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The Resource The culture of mean : representing bullies and victims in popular culture, Emily D. Ryalls

The culture of mean : representing bullies and victims in popular culture, Emily D. Ryalls

Label
The culture of mean : representing bullies and victims in popular culture
Title
The culture of mean
Title remainder
representing bullies and victims in popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Emily D. Ryalls
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Culture of Mean' is the first book-length feminist critical exploration of representations of youth bullying in media. Bringing into conversation scholarship on feminism, media, new communication technologies, surveillance, gender, race, sexuality, and class, Ryalls critically examines the explosion of discourse about youth bullying that has occurred in the United States during the last two decades. Countering the monolithic and extreme cultural reaction to narratives about bullying, Ryalls argues that, while it seems common sense to view bullying as always wrong and dangerous, not all aggression is bullying and it is problematic to assume so, because it becomes very difficult to differentiate between healthy conflict and unhealthy (potentially violent) torment. Moreover, since the label "bullying" often does not differentiate between teasing, conflict, sexual harassment, and violence, increasingly the most common way to deal with young people accused of bullying is to criminalize their actions. Through an analysis of books, film, television, and journalistic accounts of bullying, 'The Culture of Mean' shows how constructions of bullying in popular culture create an overly simplistic binary of good and bad people. This process individualizes the problem of bullying and disallows a more complex understanding of the structural issues at work by suggesting that putting an end to bullying simply requires incarcerating those evil teens who are prone to bullying behaviors. This critical perspective of bullying will be of interest to scholars and students interested in the fields of girls' studies, cultural studies, communication, education, sociology, and media studies, as well as parents of school-aged children
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryalls, Emily D.,
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.B85
LC item number
R935 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mediated youth
Series volume
vol. 30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullies in mass media
  • Bullies
  • Bullying in schools
  • Bullying
  • Teenagers in mass media
  • Bullies
  • Bullies in mass media
  • Bullying in schools
  • Teenagers in mass media
  • United States
  • Feminismus
  • Jugend
  • Kritik
  • Mädchen
  • Mobbing
  • Social Media
  • USA
Label
The culture of mean : representing bullies and victims in popular culture, Emily D. Ryalls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mean girls, cyberbullying, and bullycide: an introduction to bullying culture -- Empowering Ophelia: postfeminist empowerment in the mean girl discourse -- Bullies in the news: the Tyler Clementi and Phoebe Prince suicides -- "I Can Be a Bitch When I Wanna Be": queering "Mean Boys" through social aggression -- The hierarchy of victimhood in Bully -- "Beware of Young Girls": Millennial mean girls in Scream Queens -- Prepping the queen bee: mean girls and bad wannabes on Gossip Girl -- Conclusion: Trumping the myths of bullying
Control code
987796174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 182 pages
Isbn
9781433146183
Lccn
2017038561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14719399
System control number
(OCoLC)987796174
Label
The culture of mean : representing bullies and victims in popular culture, Emily D. Ryalls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mean girls, cyberbullying, and bullycide: an introduction to bullying culture -- Empowering Ophelia: postfeminist empowerment in the mean girl discourse -- Bullies in the news: the Tyler Clementi and Phoebe Prince suicides -- "I Can Be a Bitch When I Wanna Be": queering "Mean Boys" through social aggression -- The hierarchy of victimhood in Bully -- "Beware of Young Girls": Millennial mean girls in Scream Queens -- Prepping the queen bee: mean girls and bad wannabes on Gossip Girl -- Conclusion: Trumping the myths of bullying
Control code
987796174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 182 pages
Isbn
9781433146183
Lccn
2017038561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14719399
System control number
(OCoLC)987796174

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