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Women, infanticide, and the press, 1822-1922 : news narratives in England and Australia

Nicolá Goc author.


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  • Title:
    Women, infanticide, and the press, 1822-1922 : news narratives in England and Australia
  • Author: Nicolá Goc author.
  • Description: Introduction -- Infanticide news in the London times: 1822-1871. Personal tragedies, public narratives: 1822-1833 -- A press campaign and the 1834 New Poor Law -- The 1860s maternal panic -- Infanticide news in the regional press: 1830-1922. Infanticide in the Van Diemen's land press -- "Bush madness" in The mercury -- "The Hinkley girl 'mother'" and The Leicester Mercury -- Conclusion.
    Goc applies Critical Discourse Analysis to infanticide news in the period 1822-1922 to reveal both the broader patterns and the particular rhetorical strategies journalists in England and Australia used to report on infanticidal women. Her study is a rich and nuanced treatment of how infanticide narratives were politicized in the press and woven into narratives about the regulation of women, medicine, the law and social welfare that ultimately affected political developments like the 1834 Poor Law.
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: London, England ; New York, New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (212 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-134-77870-8;ISBN 1-134-77863-5;ISBN 1-283-92382-3;ISBN 1-4094-0605-9
  • Subjects: Infanticide -- Press coverage -- England -- History; Infanticide -- Press coverage -- Australia -- History; Unmarried mothers -- Press coverage -- England -- History; Unmarried mothers -- Press coverage -- Australia -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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