CHEAP AMUSEMENTS KATHY PEISS PDF

Kathy Peiss. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Driven by women, the movement was toward autonomy, assertion, respectability, expressiveness, romance, and sexual experimentation, tensions amongst the classes pose opposition to the leisure of the working class, and through this push, a new culture emerged and the entire face of American society would be forever changed. This book is about the movement of working class women and the influence of the movement on family life, class, and ethnic groups forming a new American culture, in which all would experience a commonality in the life of leisure.

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Peiss Kathy L. Peiss is currently a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts. Her first book, Cheap Amusements , explored the social life of working women in turn-of-the-century New York, and a coedited anthology, Passion and Power , surveyed the history of sexuality.

Love Across the Color Line, based on an interracial romance in Massachusetts in the early twentieth century, was published in Peiss has consulted on documentary films and museum exhibits, including a Smithsonian Institution show on costume and gender, for which she coauthored the exhibition booklet.

Cover of Hope in a Jar. Peiss received her B. She has been teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since and currently serves as director of the history graduate program there. The text of her lecture , with additional notes, is also available. Lecture by Kathy L. Peiss: Kathy L. Peiss at Audience Questions and Answers: Unfortunately, there was no audience microphone, so all questions are transcribed.

Click on the icons following each question to hear her response. Question: You talked about things like Carnation milk appearing in ads instead of things like cream. Do you see similar things in magazines like Field and Stream, and Car and Driver; in terms of editorial texts deliberately appealing to products on the market? Question: When you talked earlier about women having a place in production, you talked about feminists being involved, and then you talked about women who were suffragists.

Are you making distinctions there that are accurate? Women in the D. Follow-up And your sources were what? We talked about women who think subconsciously that they are feminists.

You know the term feminism was very, very loosely used; very loosely used. A woman who might call herself a feminist and really not have committed herself in any way to feminism. One historian said that no feminist has ever repudiated that. In some sense consumerism is just simply an updating, an upgrading in all kinds of ways.

Do you find women played any part in this effort to get women to ride bicycles? It succeeded, of course. Question: I am persuaded by you that women who were feminists did enter the world of advertising and did participate in developing marketing strategies to convince women to buy goods.

Do you find any who felt uneasy about it? They were caught in a dilemma. I like the way you put it. Were they aware of the dilemma; were they self-conscious about it; did they think about it; did they respond to it; were they uneasy about it?

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Peiss Kathy L. Peiss is currently a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts. Her first book, Cheap Amusements , explored the social life of working women in turn-of-the-century New York, and a coedited anthology, Passion and Power , surveyed the history of sexuality. Love Across the Color Line, based on an interracial romance in Massachusetts in the early twentieth century, was published in Peiss has consulted on documentary films and museum exhibits, including a Smithsonian Institution show on costume and gender, for which she coauthored the exhibition booklet. Cover of Hope in a Jar.

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