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Teen-Age Girls in the Contemporary West: A Roundtable A Response to Susie Orbach: On Generation and Femininity

McRobbie, Angela. 2009. Teen-Age Girls in the Contemporary West: A Roundtable A Response to Susie Orbach: On Generation and Femininity. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 9(3), pp. 239-245. ISSN 1524-0657 [Article]

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This article provides a response to the article by Susie Orbach proposing that a more intensively regulated framework of femininity is now directed to young women in the guise of freedoms won and choice exercised. Orbach is right to argue that among its various performances femininity has recently lost many of its subservient dimensions. However, this is replaced by a regime of cultural values associated with body image that both appropriates from feminism and disavows it as having any new place in young women's worlds.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/15240650802117838

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2009Published

Item ID:

14583

Date Deposited:

27 Oct 2015 13:39

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 14:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14583

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