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The body project : an intimate history of American girls

Author: Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents historical evidence, based on research that includes the diaries of American girls written between the 1830s and 1990s, to show how the process of maturation has changed since the nineteenth century, making young women more anxious than ever before about their bodies and themselves.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs.
Body project.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(DLC) 96021885
(OCoLC)34731186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN: 9780307755742 0307755746
OCLC Number: 695999549
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Body as evidence --
Body's new timetable: how the life course of American girls has changed --
Sanitizing puberty: American way to menstruate --
Perfect skin --
Body projects --
Disappearance of virginity: sexual expression and sexual danger --
Girl advocacy again.
Responsibility: Joan Jacobs Brumberg.

Abstract:

Presents historical evidence, based on research that includes the diaries of American girls written between the 1830s and 1990s, to show how the process of maturation has changed since the nineteenth century, making young women more anxious than ever before about their bodies and themselves.

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