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Douglas, Susan J. (Susan Jeanne) 1950-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 10,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Unedited footage  Short films  Motion pictures  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: HE8698, 302.3082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan J Douglas
Listening in : radio and the American imagination : from Amos 'n' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern by Susan J Douglas( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies how radio has influenced American culture and discusses how different generations have been affected by the radio, how it has helped form a sense of community, and how it has shaped society's views of gender, race, religion, and family
Where the girls are : growing up female with the mass media by Susan J Douglas( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the Girls Are is a romp through the confusing and contradictory images of women in American pop culture, as media critic Susan J. Douglas looks back at the television programs, popular music, advertising, and nightly news reports of the past four decades to reveal the decidedly mixed messages conveyed to girls and women coming of age in America. In a humorous and provocative analysis of our postwar cultural heritage (never losing sight of the essential ludicrousness of flying nuns or identical cousins), Douglas deconstructs these ambiguous messages and fathoms their influence on her own life and the lives of her contemporaries. Douglas tells the story of young women growing up on a steady diet of images that implicitly acknowledged their concerns without directly saying so. It is no accident, she argues, that "girl groups" like the Shirelles emerged in the early 1960s, singing sexually charged songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"; or that cultural anxiety over female assertiveness showed up in sitcoms like Bewitched whose heroines had magical powers; or that the news coverage of the Equal Rights Amendment degenerated into a spat among women, absolving men of any responsibility - a pattern mirrored in shows like Dallas and Dynasty, where male amorality was overshadowed by the cat-fights between Joan Collins and Linda Evans. And yet for all the images that reinforced a traditional view of servile and dependent women, Douglas powerfully reveals how American mass culture also undermined these images by offering countless examples of girls and women who were actors in the wider world and who controlled their own destinies. In fact, it was the kitsch images of the 1950s and '60s that paradoxically helped to create a genuine feminist consciousness in the 1970s and '80s. The Ronettes, Gidget, and Charlie's Angels may seem unlikely feminist heroines, but Douglas reclaims them as cultural touchstones for contemporary women trying to make sense of their own lives. Her lively narrative is sure to provoke laughter and wonderment over why no one else had ever noticed these things about America's popular culture. "We must rewatch and relisten," writes Douglas, "but with a new mission: to go where the girls are. It's time to reclaim a past too frequently ignored, hooted at, and dismissed, because it is in these images of women that we find the roots of who we are now." With warmth, wit, and a keen eye for the absurd, Where the Girls Are supplies a crucial missing chapter in the cultural history of our time
Inventing American broadcasting, 1899-1922 by Susan J Douglas( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women by Susan J Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges idealized concepts about motherhood that compromise women's rights and empowerment, citing unrealistic parenting standards, media scare tactics, and negative attitudes that victimize both working and stay-at-home moms
Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done by Susan J Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. Here, cultural critic Susan J. Douglas takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Desperate Housewives, Douglas exposes these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes--all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters.--From publisher description
Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
In our prime : how older women are reinventing the road ahead by Susan J Douglas( Book )

6 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a sharp sense of justice and humor, Susan J. Douglas confronts ageism against women in media, work, and politics. In the 1970s, baby boom women began to redefine women's lives and opportunities. Now, that they are the largest American female generation over fifty, Susan J. Douglas argues that these feminist boomers are again challenging outdated stereotypes, and reinventing what it means to be older and female. This is a demographic revolution, and Douglas proposes that it's time for a new wave of activism to address ageism against women in all its manifestations. In Our Prime takes on the cosmetics industry for its expensive products and anti-aging messages; big pharma for its images of docile grannies and puttering gardeners; and Hollywood and TV for seeing females over fifty as has-beens. She exposes the financial insecurity many face even as conservatives continue their attack on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid-and calls on women of every age to unite to combat gendered ageism and to secure our country's financial safety net"--
Celebrity : a history of fame by Susan J Douglas( Book )

