Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age

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Peter Lang, 2008 - Social Science - 324 pages
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Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age explores images of powerful, contradictory pop culture icons of the past decade, which run the gamut from Mean Girls and their Endangered Victims to Superheroines and Ingenue Goddesses. Are girls of the Title IX generation in need of Internet protection, or are they Supergirls evolving beyond gender stereotypes to rescue us all? Maiden USA provides an overview of girl trends since the '90s including the emergence of girls' digital media-making and self-representation venues on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube as the newest wave of Girl Power.
  

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Wow, I really made this one last, ha! It's an interesting read - I think my Film and TV friends would perhaps find it quite helpful. I was particularly interested in her reading of girlhood as ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Wild West
8
of Millennial Girlhood
15
The New Sex Goddesses
43
Reigning Tweens and Alternative Tweendoms
67
Mean Girls in Ophelia Land
93
Title IX Amazons Brainiacs and Geek Girls
129
Witches Warriors and Anime 1 55
175
Indies Hollywood and The Celluloid Ceiling
203
Out of the Mirror and Through the Lens
225
iCelebrity and Evolving iCons
247
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The Author: Kathleen Sweeney teaches Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College and Media Arts at The New School and has been artist-in-residence at DIA: Beacon, Children's Media Project, and Reel Grrls. A media artist and writer, her Maiden USA lectures have been presented at various colleges in the U.S. and her award-winning video art has screened internationally.

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