Media critic Douglas deconstructs the ambiguous messages sent to American women via TV programs, popular music, advertising, and nightly news reporting over the last 40 years, and fathoms their influence on her own life and the lives of her contemporaries. Photos.
Susan J. Douglas, Ph.D., is a professor of communication studies at the University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a prize-winning author, columnist, and lecturer known well for her book Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media. She lives with her husband and daughter in Ann Arbor.