"This essay collection explores "teen TV" in the U.S., describing the meanings and manifestations of this category of programming from a variety of perspectives. It views teen TV through an industrial perspective, focuses on popular programs from a cultural context, and explores the cultures of reception through which teens have become authors of the teenage experience"--Provided by publisher.
TV teen club : teen TV as safe harbor / Jeff Martin Teen television and the WB television network / Valerie Wee Defining teen culture : the N network / Sharon Marie Ross Rocking prime time : gender, the WB, and teen culture / Ben Aslinger "Normal is the watchword" : exiling cultural anxieties and redefining desire from the margins / Caralyn Bolte Riding the third wave : the multiple feminisms of Gilmore girls / Francesca Gamber "That girl of yours-she's pretty hardboiled, huh?" : detecting feminism in Veronica Mars / Andrea Braithwaite The portrait of an artist as a young fan : consumption and queer inspiration in Six feet under / Barbara Brickman "They stole me" : the O.C., masculinity, and the strategies of teen TV / Sue Turnbull Fashion sleuths and aerie girls : Veronica Mars' fan forums and network strategies of fan address / Jennifer Gillan The adventures of a repressed farm boy and the billionaire who loves him : queer spectatorship in Smallville fandom / Melanie E.S. Kohnen Pushing at the margins : teenage angst in teen TV and audience response / Louisa Ellen Stein.