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Modern Girls Shining Stars The Skies Of Tokyo

Author : Phyllis Birnbaum
ISBN : 0231500025
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The stunning biographical portraits in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo, some adapted from essays that first appeared in The New Yorker, explore the lives of five women who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan. These five artists-two actresses, two writers, and a painter-were noted for their talents, their beauty, and their love affairs rather than for any association with politics. But through the fearlessness of their art and their private lives, they influenced the attitudes of their times and challenged the status quo. Phyllis Birnbaum presents her subjects from various perspectives, allowing them to shine forth in all of their contradictory brilliance: generous and petulant, daring and timid, prudent and foolish. There is Matsui Sumako, the actress who introduced Ibsen's Nora and Wilde's Salome to Japanese audiences but is best remembered for her ambition, obstreperous temperament and turbulent love life. We also meet Takamura Chieko, a promising but ultimately disappointed modernist painter whose descent into mental illness was immortalized in poetry by a husband who may well have been the source of her troubles. In a startling act of rebellion, the sensitive, aristocratic poet Yanagiwara Byakuren left her crude and powerful husband, eloped with her revolutionary lover, and published her request for a divorce in the newspapers. Uno Chiyo was a popular novelist who preferred to be remembered for the romantic wars she fought. Willful, shrewd, and ambitious, Uno struggled for sexual liberation and literary merit. Birnbaum concludes by exploring the life and career of Takamine Hideko, a Japanese film star who portrayed wholesome working-class heroines in hundreds of films, working with such directors as Naruse, Kinoshita, Ozu, and Kurosawa. Angry about a childhood spent working to provide for greedy relatives, Takamine nevertheless made peace with her troubled past and was rewarded for years of hard work with a brilliant career. Drawing on fictional accounts, interviews, memoirs, newspaper reports, and the creative works of her subjects, Birnbaum has created vivid, seamless narrative portraits of these five remarkable women.

Modern Girls

Author : Jennifer S. Brown
ISBN : 9780698408524
Genre : Fiction
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A dazzling debut novel set in New York City’s Jewish immigrant community in 1935... How was it that out of all the girls in the office, I was the one to find myself in this situation? This didn’t happen to nice Jewish girls. In 1935, Dottie Krasinsky is the epitome of the modern girl. A bookkeeper in Midtown Manhattan, Dottie steals kisses from her steady beau, meets her girlfriends for drinks, and eyes the latest fashions. Yet at heart, she is a dutiful daughter, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side. So when, after a single careless night, she finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man, she is desperate: unwed, unsure, and running out of options. After the birth of five children—and twenty years as a housewife—Dottie’s immigrant mother, Rose, is itching to return to the social activism she embraced as a young woman. With strikes and breadlines at home and National Socialism rising in Europe, there is much more important work to do than cooking and cleaning. So when she realizes that she, too, is pregnant, she struggles to reconcile her longings with her faith. As mother and daughter wrestle with unthinkable choices, they are forced to confront their beliefs, the changing world, and the fact that their lives will never again be the same….

Modern Girls On The Go

Author : Alisa Freedman
ISBN : 9780804785549
Genre : Social Science
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This spirited and engaging multidisciplinary volume pins its focus on the lived experiences and cultural depictions of women's mobility and labor in Japan. The theme of "modern girls" continues to offer a captivating window into the changes that women's roles have undergone during the course of the last century. Here we encounter Japanese women inhabiting the most modern of spaces, in newly created professions, moving upward and outward, claiming the public life as their own: shop girls, elevator girls, dance hall dancers, tour bus guides, airline stewardesses, international beauty queens, overseas teachers, corporate soccer players, and even female members of the Self-Defense Forces. Directly linking gender, mobility, and labor in 20th and 21st century Japan, this collection brings to life the ways in which these modern girls—historically and contemporaneously—have influenced social roles, patterns of daily life, and Japan's global image. It is an ideal guidebook for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

Modern Girls

Author : Gary S. Griffin
ISBN : 9781926760230
Genre : Kidnapping victims
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Stevie Garrett is a young business investigator looking forward to a short vacation. When Stevie's phone rings, he's told a Hollywood celebrity has been murdered and his ex-lover, model Andi Anderson, was found lying next to the dead body holding the smoking gun - and apparently he's Andi's only hope.Overwhelmed by Hollywood, his inexperience and the women of a gentlemen's club named Modern Girls, Stevie tries his best to remain true to his heart and himself while sorting through the ill-fitting puzzle pieces of murder, love-affairs, kidnappings and a seemingly smoking gun.Modern Girls is the first book in the Stevie Garrett mysteries.

