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"Growing Up Girl" explores the lives of girls who have grown up in the last decades of the 20th century and into the 21st. It explores the complexities of class transformation as young women approach a radically altered labour market and examines the profound but different regulation to which young women of all social positions are subjected. Tracing three groups of girls from their early childhood to young adulthood, the volume sheds light on the social, cultural, and psychological dynamics confronting young women today. It highlights the fragility and the fiction of the "I can have everything" girls, providing a sobering antidote to platitudes about a feminine future.

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Throughout the Western world our social fabric is being transformed, leaving few lives untouched. Girls growing up today face huge changes in the organization of family, education, and work.

Growing Up Girl explores the lives of girls who have grown up in the last decades of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. It explores the complexities of class transformation as young women approach a radically altered labor market and examines the profound but different regulation to which young women of all social positions are subjected. Tracing three groups of girls from their early childhood to young adulthood, the volume sheds light on the social, cultural, and psychological dynamics confronting young women today. It highlights the fragility and the fiction of the "I can have everything" girls, providing a ground-breaking and sobering antidote to platitudes about a feminine future. Growing Up Girl is essential reading for all those concerned with the lives of girls and women today.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-232) and index.

About the Author

Valerie Walkerdine is Foundation Professor of Critical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean. She is the author of a number of books, including Daddy's Girl and Mass Hysteria. Helen Lucy lectures in the School of Education, King's College, University of London. June Melody lives and works in west London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814793831
Author:
Walkerdine, Valerie
Author:
Melody, June
Author:
Hess, David
Author:
Wooddell, Margaret
Author:
Lucey, Helen
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
SOCIAL CLASSES_GREAT BRITAIN
Subject:
WOMEN_EMPLOYMENT_GREAT BRITAIN
Subject:
WOMEN_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Subject:
SOCIAL, GROUP OR COLLECTIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Social classes -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Young women - Employment - Great Britain
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Growing Up Girl" explores the lives of girls who have grown up in the last decades of the 20th century and into the 21st. It explores the complexities of class transformation as young women approach a radically altered labour market and examines the profound but different regulation to which young women of all social positions are subjected. Tracing three groups of girls from their early childhood to young adulthood, the volume sheds light on the social, cultural, and psychological dynamics confronting young women today. It highlights the fragility and the fiction of the "I can have everything" girls, providing a sobering antidote to platitudes about a feminine future.
"Synopsis" by , Throughout the Western world our social fabric is being transformed, leaving few lives untouched. Girls growing up today face huge changes in the organization of family, education, and work.

Growing Up Girl explores the lives of girls who have grown up in the last decades of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. It explores the complexities of class transformation as young women approach a radically altered labor market and examines the profound but different regulation to which young women of all social positions are subjected. Tracing three groups of girls from their early childhood to young adulthood, the volume sheds light on the social, cultural, and psychological dynamics confronting young women today. It highlights the fragility and the fiction of the "I can have everything" girls, providing a ground-breaking and sobering antidote to platitudes about a feminine future. Growing Up Girl is essential reading for all those concerned with the lives of girls and women today.

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