Girl Culture

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Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 2002 - Photography - 156 pages
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Renowned photographer Lauren Greenfield has won acclaim and awards for her studies of youth culture. In Girl Culture, she combines a photojournalists sense of story with fine-art composition and color to create an astonishing and intelligent exploration of American girls. Her photographs provide a window into the secret worlds of girls social lives and private rituals, the dressing room and locker room, as well as the iconic subcultures of the popular clique: cheerleaders, showgirls, strippers, debutantes, actresses, and models. With 100 hypnotic photographs, 20 interviews with the subjects, and an introduction by foremost historian of American girlhood Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Greenfield reveals the exhibitionist nature of modern femininity and how far it has drifted from the feminine ideologies of the past.

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

The stunning photographs of young women, interspersed with a few celebrities, are juxtaposed with essays told in first person by some of the girls themselves. Commenting on topics ranging from exotic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Sweet - Goodreads

This is an eye opener for people living in America. Standards are harsh and this book points out the standards that we impose upon the females in society. Like I said: eye opener. I loved Lauren Greenfield's THIN and decided to give Girl Culture a go and ended up loving it too. Read full review

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Lauren Greenfield has received the International Center of Photography's Best Young Photographer award, among other honors. Her work belongs to numerous museum collections and appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, Time, and the New Yorker. A

Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a professor at Cornell University, where she has been teaching history, human development, and women's studies for over 20 years. She is the author of The Body Project. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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