Tag archive for gender

Teenage Girls in the 1970s

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…

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In a Different Sea

At Lowe’s the other day, I stumbled upon these books of wallpaper samples for boys’ and girls’ rooms. Having spent the past three weeks talking in my class about the recently hardened pink-and-blue dichotomy reigning in the world of children’s clothing and toys (for more…

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Gender and Civ Post-WWII?

This is what I meant by this tweet – and sorry to be so cryptic. I’m working on a chapter about sf writer Robert Heinlein, his books for young adults (published 1947-1959) and his conflicts with his (female) editor at Scribner’s. The gist of the…

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