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'War, Women and Song'

The Case of Hanka Ordonówna

Beth Holmgren

This article analyses the performances of the Polish cabaret singer-cum-movie star, Hanka Ordonówna/Ordonka, during the Second World War, and subsequent representations of her through physical monuments and biographical treatments in print and on film. It locates Ordonka in the context of female performers entertaining the troops, the lone woman on the front socially approved for her tasteful display of a morale-boosting sexuality before an audience of largely male combatants. ‘War, Women and Song’ argues for Ordonka’s exceptional case due to her popular pre-war celebrity and her own war time experience, when she shared or witnessed her compatriots’ tragic fate of occupation, deportation, mass death and, in many cases, permanent exile. In her war work, Ordonka doubly incarnated for her audiences a lost pre-war culture of urbane sophistication and eroticised charm and a war time victim turned conventional national heroine when she spearheaded a rescue mission of five hundred Polish children orphaned by Soviet atrocities. Ordonka came to represent to her nation both an irresistible lover and an exemplary surrogate parent with the qualities of a self- sacrificing matka polka (Polish mother).

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Maria Bucur

's not even in the same school with me.” She was one of the dorm celebrities since the Freshman Ball. Miss Freshman. Look at them, boy, these celebs know how to suffer too. But a few seconds later I went to her. I took her in my arms and kept her as

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

people, protestors, and immigrants. His actions have provoked widespread condemnation from politicians in other countries, the leaders of major corporations, celebrities, and advocates of prodemocracy movements. And yet these populist energies, while

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

conclusion, a helpful summary of its major arguments. I cannot possibly do justice to all the important essays included in this volume, but here's an overview of the contents. The first, Alison Rowley's “Russian Revolutionary as American Celebrity: A Case

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

financial institutions and public anger with the subsequent return to banker’s bonuses, tax avoidance and evasion schemes by celebrities and major corporations, the intrusion into the private lives of citizens by the British news media (such as the Milly

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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Communication (London: Routledge, 2002), 41. 58 Bourdieu, Distinction , 330. 59 Ibid. 60 Ana Hofman and Polona Sitar, “‘Buy Me a Silk Skirt, Mile!’ Celebrity Culture, Gender and Social Positioning in Socialist Yugoslavia,” in Social Inequalities and

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Free from State Violence or Free to Comply?

A Revised Typology of Coercion and Repression in Liberal Democracies

Barbora Capinska

-violent measures may suffice, because subjects desire to restore order. Most commonly, those occupying strong enunciative positions, such as members of the government, scientists, “celebrities”, or journalists use rhetorical repressions to protect the challenged

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

, see Alison Rowley, “Russian Revolutionary as American Celebrity: A Case Study of Yekaterina Bresho-Breshkovskaya,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union , ed. Melanie Ilic (London: Palgrave

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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

/1898). Second, one could also relate the compilation of Arabic lexicographical works like Tħānavī’s to the critical appraisal of the state of affairs in Mughal India from a normative religious perspective by religious celebrities like Shāh Valiyallāh of Delhi (d

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The Wall, the Ban, and the Objectification of Women

Has “Uncle Sam” Learned any Lessons from “Typhoid Mary?”

Amani Othman and William W. Darrow

, are prevalent today ( Farrell 2011 ). Obese women now face bigger challenges than a century ago, and being “fat” is correlated with being less “feminine.” The “before and after” photos of celebrities who have lost weight, gained weight, or undergone