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Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

Susan, May 22, 2006

A much more scholarly book then you might think from the title. An interesting book--notable for its discussion of some of the history of the US transition from make it yourself or do without to mass production and the development of marketing and advertising (or the creation of desire) that was, according to the author, necessary to move all those mass produced goods off the shelves. As well as changing some social/cultural concepts of thrift, hard work, etc., to buy now enjoy now--all part of the development of the flapper. Additional discussion re: exclusion of non whites from definition of 'flapper' and those 'excluded' who refused to be excluded.
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