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Seven: Dictionaries of General American Slang

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines general American dictionaries of slang. Several of the glossaries mentioned in this chapter were designed to explain American slang to a British audience, and at least one was ... More


Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Christina Simmons

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

As a modern female style undermined a Victorian motherhood‐centered ideal, whites and African Americans debated conceptions of women's sexuality and marriage. In the 1910s social hygiene reformers ... More


Modern Marriage: Three Visions

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Novelists as well as reformers in the interwar period depicted three competing versions of companionate marriage. The most widespread was “flapper marriage,” which modernized but did not really ... More


Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s is often viewed as the period of the most striking revolution in manners and morals that has marked North American society, affecting almost every aspect of life, from dress and drink to ... More


The ‘Golden Age of Woman’

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the female body and beauty, and considers how classical and modern imagery manufactured sexuality and gender ideals for women. Investigating women's claims ... More


Explaining the Phenomenon

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was the golden age of the girl evangelist phenomenon. A primary reason for this was the dominant flapper in this period, for which girl evangelists presented a stark and curious contrast. ... More


The Golden Age of Girl Evangelists

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s was marked by a revolution of manners and morals. Women, especially the flappers, have received much attention. But a stark contrast to the flappers had a stage during this period ‐‐ ... More


A Revolution in Manners and Morals

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1920s roared onto the scene, challenging traditional norms and elevating novelty and experimentation. Women, and especially young women, the flappers, became the mark of the decade, with their ... More


Girl Evangelists versus the Flappers

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Girl evangelists stood as a useful contrast to the new image of youth and the female. It was the press that first noticed this and made something of it. It gave them a concrete opposite of the ... More


The Sexual Side of Selling Salvation

Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

in Out of the Mouths of Babes: Girl Evangelists in the Flapper Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790876
eISBN:
9780199919192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The girl evangelist was viewed as the antithesis of the flapper, by her supporters and by the press and public. Since a bold sexuality was part of the flapper persona, the girl evangelists had to be ... More


Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1920s Jazz Age is remembered for flappers and speakeasies, not for the success of a declining labor movement. A more complex story was unfolding among the young women and men in the hosiery mills ... More


Seeking Stardom

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter covers Wong's rise to Hollywood stardom while hampered by yellow face competition and rules against mixed race romance on screen. It discusses her flapper persona, mixed race romances ... More


Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Lisa Mendelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849872
eISBN:
9780191884283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849872.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Modern Sentimentalism examines how American female novelists reinvented sentimentalism in the modernist period. Just as the birth of the modern woman has long been imagined as the death of ... More


Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano

Robert Cohen

in When the Old Left Was Young: Student Radicals and America's First Mass Student Movement, 1929-1941

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060997
eISBN:
9780197561072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060997.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Herbert Hoover’s America was a dismal place in 1931. The president had failed to end or even mitigate the economic crisis, which began with the stock market crash of ... More


Mobilizing Genre: The Wild Party’s Sexual Kinesthetics

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the sexuality effects of a film released on the cusp of the transition to sound and which redeploys the codes of a nearly exhausted genre, the flapper film. While several ... More


The Old Fashioned Flapper: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Sentimental Satire

Lisa Mendelman

in Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849872
eISBN:
9780191884283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849872.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 examines the politics of emotion and corporeality in Anita Loos’s 1925 satire of Jazz Age femininity, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Blondes is both a satire of a nineteenth-century sentimental ... More


Up and Then Down, 1921–1940

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes American women of the 1920s. The 1920s marked not only a great economic transformation but also the greatest social change of all time for women all around the globe. Following ... More


Regulating Interwar Prostitution: National Debates and Local Issues

Samantha Caslin

in Save the Womanhood!: Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941251
eISBN:
9781789629309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

During the interwar years, the state became concerned about an escalation in the extent to which notions of promiscuity and prostitution were overlapping in public discourse. The ‘common prostitute’ ... More


The “Jungle Flapper”: Civilization, Repression, and the Homogenous Society

Maureen A. Molloy

in On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), which was written and published at the height of the Roaring Twenties. In Coming of Age, Mead encapsulated 1920s ambivalences about ... More


The dance evil: gender, sexuality and the representation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the social perception and cultural representation of dancing – especially its chief enthusiasts, professionals, and the public venues where it took place – were shaped by ... More


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