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'What you wear tells a lot about you': Girls dressup online

Willett, Rebekah (2008) 'What you wear tells a lot about you': Girls dressup online. Gender and Education, 20 (5). pp. 421-434. ISSN 0954-0253

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Additional Information: This article in published in the leading international (peer reviewed) journal on gender in education. The article uses an innovative methodology to examine discursive practices around body image, pleasures of play and self-confidence in the lives of twenty-six 12-13 year old girls. The analysis examines the role of structure and agency in girls’ discussions about fashion media and argues that the agency offered to girls is structured by neoliberal discourses. As girls draw on these discourses, they enter into complex and often conflicting negotiations, rendering themselves as seemingly active agents who are making politicised arguments, and at the same time restricting their possible subject positions. This is an electronic version of an article published in Willett, Rebekah (2008) 'What you wear tells a lot about you': Girls dressup online. Gender and Education, 20 . pp. 421-434. Gender and Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/09540250701797242
Controlled Keywords: Gender , 11 - 16 , Cultural studies , Media
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2009 16:27
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:57
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/243

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