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The Resource Some wore bobby sox : the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945, Kelly Schrum

Some wore bobby sox : the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945, Kelly Schrum

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Some wore bobby sox : the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945
Title
Some wore bobby sox
Title remainder
the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Schrum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Images of teenage girls in poodle skirts dominated American popular culture in the 1950's. But as Kelly Schrum shows, teenage girls were swooning over pop idols and using their allowances to buy the latest fashions well beforehand. After World War I, a teenage identity arose in the U.S., as well as a consumer culture geared toward it. From fashion and beauty to music and movies, high school girls both consumed and influenced what manufacturers, marketers, and retailers offered to them. Examining both national trends and individual lives, Schrum looks at the relationship between the power of consumer culture and the ability of girls to selectively accept, reject, and appropriate consumer goods. Lavishly illustrated with images from advertisements, catalogs, and high school year books, Some Wore Bobby Sox is a unique and fascinating cultural history of teenage girl culture in the middle of the century.--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schrum, Kelly
Dewey number
305.235/2/09730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.S328 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Girls' history & culture book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage consumers
  • Popular culture
Label
Some wore bobby sox : the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945, Kelly Schrum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-199) 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
Emergence of teenage girls -- "Oh the bliss" : fashion and teenage girls -- "Good looks" : commercialized beauty and health -- "Damn good jazz" : music, radio, and dance -- "A guiding factor in my life" : teenage girls and movies
Control code
53315505
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781403961761
Lccn
2003063271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Some wore bobby sox : the emergence of teenage girls' culture, 1920-1945, Kelly Schrum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-199) 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
Emergence of teenage girls -- "Oh the bliss" : fashion and teenage girls -- "Good looks" : commercialized beauty and health -- "Damn good jazz" : music, radio, and dance -- "A guiding factor in my life" : teenage girls and movies
Control code
53315505
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781403961761
Lccn
2003063271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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