Girls Make Media

Girls Make Media

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 today's media culture.

Author: Mary Celeste Kearney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135474799

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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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 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 today's media culture.
Categories: Social Science

Girl Zines

Girl Zines

Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement. Alison Piepmeier argues that these quirky, personalized booklets are tangible examples of the ways that girls and women ‘do’ feminism today.

Author: Alison Piepmeier

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814767737

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 879

With names like The East Village Inky, Mend My Dress, Dear Stepdad, and I’m So Fucking Beautiful, zines created by girls and women over the past two decades make feminism’s third wave visible. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art, stickers, and glitter. Though they all reflect the personal style of the creators, they are also sites for constructing narratives, identities, and communities. Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement. Alison Piepmeier argues that these quirky, personalized booklets are tangible examples of the ways that girls and women ‘do’ feminism today. The idiosyncratic, surprising, and savvy arguments and issues showcased in the forty-six images reproduced in the book provide a complex window into feminism’s future, where zinesters persistently and stubbornly carve out new spaces for what it means to be a revolutionary and a girl. Girl Zines takes zines seriously, asking what they can tell us about the inner lives of girls and women over the last twenty years.
Categories: Social Science

Media and the Make Believe Worlds of Children

Media and the Make Believe Worlds of Children

I don't kill the hunter, but I make him scared and I might scratch him and bite a
little bit so he leaves the Arctic. ... GIRLS' MEDIA TRACES Our analysis revealed
fewer media traces in girls' make-believe worlds than in boys' and the ones we ...

Author: Maya Gotz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135607272

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 370

Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers an innovative look at media's role on children's creative lives. This distinctive volume: *outlines the central debates and research findings in the area of children, fantasy worlds, and the media; *provides a descriptive account of children's make-believe worlds and their wishes for actions they would like to take in these worlds; *highlights the centrality of media in children's make believe worlds; *emphasizes the multiple creative ways in which children use media as resources in their environment to express their own inner worlds; and *suggests the various ways in which the tension between traditional gender portrayals that continue to dominate media texts and children's wishes to act are presented in their fantasies. The work also demonstrates the value of research in unveiling the complicated ways in which media are woven into the fabric of children's everyday lives, examining the creative and sophisticated uses they make of their contents, and highlighting the responsibility that producers of media texts for children have in offering young viewers a wide array of role models and narratives to use in their fantasies. An enclosed CD provides full-color images of the artwork produced during the study. This book will appeal to scholars and graduate students in children and media, early childhood education, and developmental psychology. It can be used in graduate level courses in these areas.
Categories: Education

The Alternative Media Handbook

The Alternative Media Handbook

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itincludes training exercisesin the ... Girls MakeMedia (Kearney 2006)traces the
sites inUS society where girls' media production is currently encouraged and ...

Author: Kate Coyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136755729

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 966

'Alternative Media' is the term used to describe non-mainstream media forms that are independently run and community focussed, such as zines, pirate radio, online discussion boards, community run and owned broadcasting companies, and activist publications such as Red Pepper and Corporate Watch. The book outlines the different types of 'alternative
Categories: Social Science

DIY Media in the Classroom

DIY Media in the Classroom

Everything bad is goodforyou: How today's popular culture is actually making us
smarter. New York: ... Playing and making games for learning: Instructionist and
constructionist perspectives for game studies. Games and ... Girls make media.

Author: Barbara Guzzetti

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807770868

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 764

This book shows teachers how to bring students' Do-It-Yourself media practices into the classroom (Grades 6–12). In one accessible resource, the authors explain both print-based and digital DIY media, identify their appealing features for content area instruction, and describe the literacy skills and strategies they promote. To help you successfully use DIY media in your classroom, this book provides teaching strategies for using DIY media across the curriculum, including English/language arts, math, social studies, science, art, and music. It offers multiple perspectives, including a classroom teacher who reflects on her own challenges and successes with DIY media in a high school class.
Categories: Education

Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu

Mixed Media Girls with Suzi Blu

*Oscar Wilde As much as I desire to make art to put on walls, I love the idea of
having my work close with me, in my purse, thrown on the table, next to my pillow
at night: intimate, tangible, an ongoing story supported by words and
photographs, ...

Author: Suzi Blu

Publisher: Quarry Books (MN)

ISBN: 9781592537693

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 392

"Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step-by-step through the process of how to draw a folk art and stylized girls' faces. With inspiration from Suzi's popular online workshops and videos, this inspiring book teaches you to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you'll discover how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a complicated, textured, mixed media/waxed background.After learning to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own personal style, you'll create vivid, exciting, backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. Extensive examples and close ups of work will inspire you to take your art to the next level. This book also contains a 1-hour companion DVD where Suzi demonstrates featured techniques step-by-step!"--
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Children and Media

Children and Media

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Girls Make Movies. (2012). A
residential filmmaking experience. College of Mass Communication and Media
Arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Goldman, S., Booker, A., &
McDermott, ...

Author: Dafna Lemish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118787052

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic
Categories: Social Science

Media Communities

Media Communities

Girls in Cyberspace: An Evaluation of an Online Community Supervised by
Media Educationalists Angela Tillmann ... The aim of offering extracurricular web
activities was to encourage girls to make use of the internet during their spare

Author: Brigitte Hipfl, Theo Hug

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830965990

Category: Internet

Page: 342

View: 433

This book analyzes the different ways in which media are being used for community building and it also critically interrogates the concept of community itself. The authors do that from a variety of different perspectives, ranging from e.g. fundamental philosophical questions regarding community, to the role of journalism.
Categories: Internet

Digital Anthropology

Digital Anthropology

Girls Make Media. London: Routledge. Lally, E. 2002. At Home with Computers.
Oxford: Berg. Lange, P., and M. Ito. 2010. Creative Production. In Hanging Out,
Messing Around and Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media, ed.

