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ERIC Number: EJ1068986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
The Graceful and Gritty Princess: Managing Notions of Girlhood from the New Nation to the New Millennium
Forman-Brunell, Miriam; Eaton, Julie
American Journal of Play, v1 n3 p338-364 Win 2009
The authors investigate the nearly ubiquitous cultural icon for girls' play, the princess. They survey historical instances of princess play from the beginning of the American republic to the New Millennium, look at the literature concerning princesses in various periods, and discuss the individual recollections about princess play of a number of women. The authors argue that the figure of the princess, by absorbing a range of girlhood ideals, aids in reconciling the contradictory notions about what it means to be a girl in contemporary society.
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Language: English
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