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

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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