Authenticity and Aspiration: Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Godfrey, Sarah (2018) Authenticity and Aspiration: Exploring the CBBC Television Tween. Girlhood Studies, 11 (1 (Spring)). pp. 8-24. ISSN 1938-8209

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Abstract

In this article, I argue that while the tween is understood as having transnational relevance and mobility, this is often emphasized in ways that overlook the national and cultural specificities of tween culture. I argue that the distinctive context of British television history augments the connections between national and transnational paradigms of tween culture in important ways. While authenticity, friendships, and honesty remain foregrounded in a number of Children’s British Broadcasting Corporation (CBBC) shows, these are constructed through a national discourse that connects to transnational models of the tween girl but also mobilizes a cultural specificity that is inextricable from the broadcasting context in which it is produced.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Locating Tween Girls
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2020 23:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65889
DOI: 10.3167/ghs.2018.110103

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