Modern Style for Girls

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Modern Style for Girls

Best-selling author Mary Abreu is back with a book that will shut down the dreaded words, “I have nothing to wear!” from young girls. Starting with three basic pieces—a top/dress, skirt, and pants—you’ll learn how to modify simple patterns and rectangles to make twelve classic garments: four tops/dresses, four shorts/pants, and four skirts. Technique instructions teach you how to gather, create waistband casings, and insert zippers. Advice on choosing fabrics and adding embellishments is also included. With this handy guide, you can help your girls develop a style all their own.

Modern Girls

Here the Jews were from other lands: Germany, Romania, Poland. Spotting the
greenhorns was easy; they still dressed as if they were in the Old World. They
weren't acclimated as I was, with my modern style, wearing dresses that stopped
at ...

Modern Girls

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….

The Modern Girl Around the World

modern girl around the world research group (alys eve weinbaum, lynn m.
thomas, priti ramamurthy, uta g. poiger, madeleine y. dong, and tani e. barlow)
Advertising was one of the primary means through which a distinct Modern Girl
style ...

The Modern Girl Around the World

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

The Masculine Modern Woman

96 Certain modern styles were, in other words, not merely about “fashion and
looks” but also about new kinds of ... grounded not so much in feminism but in
modernity itself—girls holding off on marriage, girls dancing with each other, girls
 ...

The Masculine Modern Woman

This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural representations and debates across several arenas including fashion, film, sports, automobility, medicine and literature. Drawing on rich empirical material, this book traces not only how the masculine modern woman reshaped the imaginary space of what women could be, do and desire, but also how this space was eventually shrunk in order to fit into an emerging vision of a family-oriented "people’s home."

Fashion Identity and Power in Modern Asia

Figure 5.2 shows a student of the Girls' High School affiliated with the Tokyo
Women's Higher Normal School wearing a belt with a school emblem on her
hakama. Although this school symbol was designed for a belt, the most popular
school ...

Fashion  Identity  and Power in Modern Asia

This edited volume on radical dress reforms in East Asia takes a fresh look at the symbols and languages of modernity in dress and body. Dress reform movements around the turn of the twentieth century in the region have received little critical attention as a multicultural discourse of labor, body, gender identity, colonialism, and government authority. With contributions by leading experts of costume/textile history of China, Korea, and Japan, this book presents up-to-date scholarship using diverse methodologies in costume history, history of consumption, and international trade. Thematically organized into sections exploring the garments and uniforms, accessories, fabrics, and fashion styles of Asia, this edited volume offers case studies for students and scholars in an ever-expanding field of material culture including, but not limited to, economic history, visual culture, art history, history of journalism, and popular culture. Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia stimulates further research on the impact of modernity and imperialism in neglected areas such as military uniform, school uniform, women’s accessories, hairstyles, and textile trade.

HBO s Girls

Nowadays, fans of Girls participate in creating the show's reception. ... auteur
model à la mode, i.e. in bold new ways of the most modern style and fashion,
serving as sites where self-expression, self-identification, and modes Chapter Six
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HBO s Girls

Young women today have achieved as much as, and in many cases far exceeded, males in both educational and occupational terms. While this presents many opportunities, it also creates confusion in terms of re-negotiating traditional gender roles. The fictional representation of young women in recent film and television shows demonstrates how these tensions, created by the specific sociopolitical climate of the post-recession era, are being worked out. One specific television show focused on intelligent young women caught up in these contradictions is Girls. The show explores the lives of four female friends living in Brooklyn, two years after their college graduation, as they try to support themselves with low-paying jobs, and deal with various struggles around relationships, careers, and friendships. The HBO half-hour sitcom, created, written by and starring Lena Dunham, premiered on April 15th 2012 after receiving a flood of initial buzz and criticism, both positive and negative. This collection is the first to discuss the cultural, political and social implications of this innovative series. The contributors examine Girls through a variety of lenses: sexual, racial, gender, relationships between the male and female characters, as well as friendships between the young women. This variety of perspectives explains why Girls has had the profound cultural impact it has made, in the short time it has been on the air.

Modern Girls Shining Stars the Skies of Tokyo

SCARING est in drama, both old-style and new. He joined a group of tradi- THE
NEIGHBORS tional storytellers and at the same time sought friendships with
members of more modern acting troupes. For Matsui, who had never before seen
a ...

Modern Girls  Shining Stars  the Skies of Tokyo

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.

Making Modern Girls

In the preceding photo essay, the reader is invited to tour the roadways of a
modern juvenile reform system with the impish ... while they were there they were
a subject to an institutional ideology that viewed European-style domestication as
.

Making Modern Girls

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.

Modern Etiquettes for Girls

Put it in the closet and take it out, comic-strip style, when she comes over. The
same practice usually holds true for gifts from anyone. You must say you like
them. A fellow gave me a sweater in emerald green, a color I've always hated.

Modern Etiquettes for Girls

Etiquette Has Always Meant Good Manners And Courtesy. But For A Girl It Means Even More. It Can Never Be A Static Style Of Behaviour, It Evolves, Always. But Many People Just Do Not Acknowledge The Changes. Nobody Tells You How To Keep Pace With The Changes. This Book Does.

