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'No so Komo las de Agora' (Im Not Like Those Modern Girls)

Judeo-Spanish Songs Meet the Twenty-First Century

Judith R. Cohen

The Judeo-Spanish song tradition has experienced many changes in recent years as it enters the 'world music' scene. Change, however, can be seen as a constant feature of the many aspects of Judeo-Spanish song and performance practice. Here, various genres are examined, together with some of the changes they have undergone in repertoire, style and context, and a selection of reactions to changes on the part of Sephardi Jews interviewed over several years. To a large extent, the repertoire has moved from the home to public representation, and is performed more by professional artists with no Sephardi background than by people from Sephardi communities, raising questions of appropriation and representation.

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The Spectacular Traveling Woman

Australian and Canadian Visions of Women, Modernity, and Mobility between the Wars

Sarah Galletly


This article applies recent scholarship concerned with transatlantic mobility and print cultures to a comparative study of images of transpacific travel for women during the interwar period. During the 1920s and 1930s female travelers splashed spectacularly across the pages of mainstream, popular magazines produced in America, Britain, and the wider Anglophone world. Focusing on two magazines that launched in this era, The Australian Woman’s Mirror (1924–1961) and Chatelaine (1928–), this article explores Australian and Canadian fictional portrayals of the traveling woman of the interwar years to examine the ways in which the mobility of the modern girl became a screen for anxieties and fantasies of these two national print imaginaries. By paying attention to the different portrayals of female mobility through the Pacific from both sides of the ocean, this article also considers the intersection between actual travel, ideas about travel, and notions of gendered social mobility.

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Nick Underwood

, typically made of felt, that was popular during the 1920s and 30s. 2 Her jacket and skirt are tailored slimly. The position of her feet suggests that she is wearing heels. According to the Modern Girl Around the World Research Group, “Modern Girls [were

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Frances Steel

world of volitional mobility for the aspirational globe-trotter, tourist, or traveler. This had a particular gendered power. While recent collaborative scholarship has charted the appearance of the “modern girl” or “modern woman” across the world, a

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both French and Jewish cultural norms. This article analyzes Naye prese through its use of culture and gender constructs to understand more fully the larger implications of the Yiddish press in Paris. Keywords : interwar, Jewish immigration, modern

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

. Cheshire . Warner , Peggy . 2007 . Over the Other Side: From Williamstown to the World . Williamstown : HR Publications . Weinbaum , Alys Eve , et al., ed. 2008 . The Modern Girl around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization . Durham

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Dhan Zunino Singh

a sign of frivolity. 36 The young, modern girl represented in magazines, films, penny novels, and other mass media products was also depicted as a “masculinised young woman … fanciful, conceited and egocentric, and elsewhere as a sexually