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The Resource Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch

Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch

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Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman
Title
Having it all in the Belle Epoque
Title remainder
how French women's magazines invented the modern woman
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Mesch
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At once deeply historical and surprisingly timely, Having it All in the Belle Epoque shows how the debates that continue to captivate high-achieving women in America and Europe can be traced back to the early 1900s in France. The first two photographic magazines aimed at women, Femina and La Vie Heureuse created a female role model who could balance age-old convention with new equalities. Often referred to simply as the "modern woman," this captivating figure embodied the hopes and dreams as well as the most pressing internal conflicts of large numbers of French women during what was a period of profound change. Full of never-before-studied images of the modern French woman in action, Having it All shows how these early magazines exploited new photographic technologies, artistic currents, and literary trends to create a powerful model of French femininity, one that has exerted a lasting influence on French expression. This book introduces and explores the concept of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a product of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. Defined by its refusal of political engagement, this feminism was nevertheless preoccupied with expanding women's roles, as it worked to construct a collective fantasy of female achievement. Through an astute blend of historical research, literary criticism, and visual analysis, Mesch's study of women's magazines and the popular writers associated with them offers an original window onto a bygone era that can serve as a framework for ongoing debates about feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions
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Midwest
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Mesch, Rachel
Dewey number
054/.1082
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Women's periodicals, French
  • French literature
  • Feminist literature
  • Feminism
  • Femininity in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Femininity in art
  • Women in art
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adult
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Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11891081
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804787130
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891081
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891081
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11891081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804787130
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891081
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891081
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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