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Working girls : fiction, sexuality, and modernity

Author: Katherine Mullin
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity investigates the significance of a new form of sexual identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Young women of the lower-middle and working classes were increasingly abandoning domestic service in favour of occupations of contested propriety. They inspired both moral unease and erotic fascination. Working Girls considers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Mullin
ISBN: 0198724845 9780198724841
OCLC Number: 952134449
Description: 262 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm
Contents: PART I: TYPISTS AND TELEGRAPHISTS; PART II: SHOP-GIRLS; PART III: BARMAIDS
Responsibility: Katherine Mullin.

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Working Girls offers a cultural and literary history of telegraphists, typists, shop-girls, and barmaids. It argues that these occupations helped to shape a distinctively new identity for emancipated  Read more...

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the coverage of Working Girls is extensive and Mullins book is both erudite and enjoyable to read. * Deborah Wynne, Review of English Studies * In exploring the diverse tensions surrounding an Read more...

 
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