How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life: From Toddlers-in-Tiaras to Cougars-on-the-Prowl, 1st Edition

  • Melissa Ames
  • Sarah Burcon
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137566183
  • ISBN-13: 9781137566188
  • DDC: 302.23082
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 291 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Authors.
Introduction: Funhouse 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.