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Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... and Garber, 2005; Baker, 2004). Within girlhood studies and celebrity studies, academics including Melanie Lowe (2003), Catharine Lumby (2007), Duits and van Romondt Vis (2009), and the researchers of the CelebYouth project, have explored...

Narratives of Father–Daughter Transformation

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... emphasis)The above excerpt is taken from James’s (Martin Lawrence) voice-over monologue in the opening montage of College Road Trip (2008). The film centres on James’s daughter – intelligent and hard-working high school senior student Melanie...

Falling in Love with the Jonas Brothers

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... for their future roles as consumers, as Sweeney suggests. Such collecting and building of knowledge works to prove one’s authentic fandom – that one is a true fan of the Jonas Brothers. Melanie Nash and Martti Lahti similarly argue, in relation...

Narratives of Celebrity

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... in contemporary celebrity culture, with concerns surrounding young female ‘trainwreck’ celebrities who are unable to make the ‘appropriate’ transition into adult celebrity (Kennedy, 2014; 2017). This chapter reveals that tween popular culture both...

The Reconciliation of Femininity and Feminism

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... that we should straightforwardly accept feminism’s history as one bound in neat waves – or indeed that we should accept that feminism has a single historical narrative (Kennedy, 2018). Feminist historical work reminds us...

Growing Up Female with Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... into young womanhood (Kennedy, 2014). The film employs the makeover narrative (‘a Hannah detox’ according to Robby Ray) – or indeed the perpetual makeover of tween culture, and through the father’s dislocation of Hannah to her home town...

Introduction

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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... that the cultural context of earlier postfeminism allowed for the full coming into being of contemporary tweenhood. Morgan Blue (2013b) and Tyler Bickford (2015) critically examine (as I do elsewhere (Kennedy, 2014)) the Disney Channel’s Hannah...