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The Resource How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl, Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States)

How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl, Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States)

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How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl
Title
How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life
Title remainder
from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States)
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: the Princess, the Diva, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M.I.L.F, the Cougar, and more. In this book, Ames and Burcon investigate the role of cultural texts in gender socialization at specific pre-scripted stages of a woman's life and how that instruction compounds over time. By studying various texts (magazines, blogs, tweets, television shows, films, and self-help books) they argue that popular culture exists as a type of funhouse mirror constantly distorting the real world conditions that exist for women. Despite the many problematic, conflicting messages women receive throughout their lives, this book also showcases the ways they are resisted, allowing women to move past the blurry reality they broadcast and toward, hopefully, gender equality."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ames, Melissa
Dewey number
302.23082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.W652
LC item number
U616 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burcon, Sarah Himsel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in mass media
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Women in mass media
  • United States
  • Pop-Kultur
  • Erwachsenwerden
  • Entwicklung
  • Rollenverhalten
  • Geschlechtersoziologie
Label
How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl, Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Funhouse mirrors : popular culture's distorted view of girl/womanhood -- 1. Becoming a girl : pop culture's first stage of gender training -- 2. Reading between the lines : the lessons adolescent girls learn through popular young adult literature -- 3. The gendered self-help reel : how romantic comedies instruct women on dating dos and don'ts -- 4. Selling weddings and producing brides : mediated portrayals of that 'perfect day' -- 5. Love, American style : gendered representations of marriage in the media -- 6. Nine months of fear and a lifetime of paranoia : the hidden effects of pregnancy manuals, child rearing products, and more -- 7. Changing the playing (or reading) field : reconceptualizing motherhood through humorous parenting texts -- 8. Pumas, and cougars, and MILFs, oh my! : popular portrayals of romance and sexual encounters between 'the older woman' and younger man -- 9. Beyond the hot flashes : new portrayals of mature women -- Conclusion: Exiting the funhouse : challenging society's lessons one stage at a time
Control code
ocn927241542
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137566171
Lccn
2015035336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o927241542
  • (OCoLC)927241542
Label
How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl, Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Funhouse mirrors : popular culture's distorted view of girl/womanhood -- 1. Becoming a girl : pop culture's first stage of gender training -- 2. Reading between the lines : the lessons adolescent girls learn through popular young adult literature -- 3. The gendered self-help reel : how romantic comedies instruct women on dating dos and don'ts -- 4. Selling weddings and producing brides : mediated portrayals of that 'perfect day' -- 5. Love, American style : gendered representations of marriage in the media -- 6. Nine months of fear and a lifetime of paranoia : the hidden effects of pregnancy manuals, child rearing products, and more -- 7. Changing the playing (or reading) field : reconceptualizing motherhood through humorous parenting texts -- 8. Pumas, and cougars, and MILFs, oh my! : popular portrayals of romance and sexual encounters between 'the older woman' and younger man -- 9. Beyond the hot flashes : new portrayals of mature women -- Conclusion: Exiting the funhouse : challenging society's lessons one stage at a time
Control code
ocn927241542
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781137566171
Lccn
2015035336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o927241542
  • (OCoLC)927241542

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