Manners and Mischief

Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan

Author: Jan Bardsley,Laura Miller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520949498

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha party to gay bar cool, executive grooming, and good manners for subway travel. Together, they show that etiquette is much more than fussy rules for behavior. In fact the idiom of manners, packaged in conduct literature, reveals much about gender and class difference, notions of national identity, the dynamics of subversion and conformity, and more. This richly detailed work reveals how manners give meaning to everyday life and extraordinary occasions, and how they can illuminate larger social and cultural transformations.

Manners and Mischief

A Samantha Classic

Author: Susan Adler,Maxine Ross Shur

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 9781609584108

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.

The Modern Gentleman, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy, and Vice

Author: Phineas Mollod,Jason Tesauro

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740192

Category: Reference

Page: 356

View: 4291

Refine your cool with this quintessential sourcebook of manners and mischief. Author–raconteurs Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro offer timely advice and timeless wisdom for adventurous gents curious about: JAZZ & FLASKMANSHIP FRIENDS & GAFFES DATING & ENTERTAINING TWEETIQUETTE & MODERN LIT TUXEDOS & TATTOOS CAVIAR & CRASH PADS BYO, BBQ & IOUs With new sections covering the Digital Man, the Local Epicure, and the Bespoke Gent, this second edition provides a panoramic snapshot of the enlightened modern man: witty and poignant, traditional but tech savvy, flirtatious yet courtly. So roll up your yoga mat, uncork a Barolo, spin some vinyl, and crack open this freshly updated edition of The Modern Gentleman: your Man Cycle is peaking. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Encyclopaedia of Etiquette

A Book of Manners for Everyday Use

Author: Emily Holt

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 159605557X

Category: Reference

Page: 524

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It is not permitted, however rainy the day may be and however fine and fresh her unprotected bonnet, for a woman to accept the shelter of an umbrella offered by a man who is a stranger to her. But when a woman is rescued from some peril by a man whom she does not know, it is right for her to follow the natural expression of her thanks by asking, May I know to whom I am indebted for such valuable assistance?-from "In Public"What are the duties of the debutante at an afternoon tea? Is one expected to tip the servants when one is a guest in another's home? Such were the conundrums that bedeviled proper ladies and gentlemen in times past, and Emily Host, etiquette maven, had all the answers. If you've ever wondered whether 14 courses are required at a dinner party or if it's acceptable to serve only 8, how to deal with the awkwardness of a stranger who leaves a calling card, the best man's duty with regards to the groom's hat and gloves during the wedding ceremony, how to dress for the opera, or whether it is acceptable for a young lady to bring a maid with her to a weekend house party, then this is the book for you.This 1921 edition of her classic guide to excruciatingly proper behavior is a delightful throwback to a more elegant time.

Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

Author: Jan Bardsley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147253381X

Category: History

Page: 224

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Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan offers a fresh perspective on gender politics by focusing on the Japanese housewife of the 1950s as a controversial representation of democracy, leisure, and domesticity. Examining the shifting personae of the housewife, especially in the appealing texts of women's magazines, reveals the diverse possibilities of postwar democracy as they were embedded in media directed toward Japanese women. Each chapter explores the contours of a single controversy, including debate over the royal wedding in 1959, the victory of Japan's first Miss Universe, and the unruly desires of postwar women. Jan Bardsley also takes a comparative look at the ways in which the Japanese housewife is measured against equally stereotyped notions of the modern housewife in the United States, asking how both function as narratives of Japan-U.S. relations and gender/class containment during the early Cold War.

Modern Girls on the Go

Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan

Author: Alisa Freedman,Laura Miller,Christine R. Yano

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804785546

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5145

This spirited and engaging multidisciplinary volume pins its focus on the lived experiences and cultural depictions of women's mobility and labor in Japan. The theme of "modern girls" continues to offer a captivating window into the changes that women's roles have undergone during the course of the last century. Here we encounter Japanese women inhabiting the most modern of spaces, in newly created professions, moving upward and outward, claiming the public life as their own: shop girls, elevator girls, dance hall dancers, tour bus guides, airline stewardesses, international beauty queens, overseas teachers, corporate soccer players, and even female members of the Self-Defense Forces. Directly linking gender, mobility, and labor in 20th and 21st century Japan, this collection brings to life the ways in which these modern girls—historically and contemporaneously—have influenced social roles, patterns of daily life, and Japan's global image. It is an ideal guidebook for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

The Modern Gentleman

A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy & Vice

Author: Phineas Mollod,Jason Tesauro

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781580084307

Category: Reference

Page: 341

View: 9462

A guide for men on the finer points of life covers a variety of topics on manners and etiquette.

Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Volume 2

Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Art, Manufactures, Religion, and Early History

Author: John Gardner Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066445

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 7602

First published in 1837, and highly influential thereafter, this well-illustrated three-volume work covers almost every aspect of ancient Egyptian life.

Der kleine Freund


Author: Donna Tartt

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641225965

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

View: 6470

Alexandria, eine kleine Stadt in den Südstaaten: Hier wächst Harriet Cleve in einem Zuhause voller Geborgenheit auf, und dennoch lastet ein dunkler Schatten auf ihrer Kindheit. Zwölf Jahre sind seit jenem Moment vergangen, in dem für die Familie Cleve die Welt jäh zum Stillstand kam: Eine Nachbarin fand Harriets neunjährigen Bruder Robin erhängt an einem Baum. Die Umstände seines rätselhaften Todes blieben in all der Zeit ungeklärt, und so fasst in diesem heißen Sommer die eigensinnige Harriet den Entschluss, Robins Mörder um jeden Preis ausfindig zu machen ...

Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700

Including the Origin of British Society, Customs and Manners, with a General Sketch of the State of Religion, Superstition, Dresses, and Amusements of the Citizens of London, During that Period; to which are Added, Illustrations of the Changes in Our Language, Literary Customs, and Gradual Improvement in Style and Versification, and Various Particulars Concerning Public and Private Libraries, Illustrated by Eighteen Engravings

Author: James Peller Malcolm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Clothing and dress

Page: N.A

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