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Raising Their Voices: The Politics of Girls Anger

Raising Their Voices: The Politics of Girls Anger by Lyn Mikel Brown 0674747216 9780674747210
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Two fourteen-year-old girls, fed up with the Hooters shirts worn by their male classmates, design their own rooster logo: Cocks: Nothing to crow about. Seventeen-year-old April Schuldt, unmarried, pregnant, and cheated out of her election as homecoming queen by squeamish school administrators, disrupts a pep rally with a protest that engages the whole school. Where are spirited girls like these in the popular accounts of teenage girlhood, that supposed wasteland of depression, low self-esteem, and passive victimhood? This book, filled with the voices of teenage girls, corrects the misperceptions that have crept into our picture of female adolescence. Based on the authors yearlong conversation with white junior-high and middle-school girls--from the working poor and the middle class--Raising Their Voices allows us to hear how girls adopt some expectations about gender but strenuously resist others, how they use traditionally feminine means to maintain their independence, and how they recognize and resist pressures to ignore their own needs and wishes. With a psychologists sensitivity and an anthropologists attention to cultural variations, Lyn Brown makes provocative observations about individual differences in the girls experiences and attitudes, and shows how their voices are shaped and constrained by class--with working-class girls more willing to be openly angry than their middle-class peers, and yet more likely to denigrate themselves and attribute their failures to personal weakness. A compelling and timely corrective to conventional wisdom, this book attunes our hearing to the true voices of teenage girls: determined, confused, amusing, touching, feisty, and clear.

Author: Lyn Mikel Brown

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 1999-10-01

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