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Animal Farm George Orwell World Wide Unique Media

Animal Farm George Orwell World Wide Unique Media Description:

Animal Farm is a dystopian novel by George Orwell br A farm is taken over by its overworked mistreated animals With flaming idealism and stirring slogans they set out to create a paradise of progress justice and equality Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned a razor edged fairy tale for grown ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media Description:

i Librarian s note There are Alternate Cover Editions for this edition of this book a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a and a href https www goodreads com book show here title here rel nofollow here a i br br In this pathbreaking work now with a new introduction Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky show that contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous obstinate and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice in their actual practice they defend the economic social and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society the state and the global order br br Based on a series of case studies including the media s dichotomous treatment of worthy versus unworthy victims legitimizing and meaningless Third World elections and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U S wars against Indochina Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media s behavior and performance Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies and it discusses several other applications These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of the media s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization World Bank and International Monetary Fund in and and the media s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U S mass media are how they systematically fail to live up to their self image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world and how we can understand their function in a radically new way

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

O curioso incidente do can á media noite

O curioso incidente do can á media noite Description:

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellow br br Although gifted with a superbly logical brain for fifteen year old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning He lives on patterns rules and a diagram kept in his pocket Then one day a neighbor s dog Wellington is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite logical detective Sherlock Holmes What follows makes for a novel that is funny poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda Description:

Noam Chomsky s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy one in which the public actively participates and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled According to Chomsky propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson s Creel Commission succeeded within six months in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical war mongering population to Bush Sr s war on Iraq Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann s theory of spectator democracy in which the public is seen as a bewildered herd that needs to be directed not empowered and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on controlling the public mind and not on informing it Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies br br br i From the Audiobook Download edition i

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man Description:

This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary of Marshall McLuhan s classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media Terms and phrases such as the global village and the medium is the message are now part of the lexicon and McLuhan s theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Follow (Social Media, #1)

Follow (Social Media, #1) Description:

i Women i br br I fuck them I use them I pay them off I find another My demands are never denied My contracts are always signed They submit to me Willingly Completely Temporarily This is how it s always been br br Until I saw that filthy tweet br br i VaughnAsher My bare pussy Your tongue i i ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff i br br FilthyBlueBird thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle She thinks I wouldn t be more than happy to i RockHerFilthyWorld i She s wrong br br Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality and it s about to happen i now i br br b THIS IS A SERIAL NOVELLA br THAT MEANS ALL ENDINGS ARE CLIFFHANGERS br THIS NOVELLA IS ABOUT PAGES LONG br THIS IS PART ONE OF SIX b br b BOOKS ARE RELEASED EVERY TWO WEEKS b br br

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Description:

You ve seen it all before A malicious online rumor costs a company millions A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation What you don t know is that someone is responsible for all this Usually someone like me br br I m a media manipulator In a world where blogs control and distort the news my job is to control blogs as much as any one person can In today s culture br br Blogs like Gawker Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post drive the media agenda br br Bloggers are slaves to money technology and deadlines br br Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read see and watch online and off br br Why am I giving away these secrets Because I m tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes marketers help write the news reckless journalists spread lies and no one is accountable for any of it I m pulling back the curtain because I don t want anyone else to get blindsided br br I m going to explain exactly how the media really works What you choose to do with this information is up to you

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time

The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time Description:

Moscow born Sergey Brin and Midwest born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to in their own words change the world through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free b The Google Story b takes you deep inside the company s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in to a firm that rakes in billions in profits making Brin and Page the wealthiest young men in America Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google this fast moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and culture of innovation enabled a search engine to shake up Madison Avenue and Wall Street scoop up YouTube and battle Microsoft at every turn Not afraid of controversy Google is expanding in Communist China and quietly working on a searchable genetic database initiatives that test the founders guiding mantra DON T BE EVIL

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Like (Social Media, #2)

Like (Social Media, #2) Description:

i WhatADick i br br Vaughn Asher I ve stalked him relentlessly I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag day after day weekend after weekend He was my prince My fairy tale My fantasy br br I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me br br Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time That s what br br i b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird Fantastic BackToNatureFucking br MissingSomething You i br br And now i TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher i thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird s Twitter account He s wrong br br His public fantasy is about to collide ah fuck it He s hot as hell bitches I need more than a free sample This time I want it all and I ll do whatever it takes to get it

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Heart of Darkness (Annotated) (Monsoon Media Classics)

Heart of Darkness (Annotated) (Monsoon Media Classics) Description:

