The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s (Routledge Research in Gender and History #34) (Hardcover)

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This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s--the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural representations and debates across several arenas including fashion, film, sports, automobility, medicine and literature. Drawing on rich empirical material, this book traces not only how the masculine modern woman reshaped the imaginary space of what women could be, do and desire, but also how this space was eventually shrunk in order to fit into an emerging vision of a family-oriented "people's home."

About the Author


Jenny Ingemarsdotter holds a PhD in the History of Science and Ideas from Uppsala University and has recently concluded a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Swedish Research Council, hosted by the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture, University of Manchester, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367110260
ISBN-10: 0367110261
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 19th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History