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Author Ylivuori, Soile, author

Title Women and politeness in eighteenth-century England : bodies, identities, and power / by Soile Ylivuori
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Series Routledge studies in eighteenth-century cultures and societies
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century cultures and societies
Contents Framing the stage : politeness and the body -- Gendered politeness and power -- Hypocrisy and strategic dissimulation -- Playing with public and private -- Multiple identities -- Discipline and subversion
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Soile Ylivuori is a Marie Sk┬▒odowska-Curie Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 9, 2018)
Subject Courtesy -- England -- History -- 18th century
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 18th century
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HISTORY / Social History
Manners and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Women -- Social conditions.
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018038016
ISBN 0429454430