Beyond the Reproductive Body: Politics of Women's Health & Work in Early Victorian England

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Appealing to audiences interested in the histories of medicine, women, gender, labor, and social policy, Beyond the Reproductive Body examines women's health in relation to work in early Victorian England. Government officials and reformers investigating the laboring population became convinced that the female body would be ruined by gainful employment, making women incapable of reproducing a healthy labor force. Women's work was thus framed as a public health "problem." Poor women were caught between the contradictory ...

Beyond the Reproductive Body: Politics of Women's Health & Work in Early Victorian England 2004, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814209561

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Beyond the Reproductive Body: Politics of Women's Health & Work in Early Victorian England 2004, Ohio State University Press

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