Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women By Carol Dyhouse, Girl Trouble Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women Horror scandal and moral panic The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years Be it flappers beat girls dolly birds or ladettes public
  • Title: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
  • Author: Carol Dyhouse
  • ISBN: 9781780324937
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women By Carol Dyhouse, Horror, scandal and moral panic The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years Be it flappers, beat girls, dolly birds or ladettes, public outrage at girls perceived permissiveness has been a mass media staple with each changing generation Eminent social historian Carol Dyhouse examines what it really meansHorror, scandal and moral panic The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years Be it flappers, beat girls, dolly birds or ladettes, public outrage at girls perceived permissiveness has been a mass media staple with each changing generation Eminent social historian Carol Dyhouse examines what it really means and has meant to be a girl growing up in the swirl of twentieth century social change in this detailed, factual and empathetic history Dyhouse uses studies, interviews, articles and news items to piece together the story of girlhood, clearly demonstrating the value of feminism and other liberating cultural shifts in expanding girls aspirations and opportunities, in spite of the negative press that has accompanied these freedoms.This is a sparkling, panoramic account of the ever evolving opportunities and challenges for girls, the new ways they have able to present and speak up for themselves, and the popular hysteria that has frequently accompanied their progress.
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    1. Carol Dyhouse

      Carol Dyhouse is a social historian Her research has focused on gender, education and the pattern of women s lives in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain Her books include Girls Growing Up in late Victorian and Edwardian England 1981 Feminism and the Family in England, 1890 1939, 1989 No Distinction of Sex Women in British Universities 1995 and Students A Gendered History 2006 An interest in clothing and material culture, and the ways in which these relate to changing ideas about femininity, led to work on the subject of glamour, its controversial status within feminism, and its meanings to women in history Carol Dyhouse is currently a Research Professor in History at the University of Sussex.

    149 thoughts on “Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women”

    1. A well researched yet brief overview of Britain s although heavily weighted towards England social perceptions of women since the Victorian period This is an engaging, interesting read and a lot of effort has clearly gone into challenging stereotypes about women It could ve been less descriptive and thought provoking critical but it didn t quite take that leap It also didn t pay much attention to how events like the 1960s America civil rights movement or the Irish Troubles affected Britain s fe [...]


    2. Excellent, as expected of Dyhouse It s difficult to describe her prose without sounding like I m damning it with faint praise it s so lucid and economical and effortlessly enjoyable to read it s too easy to overlook the truly impressive scholarship and research behind every sensible, balanced sentence This is a great overview introduction to these themes, though having read her Glamour Women, History, Feminism and Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England, many elements and some o [...]


    3. This is a thoroughly researched and well written insight into the changing and not changing attitudes of women, primarily in the UK but with references to the USA This book shows how far women have come in some areas and how little has changed in others, particularly how the media and society as a whole responds when women act how they want to and not how they are told to very familiar with this Dyhouse manages to keep much of her writing a little light hearted given the subject matter and the i [...]


    4. This was a really interesting and pretty intense look at the changing lives of young women in mainly the United Kingdom and the United States It looks at all aspects of their lives, from the changing attitudes towards marriage and education, to the public responses to what they saw as wild young women From flappers to ladettes, this book shows how the public perception of young women often differed from reality, how rife double standards between the sexes have been and young women have had to fi [...]


    5. An amazing amount of well balanced information is packed into an eminently readable and enjoyable history of British attitudes toward and obsessions with girls and young women and their behavior from the Victorian era to the present I appreciate any history book that can cause me to laugh out loud Includes lots of examples from popular culture headlines, books, films and puts current panics about young women into perspective There are occasional references to North America, but the focus is on E [...]


    6. This was a really interesting and pretty intense look at the changing lives of young women in mainly the united kingdom and the united states It looks at all aspects of their lives, from the changing attitudes towards marriage and education, to the public responses to what they saw as wild young women From flappers to ladettes, this book shows how the public perception of young women often differed from reality, double standards between the sexes were rife and young women had to fight every step [...]


    7. As other reviewers have said, the best thing about this book is how it takes some difficulty and complex theories and turns them into easily understandable ideas it s not a difficult read at all What is difficult is the depressing truths within and seeing how little has changed in some aspects


    8. I enjoyed reading about Girl Trouble It made me wonder how active were my female ancestors in the suffrage movement and as I have found the voter lists for my great grandmother and great great grand mother, I would like to believe they were very active.


    9. So very good, such an amazing mass of research so engagingly written, such important debunking of pervasive popular preconceptions and nostalgic visions.


    10. Loved it After reading Perfect Wives by V Nicholson I wanted to know about the position and rights of women in British society before and after 1950s and this gave me just that Comprehensive, well written overview I m trying my best to not get sucked into women s rights history but books like this ARE NOT HELPING I really need to check out about women in education after this because it seems like that fight was the true gateway to equal ground.Hit me up if you want to borrow it.


