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The Resource Girl making : a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female, Gerry Bloustien

Girl making : a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female, Gerry Bloustien

Label
Girl making : a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female
Title
Girl making
Title remainder
a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female
Statement of responsibility
Gerry Bloustien
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through the innovative methodology of asking them to record their experiences on videotape, this book offers an evocative and fascinating cross-cultural exploration into the everyday lives of a number of teenage girls from their own broad social, cultural and ethnic perspectives. The use of the video camera by the girls themselves reveals their exploration and experimentation with possible identities, highlighting their awareness that the self is not ready made but rather one constituted in the process of continuous performance. The result is an active self-conscious exploration of the continuous 'art' of self-making. Through their play, the teenagers are shown to strategically test out various possibilities, while keeping such explorations within the bounds of what is acceptable and permissible in their own micro cultural worlds." "The resulting material challenges previous findings in those feminist and youth anthropological studies based on too narrow a concept of class, ethnicity or populist approaches to culture. Rejecting the still prevalent notion of resistance, this study reveals instead that the girls' activities are more about accommodation to the constraining givens of social life, stretching these to discover their possibilities while simultaneously working hard to remain within their parameters of safety and reassurance. In this conceptual framework popular music and other global cultural texts emerge to gain a new significance within their local settings."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloustien, Gerry
Dewey number
305.235
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.B615 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
Label
Girl making : a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female, Gerry Bloustien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52196566
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9781571814258
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Girl making : a cross-cultural ethnography on the processes of growing up female, Gerry Bloustien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52196566
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 296 pages
Isbn
9781571814258
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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