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Where the Girls Are By Susan J. Douglas

Where the Girls Are
by Susan J. Douglas

An examination of the images of women in the American mass media, ranging from cinema and TV soaps to pop music, advertising, magazines and news coverage. The book seeks to show that women are confronted with contradictory images from the dizzy blonde to what a "good" wife should be.
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Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas

This is an examination of the images of women in the American mass media, ranging from cinema and TV soaps to pop music, advertising, magazines and news coverage. The book seeks to show that women are confronted with contradictory images from the dizzy blonde to images of what a "good" desirable wife should be. Women are simultaneously encouraged both to rebel and conform with all the resulting confusion. The author conducts a study of four decades from the 1960s to the present day reflecting current, unresolved concerns and controversy over the place of women in society.

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Table of Contents


Fractured fairy tales; mama said; sex and the single teenager; why the Shirelles mattered; she's got the devil in her heart; genies and witches; throwing out our bras; I am woman, hear me roar; the rise of the bionic bimbo; the ERA as catfight; narcissism as liberation; I'm not a feminist, but...

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GOR003416951
Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas
Susan J. Douglas
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-04-27
352
0140242295
9780140242294
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.