    11. This is much academic than I thought it would be There are a lot of references to names and books and a lot of minor details that I personally felt were not needed to make the point clear but then again this seems on the academic side so maybe it is necessary I did not read all the chapters seeing as the ones at the end were a bit familiar have read similar topics in other books and I was not looking for extra details of the kind that was exhibited in this book, however the first few chapters [...]


    12. I keep getting this author s books but I don t enjoy them and here s why The books all focus on what old white Tory men think about Girl Culture, instead of focusing on the subjectivity of the girls themselves I can t imagine anyone feels ink needs to be spilled exploring what conservative white men think.


    13. A quick but still very detailed romp through the ages from local University of Sussex professor about the naughtiest and baddest women that ever walked the earth, covering different cultural and historical perspectives A really interesting read


    14. This covers a lot of time from Victorian to 20th century but it is eminently readable for all the information packed into the pages It is fascinating and yet disheartening to read about really how little has changed in some respects when it comes to the sexuality of young women We are still having the same arguments and fighting similar fights now Even though we have never been so free in terms of contraception, education, and economic prospects, females are dealing with the ever present sexual [...]


    15. This book about social obsession with the conduct of women and girls from the Victorian era to the present is well written and thoroughly footnoted and indexed Its main focus is on Britain, but it references similar situations in the US Some of it was familiar territory fears that educating girls and young women would flatten their chests and shrivel their ovaries, unfitting them for motherhood or, if it didn t do that, it would make them so strong minded and unwomanly that no man would want the [...]


    16. Finished Girl Trouble as it is only from the perspective of Britain it is a little restrictive It would be interesting to know about a book that covered many countries into one In the part focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries I have to admit I was sceptical However, I have not made that time period a study of mine, altho I have not come across the newspaper headlines in any of the things I have read But as I have not seen all the editions of The Women s World, from the mid 1880s I canno [...]


    17. This book provides a history of the obsession with the conduct of young women, which has been a constant throughout history, from the Victorian era to the present It s divided into several sections focusing on a particularly topic, and each of those sections are presented in chronological order.I found the book extremely well written and organized Dyhouse is a balanced commentator, pointing out studies which are limited and drawing attention to differing views, especially on current events in fe [...]


    18. I won this book in a giveaway The topic isn t one I d read much about previously, but it sounded interesting This book is eye opening and extraordinarily well researched It chronicles the social history of young women throughout the past century, and I was struck by how well the author analyzed social changes that I d lived through, but hadn t given much prior thought to Personally, I would have preferred first hand accounts, such as interviews or diary entriesI wanted to get of a feel for wha [...]


    19. A well researched and documented, whitty look into the History and Evolution of Females Through social standing, media, literature, culture and print media This book documents the life and times of the female phscy and how it has been portrayed.From While Slavery and the Seduction of Innocence through prostitution in the early 1900 sBrazen Flapper and the Bright Young Things of the 30 40sTo Rock Roll, Punk, Girl Power and Manic Pixie, Lolita effects.I would recommend this to any budding feminist [...]


    20. Controlling the behavior of girls and young women has been the concern of societies from the beginning of recorded history, and this entertaining social history of British women in the 20th Century demonstrates that despite giant strides that women have have made in the past 100 years, there are still biases and prejudices that die hard.Told with illustrative examples from popular literature, films and television This book is an easy fascinating read It s interesting to see the parallel tracks t [...]


    21. An interesting and well written book about young women and feminism from suffragettes to now It wasn t what I expected but I couldn t put it down I learned a lot and it made me think about my position of being a woman today While it tries to be academic, there are moments of pure opinion that I personally didn t care They make me take the text less seriously Otherwise a good beginner feminist novel.


    22. Afraid this will be a terse writeup, as it s been some months since I read the book I thought I d written about it at the time The long and short of it is that the worry about girls these days is perennial only the details of the specific worry of the day seemed to change, and the panic was frequently overblown While it focused on the British experience, there were references to the US as well.


    23. A nice factual background to already existing ideas anecdotes on feminism and why it s so important I wouldn t say I learnt anything new or thought provoking but social history and the basis to how our modern society rests today always makes for an interesting read However, I couldn t even LOOK at the chapter entitled White Slavery without cringing, and the book really lacked intersectionality an overlooked but vital component of 21st century feminism.


    24. A well written history about the progress of women, from a lower class of citizen who must be protected and kept at home to independent people with education and choices.Focusing mostly on the UK, but certain aspects could easily be applied to the US As prudish as Americans are, it s fun to see that Britons aren t much different Britons are often portrayed in the media as much sexual and accepting We are alike than some would care to admit.


    25. Very interesting and well written only minor criticism is that I felt it veered into a history of feminism from the 70s onwards, which is unavoidable to an extent but did shift the focus of the book quite a bit and covered things that I would suspect much of the readership is already aware of.



    26. Eh No original thought here, quite a boring, ambivalent history of women and girls in Britain I d guess Dyhouse is quite third wave as well, so rather lacking in critical thinking about sexuality.





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