Researching Media Sexualization

Researching Media Sexualization Sex Roles (2009) 61:288–289 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9612-x BOOK REVIEW Girls Gone Skank: The Sexualization of Girls in American Culture. By Patrice A. Oppliger, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina & London, 2008. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7864-3522-7. Feona Attwood Published online: 9 June 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 This book is part of a growing series of popular modern Western culture, and which is evident more publications on the theme of sexualization. The most generally in media trends which privilege lifestyle, reality, celebrated of these is Ariel Levy’s(2005) Female Chau- interactivity, self-revelation and public intimacy. vinist Pigs, but others include Pamela Paul’s Pornified Unlike McNair’s account, which associates these develop- (2005), Carol Platt Liebaus’ (2007) Prude, and Meenakshi ments with the growing visibility of women and sexual Gigi Durham’s(2008) The Lolita Effect. These have minorities in popular culture, and with the emergence of coincided with the publication of the American Psycholog- ordinary people’s voices in the media, books like Girls Gone ical Association's report on the sexualization of girls Skank, as well as the APA report, give a highly negative (2007), marking this out as an area of growing concern account of new sexual depictions of Sex Roles Springer Journals

Researching Media Sexualization

Sex Roles , Volume 61 (4) – Jun 9, 2009

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial