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Growing girls : the natural origins of girls' organizations in America

Author: Susan A Miller
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Series: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
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In the early years of the twentieth century, Americans began to recognize adolescence as a developmental phase distinct from both childhood and adulthood. For boys, competitive sports as well as ?primitive? outdoor activities offered by fledging organizations such as the Boy Scouts would enable them to combat the effeminacy of an overly civilized society. But for girls, the remedy wasn?t quite so clear.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Miller, Susan A., 1961-
Growing girls.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006031260
(OCoLC)71778970
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Miller
ISBN: 9780813541563 0813541565
OCLC Number: 190791391
Description: 1 online resource (x, 270 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: What is the matter with Jane? --
Fashioning girls' identity --
Mobilizing girl soldiers --
The landscape of camp --
Naturecraft --
Homecraft --
Healthcraft --
Epilogue: A tale of two girls.
Series Title: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Responsibility: Susan A. Miller.

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