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The New Woman

Author : Sally Ledger
ISBN : 0719040930
Genre : Literary Criticism
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By comparing fictional representations with "real" New Women in late-Victorian Britain, Sally Ledger makes a major contribution to an understanding of the "Woman Question" at the end of the century. Chapters on imperialism, socialism, sexual decadence, and metropolitan life situate the "revolting daughters" of the Victorian age in a broader cultural context than previous studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Redefining The New Woman 1920 1963

Author : Angela Howard
ISBN : 0815327145
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

The New Woman Revised

Author : Ellen Wiley Todd
ISBN : 0520074718
Genre : Art
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In the years between the world wars, Manhattan's Fourteenth Street-Union Square district became a center for commercial, cultural, and political activities, and hence a sensitive barometer of the dramatic social changes of the period. It was here that four urban realist painters--Kenneth Hayes Miller, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, and Isabel Bishop--placed their images of modern "new women." Bargain stores, cheap movie theaters, pinball arcades, and radical political organizations were the backdrop for the women shoppers, office and store workers, and consumers of mass culture portrayed by these artists. Ellen Wiley Todd deftly interprets the painters' complex images as they were refracted through the gender ideology of the period. This is a work of skillful interdisciplinary scholarship, combining recent insights from feminist art history, gender studies, and social and cultural theory. Drawing on a range of visual and verbal representations as well as biographical and critical texts, Todd balances the historical context surrounding the painters with nuanced analyses of how each artist's image of womanhood contributed to the continual redefining of the "new woman's" relationships to men, family, work, feminism, and sexuality.
Category: Art

The Liberation Of Women

Author : Qasim Amin
ISBN : 9774245679
Genre : Social Science
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Qasim Amin (1863-1908), an Egyptian lawyer, is best known for his advocacy of women's emancipation in Egypt, through a number of works including The Liberation of Women and The New Woman. In the first of these important books in 1899, he started from the premise that the liberation of women was an essential prerequisite for the liberation of Egyptian society from foreign domination, and used arguments based on Islam to call for an improvement in the status of women. In doing so, he promoted the debate on women in Egypt from a side issue to a major national concern, but he also subjected himself to severe criticism from the khedival palace, as well as from religious leaders, journalists, and writers. In response he wrote The New Woman, published in 1900, in which he defended his position and took some of his ideas further. In The New Woman, Amin relies less on arguments based on the Quran and Sayings of the Prophet, and more openly espouses a Western model of development. Although published a century ago, these two books continue to be a source of controversy and debate in the Arab world and remain key works for understanding the Arab feminist movement. The Liberation of Women and The New Woman appear here in English translation for the first time in one volume.
Category: Social Science

Married Middlebrow And Militant

Author : Teresa Mangum
ISBN : 0472109774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the life and work of this daring nineteenth-century author and women's rights advocate
Category: Literary Criticism

Transcending The New Woman

Author : Charlotte J. Rich
ISBN : 9780826266637
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Examines multiethnic women writers' responses to the ideal of the New Woman in America at the dawn of the twentieth century, opening up a world of literary texts that lend new insight, revealing how these authors articulated the contradictions of the American New Woman, and how social class, race, or ethnicity impacted women's experiences"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Literary Criticism

Alice Freeman Palmer

Author : Ruth Birgitta Anderson Bordin
ISBN : 047210392X
Genre : Social Science
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"Alice Freeman Palmer (1855-1902) was one of the most influential figures in expanding academic horizons for women in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But her importance extends beyond her role in higher education. As a woman who chose both marriage and a professional career, she confronted obstacles that challenged the new path she and other women were forging, earning herself the title "New Woman."" "In this first biography of Palmer, Ruth Bordin draws from a variety of rich and hitherto untapped sources, thoroughly illuminating not only Palmer's extraordinary life, but also a fundamental period of transition in the history of educated, middle-class women during the turn of the century." "Palmer blazed trails traditionally unavailable to women. She graduated from the University of Michigan, the first major coeducational university, and became president of Wellesley College before the age of thirty. Following that tenure, Palmer temporarily held volunteer positions, influencing women's education as a trustee of Wellesley College, an adviser to Radcliffe, Barnard, and Pembroke, and a popular lecturer on women and higher education." "She formally returned to academia in the early 1890s with her appointment as the first dean of the newly founded University of Chicago, and continued her struggle to ensure women's acceptance in education as students, faculty, and staff." "Bordin's biography of Palmer not only provides a compelling story of this unique woman's life, but vividly illustrates early attempts to solve problems that have occupied women down to the present day."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Creating The New Woman

Author : Judith N. McArthur
ISBN : 0252066790
Genre : History
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"The coming woman in politics"--Domestic revolutionaries -- Every mother's child -- Cities of women -- "I wish my mother had a vote"--"These piping times of victory" -- Conclusion : gender and public cultures
Category: History