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By: Smith, Bonnie G.
Publisher: Princeton University Press: October 1981
Seller ID: 148998
Binding: Trade Paperback
Condition: Used - Very Good
In a social and cultural study of nineteenth-century bourgeois women in northern France, Bonnie Smith shows how the advent of industrialization removed women from the productive activity of the middle class and confined them to a largely reproductive experience. Out of this, she suggests, they created their own world, centered on domesticity, family, and religion. To understand these women, the author argues, it is necessary to examine their world on its own terms as a coherent whole.
Professor Smith draws on demographic, psychoanalytic, anthropological, linguistic, as wel...