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ERIC Number: EJ821745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Conformity and Resistance in Self-Management Strategies of "Good Girls"
Sanders, Jackie; Munford, Robyn
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v15 n4 p481-497 2008
This article examines how girls manage challenging encounters with non-familial adults. Drawing on a subset of qualitative data collected as part of a larger ethnographic study, it examines the ways girls maintain a strong sense of self as a good person in the face of interpersonal challenge from these non-familial adults. The discourse of the "good girl" allows them to resist excessive demands of adults and provides opportunities to have fun. The importance of the parent-child relationship in terms of providing a safe context from which the girls can generate the good and bad girl facades is also highlighted. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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