Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Un/Defining the “Girl”

  • Shauna Pomerantz
Keywords: girlhood


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2010.0000

Author Biography

Shauna Pomerantz

Shauna Pomerantz is Assistant Professor of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. Her research focuses on the construction of girls and girlhoods through the complimentary lenses of feminist sociology of education and youth cultural studies. She is the author of Girls, Style, and School Identities: Dressing the Part (Palgrave) and co-author (with Dawn Currie and Deirdre Kelly) of “Girl Power”: Girls Reinventing Girlhoods (Peter Lang). She has also published articles and book chapters on girl skateboarders, computer girls, school dress codes, and post-feminist representations of girlhood in film. Her new study (with Rebecca Raby) is entitled Smart Girls: Negotiating Academic Success in a “Post-Feminist” Era.

How to Cite
Pomerantz, S. (1). Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Un/Defining the “Girl”. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 1(2). Retrieved from