From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and by Shayla Thiel-Stern

By Shayla Thiel-Stern

From the times of the penny press to the modern international of social media, journalistic debts of juvenile ladies in hassle were a mainstay of the U.S. information media. usually the tales characterize those ladies as both sufferers or whores (and occasionally both), utilizing journalistic storytelling units and news-gathering practices that query women’ skill to accomplish femininity safely, in particular as they act in public leisure area. those media debts of meant misbehavior can result in ethical panics that then extra silence the voices of youngsters and younger women.

In From the Dance corridor to fb, Shayla Thiel-Stern takes an in depth examine numerous ancient snapshots, together with working-class women in dance halls of the early 1900s; women’ song and box groups within the Nineteen Twenties to Forties; Elvis Presley lovers within the mid-1950s; punk rockers within the overdue Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties; and ladies utilizing the web within the early twenty-first century. In every one case, problems with gender, socioeconomic prestige, and race are explored inside of their ancient context. The e-book argues that via marginalizing and stereotyping youngster ladies over the last century, mass media have perpetuated a trend of gendered concern that eventually limits the cultural and political energy of the younger women it covers.

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Looking backward allows for reflection about how the past influences our understanding of gender, youth, and technology. Even though so much is new within new media studies, many of our cultural attitudes about it are rooted in the past. McRobbie argues that one of the weaknesses of most media critiques lies in their analysis of just one type of media as if it exists in a vacuum. ”40 In this book’s research, I was careful to include newspapers, magazines, radio and television broadcasts, and the Internet and to describe their relationship to audiences as they existed within each historical period.

At the least, an underlying media discourse of crisis pervades the coverage and works as an effective classification for how the mass media—first, Media, Panic, and Teen Girls in Recreational Space ⊰ 17 only through print and, later, through broadcast and interactive media— has represented teen girls in much of its coverage of them. Although crisis is related to moral panic, it is conceptually distinct. As Charles Acland notes, “Panics, as the concentration of popular concern, trigger the structured responses of social institutions and do not occur in an isolated manner on an irregular basis.

Another Daily Tribune story featured a quote from Mrs. John B. Sherwood explaining the dance hall’s function: “Young people need some sort of safety valve. They must have amusement or they will get in trouble,” she said. “The commercialized dance hall caters to this desire for amusement, this longing for pleasure. ”9 These viewpoints further reinforce the notion that dance halls and teen girls were a dangerous combination because of the opportunity they presented for gender negotiation and sexuality articulation in the public sphere.

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