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1: Table of Contents | Page 1 & 2- Values & Norms Pages 3 & 4- Languages & Symbols Pages 5 & 6- Material Items & Who is in the culture Pages 7 & 8- Where is the culture prevalent & How long has it been around Pages 9 & 10- Leaders & Other interesting facts

2: Values | Flappers valued cigarettes, alcohol, music, and politics. Flappers were known for their smoking, drinking, dancing, and having the ability to vote. They enjoyed being young, single, and going out in the night time.

3: Norms | A norm for flappers was to chop off their hair to either a "bob" look, wear a lesser amount of clothing so it would be easier to move in. They also started wearing make up, and lip stick became a big thing in the era. Another norm was for them to enjoy the night life at many jazz clubs.

4: Language | *Flapper- used to mean a young woman. Also used as prostitute. *Snuggle pup- a man who frequents petting parties. *Barney-mugging- sex. *Handcuff or Manacle- engagement or wedding ring. *See a man about a dog- going to buy whiskey. *Hooch- liquor The words that they spoke usually had a reflection on how they felt about love, marriage & alcohol.

5: Symbols | The cigarettes are a symbol for Flappers because during the era of Flappers, women started smoking. It was no longer just what men did. | The flasks symbolizes Flappers because also during the time for Flappers, not only did women start smoking but they also began to drink. The girls would put whiskey in their flasks and keep them on their hips so they would always have it on them whenever they wanted to drink it. | Jazz music symbolizes this time because women would go out at night to the jazz clubs to go dancing, and have a good time. Music became very big, and girls would wear their now knee high dresses, and go dance. Dances known as the Charleston, the Shimmy & Black Bottom were now very big.

6: Material Items | Automobiles were very important during this time. Now that girls who had the flapper image began driving them. It gave them more freedom and power to be able to travel wherever they wanted. The backseats of cars also became a great place for petting parties, while others hosted them. The dresses that Flappers wore was very important. Their dresses were now at the knee line. They began wearing less clothing than past generations. They wore clothing that was easier to move in. | Money was also a big necessity in this time period. Most women who were flappers were middle class and they had steady jobs when the American Economy was changing. Women sale associates were needed everywhere.

7: Who is in this culture? | Young women are in the Flapper culture. They are single, middle classed, from the north & lived in the urban area. They became very independent. Women did activities for themselves, not to please their husbands or fathers. They had short hair and bound chest. Three big elements in their "new" life was smoking, drinking, and engaging in sexual activities.

8: Where is this culture prevalent? | The flapper culture was very big in the Western half. It was popular in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and South Africa.

9: How long has the culture been around? | The culture of flappers has been around since the 1920's. It began when women started fleeing away from the "vintage" look and starting to wear short skirts, loose fitting clothes, make up and cutting their hair to their neck. It originated during Liberalism right after the end of World War I and when American Jazz was going to Europe. The image of a "Flapper" and the word first came to the U.S from the 1920 movie "The Flapper" by Frances Marion. Prohibition was a great factor for the rising flapper. Gibson Girls from the late 1890's also had a big origin on flappers. Flappers came to be known as attractive, reckless, and independent. The time period could not go past the Wall Street Crash & The Great Depression. It could not make it past the 1930's.

10: Leaders | *F. Scott Fitzgerald *Anita Loos *Russell Patterson *John Held Jr. *Ethel Hays *Faith Burrows --All of these people popularized the flapper look and lifestyle through their writings. *Olive Thomas -She was a great actress who starred in the 1920 hit movie "The Flapper" which first started out the look and lifestyle of a flapper. She has starred in a similar role in 1917 yet the term flapper was not yet being used.

11: Other Interesting Facts: | They began working outside the home. They were also fighting more for womens rights & voting. | They were known for their style which came greatly from French fashion, especially from Coco Chanel. | Flappers were known for changing many things in the 1920's but they also openly and freely dated men.

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