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Health and nature in the 19th century Australian women's popular press


Stratford, E, Health and nature in the 19th century Australian women's popular press, Health and Place, 4, (2) pp. 101-112. ISSN 1353-8292 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1353-8292(98)00003-3


This paper asks how health and nature are represented in the Australian women's press during the late nineteenth century. A time of significant social change during which women, and sympathetic male colleagues, challenged traditional roles as pathological creatures of the domestic sphere, this period is explored through the writing of women working for popular magazines. As women captured, transformed and redeployed stereotypical views of them as essentially and naturally ill, they consolidated their push into the public realm, while also convincing themselves and others of their vital place in the private sphere, but as capable, well and fit creators of people and of a nation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Social and Cultural Geography
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:13751
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2016-11-28

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