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2 Women in the 19 th century - placing a story in context

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4 The Cult of Domesticity WHEN? The 19 th century

5 The Cult of Domesticity WHEN? The 19 th century WHAT? An ideal of the “true woman” - submissive and pure - wife and mother - religious - fragile (weak)

6 The Cult of Domesticity WHEN? The 19 th century WHAT? An ideal of the “true woman” - submissive and pure - wife and mother - religious - fragile (weak) WHO? Upper- and middle class women

7 The Cult of Domesticity WHERE?

8 The Cult of Domesticity WHERE? THE HOME!

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10 The ideal woman - Fragile (weak) - With a thin waist (corsets) - She had to be protected, sheltered - Many cases of nervousness and mental problems

11 AND HYSTERIA!

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13 What about the working class women? Many (especially immigrant) women began working in factories during the industrialisation

14 What about the working class women? Many (especially immigrant) women began working in factories during the industrialisation Many African American women worked as domestic servants

15 What about the working class women? Many (especially immigrant) women began working in factories during the industrialisation Many African American women worked as domestic servants Less social control

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17 But some of these ladies wanted more... Reform work - anti slavery - prohibition (anti alcohol) - helping poor, children, the needy

18 But some of these ladies wanted more... Reform work - anti slavery - prohibition (anti alcohol) - helping poor, children, the needy Women Suffrage (women's vote) - right to their own bodies - right to own property - right to divorce

19 And one of these women was no other than our good friend, the author of The Yellow Wallpaper...

20 Charlotte Perkins Gilman ( )

21 BRIEF SOURCE CRITICISM Undervisningen i kursen ska behandla följande centrala innehåll: “Strategier för källkritiskt förhållningssätt när man lyssnar till och läser framställningar från olika källor och i olika medier.”

22 Source criticism - strategies Look at: Who is behind this source? When and where was it created? Is it objective? Is there a tendency? Is it depending on other sources? Are there other independent sources saying the same thing? Did the creator remove something? (selection)


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