All about the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity

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Anita Harris
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 280 pages
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 "girl" culture and giving a whole new meaning to "grrl" 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.
 

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Contents

Women Girls and the Unfinished Work
15
Anglocentrism and Diversity
29
CHRISTINE GRIFFIN
41
Or How
59
and Organizational Resistance
69
Girl in Feminist Discourse
79
Young Women Negotiating Feminism
91
Young Women Presenting Mature
103
A Virtual Room of Ones Own?
173
Teaching Feminism
185
Negotiating Meanings of the High School Prom 195 Negotiating Meanings of the High School Prom
195
Continuities and Change
205
Colluding in Compulsory Heterosexuality? Doing
219
Voices of Young Urban Womyn
231
Researching
243
How a Group of Mothers
255

Abstinenceonly Education in the United States
127
Where My Girls At? Black Girls and
141
Empowerments in Girl Culture
155
Consumer Citizenship
163
Contributor Biographies
265
Index
271
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Anita Harris is Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University in Victoria, Australia. In 2000-2001, she was a Visiting Scholar at the City University of New York and an invited speaker at Birmingham University.

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