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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
Title
You play the girl
Title remainder
on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
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Carina Chocano
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From the moment we’re born, we're told stories about what girls are and they aren’t, what girls want and what they don’t, what girls can be and what they can’t. "The girl" looms over us like a toxic cloud, permeating everything and confusing our sense of reality. In You Play the Girl, Carina Chocano shows how we metabolize the subtle, fragmented messages embedded in our everyday experience and how our identity is shaped by them. From Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen, from the progressive ’70s through the backlash ’80s, the glib ’90s, and the pornified aughts—and at stops in between—Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Chocano, Carina
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Self-esteem in women
  • Chocano, Carina
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-275)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780544648944
Lccn
bl2017031662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
Label
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages, Carina Chocano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-275)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxvi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780544648944
Lccn
bl2017031662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration

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