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The Home By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Home by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Reprint of 1903 edition of Gilman's classic indictment of domestic life, offering a program of domestic reform that inspired women at the beginning of what became a century-long struggle.

The Home Summary

The Home: Its Work and Influence by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Home is a scathing attack on the domesticity of women in the early 20th century. Her central argument, that 'the economic independence and specialization of women is essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement' resonates in this work. Throughout, she maintains that the liberation of women-and of children and of men, for that matter-requires getting women out of the house, both practically and ideologically. AltaMira Press is proud to reprint this provocative work and introduce Charlotte Perkins Gilman to a new generation of students and feminist scholars.

The Home Reviews

What makes this book different is its temporal context. . . . I became fascinated by the description of a woman's lifeworld within a 'typical' middle-class, American home of only 100 years ago. . . . The Home: Its Work and Influence can be considered a classic in gender studies. -- Valerie Wright-St. Clair, Auckland University of technology * Journal Of Occupational Studies, Nov. 2003, Vol. 10, No. 3 *

About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prolific American writer and feminist theorist who wrote over two hundred short stories, including 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892), a stark account of a young mother's mental breakdown. Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to this Edition Part 2 I: Introductory Part 3 II: The Evolution of the Home Part 4 III: Domestic Mythology Part 5 IV: Present Conditions Part 6 V: The Home as a Workshop I: The Housewife Part 7 VI: The Home as a Workshop II: The Housemaid Part 8 VII: Home-Cooking Part 9 VIII: Domestic Art Part 10 IX: Domestic Ethics Part 11 X: Domestic Entertainment Part 12 XI: The Lady of the House Part 13 XII: The Child at Home Part 14 XIII: The Girl at Home Part 15 XIV: Home Influence on Men Part 16 XV: Home and Social Progress Part 17 XVI: Lines of Advance Part 18 XVII: Results

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The Home: Its Work and Influence by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Used - Very Good
AltaMira Press,U.S.
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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