Girls’ media studies is a unique area of feminist media studies that examines the intersecting dimensions of age and gender alongside other identity formations. Girls’ media scholarship covers studies on a diverse range of entertainment media, including film, television, magazines, music, comics, and video games, as well as digital communications technologies, platforms, and practices such as smartphones, social media, and sexting. Many researchers in girls’ media studies are concerned with how discourses of girlhood are constructed through representations of female youth. Other scholars focus on girls’ reception and uses of media, while still others analyze the production of girls’ media. And many do more than just one of these things. To...

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