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American Girls
Author: Nancy Jo Sales

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780385353922
Format: Hardback
Pages: 416
Dims (mm): 159 x 235
Pub Date: 23-02-16
Pub Country: United States
Condition: NEW

Description:
A "New York Times" Bestseller 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 is the subject of award-winning "Vanity Fair" writer Nancy Jo Sales s riveting and explosive "American Girls." 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, anddocumenting 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 femini

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