Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England : Bodies, Identities, and Power

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dc.contributor.author Ylivuori, Soile
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-21T15:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-21T15:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 9780429454431
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312108
dc.description This title is published in Open Access with the support of the University of Helsinki. en
dc.description.abstract This first in-depth study of women’s politeness examines the complex relationship individuals had with the discursive ideals of polite femininity. Contextualising women’s autobiographical writings (journals and letters) with a wide range of eighteenth-century printed didactic material, it analyses the tensions between politeness discourse which aimed to regulate acceptable feminine identities and women’s possibilities to resist this disciplinary regime. Ylivuori focuses on the central role the female body played as both the means through which individuals actively fashioned themselves as polite and feminine, and the supposedly truthful expression of their inner status of polite femininity. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.en
dc.title Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England : Bodies, Identities, and Power en
dc.type Book en
dc.subject.ysa femininity en
dc.subject.ysa politeness en
dc.subject.ysa body image en
dc.subject.ysa identity (mental objects) en
dc.subject.ysa behaviour en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429454431
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
dcterms.accessRights Unrestricted online access

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