Prom Night : Youth, Schools, and Popular Culture

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 228 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415924283
  • DDC分類 394.3

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Best shows us that, while the prom is often trivialized, most kids take the prom seriously. The prom is a space where kids work through their understanding of authority, social class, gender norms, and multicultural schooling. Proms are more than just pictures and puffed sleeves--they are a mythic part of youth culture and, for better or worse, will always be a night to remember.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    xi
Introduction
A Night to Remember 1 (17)
Coming of Age at the Prom
Adolescence and Popular Culture 18 (17)
Fashioning the Feminine
Dresses, Jewelry, Hair, and More 35 (28)
Romancing the Prom
Boyfriends, Girlfriends, and ``Just 63 (34)
Friends''
Prom Promises
Rules and Ruling: Proms as Sites of Social 97 (23)
Control
The Divided Dance Floor
Race in School 120(22)
Breaking Rules
Contesting the Prom 142(18)
Conclusion
Learning to Listen 160(11)
Appendices 171(18)
Notes 189(18)
References 207(12)
Index 219