Girlhood and the Plastic Image

Girlhood and the Plastic Image

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You are girlish, our images tell us. You are plastic. Girlhood and the Plastic Image explains how, revealing the increasing girlishness of contemporary media. The figure of the girl has long been prized for its mutability, for the assumed instability and flexibility of the not-yet-woman. The plasticity of girlish identity has met its match in the plastic world of digital art and cinema. A richly satisfying interdisciplinary study showing girlish transformation to be a widespread condition of mediation, Girlhood and the Plastic Image explores how and why our images promise us the adaptability of youth. This original and engaging study will appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience including scholars of media studies, film studies, art history, and women's studies.... or Howto Kill Yourself Anywhere intheWorld for under $399 (2002) presents Annlee asablack linedrawing ina cheeky instruction manual illustratinghow to build acoffin out of repurposed IKEA furniture. And for SmileWithout aCat (Aanbsp;...

Title:Girlhood and the Plastic Image
Author:Heather Warren-Crow
Publisher:Dartmouth College Press - 2014-06-03


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