Multi - Girl - Culture
Title
Multi - Girl - Culture
Subtitle
An Ethnography of Doing Identity
Price
€ 40,95
ISBN
9789056295257
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
296
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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Table of contents - 4 Acknowledgments - 6 Part I: Introduction - 8 Ch 1: Disciplining Girls’ Bodies - 10 Ch 2: Girls’ Studies - 20 Ch 3: Doing Identity - 38 Ch 4: Method & Methodology - 62 Part II: Contexts of Performances - 94 Ch 5: Life at Primary School - 96 Ch 6: Advancing to Secondary School - 122 Part III: Mapping Performances - 140 Ch 7: Subject-Positions - 142 Ch 8: Performance Practices - 168 Ch 9: Influence Spheres - 190 Ch 10: Interpretative Repertoires - 210 Ch 11: Conclusions & Discussion - 228 Appendices - 240 Notes - 267 References - 273 Nederlandse samenvatting - 290 Glossary of terms - 295

Linda Duits

Multi - Girl - Culture

An Ethnography of Doing Identity

In this highly readable book, Linda Duits investigates girl culture in the Dutch multicultural society. Her ethnographic account provides a thick description of life at school, still the most prominent setting foor todays youth. She followed young girls of diverse ethnic backgrounds in their transition from primary to secondary school, focusing on the ways they use the body, clothing and media in their performance of identity. Countering several media hypes, including the internet generation, the headscarf debate and the sexualisation of society, Duits shows how contemporary girl culture is a mundane culture that is reflexively negotiated in an everyday setting.
Author

Linda Duits

Linda Duits obtained her masters degree in Political Science and her PhD in Communication Science. She is currently Assistant Professor in Qualitative Methods at the department of Communication of the University of Amsterdam and affiliated with the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) and the Centre for Popular Culture.