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Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question

Book Title

Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question

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Publication Date

12-29-2003

Series Title

Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

London, UK

Keywords

American literature -- 19th century, Women in literature

Subject

American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, Women in literature, Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 19th century , Women -- Education -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Self-actualization (psychology) in literature, Occupations in literature, Work in literature

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and Alcott to new feminist readings.

ISBN

FBC033

Document Type

Article

Labor Pains: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on Work and the Woman Question

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