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The Resource Dreamers of a new day : women who invented the twentieth century, Sheila Rowbotham

Dreamers of a new day : women who invented the twentieth century, Sheila Rowbotham

Label
Dreamers of a new day : women who invented the twentieth century
Title
Dreamers of a new day
Title remainder
women who invented the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Rowbotham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Amid the growth of globalized trade, mass production, immigration and urban slums that dominated the period from the 1880s to the onset of the First World War, an awakening was taking place among American and British women. Across the Atlantic and across political boundaries -- anarchists to liberals, feminists and non-feminists -- female pioneers shared a sense that social change was possible, and acted upon that belief. Dreamers of a New Day explores a period, from the belle époque to the roaring twenties, when women overturned social norms and assumptions as they struggled to define themselves as individuals. Forming broad coalitions and movements, they transformed the conditions of their own lives, decades before the intellectuals of the 1960s conceptualized "everyday life" as an arena for radical activity. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Sheila Rowbotham has written a groundbreaking new history examining how women came to be modern. Challenging existing conceptions of citizenship and culture, from ethical living to consumerism, sexuality to democracy, these dreamers shaped many of the issues that remain at the forefront of twenty-first-century life." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowbotham, Sheila
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN49.W6
LC item number
R69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women
  • activisme
  • activisme
Label
Dreamers of a new day : women who invented the twentieth century, Sheila Rowbotham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-294) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Adventurers in the everyday -- How to be -- The problem of sex -- 'What every girl should know' -- Motherhood -- New housework : new homes -- Consumer power -- Labour problems -- Reworking work -- Democratizing daily life : redesigning democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
464580317
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[viii], 311 p.
Isbn
9781844676132
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010280622
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)464580317
Label
Dreamers of a new day : women who invented the twentieth century, Sheila Rowbotham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-294) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Adventurers in the everyday -- How to be -- The problem of sex -- 'What every girl should know' -- Motherhood -- New housework : new homes -- Consumer power -- Labour problems -- Reworking work -- Democratizing daily life : redesigning democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
464580317
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[viii], 311 p.
Isbn
9781844676132
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010280622
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)464580317

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