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ERIC Number: EJ590956
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-6990
Girls, Media, and the Negotiation of Sexuality: A Study of Race, Class, and Gender in Adolescent Peer Groups.
Durham, Meenakshi Gigi
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v76 n2 p193-216 Sum 1999
Examines how peer-group activity and social context affect middle-school girls' mass-media interactions. Shows emergent gender identity was consolidated via constant reference to acceptable sociocultural standards (which differed according to race and class) of femininity and sexuality. Concludes interventions such as media-literacy efforts must be sensitive to peer-group functioning around issues of race, class, and culture. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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