Joseph Conrad is likely to have based Heart of Darkness on his experience in as a steamboat captain in the Congo central Africa although he does not name the location in the book br br Conrad opens the book by giving a precise location for some of his characters on board a small sailboat called the Nellie anchored in the Thames Estuary on the outskirts of London Incidentally the author was known to have sailed on a British yawl called Nellie in real life br br It was written during what could be considered the golden age of colonialism when explorers adventurers and entrepreneurs from Britain France and other European countries would travel to the deepest darkest corners of the world in search of their fortune or whatever else they were searching for br br The book is considered by many to be one of the most important works of fiction ever written br br On one level it is a tale of seafarers and the world of mystery wonder and adventure they live in Except Conrad s own long and difficult career as a seafarer meant that he was able to describe the sailor s world in such an authentic way that you really feel that by the end of the book you feel like you were on that very voyage he was recounting and you lived through those experiences he was describing br br It could also be said to be a tale of European missionary activity in what was then referred to as the Dark Continent Indeed there is speculation that Conrad s book infuses the story of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley who set out to find David Livingstone a medical missionary based in Africa and considered a national hero in Britain in the late th century br br Heart of Darkness has been made into a celebrated and award winning Hollywood film called Apocalypse Now by the director Francis Ford Copolla who changed the setting from Africa to Asia and depicted American military power instead of the European colonial power alluded to in the book br br Moreover it is a tale of entrepreneurialism centred on the African ivory trade br br Most enduringly however Heart of Darkness is an exploration of the human psyche and specifically its capacity for evil In describing the characters in the book the actions they take and the events they are caught up in Conrad explores the nature of human relationships specifically the relationship between European colonialists and the African people whose lands they colonised

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Block (Social Media, #3)

Block (Social Media, #3) Description:

b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br VaughnAsher i YouAreCaredFor i So the movie star says But his idea of cared for isn t the same as mine Obviously a i Douche i br br b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird i BehindTheScenesIsMyScene i The Blue Bird has trust issues And tantrum issues And commitment issues br br b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br VaughnAsher i SaidTheKettleToThePot i br br b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird i YouAreMine i and I won t let you forget it br br b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br VaughnAsher i YouMustShitUnicorns i that s how delusional your fairy tale is i GetAGripOnReality i I m outtie br br b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird You re an i Innie i i Sweetheart i My tongue licked all your i CuteLittleButtons i br br i ForTheLoveOfFilth i br br Why is he so damn sexy How will I ever get out from under Asher s thumb if I can t stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons i HottiesNeedToPlayFair i

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Safe Haven Media Tie

Safe Haven Media Tie Description:

i Love hurts There is nothing as painful as heartbreak But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again i br br When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport her sudden arrival raises questions about her past Beautiful yet self effacing Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships one with Alex a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children and another with her plainspoken single neighbor Jo Despite her reservations Katie slowly begins to let down her guard putting down roots in the close knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family br br But even as Katie begins to fall in love she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her a past that set her on a fearful shattering journey across the country to the sheltered oasis of Southport With Jo s empathic and stubborn support Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards and that in the darkest hour love is the only true safe haven

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Art of War

The Art of War Description:

b This deluxe edition of The Art of War by Sun Tzu features both English and Chinese side by side for easy reference and bilingual support b The Art of War is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world The book s influence on Eastern and Western thought throughout history is i unparalleled i This edition was translated by world renowned sinologist Lionel Giles The text is organized into chapters each addressing one aspect of warfare

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Status (Social Media, #4)

Status (Social Media, #4) Description:

b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird i DirtyHeaven is mine tonight i br br b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br VaughnAsher I own i DirtyHeaven i bitch i VaughnAsherIsMyBitch i br br b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird i FlashbackTime Get ready i br br b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br Come here and take off my lip gloss VaughnAsher i OnMyKneesWaiting i br br b MovieStar VaughnAsher b br FilthyBlueBird i Flashback i to last night Oh you weren t wearing lip gloss But you are now i GetOnYourKneesAndWait i br br b Grace FilthyBlueBird b br VaughnAsher Dabbing lips with a napkin i ThatAllYouGot i br br Finally Grace sees me in a different light The banter is flirty the sex is fun and the future looks fabulous I just hope she feels the same way when she finds out what I did

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Home (Social Media, #6)

Home (Social Media, #6) Description:

I just want my Grace back br br I want the girl I found sending me dirty tweets on Saint Thomas I want the girl who reluctantly gave in to my charms and let me boss her around I want the girl who sent me to my knees and made me imagine what her fairy tale would look like with me in it br br I just want to move on br br I want to plan the future and think about kids and preschools and college funds I want everything she ever wanted and I want us to make it happen together br br But the media needs more from us More dirt More pain More payment for past transgressions br br You can t change the past And even though Grace is ready to put her demons to bed mine are just starting to get restless Because when you ve silenced as many enemies as I have over the years you know that secret won t stay buried forever

