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Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284142
eISBN:
9780520959798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284142.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popularized books touting girls’ academic success. As a result, many in Western society assume that ... More


Leaders

Helena Waddy

in Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195371277
eISBN:
9780199777341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371277.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Six introduces Oberammergau’s venerable Music Club, whose members, dressed in colorful uniforms, played a crucial role in both Catholic processions and the entertainment of tourists, as well ... More


Maternal Reformers and Social Duty

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Women's wider social duty was understood by most female anti-suffragists to be a benign extension of their maternal role, though it must not be allowed to overshadow home life. The lives of the five ... More


The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Jennifer Higginbotham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Sisters argues for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system in England, challenging the widespread assumption that the category ... More


Rumpelstiltskin

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the year 1946 Philippa made a debut in the bizarre double role of composer and performer and competed in several national composition contests, and she performed throughout America. All of this ... More


Struggling into the Big Time

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After a description of vaudeville c.1905, especially its organization into circuits and its division into big time and small time, this chapter traces the vaudeville career of the succession of ... More


Wonderful Nonsense

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan moves to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to choreograph The Barkleys of Broadway with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland but is released at Garland’s request after the completion of the “Shoes With Wings ... More


“Something for the Girls”: Marriage Customs and Girlhood

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the after-effects of Civil War on marriage customs and girlhood in South Carolina. It cites the reprint of Enquirer's “Something for the Girls,” as it warns girls to put a high ... More


‘Modesty is the sister of virtue’: moral prevention work with girls

Leanne McCormick

in Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyses the organisations and discourses in Northern Ireland concerning the preservation of female moral standards, suggesting that the links between national identity and female sexual ... More


Conclusion: Becoming “People Who Use Both Hands”

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Becoming “People Who Use Both Hands,” argues the contours of the still-unfolding social category of Maasai schoolgirlhood raise conceptual (and therefore political) questions about the convergence of ... More


A Women’s World History, in the World of Arabic Letters: A Reader’s View

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Gives a history of the volume’s publication and circulation within the context of the early non-official press and book publishing sector in Egypt, followed by a discussion of the book’s themes as ... More


“Us Girls Get the Second Half”: Girls’ Early Socialization and Outspoken Femininity

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter three examines girls’ early childhood experiences in families and at school, and we highlight the pressures that girls uniquely experienced while growing up. We look at how girls’ family ... More


Living in a Fictional World: Reading and Identification in Lost Girls

Alfonso Muñoz-Corcuera

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter studies Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls and how it deals with another topic that is being discussed in contemporary aesthetics: identification with fictional characters. ... More


We’ve a Story to Tell: Southern Baptist Women and Ministry

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses women's ministering among Southern Baptists, which has led them to take on traditional responsibilities of nurturing and educating. It has also compelled them to challenge ... More


Rules, Rulers, and the “Right Kind” of Competition

Jaime Schultz

in Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses how women physical educators began to reevaluate their collective position against intercollegiate, commercial, and hypercompetitive sports for their students. Particular ... More


Situating Music Video: Between Feminism and Popular Culture

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter situates the music video between feminism and popular culture. The notion of postfeminism became a key weapon in the ‘pre-emptive strike’ that prevented feminism reaching its political ... More


Slices of American History

Alison Owings

in Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the stories of the experiences of several waitresses, which also provide glimpses of certain events and facets of American history. One is a Native American waitress, while ... More


‘All these memories’: Career Girls

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0036
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws attention to Mike Leigh's film, Career Girls, that focused on just two young women, Hannah and Annie, who used to be flat-mates when they were students in the mid-1980s and, having ... More


Comedy: Global/Local Identities

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0100
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines film comedies made and set in Scotland. It explores why comedies are either ignored in academic debates surrounding cinema in Scotland, or their comedic aspect downplayed in ... More


‘Juliet and Juliet Would be More My Cup of Tea’: Sexuality, Law, and Popular Culture 1

Didi Herman

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the governance of sexuality in mainstream, network television, focusing of the women's prison drama Bad Girls. It examines the role of popular television in constructing the ... More


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