Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950

Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950

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Focusing on literary authors, social reformers, journalists, and anthropologists, Francesca Sawaya demonstrates how women intellectuals in early twentieth-century America combined and criticized ideas from both the Victorian "cult of domesticity" and the modern "culture of professionalism" to shape new kinds of writing and new kinds of work for themselves.

Sawaya challenges our long-standing histories of modern professional work by elucidating the multiple ways domestic… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (January 01, 2011)

Collection: Rethinking the Americas

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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