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Girls like this, boys like that, the reproduction of gender in contemporary youth cultures, Victoria Cann

What 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-cultureal preferences that have traditionally only been associated with the opposite sex--back cover
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- 1. Researching Youth Taste Cultures: The Study -- 2. Fitting in at School: The Context of Youth Taste Cultures -- 3. What is Gender? Theorising Gender and Young People's Lived Experiences -- 4. Boys Like This: Masculinity and Appropriate Tastes for Boys -- 5. Girls Like That: Femininity and Appropriate Tastes for Girls -- 6. Living on the Edge: Regulating and Transgressing Gender Appropriate Taste -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 173 pages).
Specific Material Designation
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