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Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism

Author: Shauna Pomerantz; Rebecca Raby
Publisher: Oakland, California University of California Press [2017] © 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so, based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popular books touting girls' academic success. Girls are said to outperform boys in high school exams, university entrance and graduation rates, and professional certification. As a result, many in Western society assume that girls no longer need support. But in spite of the messages of post-feminism and neoliberal  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Pomerantz, Shauna, author.
Smart girls.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shauna Pomerantz; Rebecca Raby
ISBN: 9780520284142 0520284143 9780520284159 0520284151
OCLC Number: 1002227322
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xix, 272 Seiten
Contents: Foreword by Anita Harris Acknowledgments 1. Are Girls Taking Over the World? 2. Driven to Perfection 3. Fitting In or Fabulously Smart? 4. Sexism and the Smart Girl 5. A Deeper Look at Class and "Race": Belongings and Exclusions 6. Cool to Be Smart: Microresistances and Hopeful Glimpses Appendix: Study Participants Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris.

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Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so, based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popular books touting girls' academic success. This title investigates how academically successful  Read more...

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