Young Femininity: Girlhood, Power And Social Change

Paperback | February 5, 2005

bySinikka Aapola

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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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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 su...

Sinikka Aapola is a researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Marnina Gonick is Assistant Professor, Education and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Anita Harris lectures in the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash U...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 6.54 × 0.62 inPublished:February 5, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333965124

ISBN - 13:9780333965122

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Table of Contents

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