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Girls’ Sexualities and the Media

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Edited By Kate Harper, Yasmina Katsulis, Vera Lopez and Georganne Scheiner Gillis

This anthology provides exciting, innovative research focused on the construction of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the media. The volume includes a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences, addressing how girls and others respond to, work with, and even resist prevailing media representations of girls’ sexualities and how they use contemporary media as a form of sexual expression.
The authors consider a wide array of sexual attitudes, behaviors, and expressions not commonly seen in the sexualities literature, including the voices of «other» girls whose voices are often ignored, particularly racial/ethnic minority and indigenous girls, sexual minorities, and girls from non-U.S. settings. The use of ethnographic data, in conjunction with media analysis techniques, provides a unique approach to the media studies genre, which tends to highlight an analysis of media content, as opposed to the ways in which media is used in everyday life.

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A abortion, 110, 114–115, 118, 124, 127-128, 131–132 abstinence, 115, 129–130 activism, 49 linked with research, 235–236 adolescence, 32, 144, 158, 160 changing conceptions of, 32–33, 100, 164, 205 definitions of, 97 advertising, 114, 143–145, 148, 180, 198 aestheticization, 157–159, 166 agency conditional, 115, 125, 132 exercise of, 132, 133, 142, 145, 199 sexual, 70, 87, 90, 102, 113, 123, 124–126, 142, 189, 190, 221 Alexander, Ruth M., 18, 73 alternative media, 139, 147–148, 193, 246– 247, 252 created by youth, 246 zines, blogs, 247 “altporn”, 7 Andy Hardy, 11–12, 29 anime; manga, 157–159 APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, 5–6, 228, 245, 267 Apple, Jennifer, 14, 16, 211, 285 appropriation, 158 aristocratic, 78, 85, 160 attraction, 86, 87, 167, 211–212, 218–220 Attwood, Feona, 6, 7, 135 audience, 31, 39, 64, 114, 177, 183, 195, 196, 214–215, 217, 219, 221 authenticity, 125, 182, 218–221 autonomy, 32, 129–130, 164 B Bae, Michelle, 3, 20 Bailey, Beth, 20, 32, 57 Bazalgette, Cary, 8 belonging, 160 birth control pill, 127–129, 131, 133 bisexuality see also homosexuality, queer, sexuality bodies, 50, 80, 117, 118, 131–133, 140–143 body image, 176, 266, 274 body mapping, 275 disorderly bodies, 71, 111, 140, 188– 191, 196, 202 Bowman, Christine, 17, 227, 285 boys, 62–63, 78, 104, 143–144, 205 girls’ relationships with, 130, 272 representations of, 35–38, 68 Brazil, 14–15, 173 Index 292...

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