I asked:

Everyone responded:

Barker, Martin. Comics: Ideology, Power, and the Critics. Manchester [England]; New York: Manchester University Press, 1989. Chapters 7 (‘They all hate me’: Jackie and the problem of romance”), 8 (“‘But how can I ever be sure?’: revisiting Jackie“).

Bowles-Reyer, Amy. “Becoming A Woman in the 1970s: Female Adolescent Sexual Identity and Popular Literature.” In Growing up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity, edited by Sharon R. Mazzarella and Norma Odom Pecora. Adolescent Cultures, School & Society vol. 9. New York: P. Lang, 1999.

Douglas, Susan J. Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1995. Chapters 10 (“The ERA as Catfight”); 11 (“Narcissism as Liberation”).

Levine, Elana. “Television, Sexual Difference and Everyday Life in the 1970s: American Youth as Historical Audience.” [.doc] Particip@tions 4, no. 1 (May 2007).

McRobbie, Angela. Feminism and Youth Culture. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Moss, Gemma. Un/popular Fictions. Virago Education Series. London: Virago, 1989.

Pike, Kirsten. “‘The New Activists’: Girls and Discourses of Citizenship, Liberation, and Femininity in Seventeen, 1968-1977.” In Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture, edited by Mary Celeste Kearney. Mediated Youth v. 10. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

Sweeney, Gael. “The face on the lunch box: television’s construction of the teen idol.” Velvet Light Trap (Spring 1994): 49+.

Tanner, Julian. “Pop Music and Peer Groups: a Study of Canadian High School Students’ Responses to Pop Music.” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne De Sociologie 18, no. 1 (1981): 1–13.

I’ll update as I get more responses. Thanks, everyone! My friend’s student will have tons to think about. (And meanwhile…I want to teach a girlhood class.)