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Girls and the Internet

This file offers responses to a query in June 2002 about
studies done on girls and the Internet and/or World Wide
Web.  For additional WMST-L files available on the Web, see
the WMST-L File Collection.
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 13:08:20 -0500
From: Mary Celeste Kearney <mkearney AT MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU>
Subject: girls and the web
I'm interested to know what studies have been done on girls (not women) and
the Internet and/or World Wide Web.

Please email me privately and, if appropriate, I'll compile this
information for the list.

Thanks for your help!


Mary Celeste Kearney
Assistant Professor
Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002 7:13 AM -0500
From: Mary Celeste Kearney <mkearney AT MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU>
Subject: girls and the web
A few days ago I asked WMST-L members to send me references on research
pertaining to girls and the web.

Perhaps this info can be archived via the WMST-L files?  I thought it might
be helpful to other scholars working on this topic.




air-l -- the association of internet reseachers email list
[See http://www.aoir.org/resources.html ]

Comstock, Michelle. "Grrrl Zine Networks: Re-Composing
Spaces of Authority, Gender, and Culture," Journal of
Advanced Composition 21.2 2001.

Garrison, Ednie Kaeh. "U.S Feminism - Grrrl Style!
Youth (Sub)Cultures and the Technologies of the Third
Wave." Feminist Studies. 26(1): 2000. 141-170.

The Girl Scouts
THE NET EFFECT -- a research report
available on-line at

Mimi Nguyen's "Tales of An Asiatic Geek Girl"
in Technicolor: Race, Technology and Everday Life

Doreen Piano <dpiano14  AT  yahoo.com>
"Congregating Women: Reading 3rd Wave Feminist Practices in Subcultural
coming out on-line in e-journal Rhizomes (rhizomes.edu),

Andrea Press at U of I at Urbana <press  AT  ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
working on a cross national study (US and Britain)
with kids' use of the web at home.

Lois Ann Scheidt <lscheidt  AT  indiana.edu>
research on adolescents in chatsites, particularly avatar use
(check under Class Papers link)

Scott, Krista.
"Girls Need Modems! Cyberculture and Women's Ezines."
Master's Research Paper. January 1998.
on-line at http://www.stumptuous.com/mrp.html

SmartGirl, a website for girls at the University of Michigan
they've done a lot of work with/research on the issue of girls and
See:   http://www.smartgirl.com

Stern, Susannah <sternsu  AT  bc.edu>
"Adolescent girls' home pages as sites for sexual self-statement."
SIECUS Report 28(5): 2000. 6-15.

Nina Wakeford's "Networking Women and Girls"
in Processed Lives

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