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Teddy Girls Research Paper

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Title: Researching historical youth culture: class and gender in relation to Teddy Girls.
Abstract: While much has been written on the importance of gender and class in relation to male participants of historical youth cultures, women are usually overlooked or conceptualised as occupying separate spaces and identities in relation to pre-existing understandings of “male” identity (such as Skeggs and McRobbie). In relation to Teddy Boys, Teddy Girls are rarely-mentioned and under researched. They are seen as an “add-on”, or afterthought to their male counterparts. This paper aims to contribute to the wider narrative of females as active participants in constructing cultural identity. As well as re-situate a particular female identity within cultural
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