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The Resource American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales

American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales

Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Title
American girls
Title remainder
social media and the secret lives of teenagers
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Jo Sales
Title variation
Social media and the secret lives of teenagers
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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TEFBT
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by Therese Plummer; introduction and conclusion read by the author
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Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales
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Publication
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unknown
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80166909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735289116
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Media category
audio
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rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 4651
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unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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Compact discs
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
American girls : social media and the secret lives of teenagers, Nancy Jo Sales
Publication
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80166909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
12 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735289116
Kind of cutting
unknown
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
unknown
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 4651
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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