На пути к взрослости: освоение тела девочками-подростками
This article examines the practices which are learned by young city women in the process of growing up. Along with the bodily autonomy they acquire the ability to choose their own clothes, to dispose of their face and hair. Desire to look older leads them to experiments with appearance and search for their own style. Femininity becomes an essential part of adult image, the achievement of it is considered as an indicator of not only attraction, but also experience. Creation of feminine and attractive adult image is associated with pain: wearing high heels, depilation. The ability to cope with the painful sensations becomes one of the most important skills for girls in the process of growing up.