Victorian - context

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  • Victorian (1830 - 1901)
    • Science
      • Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species
      • understanding of the universe has been undermined
      • mourning the loss of religion
    • Industrial society
      • completed shift from rural to urban
      • expansion and consumption - resource rich due to colonialism
        • by the end of Victoria's reign, 1/4 of people on the globe were her subjects
      • rise of the cities
        • rural areas migrated to cities, leading to mass poverty and poor life expectancy
        • class became very important
          • middle class, trademen become very profitable
          • led to a Victorian underbelly - prositution
    • Political Reform
      • Men (rich): 1832
      • W/C men: 1867
    • Gender
      • Men:
        • public spheres, intellect, domiance
      • Women:
        • private sphere, domesticity, the "Woman" question, 'Angel in the house', corporiality
          • by end of Victoria's reign, women could attend 12 unis
  • Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901)

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