xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780252080623 (hardback) 0252080629 (paperback) 9780252038983 0252038983
Feminist media studies (University of Illinois (System). Press)
"Sexting Panic illustrates how anxieties about technology and teen girls' sexuality distract from critical questions about how to adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media. Though mobile phones can be used to cause harm, Amy Adele Hasinoff notes that criminalization and abstinence policies meant to curb sexting often fail to account for the distinction between consensual sharing and the malicious distribution of a private image. Hasinoff challenges the idea that sexting inevitably victimizes young women. Instead, she encourages us to recognize young people's capacity for choice and recommends responses to sexting that are realistic and nuanced rather than based on misplaced fears about deviance, sexuality, and digital media"--Publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-216) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Typical responses to sexting. The criminalization consensus and the right to sext Beyond teenage biology Self-esteem advice and blame Alternative ways to think about sexting. Sexualization and participation Information and consent.
KF9325 .H37 2015
Urbana : University of Illinois Press,