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THE CAFÉ WAITRESS SANG THE BLUES.docx

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Department
History
Course
HISA06H3
Professor
Jin Park
Semester
Winter

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THE CAF WAITRESS SANG THE BLUES jap cw was the working class embodiment of the Modern girl as such she sang the bluesmodern girl was defined as promiscuous and autonomous for 2 reasons o 1 Women were now on the streets as workers and women demanding rightso 2 Male critics found a variety of new modern mores and projected their fears onto this Modern girlcwerotic objects but at the same time she articulated her own sensual desires and her protests against the constraints of her workplaceconfinement defined the cwwhereas free movementmgsang the bluesmetaphorically who likened the blues to Negro life sad but with an undercurrent of hope and determinationused talk of the blues to discuss the African American survival of pain o cw were not passive servants of a male customers objectifying actions but like the black women blues singers they attempted to manipulate and control their construction as sexual subjectscwaitresses acknowledge that they were eroticized as impoverished sexual commodities at the same time they celebrated their own sexual desiresJap cw often migrants to the citiesCoexisting agency of the cafe waitress as both contained and resisting within a capitalist culture wherein she is both consumersubject and commodified sex object and of highlighting her subjectivity as possessed of sexualized erotic impulses Jap jokyus words and actions voiced her experience of the erotics of male and female acting out of presumptions and fan
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