Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: ‘becoming’ a woman, ‘becoming’ a star

  title={Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: ‘becoming’ a woman, ‘becoming’ a star},
  author={Melanie Kennedy},
  journal={Celebrity Studies},
  pages={225 - 241}
The beginning of the twenty-first century saw a vast expansion of media aimed at the pre-adolescent female consumer demographic. Through an analysis of Hannah Montana, and in particular its lead character Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana and star Miley Cyrus, this article argues that tween popular culture uses celebrity as an allegory for growing up female. Drawing upon the concept from within girlhood studies, it demonstrates that the girl ‘becoming’ a woman is paralleled with the girl ‘becoming… 

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