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media

The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media Description:

p Benjamin s famous Work of Art essay sets out his boldest thoughts on media and on culture in general in their most realized form while retaining an edge that gets under the skin of everyone who reads it In this essay the visual arts of the machine age morph into literature and theory and then back again to images gestures and thought p p This essay however is only the beginning of a vast collection of writings that the editors have assembled to demonstrate what was revolutionary about Benjamin s explorations on media Long before Marshall McLuhan Benjamin saw that the way a bullet rips into its victim is exactly the way a movie or pop song lodges in the soul p p This book contains the second and most daring of the four versions of the Work of Art essay the one that addresses the utopian developments of the modern media The collection tracks Benjamin s observations on the media as they are revealed in essays on the production and reception of art on film radio and photography and on the modern transformations of literature and painting The volume contains some of Benjamin s best known work alongside fascinating little known essays some appearing for the first time in English In the context of his passionate engagement with questions of aesthetics the scope of Benjamin s media theory can be fully appreciated p

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Profile (Social Media, #5)

Profile (Social Media, #5) Description:

All the best fairytale princesses have the most horrific pasts Mine just happens to be more horrific than most br br Fantasizing over Vaughn Asher was a dream Meeting Vaughn Asher was a fairytale Loving Vaughn Asher was my downfall br br The past is always there Waiting Waiting to expose you Waiting to ruin you Waiting to take you back br br Sometimes not even a prince can save you

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

The Brothers Karamazov: FREE The Iliad Of Homer, Illustrated [Quora Media] (100 Greatest Novels of All Time Book 16)

The Brothers Karamazov: FREE The Iliad Of Homer, Illustrated [Quora Media] (100 Greatest Novels of All Time Book 16) Description:

The last and greatest novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov was published just before his death in br br The murder of brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov changes the lives of his sons irrevocably Mitya the sensualist whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide Ivan the intellectual whose mental tortures drive him to breakdown the spiritual Alyosha who tries to heal the family s rifts and the shadowy figure of their bastard half brother Smerdyakov As the ensuing investigation and trial reveal the true identity of the murderer Dostoyevsky s dark masterwork evokes a world where the lines between innocence and corruption good and evil blur and everyone s faith in humanity is tested The

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

Padre rico. Padre pobre (Nueva edición actualizada). Qué les enseñan los ricos a sus hijos acerca del dinero, ¡que los pobres y la clase media no!

Padre rico. Padre pobre (Nueva edición actualizada). Qué les enseñan los ricos a sus hijos acerca del dinero, ¡que los pobres y la clase media no! Description:

Rich Dad Poor Dad br br What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not br br Printed in Australia by Griffin Press

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

David Copperfield: FREE Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy, Illustrated [Quora Media] (100 Greatest Novels of All Time Book 93)

David Copperfield: FREE Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy, Illustrated [Quora Media] (100 Greatest Novels of All Time Book 93) Description:

David Copperfield is the story of a young man s adventures on his journey from an unhappy amp impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather Mr Murdstone his formidable aunt Betsey Trotwood the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep frivolous enchanting Dora amp the magnificently impecunious Micawber one of literature s great comic creations n David Copperfield the novel he described as his favorite child Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant amp enduringly popular works filled with tragedy amp comedy in equal measure br

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Hipérbole y media

Hipérbole y media Description:

Este es un libro que yo escrib Porque yo lo escrib tuve que encargarme de descubrir qu poner en la contraportada para explicar qu es Trat de escribir un resumen largo en tercera persona que explicara cu n grande es este libro y tambi n que sonara vagamente respetable como si hubiera sido escrito por alguien que no fuera yo pero pronto descubr que no soy lo suficientemente enga osa como para lograrlo As que he decidido simplemente hacer una lista de las cosas que hay en el libro br br Im genes br Palabras br Historias de cosas que me pasaron br Historias de cosas que le pasaron a otras personas debido a m br Ocho billones de d lares br Historias de perros br El secreto para la eterna felicidad br br Estas son mentiras Pero quiz s no soy tan poco enga osa como pens

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Much Ado About Nothing: FREE Macbeth By William Shakespeare [100 Greatest Novels Of All TIme- #95, Illustrated] [Quora Media]

Much Ado About Nothing: FREE Macbeth By William Shakespeare [100 Greatest Novels Of All TIme- #95, Illustrated] [Quora Media] Description:

The action is set in Sicily where Don Pedro Prince of Aragon has recently defeated his half brother the bastard Don John in a military engagement Apparently reconciled they return to the capital Messina as guests of the Governor Leonato There Count Claudio a young nobleman serving in Don Pedro s army falls in love with Hero Leonato s daughter whom Don Pedro woos on his behalf The play s central plot shows how Don John maliciously deceives Claudio into believing that Hero has taken a lover on the eve of her marriage causing Claudio to repudiate her publicly at the altar

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media Description:

