Bullying In Popular Culture

Author: Abigail G. Scheg
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476621004
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Public awareness of bullying has increased tremendously in recent years, largely through its representation in film, television and novels. In popular media targeted towards young readers and viewers, depictions of bullying can present teachable moments and relatable situations. Written from a variety of perspectives, this collection of new essays offers a broad overview of bullying. The contributors discuss the changing face of bullying in popular media, bullying among females, parents who cyberbully, anti-bullying novels, the phenomenon of a Schadenfreude obsessed culture, and how reality television shapes youth perceptions of what is acceptable aggressiveness.

Bullies And Mean Girls In Popular Culture

Author: Patrice A. Oppliger
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786468653
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The numerous anti-bullying programs in schools across the United States have done little to reduce the number of reported bullying instances. One major flaw in a majority of the programs and other books on bullying is that little attention has been paid to the role of the media and popular culture in adolescents' bullying and mean girl behavior. This book addresses media role models in television, film, picture books, and the Internet in the realm of bullying and relational aggression. It highlights a significant number of portrayals with unproductive strategies that lead to poor resolutions or no resolution at all. Young viewers may learn ineffective, even dangerous, ways of handling aggressive situations. Victims may feel discouraged when they are unable to handle the situation as easily as in media portrayals. They may also feel their experiences are trivialized by comic portrayals. Entertainment programming, aimed particularly at adolescents, often portray adults as incompetent or uncaring and include mean spirited teasing. In addition, overuse of the term "bully" and defining all bad behavior as "bullying" may dilute the term and begin to trivialize the problem.

The Culture Of Mean

Author: Emily D. Ryalls
Editor: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9781433146183
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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, Emily D. 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.

Gen X At Middle Age In Popular Culture

Author: Pamela W. Hollander
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793617341
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Born roughly between 1964 and 1980, Generation X has received much less critical attention than the two generations that precede and follow it: the Baby Boomers and Millennials. This essay collection examines representations of Generation X in contemporary popular culture, including in television, movies, music, and internet sources. Drawing on generational theory, cultural studies theory, race theory, and feminist theory, the essays in this volume consider the past identities of Generation X, relationships with members of younger generations, modern appropriation of Generation X aesthetics, interactions of Generation X members with family, and the existential values of Generation X.

Violence In Popular Culture American And Global Perspectives

Author: Laura L. Finley
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854335
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A comprehensive resource, this book reviews current and historical examples of violence in film, television, radio, music, music videos, video games, and novels. • Informs about issues and controversies related to violence in popular culture today • Includes entries on a diversity of genres, both historical and contemporary • Offers a global comparison via significant entries about violence in popular culture outside the U.S. • Features an easy-to-read format and includes introductions and other accompanying materials

Connecting Social Problems And Popular Culture

Author: Karen Sternheimer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974973
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Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Does cyber-bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates? Are teens promiscuous because of Teen Mom? As Karen Sternheimer clearly demonstrates, popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of society's problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer. Now in its second edition, Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that a "media made them do it" explanation fails to illuminate the roots of social problems like poverty, violence, and environmental degradation. Sternheimer's analysis deftly illustrates how welfare "reform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or Facebook. The fully-revised new edition features recent moral panics (think sexting and cyberbullying) and an entirely new chapter exploring social media. Expanded discussion of how we understand society's problems as social constructions without disregarding empirical evidence, as well as the cultural and structural issues underlying those ills, allows students to stretch their sociological imaginations.

American Education 1945 2000

Author: Gerald Lee Gutek
Editor: Waveland PressInc
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Gutek (Loyola University) explores how specific national and international incidents, scientific and technological developments, socioeconomic changes, and social movements have shaped educational strategies, practices, and philosophies over the past six decades. He discusses issues affecting elementary, secondary, and higher education, such as federal aid to education, desegregation, open education, and multicultural and gender issues. Includes bandw historical photos. c. Book News Inc.

Ohio State Journal On Dispute Resolution

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Cruel Children In Popular Texts And Cultures

Author: Monica Flegel
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319722751
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This book explores how alarmist social discourses about 'cruel' young people fail to recognize the complexity of cruelty and the role it plays in child agency. Examining representations of cruel young people in popular texts and popular culture, the collected essays demonstrate how gender, race, and class influence who gets labeled 'cruel' and which actions are viewed as negative, aggressive, and disruptive. It shows how representations of cruel young people negotiate the violence that shadows polite society, and how narratives of cruelty and aggression are used to affirm, or to deny, young people’s agency.

Schools Where Everyone Belongs

Author: Stan Davis
Editor: Research PressPub
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This book presents techniques and structure that improve school safety and climate. The author stresses that reacting to bullying, connecting with youth, and modeling positive behavior are the foundations of bullying prevention. Interventions to help aggressive youth internalize rules and develop conscience come next, paired with methods for helping victims heal. This book addresses school wide educational interventions for empowering bystanders to help prevent bullying.

Reading Popular Culture

Author: Michael Keller
Editor: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780787295653
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Profiles Of Popular Culture

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Editor: Popular Pressof Bowling Green State
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From Hank Williams to hip hop, Aunt Jemima to the Energizer Bunny, scrap-booking to NASCAR racing, this volume—edited by a pioneer in the field-invites readers to reflect on a sampling of modern myths, icons, archetypes, and rituals. Ray B. Browne has mined both scholarly and mainstream media to bring together penetrating essays on fads and fashions, sports fandom, the shaping of body image, the marketing of food, vacationing and sightseeing, toys and games, genre fiction, post-9/11 entertainment, and much more.

Studies In Popular Culture

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Irish Postmodernisms And Popular Culture

Author: Wanda Balzano
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
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This groundbreaking collection reframes how popular culture in Ireland and Ireland in popular culture can be understood. The essays examine in unique ways, local and global Irishness, focusing on current versions of traditional culture and new modes of representation, how issues such as gender, sexuality, and race shape contemporary postmodernism in Ireland. From Fanfic to Orange Parades, from Boybands to the Blessed Virgin Mary, from Celebrity Tourism to the Gaelic Athletic Association, the essays address new territories.

Popular Culture And Political Power

Author: Fred Inglis
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Literature And Popular Culture

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The Suburban Gothic In American Popular Culture

Author: Bernice Murphy
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
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An examination of the way American suburbia has been depicted in Gothic and horror films, television and literature from 1948 to the present day, in which Bernice Murphy demonstrates that Gothic depictions of suburbia provide an intriguing glimpse into the way modern American society views itself.

Jews And American Popular Culture Movies Radio And Television

Author: Paul Buhle
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275987947
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This three-volume work tells the story of how Jewish Americans overcame anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant biases, and poverty to shape American film, television, music, sports, literature, food, and humor.

Jews And American Popular Culture Music Theater Popular Art And Literature

Author: Paul Buhle
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275987954
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This three-volume work tells the story of how Jewish Americans overcame anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant biases, and poverty to shape American film, television, music, sports, literature, food, and humor.

Poetry Prose And Popular Culture In Hausa

Author: Graham Furniss
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
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Introducing poetry, prose, songs and theatre from Nigeria, this engaging volume blends translated extracts with a rich commentary on the historical development and modern context of this hugely creative culture. Examining imaginative prose-writing, the tale tradition, popular song, Islamic religious poetry and modern TV drama amongst other topics, this is a clear and accessible book on a literary culture that has previously been little-known to the English-speaking readership.