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  • Author:
    Ruth M. Alexander
  • ISBN:
    0801485770
  • ISBN13:
    978-0801485770
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    Cornell University Press (August 6, 1998)
  • Pages:
    216 pages
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    Americas
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The Girl Problem book. In showing how a new social problem was identified and tackled, Alexander also documents the emergence of the modern professions of social work and mental hygiene

The Girl Problem book. In showing how a new social problem was identified and tackled, Alexander also documents the emergence of the modern professions of social work and mental hygiene. Reenacting a key chapter in the transformation of adolescence, The "Girl Problem" contributes to the history of sexuality and social reform through the Progressive Era and beyond.

An absorbing analysis of delinquency among working-class adolescents. Library Journal "The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one hundred young women incarcerated between 1900 an. . - Library Journal "The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one hundred young women incarcerated between 1900 and 1930 in two institutions, the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford Hills.

The Girl Problem : Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900–1930. Cornell University Press, 1995. Barbara Brenzel (a1).

Ruth M. Alexander, The Girl Problem: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900-1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press 1995). The one which has received the most attention is George Chauncey's Gay New York. George Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (New York: Basic Books 1994). Mary E. Odem, Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the . 1885-1920 (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press 1995). The publicity (and sales) it has garnered are unquestionably deserved. -Library Journal "The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one hundred young women incarcerated between 1900 and 1930 in two institutions, the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford Hills. and the Western House of Refuge for Women at Albion, in. upstate New York. The records are rich with detail, including psychological assessments, correspondence from families and between.

The "Girl Problem": Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900-1930. Thesis (Ph. -New York University, School of Education, 1957. April 1997 · History of Education Quarterly. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 103-111). Article October 1954 · Social casework.

The Girl Problem: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900–1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995). Clement, Elizabeth Alice. Trick or Treat: Prostitutes, Charity Girls, Courting Couples, and the Creation of Modem Heterosexuality (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005). City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790–1820 (New York: Norton, 1992).

Elaine S. Abelson, Ruth M. Alexander, Carolyn Strange. Journal of American History, June 1996, Oxford University Press (OUP). The authors haven't finished explaining this publication.

The girl problem : Female sexual delinquency in New York, 1900–1930. Sexual abuse, antisocial behaviour and substance use: Gender differences in young community adolescents. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38, 34–41.

"An absorbing analysis of delinquency among working-class adolescents. . . . This clearly written and well-researched study includes a useful bibliographical essay."―Library Journal

"The 'Girl Problem' is based in large part on the records of one hundred young women incarcerated between 1900 and 1930 in two institutions, the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford Hills . . . and the Western House of Refuge for Women at Albion, in upstate New York. The records are rich with detail, including psychological assessments, correspondence from families and between inmates and others, and parole applications, that Alexander has used to good effect. Nearly all of those incarcerated were poor and came from immigrant or African-American homes."―Journal of Social History

"Alexander's study . . . adds an important set of characters and locales to the growing history of women's lives during the intense immigration, urbanization, and modernization of the early twentieth century. . . . This book is a powerful argument on several levels for why poverty seems to breed criminality in this country."―Women's Review of Books


Maveri
The book came when it was scheduled to be delivered. It is a great resource for my classroom project and my students will love it.
Vital Beast
Bad girls get punished--and in some cases can be rehabilitated in institutions. This is an interesting scholarly study and history of sexually delinquent women in New York from 1900 to 1930. Especially interesting to me were the specific records and sources for this book which author Beth Alexander reproduces and quotes from. Many of the women who ended up in these institutions were ex-prostitutes with babies. In many cases they were diagnosed as being feeble-minded or having bad moral judgment. This is the hidden story of the early 20th century's "bad girls" revealed, explained, and analyzed. A good read for academics and laymen interested in this subject-matter.
David Rehak
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