Going beyond superficial media stereotypes, this volume presents a balanced view of teenage girls. Beyond Appearance reviews and assesses research on girls from a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, searching for commonalities and differences. The contributing authors explore topics at the heart of adolescence, including gender-role prescriptions, body image concerns, relationships with family and peers, sexual decision-making, experiences at school and in the community, and health and safety concerns. A concluding chapter suggests ways of improving the support we give to adolescent girls on their developmental journey.
This softcover edition is a re-release of the 1999 hardcover edition.