Tween Intimacy and the Problem of Public Life in Children’s Media: “Having It All” on the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana

  title={Tween Intimacy and the Problem of Public Life in Children’s Media: “Having It All” on the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana},
  author={Tyler Bickford},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={66 - 82}
Contradictions of public participation pervade the everyday lives of contemporary children and those around them. In the past two decades, the children's media and consumer industries have expanded and dramatically transformed, especially through the development and consolidation of "tweens"-people ages nine to thirteen, not yet "teenagers" but no longer quite "children"-as a key consumer demographic (Cook and Kaiser 2004). Commentators increasingly bemoan the destabilization of age identities… 


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