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Mazzarella An online book review by Lilian Trousdell LIBE 508: Theory and Research in Teacher-LibrarianshipTHE BACKGROUND STORY: THE BACKGROUND STORYTHE CONTENT: THE CONTENTSECTION 1: AN ANALYSIS OF WEB SITES FOR GIRLS : SECTION 1: AN ANALYSIS OF WEB SITES FOR GIRLS gURL.com, about-face.org, and Blue Jean OnlineCHAPTER 2: WHAT ARE GURLS TALKING ABOUT?: CHAPTER 2: WHAT ARE GURLS TALKING ABOUT? Synopsis In this chapter, the researchers explore the issue of adolescent girls’ sexual identity through an in-depth look at the discourses around sex taking place on gURL.com, the largest and most popular Web site aimed at teen girls. Some of the most common topics that are raised in the bulletin board include: Being single Body image Emotions Friends & Family Life School Teen Pregnancy When Girls Like Girls Your Body What Do You Think? A SAFE SPACE?: A SAFE SPACE? YES! Discourse on gURL.com fill an information gap, providing girls with little or no knowledge of sexual topics a place to ask questions and gain knowledge. Although most girls were concerned with male pleasure rather than their own, there are some girls who honour their own desire for sexual pleasure and are curious for advice. Questions raised about sexual orientation and identities are responded with tolerant and encouraging messages. Example of a post from gURL.com From xxkatinaxx59 To: ALL Okay so today i told my friends that im bi and they totally fliped out on my...They were like ohhh thats gross...do u ppl think its gross??? And am i really bi...i’ve never went out with a girl but i made-out with one and i want to go out so am i bi??? From: chae1542 To: xxkatinaxx59 Sweetheart im so sorry that things had to happen this way. Honestly society mades heterosexual relationships the norm and everything else is gross they are just in shock. Try and stay strong Add me on my space if you need someone to talk toCHAPTER 3: MAKING AN ABOUT-FACE: CHAPTER 3: MAKING AN ABOUT-FACE Jammer Girls and the World Wide Web This chapter explores Web sites that provide a space for “jammer girls”, teens who refuse to conform according to potentially harmful media messages . About-Face.org involves a 4-step process of awareness, reflection, analysis, and action through which teens learn to decipher the deeper meanings of media messages. To be media literate means that teens can critically consume and create media Based on the anecdotal comments posted by girls visiting the site, the content of their essays, and the messages of their “jams”, the researcher claims that About-Face.org has made a positive impact on girls. The researcher addresses the weakness of the study – that the analyses of girl culture primarily focus on white, heterosexual, middle-class girls, rather than a more culturally and socioeconomically inclusive group. CHAPTER 4 - GENDER, POWER, AND SOCIAL INTERACTION: HOW BLUE JEAN ONLINE CONSTRUCTS ADOLESCENT GIRLHOOD: CHAPTER 4 - GENDER, POWER, AND SOCIAL INTERACTION: HOW BLUE JEAN ONLINE CONSTRUCTS ADOLESCENT GIRLHOODCRITIQUE OF SECTION 1: CRITIQUE OF SECTION 1SECTION 2: SECTION 2 An examination of girl-created content and fandom WHAT ABOUT FANDOM?: WHAT ABOUT FANDOM? Creative commons – “Anime Drawing” by serenaSECTION 3: SECTION 3 The use of computer-mediated communication between girlsCHAPTER 9 TEEN CROSSINGS: EMERGING CYBERPUBLICS IN INDIA: CHAPTER 9 TEEN CROSSINGS: EMERGING CYBERPUBLICS IN INDIA Creative commons image – “Computer Lab” by Listen UpCHAPTER 10 “IM ME” IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION AND GENDER NEGOTIATION IN THE WORLD OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND INSTANT MESSAGING: CHAPTER 10 “IM ME” IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION AND GENDER NEGOTIATION IN THE WORLD OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND INSTANT MESSAGING Creative commons – “Alana on Computer” by singleframeREFERENCESMAZZARELLA, SHARON R., ED. GIRL WIDE WEB: GIRLS, THE INTERNET, AND THE NEGOTIATION OF IDENTITY. NEW YORK: PETER LANG, 2005. : REFERENCES MAZZARELLA, SHARON R., ED. GIRL WIDE WEB: GIRLS, THE INTERNET, AND THE NEGOTIATION OF IDENTITY. NEW YORK: PETER LANG, 2005. Thanks for staying to the end! You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.