American Girls

Author: Nancy Jo Sales
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385353936
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A New York Times Bestseller Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales’s riveting and explosive American Girls. With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, Sales crisscrossed the country, speaking to more than two hundred girls, ages thirteen to nineteen, and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and household income. American Girls provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence—one dominated by new social and sexual norms, where a girl’s first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? It means coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills. From beauty gurus to slut-shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today’s teenage girls. Provocative and urgent, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.

The Beauty Suit

Author: Lauren Shields
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807093920
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A young feminist finds herself questioning why "hotness" has become necessary for female empowerment--and looks for alternatives. Looking good feels good. But in a society where looking good is posited as being strong, while negotiating for better pay is statistically proven to damage our careers, is it fair to say that wicked eyeliner, weekly blowouts, and a polished Instagram feed are the keys to our liberation? If so--if "hot" really is a good enough synonym for "empowered"--why do so many of us feel, deep in our bones, that the sexy-as-strong model is a distraction? Is "pretty" still the closest to power women can get? Why is looking fierce an acceptable substitute for living in a world where women are safe? Inspired in seminary by American Muslimahs who wear the hijab for feminist reasons, Lauren Shields took off what she calls the Beauty Suit--the "done" hair, the tasteful and carefully applied makeup, the tight clothes and foot-binding shoes--for nine months. She'd really only wanted to do an experiment. Instead, her life--especially her views on what constitutes "liberation"--changed forever. Rooted in feminist theory and religious history, and guided by a snappy personal narrative, The Beauty Suit unpacks modern American womanhood: a landscape where the female body is still so often the battleground for male ideals, and where we struggle with our rights as human beings to define and exercise our freedom.

Passing Judgment Praise And Blame In Everyday Life

Author: Terri Apter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247864
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Terri Apter reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self. Do you know that praise is essential to the growth of a healthy brain? That experiences of praise and blame affect how long we live? That the conscious and unconscious judgments we engage in every day began as a crucial survival technique? Do you think people shouldn’t be judgmental? But, how judgmental are you, and how does this impact your relationships? “Keenly perceptive” (The Atlantic) psychologist and writer Terri Apter reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships, and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self. Our obsession with praise and blame begins soon after birth. Totally dependent on others, rapidly we learn to value praise, and to fear the consequences of blame. Despite outgrowing an infant’s dependence, we continue to monitor others’ judgments of us, and we ourselves develop what relational psychologist Terri Apter calls a “judgment meter,” which constantly scans people and our interactions with them, and registers a positive or negative opinion. In Passing Judgment, Apter reveals how interactions between parents and children, within couples, and among friends and colleagues are permeated with praise and blame that range far beyond specific compliments and accusations. Drawing on three decades of research, Apter gives us the tools to learn about our personal needs, goals and values, to manage our biases, to tolerate others’ views, and to make sense of our most powerful, and often confusing, responses to ourselves and to others.

Social Media Wellness

Author: Ana Homayoun
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343074
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Solutions for navigating an ever-changing social media world Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by noted author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first book to successfully decode the new language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students: Manage distractions Focus and prioritize Improve time-management Become more organized and boost productivity Decrease stress and build empathy With fresh insights and a solutions-oriented perspective, this crucial guide will help parents, educators and students work together to promote healthy socialization, effective self-regulation, and overall safety and wellness. "Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world." —Jessica Lahey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Gift of Failure "This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know." —Rachel Simmons, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Curse of the Good Girl Read About Ana Homayoun in the news: NYTimes, The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers Pacific Standard, Holier Than Thou IPO: Snapchat and Effective Parenting Parenttoolkit.com, Emojis, Streaks, Stories, and Scores: What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat Los Angeles Review of Books, Life and Death 2.0: When Your Grandmother Dies Online

Children Adolescents And The Media An Issue Of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Author: Victor C. Strasburger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455746827
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Dr. Strasburger addresses a popular topic in mainstream media: What are the effects of the multitude of media that are available to our children and adolescents? His well-published authors try to answser this question with articles devoted to thefollowng topics: Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents; What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know About Social Networking Sites; Should Babies Be Watching TV and Videos?; Internet Bullying; Creative and Prosocial Uses of Media; Videogames: Good or Bad?; The New Threat of Digital Advertising; Does Media Use Cause Obesity?; Media in the Classroom; Eating Disorders and the Media; and Setting Up an Adolescent Health Website.

Youth Culture And Private Space

Author: S. Lincoln
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137031085
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Siân Lincoln considers the use, role and significance of private spaces in the lives of young people. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, she explores the place of 'the private' in youth cultural discourses, both historically and contemporarily, that until now have remained largely absent in youth cultural research.

