Growing Up With Girl Power

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Growing Up With Girl Power is published by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York, NY. © 2012. All rights reserved

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Chapter 7
Girl Heroes and Identity: The Limited Typology of Girl Power

Girl hero cartoons claimed to offer girls positive role models and were received as such by some critics and parents. Given their one-dimensionality, could they live up to the hype? Chapter Seven explores how young girls understood the identity possibilities presented by the girl heroes, within the girls' broader viewing contexts--in which long-standing stereotypes prevailed.

Girls' Drawings from Chapter 7

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