TITLE

The Female Body and "Sin[s] against Convention" in Elizabeth Stoddard's Daily Alta California Columns

AUTHOR(S)
Livengood, Nicole C.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Studies in American Humor;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 24, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the role of humor in 19th-century writer Elizabeth Stoddard's newspaper column in the "Daily Alta California". Particular focus is given to her depictions of the lives and bodies of white middle-class women. According to the author, Stoddard used her column to explore the implications of her gender and class status while still supporting the social norms on which her status depended. Stoddard's writings on issues related to such topics as health, fashion, domestic labor, and femininity are examined.
ACCESSION #
79199638

 

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