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Negotiating Femininities in the Neoliberal Night-Time Economy

Too Much of a Girl?

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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

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About this book

Introduction

This book explores the ways in which young women negotiate gendered and classed identities in nightlife venues. With a particular focus on the under-researched phenomenon of the ‘girls’ night out’, this text explores tensions around what it means to be ‘girly’ in bars, pubs and clubs, examining throughout the ways in which being a ‘girly girl’ is simultaneously desired and derided in a postfeminist context. Drawing on research conducted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, this original and comprehensive book explores the value and meaning of the ‘girls’ night out’ for young women, and its instrumental role in the negotiation of friendships and femininities. Nicholls covers a range of themes, including alcohol consumption, dress, and risk management, providing engaging and timely insights into women’s leisure as a site for the negotiation of gendered identities.

Negotiating Femininities in the Neoliberal Night-Time Economy will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences with an interest in gender, class and the Night-Time Economy.

Keywords

Night Time Economy post-feminism women alcohol consumption sociology gender cultural studies leisure social geography

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Emily Nicholls is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Negotiating Femininities in the Neoliberal Night-Time Economy
  • Book Subtitle Too Much of a Girl?
  • Authors Emily Nicholls
  • Series Title Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93308-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93307-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06637-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93308-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 308
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Sexuality
    Women's Studies
    Sociology of Sport and Leisure
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