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Girl culture : an encyclopedia

Author: Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Never before has so much popular culture been produced about what it means to be a girl in today's society. From the first appearance of Nancy Drew in 1930, to Seventeen magazine in 1944 to the emergence of Bratz dolls in 2001, girl culture has been increasingly linked to popular culture and an escalating of commodities directed towards girls of all ages. Editors Claudia A. Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
ISBN: 9780313339080 0313339082 9780313339097 0313339090 9780313339103 0313339104
OCLC Number: 173659637
Description: 2 volumes (xxxii, 702 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part 1. Studying girl culture : a readers' guide. Introduction to part 1 / Claudia A. Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh --
What does it mean to be a girl in the twenty-first century? : exploring some contemporary dilemmas of femininity and girlhood in the West / Jessica Ringrose and Valerie Walkerdine --
How to study girl culture / Claudia A. Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh --
Doll culture / Juliette Peers --
Barbie culture / Catherine Driscoll --
Disney and girlhood / Hoi F. Cheu --
Romance in teen publications / Naomi R. Johnson --
Style and girl culture / Shauna Pomerantz --
Ballet and girl culture / Juliette Peers --
Girls' literacy practices / Meredith Cherland --
Girls, digital culture, and new media / Katynka Z. Martínez --
Girl gamers / Suzanne de Castell and Jennifer Jenson --
Representations of girls and young women in film as an entry point to studying girl culture / Margaret Tally --
Whose girlhood? : race, representation, and girlhood / Elaine Correa --
Girlhood in the time of AIDS : popular images, representations, and their effects / Nancy Lesko and Elisabeth Johnson --
Part 2. Girl culture A to Z --
Abstinence Bracelets --
African American Presence in Popular Culture --
Aguilera, Christina (1980- ) --
All-American Girl --
American Girl --
Anne of Green Gables --
Anorexia --
Are You There, God? It's me, Margaret --
Asian Beauty Pageants --
At Twelve --
Avatar --
Baby Phat --
Babysitters --
Baby-sitters Club, The --
Backstreet Boys --
Barrymore, Drew (1975- ) --
Bat Mitzvah --
Batgirl --
Beach Blanket Bingo --
Beauty Pageants --
Bedrooms --
Benning, Sadie (1973- ) --
Betty and Veronica --
Beverly Hills, 90210 --
Beyoncé (1981- ) --
Bikini --
Bikini Kill --
Binge Eating --
Bionic Woman --
Blogging --
Blossom --
Blume, Judy (1938- ) --
Blythe --
Bobby Sox --
Body Modification --
Bra --
Bratmobile --
Bratz --
Breast Enhancement --
Buffy the Vampire Slayer --
Bulimia --
Bullying --
Bust --
Cabbage Patch Kids --
Caddie Woodlawn --
Calamity Jane --
Camp Fire Girls --
Career Novels --
Carey, Mariah --
Carrie --
Catwoman --
Celebrity Bad Girls --
Cell Phones --
Charlie's Angels --
Cheerleading --
Cherry Ames --
Chick Lit --
Children'S Beauty Pageants --
Comics --
Coming-Of-Age Memoirs --
Compulsory Heterosexuality --
Cootie Catcher --
Covering Over --
Cowgirl Play --
Cross-Merchandising --
Crossover Literature --
Cuthand, Thirza (1978- ) --
Cyber-Bullying --
Debutante --
Dee, Sandra (1942-2005) --
Degrassi --
Dirty Dancing --
Disordered Eating --
Dj Culture --
Dollhouse --
Dora the Explorer --
Dream House --
Duff, Hilary (1987- ) --
