To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity

To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity

by Angela Woollacott
     
 

Between 1870 and 1940, tens of thousands of Australian women were drawn to London, their imperial metropolis and the center of the publishing, art, musical, theatrical, and educational worlds. Even more Australian women than men made the pilgrimage "home," seeking opportunities beyond those available to them in the Australian colonies or dominion. In

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Overview

Between 1870 and 1940, tens of thousands of Australian women were drawn to London, their imperial metropolis and the center of the publishing, art, musical, theatrical, and educational worlds. Even more Australian women than men made the pilgrimage "home," seeking opportunities beyond those available to them in the Australian colonies or dominion. In tracing the experiences of these women, this volume reveals hitherto unexamined connections between whiteness, colonial status, gender, and modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195147193
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Australian Women's Voyages "Home": White Colonialness, Privilege, and Modernity19
2Inhabiting the Metropolis: Gendered Space and Colonialism47
3Colonizing London: Australian Women's Neighborhoods, Networks, and Associations73
4Contesting (Colonial) Men's Imperial Power: Australian Women's Metropolitan Activism and Commonwealth Feminism105
5Metropolis as Crucible: Constructing Colonial, Imperial, and National Identities139
6Modernity, Women's Bodies, Women's Lives181
Conclusion207
Notes223
Bibliography265
Index283

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