The Science of Woman

The Science of Woman: Gynaecology and Gender in England, 1800–1929

Science, Study & Work
Paperback Published on: 22/07/1993
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521447959
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Weight: 417g
  • Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm

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