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Douglas, Susan J. (Susan Jeanne) 1950-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 8,886 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Motion pictures  Educational films  Internet videos  Poetry  Patents  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: HE8698, 302.3082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan J Douglas
Where the girls are : growing up female with the mass media by Susan J Douglas( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,978 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
The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women by Susan J Douglas( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,367 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 1,185 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
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 )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 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
Inventing American broadcasting, 1899-1922 by Susan J Douglas( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the screens : Hollywood goes hypercommercial by Robert Waterman McChesney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the idea that mainstream, big-budget movies have become largely a vehicle for advertising and marketing
The rise of enlightened sexism : how pop culture took us from girl power to Girls Gone Wild by Susan J Douglas( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 194 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 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
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 158 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
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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the history of women in the United States in relation to motherhood
Teen sexuality in a culture of confusion( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 34 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 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
[Alternative radio audio recordings, 2000, January 4 to June 6]( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mommy myth : the mass media and the rise of the new momism by Susan J Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Where the girls are : growing up female with the mass media by Susan J Douglas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The quest for fidelity and the commercialization of FM radio, 1964-1980 by Susan J Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Bewitched to Buffy : growing up female with the mass media by Susan J Douglas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Douglas provides a tour through popular culture to consider the consequences of the mixed messages women and girls get from mass media about their proper roles in society. She illustrates this by comparing the media representation of girls and women for the Baby Boomers and for the girls of today
[Alternative radio audio recordings, 2001, January 2 to May 29]( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Motherhood in the media : the last 30 years by Susan J Douglas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Alternative Names
Douglas, Susan 1950-

Douglas, Susan J.

Douglas, Susan Jeanne.

Douglas, Susan Jeanne 1950-

Susan J. Douglas Amerikaans historica

Susan J. Douglas amerikanische Medienwissenschaftlerin

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더글러스, 수전 1950-

더글러스, 수전 J. 1950-

더글러스, 수전 잔 1950-

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The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined womenEnlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is doneListening in : radio and the American imagination : from Amos 'n' Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard SternInventing American broadcasting, 1899-1922The rise of enlightened sexism : how pop culture took us from girl power to Girls Gone WildSexual stereotypes in the mediaThe mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined all womenBonfire of the humanities : television, subliteracy, and long-term memory lossThe mommy myth : the mass media and the rise of the new momism