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The Resource Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert

Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert

Label
Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight
Title
Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight
Statement of responsibility
Christine Seifert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around 2005, something surprising happened in young adult (YA) literature: YA books became obsessed with presenting characters who wanted to have sex but couldn't -- at least not without losing something vital to their identity. Since the publication of Twilight, the YA market has been flooded with books that feature naive virgins finding true love. While some YA novels do present nuanced depictions of sex and of healthy sexual relationships, the fiction most popular with young adult readers presents adolescent girls as virginal sex objects waiting to be fulfilled by their love interests. In Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert looks at an alarming trend in YA novels. Labeling this phenomenon "abstinence porn," Seifert argues that these novels that fetishize virginity are harmful to readers. Like pornography, such works reduce female characters to objects whose sexual acts are the sole expression of their identities. Chapters in this book examine paranormal, dystopian, and contemporary romance, paying particular attention to recurring virginity themes or tropes. The book also provides an antidote by showing how some sex-positive teen novels provide more empowering messages to readers
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seifert, Christine
Dewey number
810.9/9282
Index
index present
LC call number
PS490
LC item number
.S45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in young adult literature
Series volume
no. 47
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young adult literature, American
  • Virginity in literature
  • Sexual abstinence in literature
  • Teenage girls in literature
  • Sexual abstinence in literature
  • Teenage girls in literature
  • Virginity in literature
  • Young adult literature, American
  • Avhållsamhet i litteraturen
  • Sexualitet i litteraturen
  • Flickor/kvinnor i litteraturen
  • Adolescensen i litteraturen
  • Ungdomsböcker
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-160) 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
From forever to Twilight -- Virginity and sex in paranormal novels -- Virginity and sex in the dystopia -- Virginity and sex in contemporary teen romance -- Sex-positive messages in YA literature -- Beyond Twilight
Control code
893202669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 165 pages
Isbn
9781442246577
Lccn
2014037371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893202669
Label
Virginity in young adult literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-160) 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
From forever to Twilight -- Virginity and sex in paranormal novels -- Virginity and sex in the dystopia -- Virginity and sex in contemporary teen romance -- Sex-positive messages in YA literature -- Beyond Twilight
Control code
893202669
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 165 pages
Isbn
9781442246577
Lccn
2014037371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893202669

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