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Seeing the American woman, 1880-1920 : the social impact of the visual media explosion

Author: Katherine H Adams; Michael L Keene; Jennifer Campbell Koella
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From 1880 to 1920, the first national visual culture developed in the United States. Exploring both high and low culture, from the circus and film to newspapers and magazines, this volume examines depictions of women at the dawn of "mass media," depictions that would remain influential throughout the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine H Adams; Michael L Keene; Jennifer Campbell Koella
ISBN: 9780786466610 0786466618
OCLC Number: 733232531
Description: vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Public women, public depictions --
Woman as child, child as woman --
The Gibson girl --
The stunt girl --
The (comedic) victim of violence: the constantly --
Imperiled Pauline --
Evil lone dancers: the Salome and her sisters --
Women on scientific display: natives, oddities, and grotesqueries --
A modern amalgam: the political woman --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Katherine H. Adams, Michael L. Keene and Jennifer C. Koella.

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"From 1880 to 1920, the first national visual culture developed in the United States. Exploring both high and low culture, from the circus and film to newspapers and magazines, this volume examines depictions of women at the dawn of "mass media," depictions that would remain influential throughout the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

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