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"Old-fashioned and forward looking" : neo-liberalism and nostalgia in the Daring Books for Girls

Gannon, Susanne, Gonick, Marnina, & Lampert, Jo (2012) "Old-fashioned and forward looking" : neo-liberalism and nostalgia in the Daring Books for Girls. Jeunesse : Young People, Texts, Cultures, 4(1), pp. 85-102.

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Abstract

An apparent resurgence in gender-specific marketing of products for children has been linked to post-millennial anxieties about the destabilizing of categories such as gender and nationality. Although links can be traced to past patterns of gender segregation in print culture for children, in this paper we are interested in tracking incongruities in texts in the present context. In this paper we analyze critically the franchise anchored around Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz’s The Daring Book for Girls,

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ID Code: 52687
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: children's literature, gender, neoliberalism, girlhood studies
ISSN: 1920-2601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Studies not elsewhere classified (200599)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 University of Winnipeg
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2012 11:51
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 13:22

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