Ladies of labor, girls of adventure : working women, popular culture, and labor politics at the turn of the century
Enstad explores the complex relationship between consumer culture and political activism for late nineteenth- and twentieth-century working women. While consumerism did not make women into radicals, it helped shape their culture and their identities as both workers and political actors.
Print Book, English, cop. 1999
Columbia University Press, New York, cop. 1999
XII, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
9780231111027, 9780231111034, 0231111029, 0231111037
1. Cheap Dresses and Dime Novels: The First Commodities for Working Women 2. Ladies of Labor: Fashion, Fiction, and Working Womens Culture 3. Fashioning Political Subjectivities: The 1909 Shirtwaist Strike and the Rational Girl Striker 4. Ladies and Orphans: Women Invent Themselves as Strikers in 1909 5. Movie-Struck Girls: Motion Pictures and Consumer Subjectivities