Sexual anarchy: gender and culture at the fin de siècle

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Penguin Books, 1991 - History - 242 pages
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Review: Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

User Review  - Macie - Goodreads

Outstanding comparison of fear-based sexual repression/oppression in fin de siecle and contemporary culture. At times it resembles a readable version of Faludi's Backlash. The book is nearly 20 years ... Read full review

Review: Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

Absolutely loved this book! The title is a bit odd, but it's about the end of the 19th century and the struggle between men and women writers. I would recommend it to anyone! Read full review

Contents

Odd Women
19
New Women
39
Queen George
59
King Romance
79
Dr Jekylls Closet
118
The Womans Case
139
Syphilis and AIDS
188
Notes 209
226
Index
235
Copyright

About the author (1991)

In 1977, Showalter published A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing. It was one of the most influential works in feminist criticism, as it sought to establish a distinctive tradition for women writers. In later essays, Showalter helped to develop a clearly articulated feminist theory with two major branches: the special study of works by women and the study of all literature from a feminist perspective. In all of her recent writing, Showalter has sought to illuminate a "cultural model of female writing," distinguishable from male models and theories. Her role as editor bringing together key contemporary feminist criticism has been extremely influential on modern literary study.