The Reproduction of Gender in Contemporary Youth Cultures
Author: Victoria Cann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
View: 837What role does taste play in contemporary youth culture? How do young people reproduce, or alternatively, reject gender norms? Using new research and the work of renowned theorists such as Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu, Victoria Cann argues that popular culture affects young people's experiences of masculinity and femininity and forces them to navigate a social minefield in which they are pressured to display tastes deemed appropriate for their gender. Combining her own unique empirical research with a strong theoretical framework, Cann widens and links the fields of gender and taste studies to show the everyday reality of twenty-first-century youth and their apprehensions - especially those of young boys- about participating in activities, or embracing pop-cultural preferences that have traditionally only been associated with the opposite sex.
Forty Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song
Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 4065We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.
Author: Aryn Kyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 1108ARYN KYLE, whose award-winning novel The God of Animals was hailed as "reason for readers to rejoice" (USA Today), turns her gift for storytelling to the lives of girls and women in this spectacular collection. These eleven stories showcase Kyle’s keen eye for character, her humor, and her uncanny grasp of the loneliness, selfishness, and longing that underlie female experience. In "Nine," a young girl given to exaggeration escapes a humiliating ninth birthday celebration with the help of her father’s new girlfriend. The dubious benefits of sleeping with one’s boss are revealed when a bookstore manager defends an employee from an irate customer in the hilarious "Sex Scenes from a Chain Bookstore." A raid on a neighbor’s meth lab strengthens the unlikely friendship between a solitary woman and a Goth teenage girl in "Boys and Girls Like You and Me." And in a notable exception to the rule, "Captain’s Club" features a boy whose devotion to a lonely woman transforms his cruise vacation. In moments electric with sudden harmony or ruthless indifference, the girls and women in this collection provoke, beguile, and entertain. Writing with remarkable tenderness and wisdom, Kyle gives us a collection radiant with bittersweet revelations and startling insights, and secures her reputation as a major young talent.
Author: Kate Petty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8885Sand, sea and holiday romance are in store for four friends one summer. Sophie goes to France where no one but the boy in the next tent seems interested. And she definitely doesn't fancy him.
Author: Starr B. Reser
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 1952Homicide detective Tony Benson, a widower and father of three, is on the tracks of a diabolical seral killer and his helper a demon of a black wolf. When the wolf enters his home and kills the family pet he realizes his family is targeted and knows he must stop this murdering duo or lose everything and everyone he holds dear. The pursuit goes from Virginia to Florida and back again before he finally corners the killer on the balcony of a lighthouse. But the wolf isnt present and neither is his daughter. With the clock ticking can he locate them before time runs out?
Author: Gemma Burgess
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
View: 3054Single? Ab in den Dating -Dschungel! Abigail ist von ihrem langjährigen Freund gründlich gelangweilt und trennt sich von ihm – um fortan von einem Kennlerndesaster ins nächste zu stürzen. Bis Robert, Londons schärfster Junggeselle und ihr neuer Mitbewohner, entscheidet, dass ihre Verführungskünste dringend eine Politur nötig haben. Mit seiner Hilfe schifft sie nun gelassen durch die gefährlichen Wasser der Londoner Singleszene. Doch wird die neue Abigail auch dann cool bleiben, wenn sie einem ebenso abgeklärten Mann begegnet?
Wie es mir gefällt
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 6077Wie es euch gefällt! Band 5 der Kultserie. Als Jungfrau zur Uni? Das geht auf keinen Fall, findet Blair. Kurz entschlossen begleitet sie Serena zum Skiurlaub ins Wintersport-Mekka Sun Valley. Vielleicht ist ja Serenas süßer Bruder Erik die ideale Besetzung für die erste Liebesnacht? Auch Nate und Georgie verschlägt es nach Sun Valley. Doch Georgie verbringt ihre Nächte lieber mit der holländischen Snowboard-Nationalmannschaft als mit Nate. Der sucht Trost bei Serena ...
