The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics and Culture,
co-sponsored with the University of Illinois at Chicago,
Roosevelt University, and
Northwestern University present:
Cheryl Ganz, University of Illinois, Chicago
April 6, 2001, 3:30-5
"'Whoever picked her knew his woman': Gender Politics at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair"
Unlike many earlier international expositions, the Chicago World Fair in 1933 did not include a separate woman's building. This paper explores how the reliance of the organizers of "A Centruy of Progress" on corporate, engineering, and military models led them to highlight women's achievements in other ways. In addition, it demonstrates how some women subverted the fair organizers' designs by creating their own distinctive social space and collective identity.
Cheryl Ganz will present a work in progress which we will pre-circulate to those who plan to attend the session. To request a copy of the seminar paper, email Rebekah Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 255-3524. Paper will be distributed by e-mail unless otherwise requested.
Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend.
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