Changing Cultures: Feminism, Youth and Consumerism

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Changing Cultures brings together a selection of challenging essays which have their roots in the fertile convergence of feminism, sociology and cultural studies.

Themes include the assessment of feminist theory, its transformations and its ability to illuminate issues and practices. The complex relationship between objects of study, their political implications and their historical context is a recurring theme. The book includes analyses of the utopianism of feminist thought on the family; sexuality and sexual difference in youth service provision; and the symbolic resonance of the urban and the domestic in the education of girls. It goes on to investigate child sexual abuse in relation to problems of interpretation

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Intellectual Work in Context and Process
From Utopian to Scientific Feminism? Critical Analyses of the Family
A Girls' Project and Some Responses to Lesbianism Youth Service Provision, Social Order and the Question of Girls
The Urban, the Domestic and Education for Girls
Drawing the Line
A Feminist Response to Adult-Child Sexual Relations
Outrage and Anxiety in the Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse
Cleveland and the Press
Consumerism and its Contradictions
Discriminating or Duped? Young People as Consumers of Advertising/Art - with Orson Nava
Consumerism Reconsidered
Buying and Power

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