Includes bibliographical references (pages -212) and index.
The new woman in technological modernity -- Typewriters and typists : secretarial agency at the fin de siècle -- The 'freedom machine' : the new woman and the bicycle -- Medical new women I : nurses -- Medical new women II : doctors -- Technologies of detection.
This book examines late nineteenth-century feminism in relation to technologies of the time, marking the crucial role of technology in social and literary struggles for equality.
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