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...
Girls’ Media Studies
Mary Celeste Kearney is director of the Gender Studies program and an associate professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Girls Make Media (Routledge, 2006) and Gender and Rock (Oxford, 2017). She is editor of The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011) and Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011), as well as coeditor (with Morgan Blue) of the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods (Peter Lang, 2018) and (with Michael Kackman) The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice (Routledge, 2018). She is academic editor of the book series Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media, and a board member of Console-ing Passions.
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Mary Celeste Kearney; Girls’ Media Studies. Feminist Media Histories 1 April 2018; 4 (2): 90–94. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.2.90
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