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Tolstokorova Alissa Valeryevna
PhD in Philology, Associate Professor,
Independent scholar,
Kyiv, Ukraine

The Protest of Turtles Against Hares of Progress:
La Flâneuse As a «New Urban Woman» in the Context of Femalе Spatial Emancipation in the Age of Modernity

Abstract. The article sets off to study the phenomenon of la flâneuse as a «new woman» and a gendered symbol of Modernity. The author investigates it viewed in the process of the women’s acquiring the right to spatial emancipation in the context of development of female urban culture in the age of Modernity.

Key words: la flâneuse, new woman, Modernity, female spatial emancipation, female urban culture.

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