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The Modern Woman as Race Mother

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores discourses about women's bodies focusing on the themes of beauty, health, and fitness. A desire for beauty helps account for women's growing participation in physical culture, ... More


TOURISM IN THE ARCHIVES: Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji’s Memoirs

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses that Cornelia Sorabji was at the center of debates about the role that the zenana, and by extension the precints of house and home, should play in shaping modern Indian ... More


‘Were They That Name?’: Categorizing Early Modern Women’s Writing

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by exploring some of Denise Riley's warnings about categorization in relation to the history and practice of humanist feminism. It features books written by Margaret Ezell and ... More


The Household Becomes Modern Life

Miriam Silverberg

in Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In contrast to the state ideology positing a traditional woman within the family, the women's magazine Shufu no Tomo sided with an idea of a modern woman within a modern home. A reading of the ... More


‘Roses blooming under glass; lips cut with a knife’: Hermeneutics of the Modern Female Face in Woolf and Mansfield

Halyna Chumak

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Inspired by the interdisciplinary studies undertaken by Michael North and Rochelle Rives, this article examines conspicuous representations of the modern female face in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway ... More


Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea: New Women, Old Ways

Hyaeweol Choi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098695
eISBN:
9780520943780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098695.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces the genealogy of modern womanhood in the encounters between Koreans and American Protestant missionaries in the early twentieth century, during Korea's colonization by Japan. The ... More


The Many Dimensions of a Muslim Woman The Many Dimensions of a Muslim Woman I came kicking and screaming into this religion. —Naima Saif ‘ullah

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Naima Saif’ullah’s biography depicts the religious conversion of a modern woman. Naima’s biography describes how she was able to break bad habits of smoking crack or marijuana, how her health ... More


Women and the Making of Miami’s Heterosexual Culture

Julio Capó Jr.

in Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635200
eISBN:
9781469635217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635200.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter unearths the queer origins of what became normative heterosexuality by locating fairyland’s distinct promotion of transgressive, white, and predominantly middle-class women’s bodies in ... More


‘Dirty Molly’ and ‘The Greasier Kate’:: The feminine threat to urban order

Anne Wohlcke

in The 'perpetual fair': Gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090912
eISBN:
9781781706442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090912.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter four examines how women’s bodies were used to represent the overall danger London’s fairs presented the city and even the nation. Literary and artistic representations of the danger of London ... More


A New Feminist Venture: Work, Professionalism and the Modern Woman

Catherine Clay

in Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Time and Tide’s early feminist identity through an exploration of its close interdependence, and competition, within the feminist and women’s press. The magazine drew ... More


Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Geoffrey G. Field

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Blood, Sweat, and Toil is the first major history of the British working class in the Second World War. The book integrates social, political, and labour history and reflects the most ... More


Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Chie Ikeya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book presents the first study of one of the most prevalent and critical topics of public discourse in colonial Burma: the women of the khit kala—“the women of the times”—who burst onto the ... More


Women on the Rise: Education and the Popular Press

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the rise of educated women in Burma during the 1920s and the contemporaneous introduction of the first women's column “Yuwadi sekku” (Young ladies' eyes) in Dagon Magazine. It ... More


The Firebrands of the Union: Hosiery’s Labor Feminists

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the women of the union in the 1920s. It examines their increasing struggle for equality as women and workers, and for a share in the decision making of the organization as ... More


A School for Scandal: Cinema and Lessons in Modernity

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter examines cinema’s workings as a public sphere and its self-reflexive engagement with the question of colonial modernity by looking at popular anxieties about cinema’s impact on young ... More


Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Melissa R. Klapper

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II. It demonstrates that no history of the birth control, ... More


Dutiful Daughters, Broken Women

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that notions of being “modern” or “too modern” pertain most prominently to rural young women's consumption and sexuality in the city. As dutiful daughters, they are often expected ... More


Introduction

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the place of women—and more specifically women of the khit kala, “women of the times”—in colonialism and modernity in Burma. It attempts to uncover a forgotten or suppressed ... More


Between Patriotism and Feminism: Politicized and Organized Women

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how feminism and patriotism came to intersect as Burmese women became increasingly politicized during the 1920s and 1930s. As wives and mothers of the nation, Burmese women were ... More


Modern Woman as Consumer: Fashion, Domesticity, and the Marketplace

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines two distinct images of the modern woman as a consumer: the fashionista and the housewife-and-mother. Aside from the educated, patriotic, and politicized woman, another ... More


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