From social networking sites to game design, from blogs to game play, and from fan fiction to commercial web sites,
Girl Wide Web 2.0 offers a complex portrait of millennial girls online. Grounded in an understanding of the ongoing evolution in computer and internet technology and in the ways in which girls themselves use that technology, the book privileges studies of girls as active producers of computer/Internet content, and incorporates an international/intercultural perspective so as to extend our understanding of girls, the Internet, and the negotiation of identity.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XVI, 288 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs
Contents: Dafna Lemish: Foreword – Sharon R. Mazzarella: Introduction – Paola Prado: The Girls of El Seybo: Logging in to
a Different Manaña – Rodda Leage/Ivana Chalmers: Degrees of Caution: Arab Girls Unveil on Facebook – Carla E. Stokes: «Get
on My Level»: How Black American Adolescent Girls Construct Identity and Negotiate Sexuality on the Internet – Narissra Maria
Punyanunt-Carter/Jason M. Smith: East Meets West: Is There a Difference Between Thai and American Girls’ Use of the Internet
and Negotiation of Identity? – Michelle S. Bae: Go Cyworld!: Korean Diasporic Girls Producing New Korean Femininity – Jaime
Warburton: Me/Her/Draco Malfoy: Fangirl Communities and Their Fictions – Kristine Blair/Erin Dietel-McLaughlin/Meredith Graupner
Hurley: Looking into the Digital Mirror: Reflections on a Computer Camp for Girls by Girls – Claudia Mitchell/John Pascarella/Naydene
De Lange/Jean Stuart: «We Wanted Other People to Learn from Us»: Girls Blogging in Rural South Africa in the Age of AIDS –
Jacqueline Ryan Vickery: Blogrings as Virtual Communities for Adolescent Girls – Jill Denner/Jacob Martinez: Whyville versus
MySpace: How Girls Negotiate Identities Online – Lillian Spina-Caza: When Girls Go Online to Play: Measuring and Assessing
Play and Learning at Commercial Websites – Denise Sevick Bortree: Talking Pink and Green: Exploring Teen Girls’ Online Discussions
of Environmental Issues – Sharon R. Mazzarella/Allison Atkins: «Community, Content, and Commerce»: Alloy.com and the Commodification
of Tween/Teen Girl Communities.