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  • 2013 Women’s Studies One Book Program Focuses on the History of American Girls
For Immediate Release
September 11, 2013

2013 Women’s Studies One Book Program Focuses on the History of American Girls

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  • 2013 One Book Program features The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  • Author lecture and book signing, Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m. Neff Hall, Room 101
  • Book discussion and luncheon, Wednesday, October 2, noon, Rhinehart 235, R.S.V.P. to wost@ipfw.edu
  • Both events are free and open to the public

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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Women’s Studies Program at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to announce their One Book Program for 2013 will feature Joan Jacobs Brumberg’s lively examination of how growing up as a girl in the U.S. has changed over the past 200 years. The Women’s Studies One Book Program’s goal is to encourage everyone from both inside and outside the university to read and take part in a community discussion of a book related to feminism.

This year’s selection is The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. Joan Jacobs Brumberg’s story of how girlhood has evolved provides new insight into the pressures society places on girls and the possibilities for healthy resistance. The book is available at the IPFW Bookstore, as well as through most online booksellers. Jacobs Brumberg is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor Emerita at Cornell University, where she had a unique interdisciplinary appointment in history, human development, and gender studies. She is internationally known for her research and writing about the history of American girls.

Jacobs Brumberg will present the lecture “Fasting Girls: Past and Present” on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101, with a book signing afterwards. On Wednesday, October 2, Women’s Studies will host a lunch and book discussion for anyone wishing to discuss the book or the lecture at noon in the Rhinehart Music Center, Room 235. Both events are free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend the lunch should R.S.V.P. to 260-481-6711 or wost@ipfw.edu.

For more information, contact Janet Badia, professor and director of Women's Studies, 481-6895, badiaj@ipfw.edu.

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