Title

The 1920s Flapper in Public Opinion

Presenter Information

Jonathan Kampunzu

Department

Business and Information Technology

Major

Business and Management Systems

Research Advisor

Drowne, Kathleen Morgan

Advisor's Department

English and Technical Communication

Abstract

Most of the results obtained during the research were newspaper articles from the 1920s concerning the flapper culture of that decade. The majority of the material comes from the New York Times archives, and the rest from archives of multiple other newspapers. As the title of this paper suggests, the flapper phenomenon was a rather polarizing one, and as such, research yielded articles both strongly in support of, and strongly condemning flapper lifestyle. However, findings obtained earlier on in the study suggested that the story of the Flapper is a much more layered one than has been suggested by the modern media.

Biography

Jonathan Kampunzu is a senior in Business and Management Systems. After graduating in May 09, he plans to take a year off, then attend law school. He is currently Vice-President of the Blue Key Honor Society, a Board Member of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri, and President of the Missouri S&T chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The 1920s Flapper in Public Opinion

Carver Room

Most of the results obtained during the research were newspaper articles from the 1920s concerning the flapper culture of that decade. The majority of the material comes from the New York Times archives, and the rest from archives of multiple other newspapers. As the title of this paper suggests, the flapper phenomenon was a rather polarizing one, and as such, research yielded articles both strongly in support of, and strongly condemning flapper lifestyle. However, findings obtained earlier on in the study suggested that the story of the Flapper is a much more layered one than has been suggested by the modern media.