Anita Harris creates a realistic portrait of the qnew girlq that has appeared in the twenty-first century--she may still play with Barbie, but she is also likely to play soccer or basketball, be assertive and may even be sexually aware, if not active. Building on this new definition, Harris explores the many key areas central to the lives of girls from a global perspective, such as girlspace, schools, work, aggression, sexuality and power.... a mythical otherness represented by public (government-funded) schools, working-class youth, manual labor, drug use, sexual ... The site of the elite school is thus important in the production of a new young womanhood around taken-for- granted ... She suggests that the latter place an emphasis on effort and striving to do onea#39;s best, which positions students as ... This is likely to offer more space for more girls than could be accommodated in a pure aelitista-class homogenous school.
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2004-03-01|