A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Liz Conor (editor)Paperback

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The dramatic changes of the 20th century propelled women into unprecedented circumstances. The entrance of women into public space, particularly through their involvement in the labor market, fundamentally changed meanings of feminine identity across the globe. Massive migration created encounters between women of different ethnicities, beliefs, and allegiances. This displacement produced an exchange of critical ideas and technologies between women across cultures, between women and the state, and between the demands of homemaking and workplaces. Women were impacted by diverse factors including urbanization, industrialization, mass-migration and communication, the intervention of the nation-state in the duties of home and child-raising, totalitarian political regimes and decolonization, eugenics and contraception, medicine, AIDS and feminism. A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age spans the 20th century with essays on changing ideas of the fetus, female orgasm, faith and forms of worship, pathology and technological intervention, the labor market, feminism and power, and challenges to the artistic canon by women of color.

About Author

Liz Conor is Research Fellow in the Dept of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s and co-editor of Double Take: Colonial Visualities.


A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age, Edited by Liz Conor Introduction The Life Cycle, Catherine Kevin, Flinders University, Australia Bodies and Sexuality, Zora Simic, University of New South Wales, Australia Religion and Popular Beliefs, Maureen Perkins, Curtin University of Technology, Australia Medicine and Disease, Mary Kleinman, Loyola University Chicago and Alice J. Dan, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Public and Private, Bronwyn Winter, University of Sydney, Australia Education and Work, Deborah Simonton,University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Power, June Hannam, University of the West of England, UK Artistic Representation, Janell Hobson, University at Albany, SUNY, USA

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  • ISBN13: 9781350009820
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781350009820
  • weight: 524
  • ISBN10: 1350009822

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