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Travelling in different skins : gender identity in European women's oriental travelogues, 1850-1950

Author: Dúnlaith Bird
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
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Dúnlaith Bird argues that vagabondage - a physical and textual elaboration of gender identity in motion - emerges as a totemic concept in European women's travel writing from 1850. For Olympe Audouard, Isabella Bird, Isabelle Eberhardt, and Freya Stark vagabondage is a means of extending the parameters by which 'women' are defined.
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Bird, Dúnlaith.
Travelling in different skins.
2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dúnlaith Bird
ISBN: 9780199949984 0199949980
OCLC Number: 939847215
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: Travelling in Different Skins ; 2. Walk Like a Man: Vagabondage and Gender Construction ; 3. Performance in Motion: Gender Identity, Performativity and Travel Writing ; 4. The Inky Body: Writing Corporeality ; 5. Bearded Queens and Amazons: Cross-dressing, Disguise and Deception ; 6. Selling the Skirt: Women's Travel Writing and the Literary Market ; 7. Skirting the Issue: Intelligibility and Recognition ; 8. A Woman's Place: Spatial Dynamics of the Orient ; Conclusion: Casting Skins ; Appendix ; Bibliography: Bound in Different Skins
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Responsibility: Dúnlaith Bird.
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a fascinating exploration of how some women in the past constructed their gender in ways that still echo today. * June Purvis, Times Higher Education Supplement *

 
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