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The Victorian Spinster And Emerging Female Identities

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During the fin de siecle, the spinster figure played an integral role in the development of modern female identities, serving as a transitional figure between the late Victorian era and early twentieth century. Four emerging female identities are discussed in this book. The first chapter examines the connection between the spinster and the New Woman, a feminist construct that became wildly popular in the 1890s. Chapter two analyzes the way that spinsterhood was used as a punitive presence in the debate over woman's education, culminating in the assumption that female academics were no more than (future) spinsters. Chapter three argues that sexologists used the spinster figure as a template for the invert, a nineteenth century sexologi-cal term for someone with same-sex interests. The final chapter examines the spinster explorer, a figure that claimed a number of freedoms for it'self while abroad, but returned to the status quo upon returning "home." Each of these emerging female identities drew upon the spinster figure in the process of their development.



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