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The Resource Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism, Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris

Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism, Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris

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Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism
Title
Smart girls
Title remainder
success, school, and the myth of post-feminism
Statement of responsibility
Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
"Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so, based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popular books touting girls' academic success. Girls are said to outperform boys in high school exams, university entrance and graduation rates, and professional certification. As a result, many in Western society assume that girls no longer need support. But in spite of the messages of post-feminism and neoliberal individualism that tell girls they have it all, the reality is far more complicated. Smart Girls investigates how academically successful girls deal with stress, the "Supergirl" drive for perfection, race and class, and the sexism that is still present in schools. Shedding light on girls' varied everyday experiences, strategic negotiations of traditional gender norms, and savoring of success, this book shows how teachers, administrators, parents, and media commentators can help smart girls thrive while they keep their eyes on an A+ and a bright future."--Provided by publisher
Summary
"Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so, based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popular books touting girls' academic success. Girls are said to outperform boys in high school exams, university entrance and graduation rates, and professional certification. As a result, many in Western society assume that girls no longer need support. But in spite of the messages of post-feminism and neoliberal individualism that tell girls they have it all, the reality is far more complicated. Smart Girls investigates how academically successful girls deal with stress, the "Supergirl" drive for perfection, race and class, and the sexism that is still present in schools. Shedding light on girls' varied everyday experiences, strategic negotiations of traditional gender norms, and savoring of success, this book shows how teachers, administrators, parents, and media commentators can help smart girls thrive while they keep their eyes on an A+ and a bright future."--Provided by publisher
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10550854
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Pomerantz, Shauna
Dewey number
371.822
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1481
LC item number
.P66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1968-
  • 1968-
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  • Raby, Rebecca
  • Harris, Anita
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True
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  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Sex differences in education
  • Academic achievement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Academic achievement
  • Girls
  • Girls
  • Sex differences in education
Target audience
adult
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success, school, and the myth of post-feminism
Label
Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism, Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Are girls taking over the world? -- Driven to perfection -- Fitting in or fabulously smart? -- Sexism and the smart girl -- A deeper look at class and "race": belongings and exclusions -- Cool to be smart: microresistances and hopeful glimpses
Control code
ocn953422066
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 272 pages
Isbn
9780520284159
Lccn
2016030544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953422066
Label
Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism, Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Are girls taking over the world? -- Driven to perfection -- Fitting in or fabulously smart? -- Sexism and the smart girl -- A deeper look at class and "race": belongings and exclusions -- Cool to be smart: microresistances and hopeful glimpses
Control code
ocn953422066
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 272 pages
Isbn
9780520284159
Lccn
2016030544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953422066

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