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The Resource American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales

American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales

Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Title
American girls
Title remainder
social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Jo Sales
Title variation
Social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women? From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence -- one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl's first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today's teenage girls
Summary
Explores the changes in the way teenage girls are growing up in America, discussing the new norms, from extreme behaviors to lack of basic communication skills
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Writing style
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10484217
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sales, Nancy Jo,
Dewey number
004.67/80835
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.2.I5
LC item number
S25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Internet and teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Social media
  • Internet and teenagers
  • Social media
  • Teenage girls
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20486758
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780385353922
Lccn
2016931806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935983444
  • (OCoLC)935983444
Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20486758
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780385353922
Lccn
2016931806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935983444
  • (OCoLC)935983444

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