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Maiden USA

Girl Icons Come of Age

by Kathleen M. Sweeney (Author)
©2008 Textbook XII, 324 Pages
Series: Mediated Youth, Volume 3

Summary

Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age explores images of powerful, contradictory pop culture icons of the past decade, which run the gamut from Mean Girls and their Endangered Victims to Superheroines and Ingenue Goddesses. Are girls of the Title IX generation in need of Internet protection, or are they Supergirls evolving beyond gender stereotypes to rescue us all? Maiden USA provides an overview of girl trends since the ‘90s including the emergence of girls’ digital media-making and self-representation venues on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube as the newest wave of Girl Power.

Details

Pages
XII, 324
Year
2008
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433102080
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820481975
Language
English
Keywords
Girl Study Communicaiton Art Popular Culture Women's Study Film Study Cinema Study Culture USA Weibliche Jugend Massenmedien Pop-Kultur Selbstdarstellung Sexualisierung Cultural Critique Media Production Media Literacy Pop Icon
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XII, 324 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Kathleen M. Sweeney (Author)

The Author: Kathleen Sweeney teaches Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College and Media Arts at The New School and has been artist-in-residence at DIA: Beacon, Children’s Media Project, and Reel Grrls. A media artist and writer, her Maiden USA lectures have been presented at various colleges in the U.S. and her award-winning video art has screened internationally.

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