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The Resource Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920, Hilary Marland, professor of history, University of Warwick, UK

Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920, Hilary Marland, professor of history, University of Warwick, UK

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Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920
Title
Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920
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Hilary Marland, professor of history, University of Warwick, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
This first book-length study of girls' health in modern Britain explores how debates and advice on healthy girlhood, invoking new visions and practices of health, shaped ideas about the lives and potential of adolescent girls from the 1870s to the 1920s. It demonstrates how the 'modern girl' with her 'modern body' was created during this period, as a range of new experts promoted innovative approaches to hygiene, diet and exercise. Theories concerning the biological limitations of female adolescence were challenged and replaced with a growing emphasis on the importance of behaviour in producing good health, and girls deemed responsible for taking care of their own wellbeing. New practices of health, though varying significantly across the social classes, enabled the extension of girls' roles in education, work, sport, and recreation, and fed into the creation of a new cultural category of 'girlhood' as a discrete and important phase between childhood and womanhood--
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Marland, Hilary
Dewey number
305.2350941
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of childhood
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  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Children
  • Adolescence
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920, Hilary Marland, professor of history, University of Warwick, UK
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index
Contents
1. Unstable Adolescence: Medicine and the 'Perils of Puberty' in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain -- 2. Reinventing the Victorian Girl: Health Advice for Girls in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries -- 3. Health, Exercise and the Emergence of the Modern Girl -- 4. Girls, Education and the School as a Site of Health -- 5. The Health of the Factory Girl -- -- Conclusion: Future Mothers of the Empire or a 'Double Gain'?
Control code
FIEb17450287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781137328137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088469547
Label
Health and girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920, Hilary Marland, professor of history, University of Warwick, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index
Contents
1. Unstable Adolescence: Medicine and the 'Perils of Puberty' in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain -- 2. Reinventing the Victorian Girl: Health Advice for Girls in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries -- 3. Health, Exercise and the Emergence of the Modern Girl -- 4. Girls, Education and the School as a Site of Health -- 5. The Health of the Factory Girl -- -- Conclusion: Future Mothers of the Empire or a 'Double Gain'?
Control code
FIEb17450287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781137328137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088469547

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