Although young women's feminist activism once was easily identified, today this resistance seems obscure, transitory, and disorganized. In Next Wave Cultures, established and emerging scholars provide an interdisciplinary examination of young women's multi-layered lives. This collection demonstrates that young women have new ways of challenging politics and culture that may not be recognizable under more traditional paradigms, but deserve to be identified as socially engaged and potentially transformative nonetheless. Exploring the ways in which girls' various cultural pursuits are tied to identity formation and relate to issues of class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, ability, and, gender, Next Wave Cultures highlights both the limitations and opportunities afforded by globalization of youth consumer culture. This valuable collection is a necessary read across disciplines-especially to those in the fields of education, gender and cultural studies, sociology, and psychology.
About the Author
Anita Harris is Associate Professor at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Australia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: ‘Youth Cultures and Feminist Politics: An Introduction’ Anita Harris Section 1: Hustling, Fighting, Surfing and Sex: Infiltrating Masculine Domains 1. ‘What is this Gangstressism in Popular Culture?’Angie Colette Beatty 2. ‘TGG: Girls, Street Culture and Identity’ Dorothy Bottrell 3. ‘Third Wave Feminism, the Global Economy, and Women's Surfing: Sport as Stealth Feminism in Girls’ Surf Culture’ Leslie Heywood 4. ‘Rescuing a Theory of Adolescent Sexual Excess: Young Women and Wanting’ Sara I. McClelland and Michelle Fine Section 2: Creating Spaces 5. ‘The Empowered Fe Fes’ Susan Nussbaum 6. ‘Femininities as Commodities: Cam Girl Culture’ Amy Dobson 7. ‘Reflections: For those who Reflect’ Feda Abdo, Rayann Bekdache, Samah Hadid, Mehal Krayem and Tara Pengilly Section 3: New Activisms: Cultural and Political 8. ‘Connecting the Dots: Riot Grrrls, Ladyfests, and the International Grrrl Zine Network’ Kristin Schilt and Elke Zobl 9. ‘(R)Evolutionary Healing: Jamming with Culture and Shifting the Power’ Carly Stasko 10. ‘Feminism, Youth Politics and Generational Change’ Chilla Bulbeck and Anita Harris 11. ‘Young Women and Social Action in the UK’ Debi Roker