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The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2012

The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham Mar 2012

Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner Dec 2010

Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

MA.: Blackwell Inc. [First edition published in 2001.] A revised edition was published in 2006. The new edition is a major revision, with new sections added on social networking and globalization and social movements, several new essays, and a completely rewritten introduction and section overviews.


Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon: A Feminist, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2009

Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon: A Feminist, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Cultural Studies, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2009

Cultural Studies, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


M.I.A.: A Production Analysis Of Musical Subversion, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2009

M.I.A.: A Production Analysis Of Musical Subversion, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


X-Rated America, Meenakshi Durham Jan 2009

X-Rated America, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Ethnic Chic And The Displacement Of South Asian Female Sexuality In The U.S. Media, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2008

Ethnic Chic And The Displacement Of South Asian Female Sexuality In The U.S. Media, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Lolita And The Sexualization Of Childhood, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2008

Lolita And The Sexualization Of Childhood, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Pajamas Media, an online magazine, at http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/lolita-and-the-sexualization-of-childhood/


The Lolita Effect: The Spectacle Of Adolescent Female Sexuality In An Era Of Globalized Media, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2008

The Lolita Effect: The Spectacle Of Adolescent Female Sexuality In An Era Of Globalized Media, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Lolita Effect: The Spectacle Of Adolescent Female Sexuality In An Era Of Globalized Media, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2008

The Lolita Effect: The Spectacle Of Adolescent Female Sexuality In An Era Of Globalized Media, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Storm Surge, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2007

Storm Surge, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Lolita Effect : Why The Media Sexualize Young Girls And What You Can Do About It/, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2007

The Lolita Effect : Why The Media Sexualize Young Girls And What You Can Do About It/, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Girls' Studies And Book Review, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2007

Girls' Studies And Book Review, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Preparing For An Academic Career, Meenakshi Durham Oct 2007

Preparing For An Academic Career, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Feminist Methodologies, Meenakshi Durham Oct 2007

Feminist Methodologies, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Media On Teens, Meenakshi Durham Sep 2007

Effect Of Media On Teens, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Media Controversy Around Girls’ Sexuality, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2007

Media Controversy Around Girls’ Sexuality, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Sex And Spectacle In Seventeen Magazine: A Feminist Myth Analysis, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2007

Sex And Spectacle In Seventeen Magazine: A Feminist Myth Analysis, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Myths Of Race And Beauty In Teen Magazines: A Semiological Analysis., Meenakshi Durham Dec 2006

Myths Of Race And Beauty In Teen Magazines: A Semiological Analysis., Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Sexualization Of Children, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2006

The Sexualization Of Children, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Sex In The Transnational City: Discourses Of Gender, Body And Nation In The ‘New Bollywood, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2006

Sex In The Transnational City: Discourses Of Gender, Body And Nation In The ‘New Bollywood, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Girls, Media, And The Negotiation Of Sexuality: A Study Of Race, Class And Gender In Adolescent Girls’ Peer Groups, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2005

Girls, Media, And The Negotiation Of Sexuality: A Study Of Race, Class And Gender In Adolescent Girls’ Peer Groups, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Response To Douglas Kellner, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2005

Response To Douglas Kellner, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Myths Of Race And Beauty In Teen Magazines: A Semiological Analysis, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2005

Myths Of Race And Beauty In Teen Magazines: A Semiological Analysis, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Mismeasure Of Masculinity: The Male Body, ‘Race’ And Power In The Enumerative Discourses Of The Nfl Draft, Thomas Oates, Meenakshi Durham Aug 2004

The Mismeasure Of Masculinity: The Male Body, ‘Race’ And Power In The Enumerative Discourses Of The Nfl Draft, Thomas Oates, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

The athletic male body has long been idealized in western culture, and its dimensions are a key aspect of its iconic status. Oates and Durham examine the discourses of the athletic male body as it is presented in media discourses surrounding the NFL Draft. They focus specifically on the enumerative strategies used to define and delimit the racialized bodies of football draftees. Through a close textual analysis of publications that deal with the Draft, they uncover three main themes in the discursive construction of the athletes' bodies: the delineation of the body in terms of its dimensions; the assessment of ...