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作者 Gan, Wendy
書名 Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing [electronic resource] / Wendy Gan
出版項 Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
國際標準書號 9780230232716 (electronic bk.)
023023271X (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (ix, 182 p.)
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-180) and index
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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
Privacy is not often thought of as a marker of modernity but a look at British women₂s 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 one₂s 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 women₂s 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
鏈接 Print version: Gan, Wendy. Women, privacy and modernity in early twentieth-century British writing. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 9780230535855 (DLC) 2008034845 (OCoLC)243602059
主題 English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Women in literature
Privacy in literature
Home in literature
Space in literature
Women -- Identity
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain
Electronic books. local
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