American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of by Nancy Jo Sales

By Nancy Jo Sales

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Tinder. The dominant strength within the lives of women coming of age in the USA this day is social media. What it really is doing to a complete iteration of younger women is the topic of award-winning Vanity Fair author Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls.

With outstanding intimacy and precision, revenues captures what it seems like to be a woman in the United States today. From Montclair to ny and l. a., from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, revenues crisscrossed the rustic, chatting with greater than 2 hundred ladies, a while 13 to nineteen, and documenting a big switch within the manner ladies are transforming into up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and loved ones income. American Girls offers a demanding portrait of the top of early life as we all know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous adventure of a brand new form of adolescence-one ruled by way of new social and sexual norms, the place a girl's first crushes and stories of longing and romance ensue in an sped up digital atmosphere; the place problems with id and conceit are magnified and remodeled by means of social structures that offer instant judgment. What does it suggest to be a woman in the USA in 2016? It potential coming of age on-line in a hypersexualized tradition that has normalized severe habit, from pornography to the informal alternate of nude pictures; a tradition rife with a virulent new pressure of sexism and a occasionally self-undermining thought of feminist empowerment; a tradition during which children are spending lots time on know-how and social media that they're now not constructing uncomplicated conversation talents. From good looks professionals to slut-shaming to a disconcerting pattern of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo revenues presents a stunning window into the troubling international of today's teenage girls. 

Provocative and pressing, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed dialog approximately how we will be able to aid our daughters and sons negotiate remarkable new challenges.

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