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Title MTV and teen pregnancy : critical essays on 16 and pregnant and Teen mom / edited by Letizia Guglielmo
Published Lanham : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Contents pt. I. Feminist interventions or tired narratives? -- pt. II. "The personal is political" : teen pregnancy and hegemony -- pt. III. Making room for daddy : images of teen fatherhood -- pt. IV. Is this real life? : mediating the whole story of teen pregnancy and motherhood
Summary In MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, contributors from a variety of backgrounds and expertise offer potent essays about these programs. Divided into four parts, the book tackles the controversial representations of teen pregnancy from various disciplines. Part I explores gendered social norms and the shows' roles as either educational resources or idealized depictions of teenage motherhood. Part II prompts readers to consider the intersections of race, class, gender, and the social and cultural power structures often glossed over in these programs. Part III focuses on teenage fathers, the portrayal of masculinity, and "good" vs. "bad" parents. Part IV draws from TVs representations of reality to discuss the impact of these shows on the viewing audience. This section includes a narrative from a teen mother who argues that the shows do not accurately reflect the life she leads.--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 16 and pregnant (Television program)
Teen mom (Television program)
Mass media and teenage girls.
Reality television programs -- Social aspects.
Teenage mothers.
Teenage pregnancy.
Form Electronic book
Author Guglielmo, Letizia, 1977-
ISBN 0810891700 (electronic bk.)
9780810891708 (electronic bk.)