Contributors are TJ Boisseau, Anne Clendinning, Lisa K. Langlois, Abigail M. Markwyn, Sarah J. Moore, Isabel Morais, Mary Pepchinski, Elisabeth Israels Perry, Andrea G. Radke-Moss, Alison Rowley, and Anne Wohlcke.
Interrogating the gendered nature of world's fairs throughout history
TJ Boisseau is an associate professor of gender and cultural history at The University of Akron and the author of White Queen: May French-Sheldon and the Imperial Origins of American Feminist Identity.Abigail M. Markwyn is an assistant professor of history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
"Gendering the Fair makes a signal contribution to our understanding of world's fairs, gender, and modernization. The essays force a rethinking not only of world's fairs but also of the often-contested and always interesting relationships among gender, nationality, and the formation of feminine and masculine identity." Candy Gunther Brown, author of The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America "Reading Boyishly exemplifies the kind of aesthetic-critical writing for which Marina Warner has invented the intriguing label 'new hedonist', a term that she struck on in a TLS review of Mavor's first book, and that Mavor quotes in the first sentence of her newest book as a jumping-off point." - Jonah Corne, Modern Cultures, Vol 7, No. 1 2012