American sweethearts : teenage girls in twentieth-century popular culture

Ilana Nash

Teenage girls seem to have been discovered by American pop culture in the 1930s. From that time until the present day, they have appeared in books and films, comics and television, as the embodied fantasies and nightmares of youth, women, and sexual maturation. Looking at such figures as Nancy Drew, Judy Graves, Corliss Archer, Gidget, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Britney Spears, "American Sweethearts" shows how popular culture has shaped our view of the adolescent girl as an individual who is simultaneously sexualized and infantilized.While young women have received some positive lessons from these cultural icons, the overwhelming message conveyed by the characters and stories they inhabit stresses the dominance of the father and the teenage girl's otherness, subordination, and ineptitude. As sweet as a cherry lollipop and as tangy as a Sweetart, this book is an entertaining yet thoughtful exploration of the image of the American girl. Ilana Nash is an Assistant Professor of English at Western Michigan University, where she teaches courses on the literature of adolescence and multiculturalism. Her research continues to explore the intersecting histories of adolescence, gender construction, and popular culture.

「Nielsen BookData」より


書名 American sweethearts : teenage girls in twentieth-century popular culture
著作者等 Nash Ilana
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 c2006
ページ数 viii, 264 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0253346592
NCID BA77306357
※クリックでCiNii Booksを表示
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国