Doing bodies differently? Gender, youth, appearance and damage
Frost, L. (2003) Doing bodies differently? Gender, youth, appearance and damage. Journal of Youth Studies, 6 (1). pp. 53-70. ISSN 1367-6261 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/1724
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1367626032000068163
This paper critically examines Frost's contemporary discussions of gender issues, appearance and the body in young people. It draws on Frost's empirical research and other contemporary texts to consider whether gender is in fact the most useful structural dimension against which to examine these issues. Although mindful of social constructionist approaches to the issue of discourses of young womanhood as productive of body hatred, this paper is centrally concerned with beginning to examine the crucial issue of group identification, appearance and young people.