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

Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan, (electronic book)

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Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing
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Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing
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Wendy Gan
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Women, privacy and modernity in early 20th-century British writing
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Language
eng
Summary
Privacy is not often thought of as a marker of modernity but a look at British women's writing 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-centred 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 practice. Looking at representations of women's privacy (or lack of it) and exploring the various spaces that women deploy for privacy allows us to see the ambivalences of modernity for women
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Gan, Wendy
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index present
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essays
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women in literature
  • Privacy in literature
  • Home in literature
  • Space in literature
  • Women
  • Modernism (Literature)
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Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan, (electronic book)
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Publication
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Originally published in: 2009
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
192 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230232716
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown
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remote
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Requires Adobe Reader
Label
Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing, Wendy Gan, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2009
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 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 -- Conclusion -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
192 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230232716
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Requires Adobe Reader

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