Download PDF by Kelley Massoni: Fashioning Teenagers: A Cultural History of Seventeen

By Kelley Massoni

based in 1944 by way of Helen Valentine, Seventeen journal used to be the 1st sleek “teen magazine.” a right away luck, it turned iconic in setting up the tastes and behaviors of successive new release of sweet sixteen ladies protecting the final half the 20 th century. Kelley Massoni has written the 1st cultural historical past of the origins of Seventeen and its position in shaping the fashionable teenager woman excellent. utilizing content material research, interviews, letters, oral histories, and promotional fabrics, Massoni is ready to express how Seventeen helped create the trendy notion of “teenager.” The early Seventeen supplied a new release of considering younger ladies with details on citizenship and garments, politics and recognition, grownup occupations and adolescent preoccupations, till fiscal and social forces converged to reshape the journal towards youngster consumerism. A bankruptcy at the twenty first century Seventeen brings the tale to the current. Fashioning childrens might be of curiosity to scholars of pop culture, sociology, gender reports, mass media, journalism, enterprise, and American studies.

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