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Smart girls : success, school, and the myth of post-feminism / Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby ; with a foreword by Anita Harris.

Author/creator Pomerantz, Shauna author.
Other author/creatorRaby, Rebecca, 1968- author.
Other author/creatorHarris, Anita, 1968- writer of foreword.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description1 online resource (xix, 272 pages)
Supplemental Content EBSCOhost
Contents Are girls taking over the world? -- Driven to perfection -- Fitting in or fabulously smart? -- Sexism and the smart girl -- A deeper look at class and "race" -- Cool to be smart.
Abstract "Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so, based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popular books touting girls' academic success. Girls are said to outperform boys in high school exams, university entrance and graduation rates, and professional certification. As a result, many in Western society assume that girls no longer need support. But in spite of the messages of post-feminism and neoliberal individualism that tell girls they have it all, the reality is far more complicated. Smart Girls investigates how academically successful girls deal with stress, the "Supergirl" drive for perfection, race and class, and the sexism that is still present in schools. Shedding light on girls' varied everyday experiences, strategic negotiations of traditional gender norms, and savoring of success, this book shows how teachers, administrators, parents, and media commentators can help smart girls thrive while they keep their eyes on an A+ and a bright future."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Pomerantz, Shauna. Smart girls. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520284142
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2016033472
ISBN9780520959798 (electronic bk.)
ISBN0520959795 (electronic bk.)
ISBN(cloth ; alk. paper)
Stock number22573/ctt1gqs90x JSTOR
Stock number5D69163A-21FF-40FD-B869-D540F568206A OverDrive, Inc.

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