11 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, celebrity culture is an inescapable part of our media landscape and our everyday lives. This was not always the case. Over the past century, media technologies have increasingly expanded the production and proliferation of fame. Celebrity explores this revolution and its often underestimated impact on American culture. using numerous precedent-setting examples spanning more than one hundred years of media history, Susan J. Douglas and Andrea McDonnell trace the dynamic relationship between celebrity and the technologies of mass communication that have shaped the nature of fame in the United States." -- back cover
The rise of enlightened sexism : how pop culture took us from girl power to Girls Gone Wild by Susan J Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. Here, cultural critic Susan J. Douglas takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Desperate Housewives, Douglas exposes these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes--all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters.--From publisher description
Behind the screens : Hollywood goes hypercommercial by Robert Waterman McChesney( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the idea that mainstream, big-budget movies have become largely a vehicle for advertising and marketing
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time -- Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan -- and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions, and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This video is part 1 of an interview with civil rights activist Rita Schwerner Bender
The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all women by Susan J Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the history of women in the United States in relation to motherhood
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded--and acculturated--by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians"--Container
In our prime : how older women are reinventing the road ahead by Susan J Douglas( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you see women your age portrayed as puttering gardeners and docile grannies' Do you feel bombarded by anti-aging products that insist you must "defy" getting older' Do you feel invisible in professional and social situations' And have you had enough and are you ready to challenge the intertwining of sexism and ageism in our culture'Susan Douglas knows that you are not alone. She declares it is time now for the largest female generation over fifty to reinvent what it means to be an older woman and to challenge the outdated stereotypes-think doddering or shrewish-that Hollywood and TV have assigned them. She zones in on how the anti-aging cosmetics industry targets older and younger women alike with their products, and how Big Pharma ads equate getting older with disease and decline. Douglas exposes the ageism that mature women face at work and why conservatives' decades-long attacks on Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare disproportionately affect women. With a sharp sense of justice and fresh wit, In Our Prime sees a social movement emerging that may help to create a different view of and life for older women. Ultimately, Douglas calls on women of all ages to join together now to fight against gendered ageism, to secure our country's financial safety net, and to make a brighter, more welcome future for older women
Teen sexuality in a culture of confusion( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of "the forces influencing young people's decisions about sex: media, friends, family, religion, love, AIDS, alcohol, and homophobia ... Features the stories of eight young people, ages 16-24; two of the eight talk about living with AIDS."--Container
Exploring pathways in the ether : the formative years of radio in America, 1896-1912 by Susan J Douglas( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical databases : case studies and remaining gaps in cultural heritage information sharing by Susan J Douglas( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating disorders by B. Timothy Walsh( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines what eating disorders are, their symptoms, myths and most effective treatments
Bonfire of the humanities : television, subliteracy, and long-term memory loss by David Marc( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inaugural volume in The Television Series focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and electronic media - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness. In analyzing the decline of the humanities on college campuses, Marc covers a wide range of issues, including political correctness, the growing tolerance of academic cheating, and institutionalized grade inflation
 
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Inventing American broadcasting, 1899-1922
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Where the girls are : growing up female with the mass mediaInventing American broadcasting, 1899-1922The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined womenEnlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is doneThe rise of enlightened sexism : how pop culture took us from girl power to Girls Gone WildThe mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all womenSexual stereotypes in the mediaBonfire of the humanities : television, subliteracy, and long-term memory loss
Alternative Names
Douglas, Susan 1950-

Douglas, Susan Jeanne.

Douglas, Susan Jeanne 1950-

Susan J. Douglas Amerikaans historica

Susan J. Douglas amerikanische Medienwissenschaftlerin

Susan J. Douglas scrittrice

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더글러스, 수전 1950-

더글러스, 수전 J. 1950-

더글러스, 수전 잔 1950-

더글러스, 수전 진 1950-

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English (193)