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dc.contributor.authorAhrens, Prue
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:59:31Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:59:31Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-08-11T00:46:21Z
dc.identifier.issn20500742
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/cc.1.2.105_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62141
dc.description.abstractThe self-described 'motion picture explorer' American Martin Johnson frequently cast his wife Osa (1894-1953) as the star of his African and Asian Pacific expeditionary films. Her appeal to audiences was evidenced not just by the media hype surrounding the features, but also by the many spin-off enterprises the Johnsons variously produced and inspired, from published memoirs to a clothing-line. Throughout the Johnsons' productions, Osa performed a persona that fired American imaginations of what it was to be a modern American woman, significantly styling her body to fit the part. Set against the perceived 'primitivism' of Indigenous societies, Osa's look took exaggerated proportions as she appointed herself the local women's leader along a road to civilization, which ostensibly required the wearing of Western dress, styling and self-reflexivity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105
dc.relation.ispartofpageto110
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalClothing Cultures
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign Practice and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVisual Arts and Crafts
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1905
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.titleOsa Johnson's Road to Civilisation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Art
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAhrens, Prue


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