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Mary Augusta Ward's "perfect economist" and the logic of anti-suffragism

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This article exposes the engagement of Mary Augusta Ward's Marcella (1894) with the emergent academic discipline of economics, drawing connections between Ward's influential novel and texts by the economic thinkers John Ruskin, Beatrice Webb, and Alfred Marshall. Marcella, I contend, represents gendered forms of economic knowledge, and this representation expresses the often misunderstood "difference feminism" that informs both Ward's anti-suffrage stance and her advocacy for women's educatio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
ELH Journal website
Volume:
82
Issue:
4
Pages:
1213-1238
Publication date:
2015-12-07
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EISSN:
1080-6547
ISSN:
0013-8304
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:9812
Deposit date:
2015-01-28

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