Health and Girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920

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ISBN-13:
9781137328144
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
270
Autor:
H. Marland
Serie:
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This first major study of girls' health in modern Britain explores how debates and advice on healthy girlhood shaped ideas about the lives of young women from the 1870s to the 1920s, as theories concerning the biological limitations of female adolescence were challenged and girls moved into new arenas in the workplace, sport and recreation.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 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'? Bibliography Index
This first major study of girls' health in modern Britain explores how debates and advice on healthy girlhood shaped ideas about the lives of young women from the 1870s to the 1920s, as theories concerning the biological limitations of female adolescence were challenged and girls moved into new arenas in the workplace, sport and recreation.

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