MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom

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MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom

Format:  Hardcover,

264 pages

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

Publish Date: May 2013

ISBN-13: 9780810891692

ISBN-10: 0810891697

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In 2009, 16 and Pregnant premiered on MTV, closely followed by the spinoffs Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2. Because of their controversial portrayals of teenage mothers, the shows have received ongoing media attention. While some argue that the programs could play a factor in reducing the number of teen pregnancies, others claim the shows exploit young women and glamorize their situations. Among these debates, there have been surprisingly few in-depth discourses that discuss the roles such shows have on teenage audiences. In MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, contributors from a variety of backgrounds and expertise offer potent essays about these programs. Divided into four parts, the book tackles the controversial representations of teen pregnancy from various disciplines. Part I explores gendered social norms and the shows roles as either educational resources or idealized depictions of teenage motherhood. Part II prompts readers to consider the intersections of race, class, gender, and the social and cultural power structures often glossed over in these programs. Part III focuses on teenage fathers, the portrayal of masculinity, and good vs. bad parents. Part IV draws from TVs representations of reality to discuss the impact of these shows on the viewing audience. This section includes a narrative from a teen mother who argues that the shows do not accurately reflect the life she leads. As the debates about 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom continue, this collection provides a valuable critical discourse to be used both inside and outside the classroom. Those engaged in courses on gender and women s studies, as well as media studies, social work, and family and childhood development, will find MTV and Teen Pregnancy especially insightful as will those involved in community outreach programs, not to mention teens and young mothers themselves.

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publish Date: May 2013
ISBN-13: 9780810891692
ISBN-10: 0810891697
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 264
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.0

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