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The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization

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During the 1920s and 1930s, in cities from Beijing to Bombay, Tokyo to Berlin, Johannesburg to New York, the Modern Girl made her sometimes flashy, always fashionable appearance in city streets and cafes, in films, advertisements, and illustrated magazines. Modern Girls wore sexy clothes and high heels; they applied lipstick and other cosmetics. Dressed in provocative atti ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published December 24th 2008 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 2008)
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rachael gibson
Aug 18, 2010 rachael gibson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So... In my further search for books about the history of flappers, I stumbled across this big, beautifully illustrated academic text.

Covering flappers, garconnes, mogus, and the many other breeds of 'modern girl' across the globe, I was thrilled that this book was not just a history of my favourite era, but also a good ol' feminist text.

We learn about every aspect of modern girl life, in chapters roughly divided by country. From Nazi propaganda in cosmetics adverts and race relations in Sourh A
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morning Os
Mar 26, 2010 morning Os rated it really liked it
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I read some of the chapters. A useful introduction that clarifies how we should define and find the Modern Girl, and how different the phenomenon was from "westernization."
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