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The Resource Girlfighting : betrayal and rejection among girls, Lyn Mikel Brown

Girlfighting : betrayal and rejection among girls, Lyn Mikel Brown

Label
Girlfighting : betrayal and rejection among girls
Title
Girlfighting
Title remainder
betrayal and rejection among girls
Statement of responsibility
Lyn Mikel Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For some time, reality TV, talk shows, soap-operas, and sitcoms have turned their spotlights on women and girls who thrive on competition and nastiness. Few fairytales lack the evil stepmother, wicked witch, or jealous sister. Even cartoons feature mean and sassy girls who only become sweet and innocent when adults appear. And recently, popular books and magazines have turned their gaze away from ways of positively influencing girls' independence and self-esteem and towards the topic of girls' meanness to other girls. What does this say about the way our culture views girlhood? How much do these portrayals affect the ways girls view themselves?" "In Girlfighting, psychologist and educator Lyn Mikel Brown scrutinizes the way our culture nurtures and reinforces this sort of meanness in girls. She argues that the old adage "girls will be girls"--Gossipy, competitive, cliquish, backstabbing - and the idea that fighting is part of a developmental stage or a rite of passage, are not acceptable explanations. Instead, she asserts, girls are discouraged from expressing strong feelings and are pressured to fulfill unrealistic expectations, to be popular, and struggle to find their way in a society that still reinforces narrow gender stereotypes. Under such pressure, in their frustration and anger, girls (often unconsciously) find it less risky to take out their fears and anxieties on other girls instead of challenging the way boys treat them, the way the media represents them, or the way the culture at large supports sexist practices." "Lyn Mikel Brown is Associate Professor of Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Colby College and co-creator of Hardy Girls Healthy Women."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Lyn Mikel
Dewey number
305.235
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.B723 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Interpersonal conflict in adolescence
  • Anger in adolescence
  • Aggressiveness in adolescence
  • Girls
  • Interpersonal conflict in children
  • Anger in children
  • Aggressiveness in children
  • Women
  • Female friendship
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Aggression
  • Conflict (Psychology)
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Psychology, Child
  • Women
  • Adolescent
  • Child
Label
Girlfighting : betrayal and rejection among girls, Lyn Mikel Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) 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
Contents
Introduction: Bad girls, bad girls, whatcha gonna do? -- Reading the culture of girlfighting -- Good girls and real boys: preparing the ground in early childhood -- Playing it like a girl: later childhood and preadolescence -- Dancing through the minefield: the middle school years -- Patrolling the borders: high school -- From girlfighting to sisterhood -- This book is an action
Control code
52311965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780814799154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003011179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Girlfighting : betrayal and rejection among girls, Lyn Mikel Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) 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
Contents
Introduction: Bad girls, bad girls, whatcha gonna do? -- Reading the culture of girlfighting -- Good girls and real boys: preparing the ground in early childhood -- Playing it like a girl: later childhood and preadolescence -- Dancing through the minefield: the middle school years -- Patrolling the borders: high school -- From girlfighting to sisterhood -- This book is an action
Control code
52311965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780814799154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003011179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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