African American Girls

Author: Faye Z. Belgrave
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441900906
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Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunityto conduct research and interv- tion programming with African American girls. Several of my graduate students, mostly African American women, pursuing their doctorates in psychology worked closely with me in this work. We have conducted hundreds of literature reviews, read many journal articles and reports, published many papers, and engaged over a thousand African American adolescent girls in a cultural curriculum speci?cally designed for them. This book was written to summarize this work and was c- ceived to be an educational resource for diverse audiences who work with African American girls including: (1) researchers who conduct research and intervention programming; (2) professionals who work with African American adolescent girls such as teachers, social workers, prevention specialists, therapists and counselors, and mental health workers; and (3) a general audience of persons with an interest in African American adolescent female’s well-being and developmentsuch as parents, community leaders, girl’s group leaders (i. e. , Girl Scout leaders), and church and spiritual leaders. This book is both descriptive and practical. Each chapter covers the most current literature on African American adolescent girls, and reviews and discusses ways in which they are similar to and unique from girls in other ethnic groups and from African American boys. An understanding of who they are and how they function allows us to make recommendations about ways to support these girls and to re- cus and/or strengthen already positive attributes.

God Girls And Getting Connected

Author: Robin Marsh
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736945229
Size: 22.67 MB
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Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson, and award-winning TV news anchor Robin Marsh share a passion to encourage teen girls. In this relevant, engaging devotional they show the cell phone generation of girls why accepting God’s call is the best decision they’ll ever make. Each devotion includes a question in teen lingo, God’s “text response” from Scripture, insightful reflections, and a daily spiritual app to help girls relate biblical wisdom to everyday needs as they explore: how to deal with the drama of other girls decisions about boys and sexual purity do’s and don’ts of social media the fun of living out a bold faith their identity and uniqueness in Christ A cleverly presented, timely look at God’s help for the needs young women face today. Perfect for individual faith growth and as group discussion and study material.

Growing Up Girls

Author: Sharon R. Mazzarella
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 1999, 2001, 2002. Adolescent Cultures, School and Society. Vol. 9 General Editors: Joseph L. DeVitis and Linda Irwin-DeVitis In today's society, more and more mass media and popular culture is being produced for, about, and by pre-adolescent and adolescent girls than ever before. The intent of this book is to help us better understand the complex relationship between girls and their culture. Informed by a broad range of theoretical perspectives and employing a variety of methodologies, the essays in this collection address the ways that mainstream culture « instructs girls on how to become a woman - the ways in which the culture approves of « growing up girls. Specifically, these essays examine the messages mainstream culture gives girls about romance, sexuality, life experiences, body image, gender and culture identity, and the way girls themselves negotiate these messages. Contents: Norma Pecora/Sharon R. Mazzarella: Introduction - Lana F. Rakow/Caitlin S. Rakow: Educating Barbie - Amy Bowles-Reyer: Becoming a Woman in the 1970s: Female Adolescent Sexual Identity and Popular Literature - Norma Pecora: Identity by Design: The Corporate Construction of Teen Romance Novels - Sarah Eisenstein Stumbar/Zillah Eisenstein: Girlhood Pastimes: « American Girls and The Rest of Us - Sharon R. Mazzarella: The « Superbowl of All Dates: Teenage Girl Magazines and the Commodification of the Perfect Prom - Debra L. Merskin: What Every Girl Should Know: An Analysis of Feminine Hygiene Advertising - Amy Aidman: Disney's Pocahontas: Conversations with Native American and Euro-American Girls - Angharad N.Valdivia/Rhiannon S. Bettivia: A Guided Tour through One Adolescent Girl's Culture - Carol Jennings: Girls Make Music: Polyphony and Identity in Teenage Rock Bands - Meenakshi Gigi Durham: Out of the Indian Diaspora: Mass Media, Myths of Femininity, and the Negotiation of Adolescence between Two Cultures - Mary K. Bentley: The Body of Evidence: Dangerous Intersections between Development and Culture in the Lives of Adolescent Girls.

Urban Girls

Author: Bonnie J. Leadbeater
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751075
Size: 40.65 MB
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Sociologists have tried to analyze adolescents as long as the discipline has existed. However, most studies have focused on suburban youth, ignoring a large segment of the population, the urban adolescent. Urban Girls tries to reverse this trend. The researchers included in this ambitious project realize there is more to adolescence than the suburban experience. The city has unique effects on the people who live there, and they on it. Drawing on experts from across the country, Urban Girls investigates what it is like to be young in an American city. This book also explores the minority experience in America. It is wonderful to see studies of Black and Latina youth that do not automatically label them as future convicts, drug dealers, or with other negative stereotypes. --The American Reporter Traditional psychology textbooks have ignored the normative development of urban girls and the unique situations they face on a daily basis. Lumped together with their suburban, mostly white and middle class counterparts, their voices are frequently subsumed within the larger study of adolescent development. Urban Girls is the first book to directly focus on the development of urban poor and working class adolescent girls. Including both quantitative and qualitative essays, and including contributions from psychologists, sociologists, and public health scholars, this volume explores the lives of a diverse group of girls from varying ethnic and class backgrounds. Topics covered include the identity development of Caribbean-American girls, the role of truth telling in the psychological development of African-American girls, relationships between mothers and daughters of different races and ethnicities, friendships, sexuality, health risks, career development, and other subjects of importance to human development. Filling a gap in the literature of human development, Urban Girls is sure to be of use to psychologists, sociologists, and social workers.