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Sexual reckonings : Southern girls in a troubling age

Author: Susan K Cahn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
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Presents a tale of adolescent girls coming of age in the South during the most explosive decades for the region. Focusing on the period from 1920 to 1960, this work reveals how both the life of the  Read more...

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Cahn, Susan K.
Sexual reckonings.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006102565
(OCoLC)77520634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Cahn
ISBN: 9780674029149 0674029143
OCLC Number: 654743938
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Scarlett redux --
"Holding excitement in their hands" : the Southern "girl problem" --
Spirited youth or fiends incarnate? --
"Just as much a menace" : race and sex delinquency --
"A head full of diamonds" : fact, fiction, and African American girls' sexuality --
"Living in hopes" : an economy of desire --
Sex, science, and eugenic sterilization --
The World War II pickup girl and wartime passions --
School days : reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic, and romance --
Would Jesus dance? The dangerous rhythms of rock 'n' roll --
The sexual paradox of high school desegregation --
Conclusion: Sex, memory, and the segregated past.
Responsibility: Susan K. Cahn.

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This work makes a useful contribution to the growing field of the study of girls.--E. Thompson"Choice" (11/01/2007)

 
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