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Lost girls : the invention of the flapper

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In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the 'flapper'. Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays, and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn't appear out of nowhere. This spirited history gives us a fresh look at the reality of young women's experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s, when the 'modern' girl emerged.Lost Girls is a story of youth derided and fetishized; of ageing viscerally feared. It is a story of a culture beset by anxiety about adolescent girls. And it is a story of young women trying to shape their own identity amidst contradictory theories of adolescence and sexuality, the politics of suffrage, and popular fiction, theatre, cinema and dance hall crazes. Linda Simon shows us how the modern girl bravely created a culture, a look, and a future of her own. An illuminating history of the iconic flapper as she evolved from a problem to a temptation, and finally, in the 1920s and beyond, to an aspiration.

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Victor Farmington Library 305.235 SIM (Text)
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24510. ‡aLost girls : ‡bthe invention of the flapper / ‡cLinda Simon.
264 1. ‡aLondon, UK : ‡bReaktion Books, ‡c2017.
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300 . ‡a293 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c22 cm.
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 276-285) and index.
5050 . ‡aAngelfish -- Daughters revolt -- The happy boy -- Private lives -- Bodies in motion -- A culture of their own -- Votes for flappers -- The age of the girl -- The flapper paramount.
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