Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: With Reflections on Female Conduct, in the More Important Duties of Life - Cambridge Library Collection - Education (Paperback)Mary Wollstonecraft (author)
Paperback 170 Pages / Published: 20/03/2014
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Paving the way for modern feminist thinking, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) dared to challenge traditional eighteenth-century attitudes towards women. First published in 1787, this book discusses how girls can best be educated to become valuable wives and mothers. It argues that women can offer the most effective contribution to society if they are brought up to display sound morals, character and intellect, rather than superficial social graces. Wollstonecraft later developed her ideas in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (also reissued in this series), in which she attacked the educational restrictions imposed upon women. Her writings formed a cornerstone of the battle for women's rights in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prompting deeper reflection upon the role and status of women in modern society, the present work remains an instructive and provocative read for those seeking to learn about the roots of feminism in its social and historical context.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
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