Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
White GypsiesRace and Stardom in Spanish Musicals$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eva Woods Peiró

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816645848

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816645848.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Female Spectacle in the Display Case of the Roaring Twenties

Female Spectacle in the Display Case of the Roaring Twenties

Chapter:
(p.65) Chapter 2 Female Spectacle in the Display Case of the Roaring Twenties
Source:
White Gypsies
Author(s):

Eva Woods Peiró

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816645848.003.0003

This chapter discusses sexuality, cosmopolitanism, and consumerism that promoted female subjectivity as a complex and fractious combination of acceptable and threatening models of womanhood by enabling women to act out alternative identities that challenged more restrictive feminine roles. It shows how stereotypes of exoticized and idealized women in early narrative films reflected profound societal changes that occurred in the 1920s in Spain, providing spectators with a broadened spectrum of womanhood. Amidst these societal changes, theatre and cinema directors, certain factions of the literati, and the female workforce of the entertainment business participated in a collective invention of their perception of a modernized, cosmopolitan, urban Spanish citizenry, embodying modernity in political, psychosocial, or poetic relationships.

Keywords:   sexuality, cosmopolitanism, consumerism, womanhood, Spanish citizenry

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.