ERIC Number: EJ604230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Adolescent Girls' Body-Narratives: Learning To Desire and Create a "Fashionable" Image.
Oliver, Kimberly L.
Teachers College Record, v101 n2 p220-46 Win 1999
Explored how fashion helped urban adolescent girls desire and create normalized images of the perfect woman, examining their stories about their bodies and how their stories and images empowered them to become healthy women. Data from group discussions, journal writing, freewriting, and written stories indicated that fashion taught girls to desire and create a normalized image of the perfect woman. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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