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Girlhood in America [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia - The American Family (Hardback)
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Girlhood in America [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia - The American Family (Hardback)

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Hardback 773 Pages / Published: 08/06/2001
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This groundbreaking reference work presents more than 100 articles by 98 high-profile interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present.


* Includes more than 120 essays incorporating the most recent research on topics ranging from acquaintance rape to tea parties, from Nancy Drew to Riot Girls

* An extensive bibliography provides suggestions for further reading from diverse sources such as T. S. Arthur's Advice to Young Ladies (1848) to Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls for the New Computer Age from the AAUW Educational Foundation (2000)

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576072066
Number of pages: 773
Weight: 1710 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 55 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This volume pulls together information related to this emerging area of study while providing data on many topics not covered throughly elsewhere. Recommended for larger public or academic libraries that serve populations with an interest in gender studies or the social sciences." - Library Journal
"A groundbreaking work. . . . Because the articles are always lucid, cogent, and informative, they will interest anyone curious about girls' studies. This encyclopedia belongs in all libraries." - Choice
"Recommended for public and high school libraries. Academic and research libraries with gender studies or women's studies programs will also find it useful." - Booklist
"Each signed essay is followed by cross-references and a comprehensive bibliography, and most are accompanied by at least one well-selected, black and white photograph. While there are a number of other titles on the subject, none offers similar breadth and scope. As such, larger collections and those supporting women's studies courses should consider this worthy acquisition." - School Library Journal
"The publication of Girlhood in America is perfectly timed. Extensive scholarly scrutiny of female adolescents and a burst of writings by girls themselves both arrived in the last decade, yet no reference work captured the essence of either. Girlhood in America does so, through over one hundred signed articles written by academics at institutions throughout the United States." - Feminist Collections

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