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Bullies and mean girls in popular culture

Author: Patrice A Oppliger
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The numerous anti-bullying programs in schools across the United States have done little to reduce the number of reported bullying instances. One reason for this is that little attention has been paid to the role of the media and popular culture in adolescents' bullying and mean-girl behavior. This book addresses media role models in television, film, picture books, and the Internet in the realm of bullying and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Film catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice A Oppliger
ISBN: 9780786468652 0786468653 9781476602462 1476602468
OCLC Number: 817595767
Description: viii, 282 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Bullies and the media --
Mean girls and the media --
Film bullies --
Film mean girls --
Television bullies --
Television mean girls --
Television sitcoms --
Glee's bullies and mean girls --
Documentaries and talk shows --
Television reality shows --
Children's programs --
Children's literature --
Alternative media --
Pro-social and anti-bullying messages --
Analysis and recommendations.
Responsibility: Patrice A. Oppliger.


Addresses media role models in television, film, picture books, and the Internet in the realm of bullying and relational aggression. It highlights a significant number of portrayals with unproductive  Read more...


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