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Author Conor, Liz, 1966-

Title The spectacular modern woman : feminine visibility in the 1920s / Liz Conor
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]


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Description xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: The spectacular modern woman: The status of the woman-object. Part I. The modern scene: The city girl in the metropolitan scene -- The screen-struck girl in the cinematic scene -- The mannequin in the commodity scene. Part II. Modern appearing women: The beauty contestant in the photographic scene -- The "primitive" woman in the late colonial scene -- The flapper in the heterosexual leisure scene. Conclusion: Feminine identity and visual culture
Summary Liz Conor explores the role of media technology in the emergence of the 'modern woman' in the 1920s. At once liberating & confining, the media images of women set standards of appearance that were closely tied to ideas about the roles a woman could fulfill, from city girl to mannekin to flapper
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-329) and index
Subject Mass media and women -- History -- 20th century.
Women in popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Visual sociology -- History -- 20th century.
Self-perception in women -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2003022618
ISBN 0253343917 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253343918 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253216702 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780253216700 (paperback: alk. paper)