Guiding Modern Girls

Author : Kristine Alexander
ISBN : 9780774835909
Genre : History
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Across the British Empire and the world, the 1920s and 1930s were a time of unprecedented social and cultural change. Girls and young women were at the heart of many of these shifts. Out of this milieu, the Girl Guide movement emerged as a response to modern concerns about gender, race, class, and social instability. In this book, Kristine Alexander analyzes the ways in which Guiding sought to mould young people in England, Canada, and India. It is a fascinating account that connects the histories of girlhood, internationalism, and empire, while asking how girls and young women understood and responded to Guiding’s attempts to lead them toward a “useful” feminine future.

Die Sch Nheitsk Nigin Von Jerusalem

Author : Sarit Yishai-Levi
ISBN : 9783841210593
Genre : Fiction
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»Die sephardische Version von Amos Oz’ ›Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis‹. Überragend.« Nana 10 Strahlend, lebenslustig und wunderschön ist Luna Ermoza mit den grünen Augen. Doch ihre Ehe ist ein Desaster hinter perfekter Fassade, und für ihre Tochter Gabriela kann sie keinerlei Zärtlichkeit empfinden – wie einst ihre Mutter Rosa für sie. Denn während das Delikatessengeschäft Rafael Ermoza & Söhne im Jerusalemer Machane-Jehuda-Markt floriert, scheint auf den Frauen der Familie ein Fluch zu liegen, der ihnen das Glück in der Liebe verwehrt und sie verbittern lässt. Meisterlich verwebt Sarit Yishai-Levi das Schicksal vierer Generationen der sephardischen Familie mit den bewegtesten Jahrzehnten israelischer Geschichte. „Wunderschön und umwerfend! Ein bezauberndes, bewegendes Buch, dessen Figuren mich weiter begleitet haben, als lebten sie noch heute in Jerusalem.“ Haaretz

The Modern Girl

Author : Jane Nicholas
ISBN : 9781442626041
Genre : History
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Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation in 1920s Canada.

Modern Girl

Author : Carrie Brownstein
ISBN : 9783710950131
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mit klarem, offenem Blick erzählt Carrie Brownstein vom Aufwachsen in einer Kleinstadtidylle, deren Fassade früh zu bröckeln beginnt, vom Leben vor, mit und nach einer der bekanntesten Punkbands der USA und von dem Versuch, sich selbst in und außerhalb der Musik zu finden.

The Modern Girl Around The World

Author : Alys Eve The Modern Girl around the World Research Group
ISBN : 9780822389194
Genre : History
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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 attire and in hot pursuit of romantic love, Modern Girls appeared on the surface to disregard the prescribed roles of dutiful daughter, wife, and mother. Contemporaries debated whether the Modern Girl was looking for sexual, economic, or political emancipation, or whether she was little more than an image, a hollow product of the emerging global commodity culture. The contributors to this collection track the Modern Girl as she emerged as a global phenomenon in the interwar period. Scholars of history, women’s studies, literature, and cultural studies follow the Modern Girl around the world, analyzing her manifestations in Germany, Australia, China, Japan, France, India, the United States, Russia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Along the way, they demonstrate how the economic structures and cultural flows that shaped a particular form of modern femininity crossed national and imperial boundaries. In so doing, they highlight the gendered dynamics of interwar processes of racial formation, showing how images and ideas of the Modern Girl were used to shore up or critique nationalist and imperial agendas. A mix of collaborative and individually authored chapters, the volume concludes with commentaries by Kathy Peiss, Miriam Silverberg, and Timothy Burke. Contributors: Davarian L. Baldwin, Tani E. Barlow, Timothy Burke, Liz Conor, Madeleine Yue Dong, Anne E. Gorsuch, Ruri Ito, Kathy Peiss, Uta G. Poiger, Priti Ramamurthy, Mary Louise Roberts, Barbara Sato, Miriam Silverberg, Lynn M. Thomas, Alys Eve Weinbaum

Making Modern Girls

Author : Abosede A. George
ISBN : 9780821445013
Genre : History
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In Making Modern Girls, Abosede A. George examines the influence of African social reformers and the developmentalist colonial state on the practice and ideology of girlhood as well as its intersection with child labor in Lagos, Nigeria. It draws from gender studies, generational studies, labor history, and urban history to shed new light on the complex workings of African cities from the turn of the twentieth century through the nationalist era of the 1950s. The two major schemes at the center of this study were the modernization project of elite Lagosian women and the salvationist project of British social workers. By approaching children and youth, specifically girl hawkers, as social actors and examining the ways in which local and colonial reformers worked upon young people, the book offers a critical new perspective on the uses of African children for the production and legitimization of national and international social development initiatives. Making Modern Girls demonstrates how oral sources can be used to uncover the social history of informal or undocumented urban workers and to track transformations in practices of childhood over the course of decades. George revises conventional accounts of the history of development work in Africa by drawing close attention to the social welfare initiatives of late colonialism and by highlighting the roles that African women reformers played in promoting sociocultural changes within their own societies.

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