The Resource Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan

Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan

Label
Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing
Title
Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Gan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Privacy is not often thought of as a marker of modernity but a look at British women's writings of the early twentieth century suggests that it should be so. For women, access to privacy, especially spatial privacy, has often been limited but with an increased awareness of the politics of space and the importance of a room of one's own, privacy, long considered a male preserve, was slowly becoming seen as a privilege that a modern and middle-class woman was entitled to. This appropriation of anti-social privacy was a rebellion against conventional, other-centered femininity and emancipatory in its modernity. But even as women were growing aware of their new desire for privacy, privacy was nonetheless awkward for women to practise. Looking at representations of women's privacy (or lack of it) and exploring the various spaces that women deploy for privacy allow us to see the ambivalences of modernity for women."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR116
LC item number
.G36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-180) and index
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  • net
Contents
Reconfiguring domestic space for female privacy : the garden, the study and the room -- Public privacy : women, the city and the car -- Privileging privacy : the pre-modern role models of the witch and the primitive -- 'We have gone recreation mad' : leisure, privacy and modern domestic identity -- The loss of a private world : women, privacy and novels of adultery
Control code
000043310739
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 182 p.
Isbn
9780230535855
Lccn
2008034845
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.b24531522
System control number
(OCoLC)243602059

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