The Construction of Gender: An Introduction.
Nineteenth-Century Prose 1999, Fall, 26, 2
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Gender issues are important for understanding many works of nineteenth-century nonfiction prose. More important than conditions of race and class, gender relations in Victorian texts are battlegrounds of power. The ground of gender relations is highly contended. The construction of gender is open to interpretation and definition by twentieth-century readers and in classroom discussions. How men and women ought to and actually do behave are always difficult matters to resolve. Many nineteenth-century writers of prose offered opinions on these matters in their writings. A few general questions concerning gender issues and the reading and teaching of Victorian nonfiction prose come to mind:
- 2,99 €
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: 22 September 1999
- Publisher: Nineteenth-Century Prose
- Print Length: 12 Pages
- Language: English