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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New York :
|Series:||Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Women > Employment > United States > History > 19th century.
Women > Education > United States > History > 19th century.
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
- 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