Girlhood, Schools, and Media : Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl Hardback
Part of the Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies series
This book explores the circulation and reception of popular discourses of achieving girlhood, and the ways in which girls themselves participate in such circulation.
It examines the figure of the achieving girl within wider discourses of neoliberal self-management and post-feminist possibility, considering the tensions involved in being both successful and successfully feminine and the strategies and negotiations girls undertake to manage these tensions. The work is grounded in an understanding of media, educational, and peer contexts for the production of the successful girl.
It traces narratives across school, television and online in texts produced for and by girls, drawing on interviews with girls in schools, online forum participation (within the purpose-built site www.smartgirls.tv), and girls' discussions of a range of teen dramas.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 222 pages, 9 Halftones, black and white; 9 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/09/2016
- Category: Media studies
- ISBN: 9781138840065