Published: October 2009
About the Book
Professors and students alike are taking interest in girls’ studies—the socialization of girls versus boys—and beginning to analyze the impact of media, pop culture, messaging, and more on America’s girls. Girls’ Studies tackles socialization and gender expectations, body image, and media impact, and gives insight into girl empowerment and how to equip our girls for a brighter future.
“I’m simply floored by the scope and thoroughness of Elline Lipkin’s work. She covers the history, growth, and controversies of girls’ studies both fairly and clearly, offering a big picture perspective that I’ve never before seen. If I were to recommend one book to students of this field, Girls’ Studies would be it.”
—Peggy Orenstein, author of Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap
Elline Lipkin has written a clear and easy-to-read guide to the emergent and diffuse field of girls’ studies in the United States. The thought-provoking questions peppered throughout the text will provide readers with many opportunities for discussion and deeper consideration of the complexities of girls’ lives.
—Jessica K. Taft, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College