Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]

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Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.The Barbie doll was never only a a€œfashion doll, a€ but always a set of opportunities for adding to an image of girlhood. Originally, Barbie appeared with her trademark striped swimsuit, a fashionable ponytail, and optional extra clothes and accessories. In 1961 the Ken doll arrived. Then, in 1963, best-friend Midge was ... In 2004 plans were in the offing to make Ken entirely obsolete. But he is still around.

Title:Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes]
Author:Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2007-12-30


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