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Studies in Childhood and Youth

Childhood and Tween Girl Culture

Family, Media and Locality

Authors: MacDonald, Fiona

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  • Provides a valuable and timely contribution to understanding girlhood in the contemporary period
  • Contains unique ethnographic data of a class of girls, following their stories over a year 
  • Presents insights into the girls’ everyday social worlds and the complexity of this period of “in-betweenness”
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About this book

This book explores the ways in which notions of childhood are being influenced by a rapidly expanding consumer-media culture in the 21st Century. It has been argued that new stages of childhood are being created and defined by children’s role as consumers. The concept of ‘tween’, girls aged between 9 and 14, has generated the greatest debate. While the fantasy world of ‘tween’ offers girls a space to fashion a young, feminine identity it has been widely argued that the consumer-media’s messages pressure tween girls to consume and adopt highly sexualised appearances and behaviours.

The author considers how the art of consumption for ‘tween’ girls is intrinsically linked with their desire for independence and belonging, and how their consumption is interwoven with other important social and cultural influences. 

The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of Childhood and Youth Studies, Cultural Studies, Feminist and Women’s Studies and Sociology.

 

About the authors

Fiona MacDonald is Research Manager in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University Melbourne, Australia.

 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55130-6
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover  
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71575-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childhood and Tween Girl Culture
Book Subtitle
Family, Media and Locality
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55130-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55130-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55129-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71575-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 191
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