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Author Ames, Melissa, 1978- author.

Title How pop culture shapes the stages of a woman's life : from toddlers-in-tiaras to cougars-on-the prowl / Melissa Ames (Eastern Illinois University, United States) and Sarah Burcon (University of Michigan, United States).

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23082 AMES    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 291 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-282) and index.
Contents Introduction: Runhouse mirrors- popular culture's distorted view of girl/womanhood -- 1. Becoming a girl: pop culture's first stage of gender training -- 2. Reading between the lines: the lessons adolescent girls learn through popular young adult literature -- 3. The gendered self-help reel: how romantic comedies instruct women on dating dos and don'ts -- 4. Selling weddings and producing brides: mediated portrayals of that 'perfect day' -- 5. Love, American style: gendered representations of marriage in the media -- 6. Nine months of fear and a lifetime of paranoia: the hidden effects of pregnancy manuals, child rearing products, and more -- 7. Changing the playing (or reading) field: reconceptualizing motherhood through humorous parenting texts -- 8. Pumas, and cougars, and MILFs, oh my!: popular portrayals of romance and sexual encounters between 'the older woman' and younger man -- 9. Beyond the hot flashes: new portrayals of mature women -- Conclusion: Exiting the funhouse- challenging society's lessons one stage at a time.
Other author Burcon, Sarah Himsel, 1965- author.
Subject Women in mass media.
Mass media -- Influence.
Popular culture -- United States.
ISBN 9781137566171