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Little Women v Treasure Island: How Ideals of Boys and Girls are Constructed.

In the nineteenth century Alcott and Stevenson created their respective novels Little Women (1868-9) and Treasure Island (1883). Both convey explicit and implicit ideologies concerning gender construction. In the late 19th century ‘domestic novels’ incorporating emphasis on home, character and … Continue reading

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The ‘Male Judith’, ‘Penis Envy’ and the Male Gaze.

All imagery contains meaning. It may also be encoded with ideological messages. When considering female representation in the West over many centuries, certain expectations and ideals of womanhood are certainly imparted. In the West women have largely been excluded from … Continue reading

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