Seven Going on Seventeen: Tween Studies in the Culture of Girlhoodby Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Pub. Date: 01/01/2005
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
The tween is the «new girl on the block» in girlhood studies. Although the study of tween life may have derived from a particular marketing orientation at the end of the twentieth century, it is not limited by it. On the contrary, this collection of essays shows that «tween» is not a simple or unified concept, nor is it limited to a certain… See more details below
The tween is the «new girl on the block» in girlhood studies. Although the study of tween life may have derived from a particular marketing orientation at the end of the twentieth century, it is not limited by it. On the contrary, this collection of essays shows that «tween» is not a simple or unified concept, nor is it limited to a certain class of girls in a few countries. This collection by an international group of authors highlights specific methodologies for working with (and studying) tween-age girls, provides challenges to the presumed innocence of girlhood, and engages in an analysis of marketing in relation to girlhood. In so doing, this book offers a reading on these three or four years in a girl’s life that suggests that this period is as fascinating as the teen years, and as generative in its implications for girlhood studies as studies of both younger and adolescent girls.
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Table of Contents
Contents: Claudia Mitchell/Jacqueline Reid-Walsh: Theorizing Tween Culture Within Girlhood Studies - Elizabeth Seaton: Tween Social and Biological Reproduction: Early Puberty in Girls - Marnina Gonick: From Nerd to Popular? Re-figuring School Identities and Transformation Stories - Kristina Hackmann: Video Girls: Between Changing Exploratory Behavior and Self-authorization - Kathleen O’Reilly-Scanlon/Sonya Corbin Dwyer: Memory-work as a (be)Tween Research Method: The Beauty, the Splendor, the Wonder of My Hair - Meredith Cherland: Reading Elisabeth’s Girlhood: History and Popular Culture at Work in the Subjectivity of a Tween - Marika Flockemann: Mirrors and Windows: Re-reading South African Girlhoods as Strategies of Selfhood - Balkishori Team of VACHA Women’s Resource Center with Jackie Kirk: Reclaiming Girlhood: Understanding the Lives of Balkishori in Mumbai - Relebohile Moletsane: «I do know who I am»: Writing, Consciousness and Reflection - Deevia Bhana: «Show Me the Panties»: Girls Play Games in the School Ground - Yasmin Jiwani: Tween Worlds: Race, Gender, Age, Identity, and Violence - Shannon Walsh: «Losers, Lolitas, and Lesbos»: Visualizing Girlhood - Anita Harris: In a Girlie World: Tweenies in Australia - Catherine Driscoll: Girl-Doll: Barbie as Puberty Manual - Amy T.Y. Lai: Consuming Hello Kitty: Tween Icon, Sexy Cute, and the Changing Meaning of ‘Girlhood’ - Farah Malik: Mediated Consumption and Fashionable Selves: Tween Girls, Fashion Magazines, and Shopping - Rebekah Willett: Constructing the Digital Tween: Market Discourse and Girls’ Interests - Hoi F. Cheu: Imported Girl Fighters: Ripeness and Leakage in Sailor Moon - Peggy Tally: Re-imagining Girlhood: Hollywood and the Tween Girl Film Market - Natalie Coulter: The Consumption Chronicles: Tales from Suburban Canadian Tweens in the 1980s.
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