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Author McMaster, Lindsey, 1972-

Title Working girls in the West [electronic resource] : representations of wage-earning women in Western Canada / Lindsey McMaster.

Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-198) and index.
Summary Annotation As the twentieth century got under way in Canada,?young wage-earning women??working girls?? embodied all that was unnerving and unnatural about modern times: the disintegration of the family, the independence of women, and the unwholesomeness of city life. Long after eastern Canada was considered settled and urbanized, the West continued to be represented as a frontier where the idea of the region as a society in the making added resonance to the idea of the working girl as social pioneer. Using an innovative interpretive approach that centres on literary representation, Lindsey McMaster heightens our understanding of a figure that fired the imagination of writers and observers.
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Subject Women employees in literature.
Women in literature.
Women employees -- Canada, Western -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- Canada, Western -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Working Girls in the West. Univ of British Columbia Pr 2008 9780774814560 (OCoLC)225876212
ISBN 9780774855808 (electronic bk.)
0774855800 (electronic bk.)