La mujer en los dicursos de género: textos y contextos en el siglo XIX
By Catherine Jagoe, Alda Blanco, Cristina Enriquez de Salamanca. Barcelona: Icaria, 1998.
This book, which is written in Spanish, is a ground-breaking collection of influential and hard-to-find 19th-century documents about women in various major fields: The Angel in the House, Law, Medicine, Education, and Feminism, together with essays surveying each of those fields. Prior to the publication of this book, these documents were only available in archives in Spain.
Catherine Jagoe’s contributions cover Medicine, Education, and the Angel in the House. She revisits her earlier views on domestic ideology in Ambiguous Angels, pointing to medical texts that reveal a vision of women’s sexuality that contradicts the image of wives and mothers as domestic angels.