The Resource The body project : an intimate history of American girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg

The body project : an intimate history of American girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Label
The body project : an intimate history of American girls
Title
The body project
Title remainder
an intimate history of American girls
Statement of responsibility
Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Girls today are in crisis - and this book shows why. Drawing on a vast array of lively historical sources, unpublished diaries by adolescent girls, and photographs that conjure up memories of the past, The Body Project chronicles how growing up in a female body has changed over the past century and why that experience is more difficult today than ever before." "Girls' bodies have certainly changed - they mature much earlier - but at the same time traditional social supports for girls' growth and development have collapsed. The media and popular culture exploit girls' normal sensitivity to their changing bodies, and many girls grow up believing that "good looks"--Rather than "good works" - represent the highest form of female perfection. With an eye for the humor in as well as the pain of female adolescence, Joan Jacobs Brumberg shows how American girls came to define themselves increasingly through their appearance, so that today the body has become their primary project."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.B724 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Young women
  • Human body
  • Body, Human
  • Human body
  • Teenage girls
  • Young women
  • Meisjes
  • Lichamelijke ontwikkeling
  • United States
Label
The body project : an intimate history of American girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-250) 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
Introduction: the body as evidence -- The body's new timetable: how the life course of American girls has changed -- Sanitizing puberty: the American way to menstruate -- Perfect skin -- Body projects -- The disappearance of virginity: sexual expression and sexual danger -- Girl advocacy again
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780679402978
Lccn
96021885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34731186
  • (OCoLC)ocm34731186
Label
The body project : an intimate history of American girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-250) 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
Introduction: the body as evidence -- The body's new timetable: how the life course of American girls has changed -- Sanitizing puberty: the American way to menstruate -- Perfect skin -- Body projects -- The disappearance of virginity: sexual expression and sexual danger -- Girl advocacy again
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780679402978
Lccn
96021885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34731186
  • (OCoLC)ocm34731186

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