Whereas once young women’s feminist activism could be easily identified, today this resistance seems obscure, transitory, and disorganized. In Next Wave Cultures, established and emerging scholars provide an interdisciplinary examination of young women’s multilayered lives. This collection demonstrates that young women have new ways of taking on politics and culture that may not be recognizable under more traditional paradigms, but deserve to be identified as socially engaged and potentially transformative nonetheless. Exploring the ways in which girls' various cultural pursuits are tied to identity formation and relate to issues of class, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, ability, and, gender, Next Wave Cultures highlights both the limitations and opportunities afforded by globalization of youth consumer culture. This valuable collection is a necessary read across disciplines—especially to those in the fields of education, gender and cultural studies, sociology, and psychology.

chapter |13 pages


Youth Cultures and Feminist Politics
ByAnita Harris

part I|88 pages

Hustling, Fighting, Surfing, and Sex

chapter 1|20 pages

What Is This Gangstressism in Popular Culture?

ByAngie Colette Beatty

chapter 2|26 pages


Girls, Street Culture, and Identity
ByDorothy Bottrell

chapter 3|20 pages

Third-Wave Feminism, the Global Economy, and Women's Surfing

Sport as Stealth Feminism in Girls' Surf Culture
ByLeslie Heywood

chapter 4|20 pages

Rescuing a Theory of Adolescent Sexual Excess

Young Women and Wanting
BySara I. McClelland, Michelle Fine

part II|65 pages

Creating Spaces

chapter 5|18 pages

The Empowered Fe Fes

A Group for Girls with Disabilities
BySusan Nussbaum

chapter 6|26 pages

Femininities as Commodities

Cam Girl Culture
ByAmy Shields Dobson

chapter 7|19 pages


For Those Who Reflect
ByAbdo Feda, Bekdache Rayann, Hadid Samah, Krayem Mehal, Pengilly Tara

part III|92 pages

New Activisms

chapter 8|22 pages

Connecting the Dots

Riot Grrrls, Ladyfests, and the International Grrrl Zine Network
BySchilt Kristen, Zobl Elke

chapter 9|27 pages

(r)Evolutionary Healing

Jamming with Culture and Shifting the Power
ByStasko Carly

chapter 10|21 pages

Feminism, Youth Politics, and Generational Change

ByBulbeck Chilla, Harris Anita

chapter 11|18 pages

Young Women and Social Action in the United Kingdom

ByRoker Debi