Girl Culture / Edition 1by Lauren Greenfield
Pub. Date: 09/28/2002
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Renowned photographer Lauren Greenfield has won acclaim and awards for her studies of youth culture. In Girl Culture, she combines a photojournalist's sense of story with fine-art composition and color to create an astonishing and intelligent exploration of American girls. Her photographs provide a window into the secret worlds of girls' social lives and private rituals, the dressing room and locker room, as well as the iconic subcultures of the popular clique: cheerleaders, showgirls, strippers, debutantes, actresses, and models. With 100 hypnotic photographs, 20 interviews with the subjects, and an introduction by foremost historian of American girlhood Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Greenfield reveals the exhibitionist nature of modern femininity and how far it has drifted from the feminine ideologies of the past.
Author Biography: Lauren Greenfield is renowned photographer whose work is in many museum collections and appears regularyy in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and Time. She has been the recipient of several major awards and grants, including the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer of the Year. She lives in Venice, California.
Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a professor at Cornell University, where she has been teaching history, human development, and women's studies for over 20 years. She is the author of The Body Project. She lives in Ithaca, New York.
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This book shows amazing photos of girls and their relationships with their bodies. From weight-loss camps, to eating disorder treatment facilities, to strippers and exotic dancers, to 5-year-old aspiring divas, to women getting breast implants. Its exquisite pictures and stories of real girls are amazing. This book showcases the reality of girls today, and their obsession with appearance and beauty. I totally recommend this for teenage girls and women! You will not be able to stop reading this! It is fantastic.
I loved this book so much. Even though it was 40 dollars, i had to get it. It truly made me think about girls and society and how they affect one another. I could see myself and the culture I am, as a girl, surrounded with in the book. Greenfield knows her business. This book was also very emotional for me, and i cried quite a bit while, and after reading it. It made me sad because it made me realize the state that girls today are in.
Look at the subject first and then look at the other books I recommed. ~Jessica
I saw this book in a bookstore, and I could not put it down. I looked at all of the pictures and read the little essays of each picture that intregued me even more. I would recommend this book for any girl. It has a really realistic portrayal of girls in America today. Very intersting.