Duke, Patty (1946- ) --
Easy-Bake Oven --
Elliott, Missy (1971- ) --
Evans, Dale (1912-2001) --
Fairy Tales, Modern --
Fairy Tales, Traditional --
Fan Culture --
Fan Fiction --
"Fat Girl." --
Felicity --
Filmmaking --
Flava Dolls --
Forever ... --
Funicello, Annette (1942- ) --
Gidget --
Gilmore Girls --
Ginny Gordon --
Girl Bands --
Girl Group History --
Girl Power --
Girl Scouts --
Girl-Centered Programs --
Girl-Next-Door --
Girls and Sport in Contemporary Film --
Girls' Friendships --
Girls Gone Wild --
Go-Go Girl --
Go-Go's, The --
Goth Girls --
Guerilla Girls --
gURL.com --
Gymnastics. Vol. 2. Hair, Stereotypes Of --
Hamm, Mia (1972- ) --
"Harmful to Minors." --
Heathers --
Hello Kitty --
Henna --
Hijab --
Hilton, Paris (1981- ) --
Hinton, Susan Eloise (S.E.) (1948- ) --
Hip Hop Culture --
Holly Hobbie --
Horseback Riding --
Hot Pants --
Hudson, Jennifer (1981- ) --
Innocence --
Jap (Jewish American Princess) --
Jem and the Holograms --
Jessie the Cowgirl --
Junior Chick Flicks --
Ken --
Kgoy --
La Senza Girl --
Lara Croft --
Latina Presence in Popular Culture --
Lauper, Cyndi (1953- ) --
Lavigne, Avril (1984- ) --
Lesbians in Popular Culture --
Lil' Kim (1975- ) --
Lipstick and Lip Gloss --
Lisa Simpson --
Little House on the Prairie --
Little Lulu --
Little Orphan Annie --
Little Women --
Lohan, Lindsay (1986- ) --
Lolita --
Lopez, Jennifer (1969- ) --
Love, Courtney (1964- ) --
Lulu (1948- ) --
Madonna (1958- ) --
Magazines --
Manga And Animé Fan Culture --
"Math Class Is Tough." --
Mattel --
Meanness --
Menstruation --
Midge --
Midriff Tops --
Miss Piggy --
Miyazaki's Animé Girls --
Moesha --
Moral Panic --
Muslim Dolls --
My Little Pony --
My Scene --
My So-Called Life --
Myspace --
Mystery Date Board Game --
Nancy Drew --
New Kids On The Block --
New Moon --
Newton-John, Olivia (1948- ) --
Nice --
*Nsync --
Oakley, Annie (1860-1926) --
O.C., The --
Olsen, Mary-Kate And Ashley (1986- ) --
"Other" Girlhoods In Teen "Reality" Fiction --
Paper Dolls --
Parent Trap, The --
Pink (1979- ) --
Pink, The Color --
Pippi Longstocking --
Playground Games --
Poison Ivy --
Polly Pocket --
Poodle Skirt --
Powerpuff Girls, The --
Pretty In Pink --
Princess Play --
Prom --
Punk Culture --
Quinceañera --
Ramona --
Raven (1985- ) --
Recycled Clothing --
Reviving Ophelia --
Riot Grrrl --
Rokafella (1971- ) --
Roller Derby --
Romance Comics --
Romantic Relationships --
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch --
Sailor Moon --
Sassy --
Schoolgirl Uniforms --
Series Fiction --
Seventeen --
Sex Bracelets --
She-Ra: Princess Of Power --
Shopping --
The Sims --
Sixteen Candles --
Skateboarding --
Skipper --
Slut --
Smoosh --
Smurfette --
Social Networking --
Sororities --
Spears, Britney (1981- ) --
Spice Girls --
Sport --
Stefani, Gwen (1969- ) --
Strawberry Shortcake --
Suicide Girls --
Supremes, The --
Surfer Girl --
Sweet Sixteen --
Sweet Valley High --
T.A.T.U --
Temple, Shirley (1928- ) --
Texts of Desire --
Thin Ideal --
Thong --
Tomboy --
Toys, Kitchen and Housekeeping --
Trixie Belden --
Tweens --
Twins --
Unicorns --
Valley Girls --
Veronica Mars --
Video Play --
Virtual Friends --
Voice --
Web 2.0 --
Web Sites --
Welcome --
Wiccan Teens Online --
Wonder Woman --
Xena Warrior Princess --
YM --
Zines.
Responsibility: edited by Claudia A. Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh.
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