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Young femininity : girlhood, power and social change / Sinikka Aapola, Marnina Gonick, Anita Harris ; consultant editor: Jo Campling
Bib ID 4935194
Format BookBook
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Aapola, Sinikka
 
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Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 
xi, 248 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 9780333965115
0333965116
0333965124
Summary

This text draws on international work to do with femininity, identity and youth cultures to explore how girlhood is defined and portrayed in contemporary theoretical and popular discourses, and to examine how young women from different social backgrounds and cultural contexts negotiate their gendered identities. Encompassing topics such as sexuality, the body, friendship, family, education, work and citizenship, this is an appealing and wide-ranging text for students of sociology, gender studies and cultural studies.

Full contents
  • 1. Girl power : representations of the 'new' girl
  • 2. Reviving Ophelia : girlhood as crisis
  • 3. Education, work and self-making
  • 4. Girls and the changing family
  • 5. Re/sisters : girls' cultures and friendships
  • 6. Sexuality and the body : old binaries and new possibilities
  • 7. Politics, citizenship and young women
  • 8. Feminism, power and social change.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-236) and index.

Subjects Girls -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Gonick, Marnina  |  Harris, Anita, 1968-

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