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All About the Girl : Culture, Power, and Identity - Anita Harris

All About the Girl

Culture, Power, and Identity

By: Anita Harris (Editor)

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Published: 7th October 2004
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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 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.

"This irreverent, deliciously varied, full-bodied collection marks a coming of age for Girls' Studies. A wonderfully diverse array of scholar/activists interrogate the stuff of everyday life--from proms and thongs to girl power politics and all waves of feminism--to theorize contemporary girlhood as a transnational conversation. Most important, girls live and breathe in these pages. They create, research, analyze, consume, challenge, desire, complicate, resist, laugh, collude, and talk back. This, above all else, makes "All About the Girl a gritty, intimate, unsettling, and deeply satisfying book." -Lyn Mikel Brown, author of "Raising Their Voices and "Girlfighting

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Constructing Girlhoods in the Twenty-First Century
Notes on Post Feminism and Popular Culture: Bridget Jones and the New Gender Regime
Women, Girls, and the Unfinished Work of Connection: A Critical Review of American Girls' Studies
Good Girls, Bad girls: Anglo-centrism and Diversity in the Constitution of Contemporary Girlhood
From Badness to Meanness: Popular Constructions of Contemporary Girlhood
Feminism for Girls
Feminism and Femininity: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thong
Girl Power Politics: Pop-Culture Barriers and Organizational Resistance
Mythic Figures and Lived Identities: Locating the "Girl" in Feminist Discourse
"I Don't See Feminists as You See Feminists": Young Women Negotiating Feminism in Contemporary Britain
Sexualities
Pretty in Pink: Young Women Presenting Mature Sexual Identities
Talking Sexuality Through an Insider's Lens: The Samoan Experience
Shifting Desires: Discourses of Accountability in Abstinence-Only Education in the US
Popular and Virtual Cultures
Where My Girls At? Black Girls and the Construction of the Sexual
Spicy Strategies: Pop Feminist and Other Empowerments in Girl Culture
Jamming Girl Culture: Young Women and Consumer Citizenship
Girls' Web Sites: A Virtual "Room of One's Own?"
Schooling
Pleasures Within Reason: Teaching Feminism and Education
Girls, Schooling and the Discourse of Self-Change: Negotiating Meanings of the High School Prom
Gender and Sexuality: Continuities and Change for Girls in School
Research with and By Young Women
Colluding in "Compulsory Heterosexuality?" Doing Research with Young Women at School
Speaking Back: Voices of Young Urban Woman of Color Using Participatory Action Research to Challenge and Complicate Representations of Young Women, Caitlin Cahill and the "Fed Up Honeys":
Beneath the Surface of Voice and Silence: Researching the Home Front
Possible Selves and Pasteles: How a Group of Mothers and Daughters Took a London Conference by Storm
Cirino Contributor Biographies
Index
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ISBN: 9780415946995
ISBN-10: 0415946999
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 7th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 15.29  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1