'Elated, Exhilarated and Emancipated': Representations of Women's Motorcycle Riding in the Motorcycling Media, 1903-1914

Sallie Mcnamara, Rosey Whorlow

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Abstract

This chapter brings together two aspects of what social researchers referred to as a 'national urge for leisure' in the late Victorian and Edwardian period:motorcycling and magazines. It argues that motorcycling magazines served as prisms for an exploration of the boundaries of acceptable femininity in the pre-World War I era.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and the Media
Subtitle of host publicationFeminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present
EditorsMaggie Andrews, Sallie McNamara
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter1
Pages15-30
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-66036-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Gender and History
PublisherRoutledge

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Mcnamara, S., & Whorlow, R. (2014). 'Elated, Exhilarated and Emancipated': Representations of Women's Motorcycle Riding in the Motorcycling Media, 1903-1914. In M. Andrews, & S. McNamara (Eds.), Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present (pp. 15-30). (Routledge Research in Gender and History). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.