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Tomboy : the Surprising History and Future of Girls who Dare to be Different

Davis, Lisa, 1972- Book - 2020 305.409 Da, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Davis, Lisa Selin None on shelf 2 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Traverwood Adult Books, NEW Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Davis, Lisa Selin Traverwood Branch Due 02-12-2021

Introduction: A tomboy emerges -- The creation of the pink/blue divide. What the heck is a tomboy, anyway? ; Tomboys? Okay! Sissies? No way! ; Sporty Space dropkicks the tomboy ; Ode to Jo -- Why tomboys do what they do. The best of both worlds ; Are tomboys born or made? ; Beware the end of the princess phase ; Why do tomboys wear boys' clothes? ; Parenting between the pink and blue -- Tomboys, all grown up. What happens to tomboys when puberty hits? (A brief introduction to a giant question) ; I used to be a tomboy. Now I'm a full-grown lesbian. ; War of the words: tomboy or trans boy? ; Breaking the binary ; Is it time to retire the word "tomboy"? -- Conclusion: The pink ponytail.
Based on the author's viral New York Times op-ed, a heartfelt celebration of the tomboy phenomenon and its implications for girlhood explores its origins in a Victorian ideal and role in shaping history, science and culture.
"In Tomboy, Davis explores the evolution of tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women--and those who identify otherwise--who stomp all over archaic gender norms. She highlights the forces that have shifted what we think of as masculine and feminine, delving into everything from clothing to psychology, history to neuroscience, and the connection between tomboyism, gender identity, and sexuality. Above all else, Davis's comprehensive deep-dive inspires us to better appreciate those who defy traditional gender boundaries, and the incredible people they become." -- Amazon.com.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Hachette Go, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780316458313
0316458317

SUBJECTS
Tomboys -- History.
Women -- History.
Gender identity -- History.
Sex role.
Sex role in children.
Sex differences (Psychology)
Sex differences (Psychology) in children.
Social change.