Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity

Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity

by Sharon R. Mazzarella (Editor)

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From social networking sites to game design, from blogs to game play, and from fan fiction to commercial web sites, Girl Wide Web 2.0 offers a complex portrait of millennial girls online. Grounded in an understanding of the ongoing evolution in computer and internet technology and in the ways in which girls themselves use that technology, the book privileges studies of girls as active producers of computer/Internet content, and incorporates an international/intercultural perspective so as to extend our understanding of girls, the Internet, and the negotiation of identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433105494
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Series: Mediated Youth Series , #9
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sharon R. Mazzarella (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is Professor and Director of the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University. Her research interests are in girls’ studies and the representational politics of mediated portrayals of youth. She is editor of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media (Peter Lang, 2007), Girl Wide Web: Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity (Peter Lang, 2005), and co-editor of Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity (Peter Lang, 1999).

Table of Contents

Contents: Dafna Lemish: Foreword – Sharon R. Mazzarella: Introduction – Paola Prado: The Girls of El Seybo: Logging in to a Different Manaña – Rodda Leage/Ivana Chalmers: Degrees of Caution: Arab Girls Unveil on Facebook – Carla E. Stokes: «Get on My Level»: How Black American Adolescent Girls Construct Identity and Negotiate Sexuality on the Internet – Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter/Jason M. Smith: East Meets West: Is There a Difference Between Thai and American Girls’ Use of the Internet and Negotiation of Identity? – Michelle S. Bae: Go Cyworld!: Korean Diasporic Girls Producing New Korean Femininity – Jaime Warburton: Me/Her/Draco Malfoy: Fangirl Communities and Their Fictions – Kristine Blair/Erin Dietel-McLaughlin/Meredith Graupner Hurley: Looking into the Digital Mirror: Reflections on a Computer Camp for Girls by Girls – Claudia Mitchell/John Pascarella/Naydene De Lange/Jean Stuart: «We Wanted Other People to Learn from Us»: Girls Blogging in Rural South Africa in the Age of AIDS – Jacqueline Ryan Vickery: Blogrings as Virtual Communities for Adolescent Girls – Jill Denner/Jacob Martinez: Whyville versus MySpace: How Girls Negotiate Identities Online – Lillian Spina-Caza: When Girls Go Online to Play: Measuring and Assessing Play and Learning at Commercial Websites – Denise Sevick Bortree: Talking Pink and Green: Exploring Teen Girls’ Online Discussions of Environmental Issues – Sharon R. Mazzarella/Allison Atkins: «Community, Content, and Commerce»: and the Commodification of Tween/Teen Girl Communities.

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