9781783601608

Girl Trouble Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

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  • ISBN13:

    9781783601608

  • ISBN10:

    1783601604

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/3/2014
  • Publisher: Zed Books
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Summary

Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, voka-fuelled tramps, they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news...

In this witty and wonderful book, eminent historian Carol Dyhouse shows that for over a century now, where there's a horrific headline, a scandal or a wave of moral outrage you can bet a girl's to blame. Whether it be stories of 'brazen flappers' staying out, and up, all night in the 1920s, inappropriate places for Mars bars in the 60s or Courtney Love's mere existence in the 90s, bad girls have been a mass-media staple for more than a century. And yet, despite the obsession with their perceived faults and blatant disobedience, girls are infinitely better off today than they were a century ago.

This is the story of the challenges and opportunities faced by young women growing up in the swirl of twentieth century and the pop-hysteria that continues to accompany their progress.

Author Biography

Carol Dyhouse is a social historian and currently a research professor of history at the University of Sussex, UK. Her most recent book, Glamour: Women, History, Feminism was published by Zed Books in 2010. Longer term, her research has focused on gender, education and the pattern of women's lives in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Her books include Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England; Feminism and the Family in England, 1890-1939; No Distinction of Sex? Women in British Universities, 1870-1939; and Students: A Gendered History.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. White Slavery and the Seduction of Innocents
2. Unwomanly Types: New Women, Revolting Daughters and Rebel Girls
3. Brazen Flappers, Bright Young Things and 'Miss Modern'
4. Good-time Girls, Baby Dolls and Teenage Brides
5. Coming of Age in the 1960s: Beat Girls and Dolly Birds
6. Taking Liberties: Panic Over Permissiveness and Women's Liberation
7. Body Anxieties, Depressives, Ladettes and Living Dolls: What Happened to Girl Power?
8. Looking Back

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