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The Resource The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire, by Precious McKenzie

The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire, by Precious McKenzie

Label
The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire
Title
The right sort of woman
Title remainder
victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire
Statement of responsibility
by Precious McKenzie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rhetoric surrounding Empire, freedom, and adventure are nowhere more striking than in nineteenth-century British women's travel writing. The Right Sort of Woman charts the progression of British feminism in relationship to exploration of the Empire. Precious McKenzie introduces us to the lesser known writings of Florence Douglas Dixie, Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, and Isabel Savory, and also revisits the more widely read travel texts of Isabella Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley. Their travel writings explore the hotly debated Victorian ideologies of femininity, equality, and fitness. McKenzie contends that British women travel writers found opportunities for freedom when traveling abroad. Women travelers could participate in what were traditionally men's sports: hunting, riding, canoeing, shooting, mountaineering when far away from strict Victorian social codes of behavior. Because of their athletic pursuits while abroad, British women travelers found their health improved as did their self-reliance and self-confidence. McKenzie considers how sports shaped the British feminist movement and then became integral to the revolutionary image of the New Woman
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenzie, Precious
Dewey number
820.932082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR788.T72
LC item number
M354 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1831-1904
  • 1855-1905
  • 1862-1900
  • -1934
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bird, Isabella L.
  • Dixie, Florence
  • Kingsley, Mary Henrietta
  • Savory, Isabel
  • Le Blond, Aubrey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women travelers
  • English prose literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • Feminism & feminist theory
  • Sociology: sport & leisure
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English prose literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Women travelers
  • Great Britain
Label
The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire, by Precious McKenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-144) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; APPENDIX; WORKS CITED; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INDEX
Control code
825978067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443837088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613436818
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
343681
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825978067
Label
The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire, by Precious McKenzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-144) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CHAPTER ONE; CHAPTER TWO; CHAPTER THREE; CHAPTER FOUR; CHAPTER FIVE; CHAPTER SIX; CHAPTER SEVEN; APPENDIX; WORKS CITED; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INDEX
Control code
825978067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 150 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443837088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613436818
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
343681
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825978067

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