Pretty in Punk: Girl's Gender Resistance in a Boy's Subculture / Edition 1

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Overview

Pretty in Punk takes readers into the lives of girls living on the margins of contemporary culture. Drawing on interviews with 40 girls and women between the ages of 14-37, Leblanc examines the lives of her subjects, illuminating their forms of rebellion and survival. Pretty in Punk lets readers hear the voices of these women as they describe the ways their constructions of femininity-from black lipstick to slamdancing-allow them to reject damaging cultural messages and build strong identities. The price they pay for resisting femininity can be steep-girls tell of parental rejection, school expulsion, institutionalization, and harassment. Leblanc illuminates punk girls' resistance to adversity, their triumphs over tough challenges, and their work to create individual identities in a masculine world.
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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Soc. & Anthropology Assocn.
[LeBlanc] draws on her insider experiences and insights and on the field research and interviews she carried out with 40 self-identified punk girls in her travels to New Orleans, Atlanta, Montréal and San Francisco. . . . As an 'ethnography of gender resistance' and inside look at punk subculture, this very impressive study is of theoretical interest to sociologists, cultural researchers and feminist theorists while also sufficiently fascinating and accessible to appeal to a more general audience.
—(Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association)
Booknews
Discusses how young women use the punk subculture for empowerment and self-identification, constructing their own version of femininity from the ingredients of the style. The book is based in part on the author's own reminiscence of a punk girlhood, as well as interviews with 40 punk girls and women between the ages of 14 and 37 in a handful of cities throughout North America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813526515
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 575,130
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Table
Acknowledgments
"Not My Alma Mater": A Vitriolic Prologue 1
1 "The Punk Girl Thing": Introductions 6
2 "Punk's Not Dead - It Just Smells That Way": Punk to Hardcore, with Girls on the Side 33
3 "I Grew Up and I Was a Punk": Subcultural Stories 65
4 "The Punk Guys Will Really Overpower What the Punk Girls Have to Say": The Boys' Turf 103
5 "I'll Slap on My Lipstick and Then Kick Their Ass": Constructing Femininity 134
6 "Oh, I Hope I Don't Catch Anything": Punk Deviance and Public Harassment 166
7 "I Bet a Steel-Capped Boot Could Shut You Up": Resistance to Public Sexual Harassment 196
8 "Girls Kick Ass": Nonacademic Conclusions 218
App. A Punk Glossary 233
App. B Punk Girl Biographies 239
App. C Interview Guide and Statement of Purpose 253
Notes 259
Works Cited 265
Index 275
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