver
1.
Macdonald K. Women and their bodies in the popular reading of 1910. LITERATURE & HISTORY-THIRD SERIES. 2013;22(1):62–80.
MLA
Macdonald, Kate. “Women and Their Bodies in the Popular Reading of 1910.” LITERATURE & HISTORY-THIRD SERIES 22.1 (2013): 62–80. Print.