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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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 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 women's 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. Through an astute blend of historical research, literary criticism, and visual analysis, Mesch's study offers an original window onto a bygone era that can serve as a framework for ongoing debates about feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions."--book jacket
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mesch, Rachel
Dewey number
054/.1082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5184.W6
LC item number
M47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's periodicals, French
  • French literature
  • Feminist literature
  • Feminism
  • Femininity in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Femininity in art
  • Women in art
Label
Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Femina, La vie heureuse and the invention of the femme moderne -- Chères lectrices : Cinderella powder, poet queens and the woman reader -- Beyond the bluestocking : images of work-life balance in the Belle Epoque -- The 'oriental' authoress : Myriam Harry and Lucie Delarue-Mardrus -- The writer writes back -- A new man for the new woman? : Belle Epoque literary feminism and the French marriage plot -- Jean Lorrain's women's magazine : Emma Bovary meets celebrity culture -- A Belle Epoque media storm : Marcelle Tinayre and the Legion of Honor -- Conclusion : imagining the académicienne
Control code
ocn818953168
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804784245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022545280
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953168
Label
Having it all in the Belle Epoque : how French women's magazines invented the modern woman, Rachel Mesch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Femina, La vie heureuse and the invention of the femme moderne -- Chères lectrices : Cinderella powder, poet queens and the woman reader -- Beyond the bluestocking : images of work-life balance in the Belle Epoque -- The 'oriental' authoress : Myriam Harry and Lucie Delarue-Mardrus -- The writer writes back -- A new man for the new woman? : Belle Epoque literary feminism and the French marriage plot -- Jean Lorrain's women's magazine : Emma Bovary meets celebrity culture -- A Belle Epoque media storm : Marcelle Tinayre and the Legion of Honor -- Conclusion : imagining the académicienne
Control code
ocn818953168
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804784245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022545280
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953168

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