Claiming the Bicycle: Women, Rhetoric, and Technology in by Sarah Hallenbeck

By Sarah Hallenbeck

Although the impression of the bicycle craze of the past due 19th century on women’s lives has been good documented, infrequently have writers thought of the position of women’s rhetorical organisation within the transformation of bicycle tradition and the bicycle itself. In Claiming the Bicycle, Sarah Hallenbeck argues that via their collective rhetorical actions, girls who have been broadly dispersed in area, style, and goal negotiated what have been thought of socially applicable makes use of of the bicycle, destabilizing cultural assumptions approximately femininity and gender differences.


Hallenbeck describes the masculine tradition of the “Ordinary” bicycle of the Eighties and the methods girls helped result in alterations during this tradition; asserts that ladies contributed to bicycle layout, aiding to provide the extra gender-neutral “Safety” bicycle in line with discourse approximately their wishes; and analyzes girls writers’ makes use of of the hot venue of renowned magazines to form a “bicycle lady” ethos that brought on new identities for ladies. the writer considers not just how technical records written via girls bicyclists inspired new riders to appreciate their job as reworking gender definitions but in addition how ladies used bicycling as a rhetorical source to steer clinical discourse approximately their bodies.


Making an important contribution to reports of feminist rhetorical historiography, rhetorical organisation, and technical verbal exchange, Claiming the Bicycle asserts the software of a dispensed version of rhetorical service provider and bills for the efforts of broadly dispersed actors to harness expertise in selling social change. 

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