How to be a Woman

Models of Masochism and Sacrifice in Young Adult Fiction
  • Christine Jarvis
Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 95)


Buffy, Bella, Veronica, Katniss, Clary, Tris and Saba:1 For two decades post-feminist heroines have faced life-threatening trials as part of their progress to womanhood. In this chapter I consider how young adult popular fictions operate as forms of pedagogy for young women by offering them particular models of maturity and womanhood.


Young Woman Teenage Pregnancy Teenage Mother Domestic Abuse Television Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Jarvis
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  1. 1.Pro Vice-chancellor for Teaching and LearningUniversity of HuddersfieldUK

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