Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear

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Price
$30.00
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.6 X 8.7 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781912685431

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About the Author
Kat Jungnickel is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department of Goldsmiths, University of London and the author of Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and Their Extraordinary Cycle Wear (Goldsmiths Press).
Reviews
The story is as extraordinary as the garments themselves.--Jacqueline Banerjee, Times Literary Supplement--

At its heart, this is a story of imagination and the freedoms we take for granted: what we wear, where we go and how we get there. It is about the strictures of gender, and the social and historical cost of resisting them. Brimming with hope, it shows us how we might refashion our realities with ignition and grit.

--Vonny Leclerc, Spectator--

This brilliant book is a wonderful insight into the inventiveness and strength of women at the vanguard of societal changes and these stories - many of which Kat has uncovered for the first time in a century - are truly inspiring.

--Laura Laker, Casquette--