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All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity by Anita Harris, Michelle Fine

By Anita Harris, Michelle Fine

This groundbreaking assortment deals a sophisticated portrait of women within the twenty first Century. those are the revolt grrls and the Spice women, the great women and the undesirable ladies who're growing their very own "girl" tradition and giving a complete new intending to "grrl" energy. that includes provocative essays from leaders within the box like Michelle superb, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe means and Deborah Tolman, this paintings brings to existence the ever-changing identities of ultra-modern younger ladies. The members conceal all elements of girlhood from around the globe and strike upon such key components as education, sexuality, pop culture and identification. this is often new scholarship at its most sensible.

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Such research has resulted in significant refinement of our initial understanding of the “crisis” in girls’ development. , Taylor et al. 1995, more explicitly acknowledged race/ethnicity and social class as key components of girls’ developmental experiences and contexts. This more recent work revealed that some populations of girls have a qualitatively different experience of adolescence. For example, African-American girls have been described as better able to maintain a strong sense of self and high selfesteem throughout adolescence.

Notwithstanding the debate inside the academy about women and gender studies and their future, it seems now, a decade later, that this space of “distance from feminism” and those utterances of forceful nonidentity with feminism have consolidated into something closer to repudiation than ambivalence, and it is this vehemently denunciatory stance which is manifest across the field of popular gender debate. This is the cultural space of postfeminism. Its expansiveness is a mark of just how much is at stake in relation to the gender regime.

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