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The Threat of the Modern Girl: Race, Class, and Gender in a Netherlands Indie Newspaper

March 29, 4:00 PM

Free

The rise of the modern girl, a global phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, profoundly influenced notions of race, class, and gender in late-colonial Indonesia. This popular female archetype represented a new world in which Asian young women could – for the first time – participate in western education and unchaperoned socializing with men. Many men and women alike perceived these freedoms as a challenge to long-established conservative realities. Tom Hoogervorst, postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, will explore these contestations through Sin Po, a Malay-language newspaper that catered mostly to Indonesia’s acculturated Chinese community.

Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Details

Date:
March 29
Time:
4:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Megan Fossa
Phone:
859-4165
Email:
mefossa@colby.edu

Venue

Room 14, Miller Library, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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Phone:
859-4702
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