Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Whartons New York Maureen E. Montgomery

ISBN: 9780415905664

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Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Whartons New York  by  Maureen  E. Montgomery

Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Whartons New York by Maureen E. Montgomery
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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 theMoreDisplaying 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 Yorks 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 womens history to overlook women whose class affiliations have put them in a position of power.



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