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Introduction

Liz Conor

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The modern era has again and again been defined not only by innovative ideas, technologies, and modes of production but by the velocity of their circulation and exchange. The ethos of modernity has been characterized as voluble, skittish...

Public and Private

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In 1997 renowned French feminist historian Michelle Perrot published Femmes publiques, the title being a deliberate play on words.Michelle Perrot, Femmes publiques, interviews with Jean Lebrun (Paris: Textuel, 1997). In French, femme...

Artistic Representation

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In this chapter, I explore how artistic representations of women reflect the cinematic framework that undergirds much of our visual culture of the twentieth century. In describing this visual apparatus as cinematic, I refer to the ways...

Power

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...This chapter will focus on European women’s engagement in politics in the period after 1920 and their attempts, both individually and collectively, to bring about changes in women’s social, political, and economic position. It will ask how...

The Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Australian nation was “born modern.”This phrase is borrowed from Susan Magarey who has used it to describe the Australian Woman Movement of the late nineteenth century, which she argues was “not only born modern but a force...

Religion and Popular Beliefs

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The twentieth century was thought of, for a time, as an increasingly secular century. Claims that “God Is Dead” signaled the belief that Western society was becoming increasingly indifferent towards religion.There is a “death of God...

Education and Work

Deborah Simonton

Deborah Simonton is Associate Professor Emerita of British History at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, and Visiting Professor at the University of Turku, Finland. She was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Utah State University, USA. She is the author of A History of European Women’s Work (1998), leads the Network Gender in the European Town, and has co-edited a number of publications on gender and towns. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The extent to which education, training, and the workplace became inextricably linked marked a significant cultural shift in modern women’s experience. This had not been the case until primary education became increasingly compulsory from...

Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...During the twentieth century, major changes in health and medicine took place, including public health measures such as clean water and sanitation, drugs to counter infectious diseases, and remarkable advances in the medical sciences...

Bodies and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Betty Dodson, Liberating Masturbation: A Meditation on Self-Love (published by the author, 1974).An orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm.American sex activist Betty Dodson’s characteristically pithy description of orgasm is especially...