A Three-Novel Anthology
Author: Dave Franklin
Publisher: Baby Ice Dog Press
View: 7115A three-novel anthology that wallows in dark, twisted humour, sexual obsession and the latent violence of the male animal. Book 1: Looking For Sarah Jane Smith Marty's living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from his stupid mates, the loveable loser John and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after… Looking for Sarah Jane Smith – For anyone who suspects life's a bit rubbish. Part road trip and part celebration of idiotic male friendship, Looking for Sarah Jane Smith is sure to strike a chord with those who appreciate Withnail & I, Peep Show and Bill Hicks. '...if there's one thing that stands out about this, it's how bloody funny it is. I actually packed Looking for Sarah Jane Smith for a long-haul flight and such a page-turner did it prove to be that I finished it within a couple of hours.' - Living Abroad Magazine '...A bitter, crude, but funny book... These boys are not particularly likeable, but their story is raw, honest, unsophisticated and rooted in bittersweet reality.' - Post Newspapers 'An agreeably raucous novel that touches on Dr Who and men behaving badly. Its strong language and adult scenes make it the perfect Christmas gift for that impressionable nephew.' - The West Australian Book 2: Girls Like Funny Boys Part coming of age story, part exploration of the maddening nature of dreams, Girls Like Funny Boys is a potent mix of sexual obsession, guilt and fame. "Gina crouched, resting on her haunches to continue the conversation. Her legs were too far apart. There was a hole in her black tights just above the left knee. Johnny felt a hot urge to poke a finger in it. He wished she'd leave him alone. He wished she wasn't wearing tights. He stared at her lopsided mouth and the way her fat lower lip jutted out. It was so red it bordered on purple, the colour of strawberries on the turn." Meet Johnny Goodwin. He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart, Angie Everson. Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting pantomime. Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side. All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her… 'Girls Like Funny Boys wasn't what I expected - and that's simply not fair as Dave Franklin's not meant to be writing to a formula. But I really didn't expect to find this as engaging, involving and quite as emotional as I did. I loved Johnny, rode the waves of his life every step of the way. Most of all I just loved this book.' - Australian Crime Fiction Book 3: To Dare A Future A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind. An eleven-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet. A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name… To Dare A Future – We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them. 'Don't let the rather bland title put you off – this is an impressive read, spiced with ethical dilemmas as well as earthy dialogue and humour.' – Sunday Times Total length: 250,000 words.
A Gossip Girl Novel
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8907It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Blair, and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho. Back in Manhattan, Jenny is spending time with a mysteriously nice new boyfriend and Dan is spending time crying in the office of the Red Letter literary journal. And Vanessa, wait, is that Vanessa shopping at Barneys with a guy in a Lacoste shirt?The long cold winter is over and the sun is finally shining along Fifth Avenue. The trees are in bloom and NYC's most fabulous are ready for a truly outrageous vacation!
Author: Jeff Zentner
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 4325Eine große Jugendfreundschaft und die Geschichte einer zarten Liebe Ohne seine Gitarre wäre Dills Leben wirklich trostlos: Sein Vater ist im Gefängnis, seine Mutter unglücklich, und nach der Schule soll er im örtlichen Supermarkt arbeiten, um die Schulden abzubezahlen. Aber Dill sehnt sich nach einem anderen Leben, irgendwo da draußen. Seine Träume teilt er mit seinen beiden besten Freunden: Lydia, selbstbewusst und mit dem festen Plan, als Modebloggerin nach New York zu gehen, und Travis, der halb in seiner geliebten Fantasy-Serie lebt. Zusammen, glauben sie, können sie alles schaffen ... Mit einer versteckten Hommage an Game of Thrones!
Continuing Concerns, New Agendas
Author: Jr. Jackson, Jr.,Renold Emma Paechter Carrie F Jackson Carolyn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
View: 3336This collection focuses on continuing gender inequalities, and social and educational injustices in girls' lives. It begins to redress two dominant, current trends: namely, the narrow focus on boys' attainment in educational policy and the turn to boys and masculinities in gender and education research.
Am schönsten sind wir, wenn wir niemandem gefallen wollen
Author: Kate T. Parker
Publisher: MVG Verlag
View: 8221In diesem beeindruckenden Bildband versammelt die Fotografin Kate T. Parker mehr als 175 Aufnahmen von Mädchen im Alter von 5 bis 18 Jahren. Sie porträtiert abenteuerlustige, freche und neugierige, aber auch ruhige, nachdenkliche und kreative Mädchen. Eines haben sie alle gemeinsam: Sie sind authentisch und mutig genug, sich vor der Kamera so zu zeigen, wie sie wirklich sind: wild, frei und wunderbar! Ihre Aufnahmen beweisen, dass wahre Schönheit nichts mit einer bestimmten Körperform zu tun hat, nichts damit, ob man lächelt, seine Haare frisiert oder sich hübsch zurechtgemacht hat. Dieser unvergessliche Fotoband sprengt alle Stereotype und zeigt, dass Mädchen alles sein können, was sie wollen – solange sie sie selbst sein dürfen.
A Crime Novel
Author: Jane Casey
Publisher: Minotaur Books
View: 4815"Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character...What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections."—The Irish Independent (UK) Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters...and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn't help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best. In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.