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Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton's New York

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Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society.
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 7th 1998 by Routledge (first published April 6th 1998)
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Hope Tarr
Engaging social history of the role of women in NYC society from the turn of the century through the 1920s. Challenges the established assumption of a "separation of spheres" between the sexes.
This book is very interesting. It reminds me of some of today's television shows - the ones that glorify rich and famous women. I highly recommend reading it. It provides an insight of wealthy women of the early 20th century and the rules they are subjected to live by.
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