Science of Woman by Ornella Moscucci
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Science of Woman
By Ornella Moscucci

The Science of Woman

Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800-1929

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Science of Woman by Ornella Moscucci

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Is women's destiny rooted in their biology? Since the end of the eighteenth century the science of gynaecology has legitimised the view that women are 'naturally' fitted for activities in the private sphere of the family. This book argues that the definition of femininity as propounded by gynaecological science is a cultural product of a wider, more political context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521447959
ISBN-10: 052144795X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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