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

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

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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: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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This is a fantastic anthology, covering a wide range of geographic areas. The articles are interesting and engaging, both for scholars and for upper-division undergraduates.
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