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Title: Constructing a socially acceptable female identity:The case of nineteenth-century advice manualsfor women

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In this study I conduct an exploratory corpus-based study of nineteenth-century advice manuals for women with a view to investigating the ways in which these texts ideologically and discursively construct a model of socially acceptable female identity. The analysis is based on a corpus of twenty advice manuals published in Britain between 1810 and 1878. By combining a quantitative analysis of keywords with manual investigation of concordance lines containing the most frequent keywords, I examine the parameters within which the model of socially acceptable female identity is discursively constructed. My analysis shows that, by learning to control their bodies, voices and speech, nineteenth-century women readers internalised the model presented in advice literature in order to become desirable to men of a good social position (Armstrong 2014).

Place of publishing:

Kielce

Physical description:

S. 59-83

ISSN:

2299-5900

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Date issued:

2021

Identifier:

oai:bibliotekacyfrowa.ujk.edu.pl:7993 ; doi:10.25951/4844

Language:

angielski

Is part of:

Token : A Journal of English Linguistics

Has part:

vol. 12/2021

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tekst

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application/pdf

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Feb 14, 2023

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Feb 13, 2023

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https://bibliotekacyfrowa.ujk.edu.pl/publication/4844

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