Becoming a woman through romance

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Routledge, Nov 16, 1990 - Education - 208 pages
Using approaches from feminism and cultural studies, this work explores the contradictory role that popular culture plays in the construction of gender, class, race, age, and sexual meanings. Christian-Smith dissects the conservative political themes underlying thirty-four teen romance novels, demonstrating how their flowery versions of romance and femininity actually inscribe white middle class gender ideology and class tensions.

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Contents

The Code of Romance
16
The Code of Sexuality
30
The Code of Beautification
43
Copyright

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