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Title:American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Nancy Jo Sales
Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0385353936
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:416
Category:Non fiction, Parenting, Sociology, Feminism, Womens, Adult, Technology

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers Instagram Whisper Yik Yak Vine 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 This the subject of award winning i Vanity Fair i writer Nancy Jo Sales s riveting and explosive i American Girls i .

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 i American Girls i 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 .

It means coming of age online in a hyper sexualized 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 i American Girls i is destined to ignite a much needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges

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