Monday, June 28, 2010

Victorian Feminism 1850-1900

by Philippa Levine

Simple but nice work on the titular theme. Clearly modest in historical amibitons, but within these it delivers an effective and easy to read work. Reading it I was most surprised but how unambivalent Levine was in arguing for the organizational trends of feminism in this era, and how she brought up only to explicitly reject arguments of a fundamental link to feminist imperialist and racist models. It’s a stance I’ve seen reversed in a lot of other scholarship, including if memory serves, some by Levine herself later in her career.

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