Introduction

The movies, and going to the movies, were for many British women an integral part of their experience of modernity. ‘The pictures’ as both a representational media and everyday leisure activity was intertwined in the changing fabric of women’s everyday lives between the world wars. The street, the s...

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Published in: Off to the Pictures p. 1
Main Author: Lisa Stead
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Edinburgh University Press 08-04-2016
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Summary: The movies, and going to the movies, were for many British women an integral part of their experience of modernity. ‘The pictures’ as both a representational media and everyday leisure activity was intertwined in the changing fabric of women’s everyday lives between the world wars. The street, the shop, what you read, how you dressed – these things were increasingly coded for and by women through mass culture, and in no small part by cinema. Cinema intersected with changing relationships between work and play, the relationship between the sexes in public and private spaces, the movement of bodies within these
ISBN: 0748694889
9780748694884
DOI: 10.3366/j.ctt1g052j2.5