Adolescent Magazines and Their ReaderseBook - 1999
"Current feminist debate finds itself at an impasse concerning the significance of magazines for adolescent girlsare they full of oppressive prescriptions of femininity, or celebrations of female-centred pleasure and resistance against the patriarchy? The question has been examined largely by middle-aged academics, in some cases far removed in age and education from the intended consumers of these magazines, and the assumptions they have reached about the messages absorbed by young women may be completely wrong." "Dawn Currie takes a new approach, by looking at the readers themselves and how they interpret the messages of the magazines in their everyday lives. Based on interviews with forty-eight girls aged thirteen to seventeen, this book challenges many assumptions that have arisen through researchers making their own interpretations, such as that of the supposed appeal of glossy photo spreads and advertisements."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1999
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 362 pages)