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Women, Privacy and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century British Writing.

By: Gan, Wendy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009Description: 1 online resource (193 p.).ISBN: 9780230232716.Subject(s): English literature - 20th century - History and criticism | English literature - Women authors - History and criticism | English literature --20th century --History and criticism | English literature --Women authors --History and criticism | Home in literature | Home in literature | Modernism (Literature) - Great Britain | Modernism (Literature) --Great Britain | Privacy in literature | Privacy in literature | Space in literature | Space in literature | Women - Identity | Women --Identity | Women in literature | Women in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women, Privacy and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century British WritingDDC classification: 810.9/9287 | 810.99287 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Reconfiguring Domestic Space for Female Privacy: the Garden, the Study and the Room; 2 Public Privacy: Women, the City and the Car; 3 Privileging Privacy: the Pre-Modern Role Models of the Witch and the Primitive; 4 'We Have Gone Recreation-mad': Leisure, Privacy and Modern Domestic Identity; 5 The Loss of a Private World: Women, Privacy and Novels of Adultery; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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. This book examines the female pursuit of privacy, particularly of the spatial kind, as women began to claim privacy as an entitlement of the modern, middle-class woman.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Reconfiguring Domestic Space for Female Privacy: the Garden, the Study and the Room; 2 Public Privacy: Women, the City and the Car; 3 Privileging Privacy: the Pre-Modern Role Models of the Witch and the Primitive; 4 'We Have Gone Recreation-mad': Leisure, Privacy and Modern Domestic Identity; 5 The Loss of a Private World: Women, Privacy and Novels of Adultery; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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. This book examines the female pursuit of privacy, particularly of the spatial kind, as women began to claim privacy as an entitlement of the modern, middle-class woman.

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WENDY GAN is Associate Professor at the School of English, University of Hong Kong.

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