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The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Paperback – December 24, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0822343059 ISBN-10: 0822343053

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Product Details

  • Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (December 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822343053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822343059
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Rarely do collections offer both a compelling object of study and a sophisticated, portable method emanating out of concrete historical particulars. In doing so, the Modern Girl Around the World Research Group models collective feminist critique even as it illuminates new intellectual pathways and raises questions about the uneven terrain of the global and the analytical power of ‘connective comparison’ that will find interlocutors across an array of scholarly projects.”—Antoinette Burton, author of The Postcolonial Careers of Santha Rama Rau


“The study of the Modern Girl exemplified by this groundbreaking collection and research project will reconfigure the ways we understand modernity, globalization, gender, and consumption. This book is sorely needed.”—Caren Kaplan, co-editor of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State


“This is a truly revelatory work of international scope. The authors' innovative collaborative method and their theory of ‘multidirectional citation’ provide exciting new points of departure for the global history of gender formation and of everything else besides.”—Nancy F. Cott, Harvard University

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"The study of the `modern girl' exemplified by this groundbreaking collection and research project will reconfigure the ways we understand modernity, globalization, gender, and consumption. This book is sorely needed."--Caren Kaplan, co-editor of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the State

"Rarely do collections offer both a compelling object of study and a sophisticated, portable method emanating out of concrete historical particulars. In doing so, the Modern Girl Around the World Research Group models collective feminist critique even as it illuminates new intellectual pathways and raises questions about the uneven terrain of the global and the analytical power of `connective comparison' that will find interlocutors across an array of scholarly projects."--Antoinette Burton, author of The Postcolonial Careers of Santha Rama Rau


More About the Author

Madeleine Y. Dong is a professor of history at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research concerns the social and cultural history of modern China, focusing on the mid-19th century to the early twentieth century in particular. After her first book, Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories (University of California Press, 2003), she has published two co-edited volumes, Everyday Modernity in China (University of Washington Press, 2006), and The Modern Girl Around the World (Duke University Press, 2009). She is currently writing a book on the various historical narratives of China's last dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and she also plans to write a biography of an ordinary Chinese woman whose life experience provides a unique perspective on the drastic changes of modern China.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ellen C. Dubois on December 13, 2012
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And creative approach to international women's history. I foudn this a wonderful teaching book and now I have to write ten moire words to submit.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ljosi on December 9, 2011
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with this book, and I would highly recommend it in and of itself.

But... this Kindle version is haphazard at best-- best example is, it's an anthology, and the table of contents is in an image format and clicking on a particular chapter will link to a slightly zoomed-in version of chapter title image. The index at the back is even worse off, and is completely unedited, linking to nothing, and -- unlike a lot of Kindle books -- equivalent page numbers are tagged, so you're out of luck if you want to jump to a particular page or make a citation. Also, pretty typical of non-fiction Kindle books, you see a lot of wor- ds cut half way through, just like that, where there would be a line break in the print edition.

Basically, whoever threw this thing together didn't bother even checking if the index "works", and overall this ebook shows a level of antipathy on part of the publisher and Amazon, and if you're interested in reading this, I'd recommend going for a paper copy.
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