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Women and Work
An Essay Treating on the Relation to Health and Physical Development, of the Higher Education of Girls, and the Intellectual or More Systematised Effort of Women

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108021760

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  • Emily Pfeiffer (1827–1890) was a British poet, writer and feminist. Best known for her poetry and sonnets, Pfeiffer also published essays and articles for numerous publications addressing the status of women in contemporary society. This volume, first published in 1888, contains Pfeiffer's analysis of social attitudes towards higher education and professional work for women. She explores in detail the social attitudes which discouraged women from attempting higher education, and describes and refutes contemporary medical opinions concerning the supposed dangers to health women faced in pursuit of it. She also presents an economic argument advocating the entry of women both to higher education and to professional employment. This volume provides a valuable analysis of contemporary attitudes to women's education during a period when the beginnings of change were accompanied by much controversy. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=pfeiem

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108021760
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
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    1. The sentimental difficulty considered
    2. In which the economic problem is examined
    3. Physiological - medical evidence adverse to advanced education for women
    4. Medical testimony and statistical evidence favourable to the advanced education of women
    5. Wherein are given the opinions of leading educationists as to the effect of the movement, with further statistics
    6. In which the case of women in their new relation to work is finally resumed
    Appendix.

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    Emily Pfeiffer

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