The Girls' History and Culture Reader
The Twentieth Century
A pioneering, field-defining collection of essential texts exploring girlhood in the twentieth century
The Girls' History and Culture Reader: The Twentieth Century provides scholars, instructors, and students with the most influential essays that have defined the field of American girls' history and culture. A relatively new and energetic field of inquiry, girl-centered research is critical for a fuller understanding of women and gender, a deeper consideration of childhood and adolescence, and a greater acknowledgment of the significance of generation as a historical force in American culture and society.
Bringing together work from top scholars of women and youth, The Girls' History and Culture Reader: The Twentieth Century illustrates girls' centrality to major twentieth-century forces such as immigration, labor, feminism, and consumerism. Themes in this pioneering volume include girls' use of fashion and music, their roles as workers, their friendships, and new ideas about girls' bodies. While girls in the twentieth century found new avenues for personal ambition and self-expression, especially at school and in the realm of leisure and popular culture, they continued to wrestle with traditional ideas about feminine identity, socialization, and sexuality.
Contributors are Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Rachel Devlin, Susan J. Douglas, Miriam Forman-Brunell, Kyra D. Gaunt, Mary Celeste Kearney, Ilana Nash, Mary Odem, Leslie Paris, Kathy Peiss, Vicki L. Ruiz, Kelly Schrum, and Judy Yung.
"Some of the finest scholarship in the field. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice
"An exceptionally valuable anthology that proves that girls' studies is one of the most vital new areas in women's studies."--Elizabeth Pleck, author of Domestic Tyranny: The Making of American Social Policy against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present
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The Nineteenth Century
Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell and Leslie Paris
Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century
Julie A. Gallagher
Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March
Deborah Gray White
Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.
Treva B. Lindsey
Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport
Susan K. Cahn
The Life of Judge Jane Bolin
Jacqueline A. McLeod
Histories of Race and Sex in North America
Edited by Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan