The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It

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Overlook, Jun 30, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

This book is interesting at times, but it seems to be geared more toward parents , educators, and social work practitioners than general readers. There are a great deal of hints and suggestions for ... Read full review

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Though I was aware of a lot of what Durham writes about in the book, it was a great reminder of the importance of talking with young people very early on about the media and how it portrays women and ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

M. Gigi Durham, Ph.D., is a professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa. Her research on adolescent girls and media has appeared in Youth & Society and Critical Studies in Media Communication, and she served on the editorial board of The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents and the Media. A passionate advocate for children's rights and social justice, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Iowa City.

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