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eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives.

Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence.

Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Cyber-Utopia? Getting Beyond the Binary Notion of Technology as Good or Bad for Girls
  2. Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I: It’s Not That Simple: Complicating Girls’ Experiences on Social Media
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. I. A Perfect Storm: How the Online Environment, Social Norms, and Law Shape Girls’ Lives
  2. Jane Bailey
  3. pp. 21-54
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  1. II. Revisiting Cyberfeminism: Theory as a Tool for Understanding Young Women’s Experiences
  2. Trevor Scott Milford
  3. pp. 55-82
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  1. III. Thinking Beyond the Internet as a Tool: Girls’ Online Spaces as Postfeminist Structures of Surveillance
  2. Akane Kanai
  3. pp. 83-106
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  1. Part II: Living in a Gendered Gaze
  2. pp. 107-108
  1. IV. The Internet and Friendship Seeking: Exploring the Role of Online Communication in Young, Recently Immigrated Women’s Social Lives
  2. Assumpta Ndengeyingoma
  3. pp. 109-128
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  1. V. “She’s Just a Small Town Girl, Living in an Online World”: Differences and Similarities between Urban and Rural Girls’ Use of and Views about Online Social Networking
  2. Jacquelyn Burkell and Madelaine Saginur
  3. pp. 129-152
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  1. VI. “Pretty and Just a Little Bit Sexy, I Guess”: Publicity, Privacy, and the Pressure to Perform “Appropriate” Feminity on Social Media
  2. Valerie Steeves
  3. pp. 153-174
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  1. VII. Girls and Online Drama: Aggression, Surveillance, or Entertainment?
  2. Priscilla M. Regan and Diana L. Sweet
  3. pp. 175-198
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  1. VIII. BBM Is Like Match.com: Social Networking and the Digital Mediation of Teens’ Sexual Cultures
  2. Jessica Ringrose and Laura Harvey
  3. pp. 199-226
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  1. Part III: Dealing with Sexualized Violence
  2. pp. 227-228
  1. IX. Rape Threats and Revenge Porn: Defining Sexual Violence in the Digital Age
  2. Jordan Fairbairn
  3. pp. 229-252
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  1. X. Motion to Dismiss: Bias Crime, Online Communication, and the Sex Lives of Others in NJ v. Ravi
  2. Andrea Slane
  3. pp. 253-280
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  1. XI. Defining the Legal Lines: eGirls and Intimate Images
  2. Shaheen Shariff and Ashley DeMartini
  3. pp. 281-306
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  1. XII. “She’s Such a Slut!”: The Sexualized Cyberbullying of Teen Girls and the Education Law Response
  2. Gillian Angrove
  3. pp. 307-336
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  1. Part IV: eGirls, eCitizens
  2. pp. 337-338
  1. XIII. Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship: Approaches to Girls’ Online Experiences
  2. Matthew Johnson
  3. pp. 339-360
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  1. XIV. Security and Insecurity Online: Perspectives from Girls and Young Women
  2. Sarah Heath
  3. pp. 361-384
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  1. XV. Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use
  2. Betsy Rosenblatt and Rebecca Tushnet
  3. pp. 385-410
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  1. XVI. I Want My Internet! Young Women on the Politics of Usage-Based Billing
  2. Leslie Regan Shade
  3. pp. 411-434
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  1. Conclusion: Looking Forward
  2. Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves
  3. pp. 435-438
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 439-494
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 495-502
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 503-508
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776622590
MARC Record
OCLC
907565875
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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