Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory
By (author) Catherine Driscoll
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Girls by Catherine Driscoll
Book DescriptionThe 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 feminine adolescence in popular culture. She relates the increasing public visibility of girls in western and westernized cultures to the evolution and expansion of theories about feminine adolescence in fields such as psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, history, and politics. Presenting her argument as a Foucauldian genealogy, Driscoll discusses the ways in which young women have been involved in the production and consumption of theories and representations of girls, feminine adolescence, and the "girl market."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231119139
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Catherine Driscoll
Catherine Driscoll is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has published essays in various scholarly journals and books, most recently Deleuze and Feminism and South Atlantic Quarterly.
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