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"Sawaya's treatment of the dynamic relationship between discourses of domesticity and professionalism during the early decades of the twentieth century makes a strong contribution to debates about gender, race, and work."—Alice Gambrell, University of Southern California



"This stimulating study focuses on ways in which women who understood themselves as 'professionals' in the years between the final decades of the nineteenth century and the 1940s used the values of their feminine 'past'—sometimes identified as 'the cult of domesticity'—to highlight and criticize contradictions in modern professionalism."—Choice

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Francesca J. Sawaya teaches English at the University of Oklahoma.
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