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Young Femininity

Girlhood, Power and Social Change

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Hardcover - 9780333965115

05 February 2005

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Paperback - 9780333965122

05 February 2005

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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...

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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.

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Defines the field of 'girlhood studies', offering both an introduction to and commentary on the subject
International, crosscultural scope of book, reflecting the authors' teaching and research experiences across three continents
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Introduction
Girl Power: Representations of the "New Girl"
Reviving Ophelia: Girlhood as Crisis
Education, Work and Self-Making
Girls and the Changing Family
Re/sisters: Girls' Cultures and Friendships
Sexuality and the Body: Old Binaries and New Possibilities
Politics, Citizenship and Young Women
Feminism, Power and Social Change
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.

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SINIKKA AAPOLA is a Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

MARNINA GONICK is a Sociologist specializing in educational sociology and media studies. She is Assistant Professor, Education and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

ANITA HARRIS is a Political Scientist specializing in feminist theory. She lectures in the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia.

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SINIKKA AAPOLA is a Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

MARNINA GONICK is a Sociologist specializing in educational sociology and media studies. She is Assistant Professor, Education and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

ANITA HARRIS is a Political Scientist specializing in feminist theory. She lectures in the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia.

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