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Girls Make Media Mary Celeste Kearney

Girls Make Media

Mary Celeste Kearney

Published
ISBN : 9780415972772
Hardcover
384 pages
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More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites.Girls Make Media explores how youngMoreMore girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites.Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls studies.This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in todays media culture.