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dc.contributor.authorHolland, Dorothy Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-07T01:07:04Z
dc.date.available2009-10-07T01:07:04Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.otherb43842513en_US
dc.identifier.other43890682en_US
dc.identifier.otherThesis 48628en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/10213
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1999en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study I apply feminist theory and age theory to the analyze the representations of older women in nineteenth-century American plays. Reading the play scripts against contemporary sources drawn from medical treatises, advice manuals, literature, lithographs, newspapers, diaries and letters, I suggest that the convergence of sexism and ageism evident in the plays reflects an ongoing attempt to regulate female sexuality and to stabilize gender/power relations in the rapidly changing social world of mid-nineteenth-century America---a time when women's demands for legal, economic, educational, and sexual rights were beginning to gain ground.en_US
dc.format.extentiv, 235 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.rights.urien_US
dc.subject.otherTheses--Dramaen_US
dc.titleThe casting and fate of "older" women in nineteenth-century American playsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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