This article summarizes the book Tweencom girls: Gender and adolescence in Disney and Nickelodeon sitcoms by Patrice Oppliger. The author of the article lays out the format of the book while simultaneously critiquing the items which Oppliger seemingly left out. The book itself discusses the effects of teenage girls in sitcoms and media that today’s youth are consuming, and the social-mental constructs that it either introduces or enforces.
In breaking down the themes and tropes that Oppliger proposes, this article offers a helpful preview to the book that will allow readers to decide if it is worthwhile to explore the contents.
The author of the article argues that Oppliger’s research method was not clear, and argues the discrepancies between shows that were analyzed and how many episodes were chosen of particular shows. The article does, however, lay out the contents of the book in such a way that allows the reader to anticipate the usefulness of this text for seminars and class discussions.
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Lisa M. Paulin (2020) Tweencom girls: Gender and adolescence in Disney and Nickelodeon sitcoms, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 64:1, 62-64, DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2019.1706994