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Tomboy: the surprising history and future of girls who dare to be different
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New York : Hachette Go, [2020].
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First edition.
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xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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We are in the middle of a cultural revolution, where the spectrum of gender and sexual identities is seemingly unlimited. So when author and journalist Lisa Selin Davis's six-year-old daughter first called herself a "tomboy," Davis was hesitant. Her child favored sweatpants and T-shirts over anything pink or princess-themed, just like the sporty, skinned-kneed girls Davis had played with as a kid. But "tomboy" seemed like an outdated word--why use a word with "boy" in it for such girls at all? So was it outdated? In an era where some are throwing elaborate gender reveal parties and others are embracing they/them pronouns, Davis set out to answer that question, and to find out where tomboys fit into our changing understandings of gender. Here, she explores the evolution of tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women--and those who identify otherwise--who stomp all over archaic gender norms. She highlights the forces that have shifted what we think of as masculine and feminine, delving into everything from clothing to psychology, history to neuroscience, and the connection between tomboyism, gender identity, and sexuality. Above all else, Davis's comprehensive deep-dive inspires us to better appreciate those who defy traditional gender boundaries, and the incredible people they become. Whether you're a grown-up tomboy or raising a gender-rebel of your own, this book is the perfect companion for navigating our cultural shift, as it celebrates both diversity and those who dare to be different, ultimately revealing how gender nonconformity is a gift.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Davis, L. (2020). Tomboy: the surprising history and future of girls who dare to be different. First edition. New York: Hachette Go.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Davis, Lisa, 1972-. 2020. Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. New York: Hachette Go.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Davis, Lisa, 1972-, Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. New York: Hachette Go, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Davis, Lisa. Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different. First edition. New York: Hachette Go, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-305) and index.
Description
We are in the middle of a cultural revolution, where the spectrum of gender and sexual identities is seemingly unlimited. So when author and journalist Lisa Selin Davis's six-year-old daughter first called herself a "tomboy," Davis was hesitant. Her child favored sweatpants and T-shirts over anything pink or princess-themed, just like the sporty, skinned-kneed girls Davis had played with as a kid. But "tomboy" seemed like an outdated word--why use a word with "boy" in it for such girls at all? So was it outdated? In an era where some are throwing elaborate gender reveal parties and others are embracing they/them pronouns, Davis set out to answer that question, and to find out where tomboys fit into our changing understandings of gender. Here, she explores the evolution of tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women--and those who identify otherwise--who stomp all over archaic gender norms. She highlights the forces that have shifted what we think of as masculine and feminine, delving into everything from clothing to psychology, history to neuroscience, and the connection between tomboyism, gender identity, and sexuality. Above all else, Davis's comprehensive deep-dive inspires us to better appreciate those who defy traditional gender boundaries, and the incredible people they become. Whether you're a grown-up tomboy or raising a gender-rebel of your own, this book is the perfect companion for navigating our cultural shift, as it celebrates both diversity and those who dare to be different, ultimately revealing how gender nonconformity is a gift.