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I'm not watching I'm waiting: the construction of visual codes about womens' role as spectators in the trial in nineteenth century England

Mulcahy, Linda (2014) I'm not watching I'm waiting: the construction of visual codes about womens' role as spectators in the trial in nineteenth century England. Legal Information Management, 14 (01). pp. 22-26. ISSN 1472-6696

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Abstract

Accounts of the interface between law, gender and modernity have tended to stress the many ways in which women experienced the metropolis differently from men in the nineteenth century. Considerable attention has been paid to the notion of separate spheres and to the ways in which the public realm came to be closely associated with the masculine worlds of productive labour, politics, law and public service. Much art of the period draws our attention to the symbiotic relationship between representations of gender and prevailing notions of their place. Drawing on well known depictions of women onlookers in the trial in fine art, this essay by Linda Mulcahy explores the ways in which this genre contributed to the disciplining of women in the public sphere and encouraged them to go no further than the margins of the law court.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 13:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56601/

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