Reading the Irishwoman: Case Studies in Cultural Encounters and Exchange: 1714-1960 (BOK)

Bernadette Whelan, Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'Dowd

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The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irishwomen's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it analyses reading and popular and consumer culture as sites of negotiation of gender roles. It traces how the circulation of ideas, fantasies and aspirations which have shaped women's lives in actuality and in imagination and argues that there were many different ways of being a woman. Attention to women's cultural consumption and production shows that one individual may in one day identify with representations of heroines of romantic fiction, patriots, philanthropists, literary ladies, film stars, career women, popular singers, advertising models and foreign missionaries. The processes of cultural consumption, production and exchange provide evidence of women's agency, aspirations and activities within and far beyond the domestic sphere.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Bernadette Whelan, Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'Dowd
Forlag
Liverpool University Press
ISBN 9781846318924
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,3cm
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Gender studies: women

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