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Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Lena Wånggren


This book examines late nineteenth-century feminism in relation to technologies of the time, marking the crucial role of technology in social and literary struggles for equality. The New Woman, the fin de siècle cultural archetype of early feminism, became the focal figure for key nineteenth-century debates concerning issues such as gender and sexuality, evolution and degeneration, science, empire and modernity. While the New Woman is located in the debates concerning the ‘crisis in gender’ or ‘sexual anarchy’ of the time, the period also saw an upsurge of new technologies of communication, tr ... More

Keywords: New Woman, Gender, Technology, Feminism, Fin de siècle, Grant Allen, Typewriter, Bicycle, Medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474416269
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lena Wånggren, author