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Introduction

Laila Haidarali

in Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479875108
eISBN:
9781479865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875108.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book interrogates the multiple meanings of brown as reference to physical complexion in the representation of African American womanhood during the interwar years. It questions how and why color ... More


To a Brown Girl: The Poetic Discourse of Brown

Laila Haidarali

in Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479875108
eISBN:
9781479865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875108.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores a selection of writings of thirteen poets who all published in important middle-class literary journals of the Harlem Renaissance. Their works appeared in the Crisis, Messenger, ... More


“A Second Voice of America”: Women's Performances of Nation in Cold War Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

in Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter first places the events in Hong Kong in a broad context, touching on some of the ways in which the expatriate experience in this era was gendered. Following a brief discussion of conduct ... More


Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Laila Haidarali

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479875108
eISBN:
9781479865499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875108.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the Harlem Renaissance and the end of World War II, a discourse that privileged a representative ideal of brown beauty womanhood emerged as one expression of race, class, and women’s status ... More


An Intimate History of Early America’s Maritime Empire

Brian Rouleau

in With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the intimate realm of the U.S. maritime empire and argues that sex and ideas about sexuality were crucial to mediating relations between seamen and the societies overseas ... More


Blonde Bombshells: Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and Ginger Rogers

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at the personalities and celebrities that would epitomize and popularize the character of the blonde bombshell, namely: Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and Ginger ... More


Fast-Talking Dames

Maria DiBattista

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

There is nothing like a dame, exuberantly declares the song from the multicultural world of “South Pacific”, and proclaims, too, that a dame is a specific American creation, one of the things worth ... More


The Lady-Dame: Irene Dunne and the Awful Truth

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at Irene Dunne, the fast-talking dame most in peril of lapsing into a soft-spoken lady. It studies her characters in movies such as My Favorite Wife, Back Street, Ann ... More


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