Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity


"The intent of this book is to help us better understand the complex relationship between girls and their culture. Informed by a broad range of theoretical perspectives and employing a variety of methodologies, the essays in this collection address the ways that mainstream culture "instructs" girls on how to become a woman - the ways in which the culture approves of "growing up girls." Specifically, these essays examine the messages mainstream culture gives girls about romance, sexuality, life experiences, body image, gender and culture identity, and the way girls themselves negotiate these messages." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sharon R. Mazzarella
  • Lana F. Rakow
  • Caitlin S. Rakow
  • Amy Bowles-reyere
  • Norma Pecora
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999


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