BARBIE GIRLS VERSUS SEA MONSTERS

@article{Messner2000BARBIEGV,
  title={BARBIE GIRLS VERSUS SEA MONSTERS},
  author={Michael A. Messner},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={765 - 784}
}
  • M. Messner
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Gender & Society
Recent research on children's worlds has revealed how gender varies in salience across social contexts. Building on this observation, the author examines a highly salient gendered moment of group life among four- and five-year-old children at a youth soccer opening ceremony, where gender boundaries were activated and enforced in ways that constructed an apparently “natural” categorical difference between the girls and the boys. The author employs a multilevel analytical framework to explore (1… 

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