Jill Bergman is the author of The Motherless Child in the Novels of Pauline Hopkins and a coeditor of Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth-Century Benevolence Literature by American Women.She is a professor emerita at the University of Montana, where she taught courses in American literature and women’s studies.The gender differences in terms of orientation towards caring and relationships forms the divergent point in self and moral achievement.
Her work on American women writers has appeared in numerous journals and collections."Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman's Place in America offers an important new set of geographical, material, and textual centers for Gilman studies, and productive, wide-ranging ways to rethink place studies.
The essays in this edited collection broaden this focus within and beyond domestic space, diversifying the range of texts for inspection, situating familiar works in new regional and interpretive lenses, expanding work on media and genre, and contextualizing the reception of their works.
Her life and work is explored by the contributors in this collection in a way no other book about her has attempted to address.” —Martha J.
Cutter, author of Lost and Found in Translation: Contemporary Ethnic American Writing and the Politics of Language Diversity "This uniformly strong collection of essays from both familiar figures and new voices will prove a valuable resource for Gilman scholars." —Cynthia J.
Additionally, this volume delineates female resistance to this conformity.
Contributors highlight how Gilman’s narrators often choose resistance over obedient captivity, breaking free of the spaces imposed upon them in order to seek or create their own habitats.
Hence, masculinity is determined by the extent of the maternal separation and femininity is determined by the extent of maternal intimacy.
The moral reasoning from female perspective shows responsibility while moral reasoning from male perspective shows individuation.
I agree with the Gilligan’s argument that there is a gender disparity in the nature of the roles in the society in terms of educational achievement, morality development, and acquirement of independence and intimacy.
Educational achievement is a major disparity in the gendered role development in the society.