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The Resource You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano

You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano

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You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
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You play the girl
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on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
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Carina Chocano
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eng
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"Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, Flashdance to Frozen, the progressive '70s through the backlash '80s, the glib '90s, and the pornified aughts--and at stops in between--she explains how growing up in the shadow of "the girl" taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections. In the tradition of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more fluid than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen."--Page 4 of cover
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Title
You play the girl
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Summary
From Pretty Woman to Frozen, Carina Chocano (a staff writer for Salon) digs into portrayals of women in popular culture over the last 50 years. In addition to her insightful analysis of topics such as sexuality, motherhood, and women in the workplace, Chocano offers personal anecdotes from her own childhood (when she was unmoved by the Disney princesses popular among her peers) as well as her current efforts to raise a confident daughter. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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YDXCP
Dewey number
305
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1206
LC item number
.C5185 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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You play the girl: and other vexing stories that tell women who they are
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano
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You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano
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  • "A Mariner original."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-275)
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ocn932050450
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21 cm
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Extent
xxvi, 275 pages
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9780544648944
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(paperback)
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