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Girls Make Media
by Mary Celeste Kearney
Routledge, May 2006

More girls are producing media today than at any other point in 
history, and they are using virtually every format currently 
available to do so.  Tracing the sites in the United States where 
girls' media production is currently encouraged and supported, Girls 
Make Media examines the creative expression and identity exploration 
of female youth through the films, zines, and websites they produce. 
Combining analyses of girl-made media and the communities and social 
contexts that inspire their creation and facilitate their diffusion, 
Girls Make Media furthers our understanding of not only contemporary 
girlhood and girls' culture, but also American popular culture.

Mary Celeste Kearney is Assistant Professor of Radio-Television-Film 
at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is also Director of 
Cinemakids, a program for inspiring young filmmakers.

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