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Streetwalking the Metropolis


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Mythologies of Modernity
Woman of the Crowd
The New Woman and the Wandering Jew
On the Margins of the City
The Cosmopolitan and the Rag-picker
Wandering the London Wasteland
Re-envisioning the Urban Walker

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Named as Outstanding Academic Book of 2001 by Choice

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Lecturer in English Literature, University of Birmingham


This book makes a fascinating contribution to work on modernity and female urban experience, particularly in its examination of the correlations between the authors' own experiences of metropolitan and cosmopolitan life and the 'feminist revisioning' of the city their writing sought to achieve. Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory A theoretically rigorous and intellectually demanding study ... makes an important contribution to ongoing debates about female urbanism and women's representations of the city ... detailed and original readings of the text. Years Work in Critical Cultural Theory The immense scope of Parson's study proves beyond a doubt that the figure of the flaneuse is not only imaginable, but quite easy to spot in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. Nineteenth-Century French Studies Streetwalking the Metropolis is a convincing and assured performance. Sean Matthews, Times Higher Education Supplement The book will find a readership not only among specialists across the relevant disciplines, but also among students and general readers eager to explore alternatives to the traditional Pound-Eliot-Joyce axis: that OUP has published both hard and paperback editions testifies to this broad appeal. Sean Matthews, Times Higher Education Supplement This is a fascinating, meticulous, needling book ... Her view of the history of twentieth-century feminist writing is positive and forward-looking ... compelling book. Sue Roe, Times Literary Supplement

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