Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity

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Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity investigates the significance of a new form of sexual identity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Young women of the lower-middle and working classes were increasingly abandoning domestic service in favour of occupations of contested propriety. They inspired both moral unease and erotic fascination. Working Girls considers representations of four highly glamorised yet controversial types of women worker: telegraphists and typists (in newly ...

Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality, and Modernity 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198724841

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