Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood

Health and Girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920

Authors: Marland, H.

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This first major study of girls' health in modern Britain explores how debates and advice on healthy girlhood shaped ideas about the lives of young women from the 1870s to the 1920s, as theories concerning the biological limitations of female adolescence were challenged and girls moved into new arenas in the workplace, sport and recreation.

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Hilary Marland is Professor of History in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, UK. She is author of Medicine and Society in Wakefield and Huddersfield, 1780-1870 and Dangerous Motherhood: Insanity and Childbirth in Victorian Britain.

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"Hilary Marland's latest book provides excellent evidence that it is time to return to the turn of the twentieth century with a fresh eye, particularly when it comes to the history of bodies, and especially women's and exercising bodies. Marland makes a convincing case that the decades around 1900 saw the creation of a new cultural category of girlhood, which was in large part defined by notions of health and vigour, of mind as well as body." - Vanessa Heggie, Social History of Medicine

"Health and Girlhood in Britain is a thoroughly researched, well-written contribution to an increasingly multidisciplinary scholarship. Depending on and adding to the histories of medicine, public health, education, women, and children, it adds new dimensions to the discussion of modernization." - Lucinda M. McCray, Journal of British Studies


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health and Girlhood in Britain, 1874-1920
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32814-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137328144
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32813-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46037-3
Series ISSN
2634-6532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 270
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