Kids Gone Wild

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814762980
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Kids Gone Wild from the Author: Joel Best. Winner of the 2015 Brian McConnell Book Award presented by the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls “sext” explicit photos to boys they like; they wear “sex bracelets” that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at “rainbow parties” to perform sex acts on groups of willing teen boys; they form “pregnancy pacts” with their best girlfriends to all become teen mothers at the same time. From The Today Show, to CNN, to the New York Times, stories of these events have been featured widely in the media. But are most teenage—or younger—children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no—teen sex is actually not rampant and teen pregnancy is at low levels. But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents’ worst fears? How do these rumors get started, and how do they travel around the country and even across the globe? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity. Best and Bogle describe the process by which such stories spread, trace how and to where they have moved, and track how they can morph as they travel from one medium to another. Ultimately, they find that our society’s view of kids raging out of control has drastic and unforeseen consequences, fueling the debate on sex education and affecting policy decisions on everything from the availability of the morning after pill to who is included on sex offender registries. A surprising look at the truth behind the sensationalism in our culture, Kids Gone Wild is a much-needed wake-up call for a society determined to believe the worst about its young people.

Kids Gone Wild

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814760651
Size: 37.36 MB
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Kids Gone Wild from the Author: Joel Best. To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls "sext" explicit photos to boys they like; they wear "sex bracelets" that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at "rainbow parties" to perform sex acts on groups of willing teen boys; they form "pregnancy pacts" with their best girlfriends to all become teen mothers at the same time. From The Today Show, to CNN, to the New York Times, stories of these events have been featured widely in the media. But are most teenage--or younger--children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no--teen sex is actually not rampant and teen pregnancy is at low levels. But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents' worst fears? How do these rumors get started, and how do they travel around the country and even across the globe? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity. Best and Bogle describe the process by which such stories spread, trace how and to where they have moved, and track how they can morph as they travel from one medium to another. Ultimately, they find that our society's view of kids raging out of control has drastic and unforeseen consequences, fueling the debate on sex education and affecting policy decisions on everything from the availability of the morning after pill to who is included on sex offender registries. A surprising look at the truth behind the sensationalism in our culture, Kids Gone Wild is a much-needed wake-up call for a society determined to believe the worst about its young people.

Gone Wild

Author: David McLimans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802795633
Size: 66.36 MB
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Gone Wild from the Author: David McLimans. Endangered animals are drawn into uniquely crafted letters in this bold alphabet book that provides information on the habitat and class of these rare creatures and the threats facing them.

Adhd In Hd

Author: Jonathan Chesner
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575423863
Size: 30.97 MB
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Adhd In Hd from the Author: Jonathan Chesner. From an early age, actor Chesner knew that if he learned how to manage the difficulties of ADHD and harness its awesome powers, he would help other "special brains" by sharing this knowledge in a book to slay all other books. "ADHD in HD" is inspiring, upbeat, and fun and gives the unique perspective that ADHD isn't all bad--it can actually be a blessing in disguise.

White Trash Zombie Gone Wild

Author: Diana Rowland
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780756408237
Size: 27.20 MB
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White Trash Zombie Gone Wild from the Author: Diana Rowland. More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Eros Gone Wild

Author: Various Writers
Publisher: Humanoids Incorporated
ISBN: 9781594650437
Size: 24.99 MB
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Eros Gone Wild from the Author: Various Writers. Humorous and thought-provoking erotic anthology by some of Europe's best comic creators.

Kidchat Gone Wild

Author: Bret Nicholaus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596433168
Size: 24.91 MB
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Kidchat Gone Wild from the Author: Bret Nicholaus. Provides trivia and more than two hundred questions about animals designed to stimulate creative responses in children.

Black Flies

Author: Shannon Burke
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593762542
Size: 54.36 MB
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Black Flies from the Author: Shannon Burke. Novelist Shannon Burke earned stunning reviews for his debut book, Safelight, and now he returns with the same minimalist intensity in this arresting follow-up. Black Flies is the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-'90s New York. It is a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs, the bad cops, unhinged medics, the hopeless patients, the dark humor in bizarre circumstances, and one medic's struggle to balance his desire to help against his own growing callousness. It is the story of lives that hang in the balance, and of a single job with a misdiagnosed newborn that sends Cross and his partner into a life-changing struggle between good and evil.

Eye Of Vengeance

Author: Jonathon King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453299866
Size: 41.88 MB
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Eye Of Vengeance from the Author: Jonathon King. When a sniper begins killing Florida’s most dangerous criminals, a journalist must choose between revenge and the law As a reporter for the South Florida Daily News, Nick Mullins has covered the worst of the Sunshine State’s crooks and murderers. But the man he’s obsessed with is Robert Walker, responsible for the deaths of Mullins’s wife and daughter in a drunk driving accident. When a military-trained sniper begins murdering the criminals Mullins has covered in his reporting, he comes to a harrowing crossroads: Stop the sniper’s reign of terror, or succumb to his own thirst for vengeance and allow Walker to become the killer’s next target. This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.

Iguana Invasion

Author: Virginia Aronson
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644692
Size: 66.36 MB
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Iguana Invasion from the Author: Virginia Aronson. Describes characteristics of iguanas, and other exotic pets, found in Florida, with information on humane ways to trap them, how to feed them, if they are dangerous, and their effect on the environment.