"Dawnings"

Title"Dawnings"
Year for Search1999
AuthorsCurtis, Zelda (1923-2012)
Secondary AuthorsCole, Charlotte, and Windrath, Helen
Secondary TitleThe Female Odyssey: Visions for the 21st Century
Pagination99-104
Date Published1999
PublisherThe Women's Press
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Egalitarian eutopia set in the U. K. in 2010 seen from the perspective of an old woman who had gone through the transition. The protagonist describes her flat in a collectively owned and managed building with a large communal space and a computer room. Adjacent buildings have different amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, art studio, music room, or meeting room. Clinic on site as is a nursery and crèche. Employment is arranged so that “no one has to work more than a three-day shift for a wage sufficient for their needs” (102). Equal pay for all. Cheap public transport. 

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Author Note

The female author (1923-2012) became a feminist activist emphasizing the needs of the elderly.

Full Text

1999 Curtis, Zelda (1923-2012). “Dawnings.” The Female Odyssey: Visions for the 21st Century. Ed. Charlotte Cole and Helen Windrath (London: The Women’s Press, 1999), 99-104. MoU-C, PSt

Egalitarian eutopia set in the U. K. in 2010 seen from the perspective of an old woman who had gone through the transition. The protagonist describes her flat in a collectively owned and managed building with a large communal space and a computer room. Adjacent buildings have different amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, art studio, music room, or meeting room. Clinic on site as is a nursery and crèche. Employment is arranged so that “no one has to work more than a three-day shift for a wage sufficient for their needs” (102). Equal pay for all. Cheap public transport. The female author became a feminist activist emphasizing the needs of the elderly.