Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index.
Introduction: Teen Moms and Baby Daddies: Interrupting the Conversation on Teen Pregnancy / Letizia Guglielmo -- Part I. Feminist Interventions or Tired Narratives? -- Teen Momism on MTV: Postfeminist Subjectivities in 16 and Pregnant / Caryn Murphy -- 16 and Pregnant and the "Unvarnished" Truth about Teen Pregnancy / Letizia Guglielmo and Kimberly Wallace Stewart -- Teen Moms Negotiate Desire: The (Re)production of Patriarchal Motherhood in MTV's Teen Mom / Anastasia Todd -- Othering the Mothering: Postfeminist Constructs in Teen Mom / Jennifer A. Fallas -- Part II. "The Personal is Political": Teen Pregnancy and Hegemony -- "100% Preventable": Teen Motherhood, Morality, and the Myth of Choice / May Friedman -- Teen Sex: An Equal Opportunity Menace: Multicultural Politics in 16 and Pregnant / Clare Daniel -- Sensationalizing the Sentimental: National Culture and Futurity / Melanie Anne Stewart -- Pathological Motherhood, Parental Relationships, Expert Counseling, and Heteronormativity: A Framework of Anxiety and Reassurance throught MTV's Teen Mom / Martina Thomas -- Part III. Making Room for Daddy: Images of Teen Fatherhood -- 16 and Pregnant, Masculinity, and Teen Fatherhood: Reconciling or Reinforcing Stereotypes? / Jennifer Beggs Weber and Enid Schatz -- Teenage Fathers: The Disruption and Promotion of the Heterosexual Imaginary / Andrea M. McClanahan -- What's a Baby Daddy to Do?: Fathers on the Fringe in MTV's 16 and Pregnant / Laura Tropp -- Part IV. Is This Real Life? Mediating the Whole Story of Teen Pregnancy and Motherhood -- "Having an Abortion Is Not Uncommon, but Talking about It Publicly Is": Exploring the Potential for Positive, Feminist, Pro-Choice Portrayals of Young Women's Experiences with Abortion in Mass Media through MTV's "No Easy Decision" / JoAnne Gordon -- "I'll See You in Court": The Collision of Legal Drama Frames and Public Policy / Alison N. Novak and India J. McGhee -- The Young and the Pregnant: Edutainment, Reality Television, and the Question of Teen Pregnancy Prevention on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom / Margaret Tally -- Isolated and Struggling: A Real-Life "Sixteen and Pregnant" Narrative / Allison Bass