Modern Girl: Girlhood and Growing Up

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335099986
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Sources of illustrations
Introduction 1
A feminist history of girlhood and growing up 5
1 Feminism and the 'awakening of women' 11
A pathology of women? 12
Authentic selves 15
New identities 19
2 The importance of having: modernity, women and consumerism 24
Modernity 25
Women, mass culture and consumerism 29
Women and modernity 33
3 Growing up as a modern individual: on youth and modernity in the 1950s 35
Youth as symbol of modernity 36
Youth and the post-war era 38
Youth as a separate category of person 44
4 Growing up in modern Australia: the study of young people in Australia in the 1950s 48
Australia - 'the lusty youth' 49
Investigating Australian youth 53
From cultural ideals to normalizing techniques 57
Alternative images of the self? 63
5 The modern school girl: debates about the education of young women 68
Modernizing the secondary school system 69
Schooling and the achievement of a sexed identity 78
6 Youth on the streets: the social regulation of young people as 'teenagers' and as 'youth' 87
The teenager 88
Troublesome youth 96
Organized youth 105
7 'The best of everything': defining the space of the teenage girl 116
'What interests teenage girls?' 117
Disciplining the feminine 123
Feminine achievement stories 135
Endings 149
Notes 157
Bibliography 174
Index 182
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