Introduction: "Buying into womanhood" -- pt. 1. Emergence. The fate of modesty -- Magazines and money -- Dramas of exclusion -- pt. 2. Fulfillment. Romantic speculations -- Preparing for leisure -- Serial pleasures -- pt. 3. Revision. The clean and the dirty -- "Black Tuesday" -- Conclusion.
In Consumerism and American Girls' Literature, Peter Stoneley looks at how women fictionalised for the girl reader ways of achieving a powerful social and cultural presence. Covering a wide range of works and writers, this book will be of interest to cultural and literary scholars alike.
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