Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century
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Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century by Trev Lynn Broughton
Book DescriptionDespite current debate over the paternal role, fatherhood is a relatively new area of investigation in literary, historical and cultural studies. The contributors to this illustrated, interdisciplinary volume - one of the first extended investigations of paternity in nineteenth-century Britain and its empire - penetrate the stereotype of the Victorian paterfamilias to uncover intimate and involved, authoritarian and austere fathers. Finding surprising precursors of the 'new man' and the 'lone father', Trev Lynn Broughton and Helen Rogers provide an essential overview of changing ideologies and practices of fatherhood as the family acquired its distinctively modern form. Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century: - offers nuanced re-readings of artistic and literary representations of domesticity, investigations of fathering at home and at work, and of legal, political and religious discourses, suggesting that fatherhood generated more anxiety and debate than previously acknowledged - explores how traditional conceptions of paternal authority worked to accommodate the 'cult of motherhood' - examines how paternal power was embedded in social institutions - shows how models of social fatherhood provided powerful men with a means of negotiating their relationship with working-class men and colonized subjects. As these innovative essays demonstrate, the history of fatherhood can illuminate our understanding of class, society and empire as well as of gender and the family. Together they form an indispensable resource for anyone studying Victorian fatherhood as part of a History, Literature, Art, Social or Cultural Studies course.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403995155
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Trev Lynn Broughton
Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century, Hardback (January 2007)
This lively collection penetrates the stereotype of the Victorian 'paterfamilias' to reveal intimate and involved, authoritarian and austere fathers. Examining how paternal power was embedded in social institutions, it argues that fatherhood invoked more anxiety and debate than hitherto acknowledged.
Men of Letters, Writing Lives, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Trev Lynn Broughton
Looks at the developments within Victorian auto/biography, asking what can be learned from the limits of male literary authority. Focuses on 2 case studies: Sir Leslie Stephens and James Anthony Goude's account of the Carlyle marriage.
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Author Biography - Trev Lynn Broughton
TREV LYNN BROUGHTON is Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies at the University of York, UK. HELEN ROGERS is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
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