Labor pains : Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott on work and the woman question /

This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self; the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne and Alcott demonstrate that valorizing the importance of work also validates the need for gender equality.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Maibor, Carolyn R., 1969-
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series:Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Table of Contents:
  • The Working Self: Emerson's Theory of Vocation
  • Democratic Genius
  • The Division of Labor
  • Thoreau on the Division of Labor
  • The Value of Work
  • The Individual and Society
  • Working Girls: Emerson on Female Self-Reliance and Vocation
  • The Work of the Dark Lady: Hawthorne on Vocation and Women
  • Hawthorne and the Service of Work
  • Hester Prynne
  • Zenobia
  • Little Women and Working Girls: Louisa May Alcott on Women and Work
  • The Civil War
  • Meaningful Work and Meaningful Lives
  • Finding One's Job and Finding Oneself
  • Independence.