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dc.contributor.supervisor MacDonald, Heidi
dc.contributor.author McMurray, David
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-29T16:32:29Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-29T16:32:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/537
dc.description viii, 197 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis will argue that angling was a complex cultural phenomenon that had developed into a respectable sport for women during the Early Modern period in Britain. This heterogeneous tradition was inherited by many Victorian women who found it to be a vehicle through which they could find access to nature and where they could respectably exercise a level of authority, autonomy, and agency within the confines of a patriarchal society. That some women were conscious of these opportunities and were deliberate in their use of angling to achieve their goals while others happened upon them in a more unassuming manner, underscores how angling also functioned as a canopy of camouflage within Victorian society. In other words, though it outwardly appeared as a simple recreational activity, angling possessed the ability to function as a meta-narrative for its adherents, where the larger experiences and intentions of women became subtly intertwined, if not hidden, within the actual activity itself. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Women fishers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century en
dc.subject Fishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century en
dc.subject Fishing -- Great Britain -- Sociological aspects en
dc.subject Women fishers -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century en
dc.title 'A rod of her own' : women and angling in victorian North America en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of History en
dc.degree.level Masters


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