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by Joan Smith

  • ISBN: 0099594110
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Author: Joan Smith
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Virago; New Ed edition (1998)
  • Pages: 186 pages
  • FB2 size: 1203 kb
  • EPUB size: 1804 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 464
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Some of the issues Joan Smith deals with in the book are non-issues for women today. If this title had been written 25-30 years ago, it would have made waves and been highly praised I'm sure.

Some of the issues Joan Smith deals with in the book are non-issues for women today. What it does today, however, is rehash women's issues of the 60s that are no longer relevant in today's society (at least here in the western world). I didn't care for this dissertation and have only scored it a '3' because it was so incredibly provoking at times I wanted to pitch the book across the room.

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Home Joan Smith Different for Girls : How Culture Creates Women. Bibliographic Details. Title: Different for Girls : How Culture Creates. Different for Girls : How Culture Creates Women. Published by Virago, 1998. ISBN 10: 0099594110, ISBN 13: 9780099594116. 1. Different For Girls: How Culture Creates Women. Published by -. ISBN 10: 0099594110 ISBN 13: 9780099594116.

Joan Smith was appointed the Executive Director of Hacked Off in late May 2014 in succession to Brian Cathcart.

Joan Smith was appointed the Executive Director of Hacked Off in late May 2014 in succession to Brian Cathcart Personal life. Smith was married to journalist Francis Wheen between 1985 and 1993. Moralities: How to End the Abuse of Money and Power in the 21st Century.

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Joan Smith analyzes famous female figures through recent (and ancient) history, and she's at times amazingly, even eerily prescient

Joan Smith analyzes famous female figures through recent (and ancient) history, and she's at times amazingly, even eerily prescient. She predicted that an outpouring of public affection that would take place if Princess Diana died an early and violent death as opposed to the public shaming and 'bimboization' of her that was occuring at the time she was alive and the book was written.

As Joan Smith notes in Different for Girls, a collection of writings on women and culture, the most loved female figures of recent decades, the true icons, have tended to be largely silent, deeply suffering creatures. Monroe, of course, Jackie Onassis and, latterly, Princess Diana. Smith’s book is, nevertheless, an acute and enjoyable analysis of misreadings and misrepresentations of women in popular culture.

Different For Girls by Joan Smith (Paperback, 1998). Don’t worry, it’s still perfectly readable and our expert team have made sure there is no major damage – you’re getting a great book for a great price!

Different For Girls by Joan Smith (Paperback, 1998). Don’t worry, it’s still perfectly readable and our expert team have made sure there is no major damage – you’re getting a great book for a great price! Her stance is that gender difference is more an idea than a reality. Read full description.

Personal Name: Smith, Joan, 1953-. Download book Different for girls : how culture creates women. Physical Description: 161 p. Rubrics: Women Identity Women in popular culture Social conditions.

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Reviews about Different for Girls : How Culture Creates Women (2):
Rich Vulture
I received this book as a gift several years ago, and started into it with some anticipation... the topic seemed most intriguing.
While it is well written, it is a book that will spark emotions on all levels. Much of what the author perceives and shares I do not agree with. She writes with an overly-preachy and arrogant air and maybe she has felt compelled to do so.
This book certainly does not speak for my generation (30somethings) and younger generations. Some of the issues Joan Smith deals with in the book are non-issues for women today.
If this title had been written 25-30 years ago, it would have made waves and been highly praised I'm sure. What it does today, however, is rehash women's issues of the 60s that are no longer relevant in today's society (at least here in the western world).
I didn't care for this dissertation and have only scored it a '3' because it was so incredibly provoking at times I wanted to pitch the book across the room. For that it deserves a halfway decent rating.
Buy the book if you want to be provoked... skip it if you'd rather not beat an already-dead horse.
Nakora
Joan Smith analyzes famous female figures through recent (and ancient) history, and she's at times amazingly, even eerily prescient. She predicted that an outpouring of public affection that would take place if Princess Diana died an early and violent death as opposed to the public shaming and 'bimboization' of her that was occuring at the time she was alive and the book was written. Joan also drew patterns from the Hillary Clinton's ratings that went up as she allowed herself to be publicly humiliated and went down whenever she asserted herself - and Smith's hypotheses were proven again during the 2008 election cycle, when the media castigated her for staying in a valid, fair election race for 'too long' against a male candidate and celebrated her as she dropped out.

Joan's book was the first essay I'd read about the SOB process - Simplify, Objectify and Bitch/Bimbo-ize - that takes place with every prominent woman/female figure. Sadly, relevant even in 2009.

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