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Displaying Women

Displaying Women


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About the Book

Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society.

Maureen E. Montgomery argues for a reconsideration of the role of women in the bourgeois elite in turn-of-the-century America. By contrasting multiple images of women drawn from newspapers, magazines, private correspondence, etiquette manuals and the New York fiction of Edith Wharton, Henry James and others, she offers a convincing antidote to the long-standing tendency in women's history to overlook women whose class affiliations have put them in a position of power.


About the Author:

Maureen E. Montgomery is Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415905664
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Weight: 338 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415905664
  • Publisher Date: 06 Apr 1998
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 227 mm
  • No of Pages: 272
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton's New York
  • Width: 152 mm


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