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Adolescent girls and their friends : a feminist ethnography /
Vivienne Griffiths.
imprint
Aldershot, Eng. : Avebury, c1995.
description
ix, 196 p. : ill.
ISBN
1859720196
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Book
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imprint
Aldershot, Eng. : Avebury, c1995.
isbn
1859720196
catalogue key
1516978
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book provides a detailed account of friendship between adolescent girls, based on a long-term ethnographic study. Using participant observation and interviewing, young women's own perceptions and experiences of friendship are explored.
Long Description
This book provides a detailed account of friendship between adolescent girls, based on a long-term ethnographic study. Using participant observation and interviewing, young women's own perceptions and experiences of friendship are explored. Whilst taking account of the negative cultural construct of relationships between girls, a view often reflected in research, this book offers an alternative view, stressing the importance and closeness of young women's friendships as they cope with growing up. A detailed analysis of quarrels between girls demonstrates that they are often a mark of closeness and intense emotions, rather than an indication of shallow friendships, as popular stereotypes suggest. Strategies by which young women counter constraints on their lives are demonstrated both in and out of school. Finally, the study shows the continuity of relationships and highlights the resistance young women make to the break up of their friendships.
Table of Contents
Girls and friendship: an introduction
Making the research process feminist
Getting to know you
What makes a good friend
Falling out
School: interaction and attitudes
From playing to dossing out
Transition from girlfriends to boyfriends?
Keeping together, keeping strong
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