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Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory

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The Spice Girls, "Tank Girl" comicbooks, Sailor Moon, Courtney Love, Grrl Power: do such things really constitute a unique "girl culture?" Catherine Driscoll begins by identifying a genealogy of "girlhood" or "feminine adolescence," and then argues that both "girls" and "culture" as ideas are too problematic to fulfill any useful role in theorizing about the emergence of f ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 21st 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published July 28th 2002)
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Mel
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Using a Foucaultian genealogical model, Driscoll traces the progression of discourses on feminine adolescence through emergence into womanhood in terms of historical and cultural analysis. By situation working definitions of girlhood and womanhood (and retroactively defined feminine adolescence) in socio-historical context, Driscoll shows the evolution of ideas that have laid the groundwork for the definitions with which girls are working in contemporary late modernity.

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Allegra
super fascinating. super dense. ouch. brain hurts.
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