Nearly one million weekly listeners trust NPR s Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the distortions and complexities of the modern media This brilliant radio personality now bursts onto the page as an illustrated character in vivid comics drawn by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld The cartoon of Brooke conducts the reader through two millennia of history from the newspapers in Caesar s Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution and the manipulations of contemporary journalism Gladstone s manifesto debunks the notion that The Media is an external force outside of our control since we ve begun directly constructing filtering and responding to what we watch and read With fascinating digressions sobering anecdotes and brave analytical wit The Influencing Machine equips us to be smart savvy informed consumers and shapers of the media It shows that we have met the media and it is us So now what

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide Description:

Convergence Culture maps a new territory where old and new media intersect where grassroots and corporate media collide where the power of the media producer and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways br br Henry Jenkins one of America s most respected media analysts delves beneath the new media hype to uncover the important cultural transformations that are taking place as media converge He takes us into the secret world of Survivor Spoilers where avid internet users pool their knowledge to unearth the show s secrets before they are revealed on the air He introduces us to young Harry Potter fans who are writing their own Hogwarts tales while executives at Warner Brothers struggle for control of their franchise He shows us how The Matrix has pushed transmedia storytelling to new levels creating a fictional world where consumers track down bits of the story across multiple media channels Jenkins argues that struggles over convergence will redefine the face of American popular culture Industry leaders see opportunities to direct content across many channels to increase revenue and broaden markets At the same time consumers envision a liberated public sphere free of network controls in a decentralized media environment Sometimes corporate and grassroots efforts reinforce each other creating closer more rewarding relations between media producers and consumers Sometimes these two forces are at war br br Jenkins provides a riveting introduction to the world where every story gets told and every brand gets sold across multiple media platforms He explains the cultural shift that is occurring as consumers fight for control across disparate channels changing the way we do business elect our leaders and educate our children

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Follow Me (Social Media Murders, #1)

Follow Me (Social Media Murders, #1) Description:

i We ve been waiting for a novel that shows just how creepy and scary social media actually is and this is it Angela Clarke knows exactly which buttons to press creepedmeout i Tania Carver br br b LIKE SHARE FOLLOW DIE b br br The Hashtag Murderer posts chilling cryptic clues online pointing to their next target Taunting the police Enthralling the press Capturing the public s imagination br br But this is no virtual threat br br As the number of his followers rises so does the body count br br Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning fame crazed killer But can they stay one step ahead of him And can they escape their own past br br Time s running out Everyone is following the Murderer But what if he is following you br br b ONLINE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM b

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users Description:

b From the bestselling author of i The Art of the Start i and i Enchantment i a no nonsense guide to becoming a social media superstar b br br By now it s clear that whether you re promoting a business a product or yourself social media is near the top of what will determine your success or failure And there are countless pundits authors and consultants eager to advise you br br But there s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging tweeting facebooking tumbling and much much more Now Guy has teamed up with his Canva colleague Peg Fitzpatrick to offer The Art of Social Media the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time effort and money br br With more than practical tips tricks and insights Guy and Peg present a ground up strategy to produce a focused thorough and compelling presence on the most popular social media platforms They guide you through the steps of building your foundation amassing your digital assets going to market optimizing your profile attracting more followers and effectively integrating social media and blogging br br For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game i The Art of Social Media i is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world Or as Guy puts it Great Stuff No Fluff a target blank href http artof social rel nofollow http artof social a

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Occupy (Occupied Media Pamphlet Series)

Occupy (Occupied Media Pamphlet Series) Description:

Dans Occupy Chomsky souligne que l un des plus grands succ s du mouvement est de mettre les in galit s de la vie quotidienne l ordre du jour influen ant la presse sensibilisant le public et le discours lui m me

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Language of New Media

The Language of New Media Description:

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Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media Description:

Media critic Douglas deconstructs the ambiguous messages sent to American women via TV programs popular music advertising and nightly news reporting over the last years and fathoms their influence on her own life and the lives of her contemporaries Photos

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers Description:

Instagram Whisper Yik Yak Vine YouTube Kik Ask fm Tinder The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media What it is doing to an entire generation of young women This the subject of award winning i Vanity Fair i writer Nancy Jo Sales s riveting and explosive i American Girls i br br With extraordinary intimacy and precision Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky Sales crisscrossed the country speaking to more than two hundred girls ages thirteen to nineteen and documenting a massive change in the way girls are growing up a phenomenon that transcends race geography and household income i American Girls i provides a disturbing portrait of the end of childhood as we know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous experience of a new kind of adolescence one dominated by new social and sexual norms where a girl s first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment where issues of identity and self esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment br br What does it mean to be a girl in America in br br It means coming of age online in a hyper sexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self undermining notion of feminist empowerment a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills From beauty gurus to slut shaming to a disconcerting trend of exhibitionism Nancy Jo Sales provides a shocking window into the troubling world of today s teenage girls br br Provocative and urgent i American Girls i is destined to ignite a much needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges

Rating: 3.26 out of 5