All About the Girl

All About the Girl

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This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the 21st Century. These are the riot grrls and the Spice Girls, the good girls and the bad girls who are creating their own qgirlq culture and giving a whole new meaning to qgrrlq power. Featuring provocative essays from leaders in the field like Michelle Fine, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe Way and Deborah Tolman, this work brings to life the ever-changing identities of today's young women. The contributors cover all aspects of girlhood from around the world and strike upon such key areas as schooling, sexuality, popular culture and identity. This is new scholarship at its best.Take, for example, the Abstinence Essay Contest sponsored by the annual Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies teen health ... my family who wanted to go to college to make something of myself, and they were counting on mea€ (Washburn 2002).

Title:All About the Girl
Author:Anita Harris
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-10-29


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