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Raising their voices : the politics of girls' anger

Author: Lyn Mikel Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book, filled with voices of young girls, corrects the misperceptions that have crept into our picture of female adolescence. Based on the author's yearlong conversation with white junior high and middle-school girls - from the working poor and the middle class - Raising Their Voices allows us to hear how girls adopt some expectations about gender but strenuously resist others, how they use traditionally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyn Mikel Brown
ISBN: 0674747216 9780674747210 0674838718 9780674838710
OCLC Number: 51608965
Description: xii, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Stones in the Road --
Privileging Difference --
Mansfield: Living outside the Lines --
Acadia: The Conventions of Imagination --
Voice and Ventriloquation in Girls' Development --
Resisting Femininity --
The Madgirl in the Classroom --
Educating the Resistance.
Responsibility: Lyn Mikel Brown.

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Based on the author's conversations with white junior high and middle school girls, this book allows us to hear how girls adopt some expectations about gender but strenuously resist others, how they  Read more...

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It has been seven years since a much-discussed study by the American Association of University Women identified the phenomenon of girls' diminishing sense of self-worth as they approach adolescence. Read more...

 
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