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Confessions from At-Risk Teens: Abstinence, the Social Construction of Promiscuity, and The Oprah Winfrey Show

Katherine Gregory

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the regime of abstinence and what messages are circulating about teen sexuality, social agency, and stigma on The Oprah Winfrey Show (TOWS). It shows that in heightening ... More


“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Sexuality Norms and Social Control at Home

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter analyzes teenagers’ perspectives on how their parents and family members convey and enforce norms about teen sex and teen pregnancy. Teens see parents as important communicators and ... More


Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Stefanie Mollborn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Teenagers in the United States hear mixed messages about sexuality from the people and institutions around them. These social norms are important for understanding teen sexuality because they shape ... More


Danger!

Jason Reid

in Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the title suggests, chapter 7 focuses on the purported dangers of giving teenagers rooms of their own. Despite the fact that most Cold War era observers saw the separate bedroom ideal in largely ... More


Epilogue

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

While most Americans oppose child marriage internationally, few realize that it is still legal to marry below the age of eighteen in all states in the U.S. There are three reasons to oppose the ... More


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