The Girl s Own Indoor Book

Containing Practical Help to Girls on All Matters Relating to Their Material
Comfort and Moral Well-being Charles Peters ... In our pages of aprons we have
tried to gather together all that is prettiest and most useful , too , of the modern
styles ...

The Girl s Own Indoor Book

Prepared by the Religious Tract Society in London, this book offers advice on needlework, music, cooking, and other domestic responsibilities, and illustrates the role religious institutions played in reinforcing women's traditional roles.

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John Livesey , M . A . contained 754 scholars ( 372 boys and 382 girls ) . The St .
Mary ' s Church , situated in the Moor , is a very Ragged School contained 176
scholars ( 77 boys and 98 handsome modern building in the Gothic style of archi
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Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

Women and girls ride bicycles, drive cars, and wear bathing suits at the beach, all
of which is normal. Nearly all middle-class men dress in the Western style, while
women and girls have abandoned their former clothing style for “modern” ...

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.–939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009–1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407–1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600–1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.

The Talbury girls by Clara Vance

It is fortunate that these lives have fallen into the hands of one who , to the ease
and grace of a lively modern style , adds the earnestness of thorough convictions
and cordial sympathy with her subject . ” - DAILY FREE PRESS . LIFE OF ...

The Talbury girls  by Clara Vance


The History of Modern Japanese Education

Girls. Georgetown,. Bryn. Mawr,. Vassar,. 1872. The year 1872 marks the dawn of
the modern era in the history of ... and, as educated Japanese women, introduce
an American-style education for Japanese girls on the basis of their American ...

The History of Modern Japanese Education

The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first account in English of the construction of a national school system in Japan, as outlined in the 1872 document, the Gakusei. Divided into three parts tracing decades of change, the book begins by exploring the feudal background for the Gakusei during the Tokugawa era which produced the initial leaders of modern Japan. Next, Benjamin Duke traces the Ministry of Education's investigations of the 1870s to determine the best western model for Japan, including the decision to adopt American teaching methods. He then goes on to cover the eventual "reverse course" sparked by the Imperial Household protest that the western model overshadowed cherished Japanese traditions. Ultimately, the 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education integrated Confucian teachings of loyalty and filial piety with Imperial ideology, laying the moral basis for a western-style academic curriculum in the nation's schools.

Sport in the Modern World Chances and Problems

In general, the girls had shorter limbs, broader hips, a finer bone structure, and a
higher ponderal index compared to the ... discus-style). The gait of girls was more
balanced and lighter. This was determined by measuring the time interval of ...

Sport in the Modern World     Chances and Problems

Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.

A Little Girl in Old Washington

Where are the girls ? ” asked their father . “ They have looked up Marian , I dare
say ; and she has Sukey Martin and two of the maids taking apart gowns and
fashioning them over in modern style . A friend sent Jane some patterns from ...

A Little Girl in Old Washington


Women in the Modern World

The program of these institutions , is , unfortunately , too narrowly confined to
teaching modern style , developing the girls ' taste and encouraging attention to
children ' s clothes . The program should include a widening of the girls ' outlook
 ...

Women in the Modern World


Japanese Fashion Cultures

In both publications, neatness, simplicity and youthfulness are the key for Ivy girls'
styles. In modern times, the 'Ivy/preppy girl' style is commingled with the
schoolgirllike kawaii (cute) aesthetics in Japan. Chapter 4 demonstrated that
certain ...

Japanese Fashion Cultures

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.

A Wasicu White Man in Indian Country

It was the time when crinoline skirts for girls, with their bulky underskirts, were the
modern style. The traditional dwellings at Taos were multi-story pueblos with
external ladders used to access upper levels. He arrived at the pueblo just as the
 ...

A Wasicu  White Man  in Indian Country

JAMES M. MURRAY PhD. Professor Emeritus (Economics) University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Born on the Turtle Mountain Indian reservation in North Dakota (1932) Lived on Pine Ridge reservation in S.D. (1938-42); Crow Indian reservation (1945-49); Fort Totten reservation in N.D.(l949-50). Taught at five Universities the last being the Univ. of Wi.-Green Bay (1969-'93) Authored 50 articles and monographs, many of which were published. Served as a consultant to Native American Nations, corporations and government entities. (1958-1995)

Ashes of Roses

With a little effort, her wonderful thick brown hair could be coaxed into a modern
style. I wanted to try the new Gibson Girl hairdo that many of the girls wore, with
the hair all puffed out on the sides and gathered into a bun at the top of the head.

Ashes of Roses

The honest and compelling story of a young girl's newfound independence, from her entrance into a new country to her frightening involvement in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. My heart filled with fear and hope at the same time. I had the feeling that I was brought to America for a purpose. Something important would happen to me here. I remembered the words of the poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . ." "Here we are, America," I whispered. "We're just exactly what you ordered." When she arrives on Ellis Island as a seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant, Rose Nolan is looking for a land of opportunities; what she finds is far from all she'd dreamed. Stubborn and tenacious, she refuses to give up. Left alone to fend for herself and her younger sister, Rose is thrust into a hard-knock life of tenements and factory work. When the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 rushes into Rose's life, her confusions are brought to an all-too-painful head. To whom and to what can she turn when everything around her is in ashes?