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Author Sales, Nancy Jo, author, narrator.

Title American girls [sound recording] : social media and the secret lives of teenagers / Nancy Jo Sales.

Publication Info. [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    004.678 SAL    Available
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Description 12 sound discs (approximately 15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 150000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by Therese Plummer ; introduction and conclusion read by the author.
Note Compact discs.
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.
Subject Teenage girls -- United States -- 20th century.
Mass media and teenage girls.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Plummer, Thérèse, narrator.
ISBN 9780735289116
Standard No. 9780553399219 90000
Music No. PRHA 4651 Books on Tape

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