Bullying in Popular Culture

Bullying in Popular Culture

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Public awareness of bullying has increased tremendously in recent years, largely through its representation in film, television and novels. In popular media targeted towards young readers and viewers, depictions of bullying can present teachable moments and relatable situations. Written from a variety of perspectives, this collection of new essays offers a broad overview of bullying. The contributors discuss the changing face of bullying in popular media, bullying among females, parents who cyberbully, anti-bullying novels, the phenomenon of a Schadenfreude obsessed culture, and how reality television shapes youth perceptions of what is acceptable aggressiveness.In this sense, this essay is interested in seeing how individuals react to bullying ( both as victims and perpetrators) when ... a new sub-genre in young adult literature, a new wave of literature focusing on the problem of bullying in schools.

Title:Bullying in Popular Culture
Author: Abigail G. Scheg
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-04-21


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