The Invisible Flâneuse. Women and the Literature of Modernity

@article{Wolff1985TheIF,
  title={The Invisible Fl{\^a}neuse. Women and the Literature of Modernity},
  author={Janet L. Wolff},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  year={1985},
  volume={2},
  pages={37 - 46}
}
  • J. Wolff
  • Published 1 November 1985
  • History
  • Theory, Culture & Society
The literature of modernity, describing the fleeting, anonymous, ephemeral encounters of life in the metropolis, mainly accounts for the experiences of men. It ignores the concomitant separation of public and private spheres from the mid-nineteenth century, and the increasing segregation of the sexes around that separation. The influential writings of Baudelaire, Simmel, Benjamin and, more recently, Richard Sennett and Marshall Berman, by equating the modern with the public, thus fail to… 
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