Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 1999, 2001, 2002. Adolescent Cultures, School and Society. Vol. 9 General Editors: Joseph L. DeVitis and Linda Irwin-DeVitis In today's society, more and more mass media and popular culture is being produced for, about, and by pre-adolescent and adolescent girls than ever before. The intent of this book is to h...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 29th 2002 by Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
(first published November 1999)
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Continuing the work of scholars in re-framing the study of adolescent development away from development in terms exclusive to male adolescent experiences, Mazzarella and Pecora present a collection of essays to illuminate the ways “mainstream culture ‘instructs’ girls on how to become women – the ways in which the culture approves of growing up girls – and the ways some girls negotiate those messages” (Mazzarella and Pecora 1999:3). The authors in this edited volume examine pop culture through d...more