Author: Heather A. Horst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780857852939

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 709

Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Gender Sex and Media

The Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Media

Paul (aged 9) made the polarization even clearer: 'When you see someone
playing with it [...] when it's for girls, it's always ... in the advertisements. Parent
Serena (one boy aged 5, one girl aged 3) said 'They kind of make them either
action or ...

Author: Karen Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118114223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 651

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Feminist Collections

Feminist Collections

She writes , practices essential to media culture : consumption ( most of these
girls read zines and have created a mechanism by which other zine readers can
obtain such texts ) ; production ( most create zines and have produced at least
one ...



ISBN: UOM:49015003320414

Category: Feminism


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Categories: Feminism

Changed for Good

Changed for Good

While Wicked supports some girls' desire to perform, for others, it actually
provides them with the material for their acts.75 Mary Celeste Kearney, in Girls
Make Media, argues that girls have too long been seen solely as consumers
rather than ...

Author: Stacy Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831234

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 497

From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.
Categories: Social Science

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children  Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

... and packaging of toys that both boys and girls like to play with, like LEGO,
Lincoln Logs, and other building and craft-making equipment? But, these ...
When those products are in the girl section, they are marketed in a distinctly
different way.

Author: Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833342

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 457

This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages
Categories: Psychology

Youth Identity and Digital Media

Youth  Identity  and Digital Media

Dawn Currie , Girl Talk : Adolescent Magazines and their Readers ( Toronto :
University of Toronto Press , 1999 ) ; Mary Celeste Kearney , Girls Make Media (
London : Routledge , 2006 ) ; Valerie Walkerdine , Remember Not to Die : Young

Author: David Buckingham

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124055885

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 464

Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect their sense of self and others? As they define and redefine their identities through engagements with technology, what are the implications for their experiences as learners, citizens, consumers, and family and community members? This addresses the consequences of digital media use for young people's individual and social identities. The contributors explore how young people use digital media to share ideas and creativity and to participate in networks that are small and large, local and global, intimate and anonymous. They look at the emergence of new genres and forms, from SMS and instant messaging to home pages, blogs, and social networking sites. They discuss such topics as "girl power" online, the generational digital divide, young people and mobile communication, and the appeal of the "digital publics" of MySpace, considering whether these media offer young people genuinely new forms of engagement, interaction, and communication.ContributorsAngela Booker, danah boyd, Kirsten Drotner, Shelley Goldman, Susan C. Herring, Meghan McDermott, Claudia Mitchell, Gitte Stald, Susannah Stern, Sandra Weber, Rebekah Willett
Categories: Education

Maiden USA

Maiden USA

CHAPTER TEN Girls Make Movies : Out OF THE Mirror AND Through The Lens
Despite changes in job options for women , if you ask many pre ... Some girls
understand this , and change is taking place in all forms of media making .

Author: Kathleen Sweeney

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820481971

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 464

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.
Categories: Social Science

Media Franchising

Media Franchising

Produced at the height of girl power media culture, these three- to four-minute
webisodes focused on Batgirl with ... of Gotham suggests a biological gender
essentialism, and makes clear that there is no room for even former men in the

Author: Derek Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814743478

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 394

"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.
Categories: Social Science

Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Children  Adolescents  and the Media  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics   E Book

The role of identification in adolescent girls' media consumption and the impact of
different thin-ideal media on body image. Sex Roles 2011;65(7/8):478–90.
Dittmar H, Halliwell E, Ive S. Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? The effect of

Author: Victor C. Strasburger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455746828

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 162

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.
Categories: Medical

Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out

This world can make a girl volatile, self-conscious, and unhealthily invested in
what others think of her. But here's the good news. Many girls feel downright
fatigued by the relentless onslaught of social media. Your child may look like she

Author: Rachel Simmons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405513630

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 135

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Mediated Girlhoods

Mediated Girlhoods

Mediated Girlhoods, is an anthology devoted to scholarship on girls' media culture. Taking a cultural studies approach, it includes studies of girls' media representations, girls' media consumption, and girls' media production.

Author: Mary Celeste Kearney

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1433105616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 381

This volume is a collection of 18 original essays that, woven together, make a central claim: As a consequence of the new driving logics of globalization, transnationalism, And The digital age, all late-modern institutions and forms of association and affiliation are coalescing under the banner of new identities. These logics have unsettled the processes of the social integration of modern subjects into late-modern institutions. The modern subject is being remade and reproduced in a context in which the relations between government, society, The individual, and market forces have undergone profound transformations and reorganization. As such, critical/cultural theory is needed to address these transformations in a way that moves beyond dystopian or utopian frameworks, and instead point To The particularities that make this moment (un)livable. Hence, this volume is divided into four sections in which contributors map these new, volatile developments across the domains of disciplinary history, technology, The body, and neoliberal programs of cultural and economic globalization.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gender Race and Class in Media

Gender  Race  and Class in Media

... Cosmopolitan, the hugely successful consumer magazine she developed for
the “single girl” market in the mid-1960s. ... making sense of Brown's position as a
capitalist media maven and an immensely popular spokeswoman for everygirl.

Author: Gail Dines

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974417

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

View: 391

From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.
Categories: Social Science