Nobody's Angels

Elizabeth Langland


Nobody's Angels

Nobody's Angels

  • Title: Nobody's Angels
  • Author: Elizabeth Langland
  • ISBN: 9780801482205
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback



Victoria s accession to the throne in 1837 coincided with the birth of a now notorious gender stereotype the Angel in the House Comparing the position of real women from the Queen of England to middle class housewives with their status as household angels, Elizabeth Langland explores a complex image of femininity in Victorian culture.Langland offers provocative readiVictoria s accession to the throne in 1837 coincided with the birth of a now notorious gender stereotype the Angel in the House Comparing the position of real women from the Queen of England to middle class housewives with their status as household angels, Elizabeth Langland explores a complex image of femininity in Victorian culture.Langland offers provocative readings of nineteenth century fiction as well as a rare glimpse into etiquette guides, home management manuals, and cookbooks She traces the implications of a profound contradiction although the home was popularly depicted as a private moral haven, running the middle class household which included at least one servant was in fact an exercise in class management Drawing on the work of Foucault, Benjamin, and Bourdieu, and of recent feminist theorists, Langland considers novels by Dickens, Gaskell, Oliphant and Eliot, as well as the memoirs of Hannah Cullwick, a former domestic servant who married a middle class man.Langland discovers that the middle class wife assumed a complex and important function than has previously been recognized With her substantial power veiled in myth, the Victorian angel mastered skills that enabled her to support a rigid class system at the same time, however, her achievements unobtrusively set the stage for a feminist revolution Nobody s Angels reconstructs a disturbing picture of social change that depended as much on protecting class inequity as on promoting gender equality.


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Points for research:"The Victorian home became a physical theater for staging one's social status, and architecture in the nineteenth century changed in response. Elaborate sign systems such as etiquette, dress, and architecture reveal how Victorians bifurcated male and female;" (Langland 41)."the feminine icon of the Angel in the House is also a middle class ideal built explicitly on a class system of difference where political and economic differences were rewritten as differences of nature" ( [...]


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