Coverart for item
The Resource Girls, moral panic, and news media : troublesome bodies, Sharon R. Mazzarella

Girls, moral panic, and news media : troublesome bodies, Sharon R. Mazzarella

Label
Girls, moral panic, and news media : troublesome bodies
Title
Girls, moral panic, and news media
Title remainder
troublesome bodies
Statement of responsibility
Sharon R. Mazzarella
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Sharon Mazzarella examines the representational politics behind journalistic constructions of US girls and girlhood through a series of contemporary in-depth case studies which work to document a wider cultural moral panic about the troublesome nature of girls' bodies. The public concern and media fascination with youth so evident in the United States today is a century-old phenomenon. From the flappers of the 1920s to the bobbysoxers of the 1950s, from the hippies of the 1960s and on to the ever-present pregnant teens, this fascination has played out in the media and has consistently focused on (primarily White, middle-class, heterosexual) girls. A growing body of research, for example, has revealed the manner in which journalistic practice constructs such girls as problems. Girls, Moral Panic, and News Media takes a broad look at U.S. news media constructions of girls, girlhoods, and girl's bodies/sexualities through a series of contemporary in-depth case studies including, but not limited to news coverage of the 2008 Gloucester (MA) High School "pregnancy pact," teen gun control activist Emma González, and the sexualization of "early puberty." In general, the news media constructs girls' bodies as troublesome and in need of adult surveillance and policing. Taken as a whole these case studies document a cultural obsession with girls' bodies-an obsession that often approaches moral panic. This book will be key reading for researchers and instructors in a wide range of disciplines. While the primary audience will be those in the area of the rapidly growing international and interdisciplinary field of Girls' Studies, scholars and students of Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies, Communication and Journalism will also find this an important study"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazzarella, Sharon R
Dewey number
305.23082/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.G572
LC item number
U6 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and girls
  • Girls in mass media
  • Girls
  • Moral panics
  • Human body
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Girls in mass media
  • Human body
  • Mass media and girls
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Moral panics
  • United States
Label
Girls, moral panic, and news media : troublesome bodies, Sharon R. Mazzarella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Constructing "Ophelias" : Time magazine, neoliberalism, and the next female generation -- "Precious years ... lost" : early puberty and the discourse of sexualization -- "The perfect storm" : constructing the Gloucester High School pregnancy pact -- American girls & sex : manufacturing a crisis around girls and social media -- "The media loves Emma González" : activism, celebrification, and intersecting -- Conclusion: Making sense of "the grand narrative."
Control code
1126347187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780367198275
Lccn
2019028256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126347187
Label
Girls, moral panic, and news media : troublesome bodies, Sharon R. Mazzarella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Constructing "Ophelias" : Time magazine, neoliberalism, and the next female generation -- "Precious years ... lost" : early puberty and the discourse of sexualization -- "The perfect storm" : constructing the Gloucester High School pregnancy pact -- American girls & sex : manufacturing a crisis around girls and social media -- "The media loves Emma González" : activism, celebrification, and intersecting -- Conclusion: Making sense of "the grand narrative."
Control code
1126347187
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780367198275
Lccn
2019028256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126347187

Library Locations

    • Journalism LibraryBorrow it
      102 Reynolds Jrnlism Institute, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
      38.947290 -92.328025
Processing Feedback ...