Pretty in punk : girls' gender resistance in a boys' subculture

  title={Pretty in punk : girls' gender resistance in a boys' subculture},
  author={Brook Bolen and Lauraine Leblanc},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology},
  • Brook Bolen, Lauraine Leblanc
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Sociology
  • Pretty in Punk takes readers into the lives of girls living on the margins of contemporary culture. Drawing on interviews with 40 girls and women between the ages of 14-37, Leblanc examines the lives of her subjects, illuminating their forms of rebellion and survival. Pretty in Punk lets readers hear the voices of these women as they describe the ways their constructions of femininity-from black lipstick to slamdancing-allow them to reject damaging cultural messages and build strong identities… CONTINUE READING
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