Resources: Books

Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back

Appetite for Profit exposes the hypocrisy in the food industry. Major food companies, like McDonalds,
Coco-cola, and General Mills, respond to the growing American health crisis with public relations
campaigns that falsely suggest they are part of the solution. This book offers a guide to understanding
public relations, front groups, and lobbying tactics that food companies employ to deceive the American

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

The author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter sets out to discover the origins and ramifications of the
girlie-girl culture. She goes to Disney, the American Girl Place, the toy industry’s largest trade show,
and she attends a Miley Cyrus concert. She talks with historians, marketers, psychologists,
neuroscientists, parents, and with children themselves to uncover the impact that the girlie-girl culture
has on girls’ identities and futures.

Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet

Media expert and activist Kathryn C. Montgomery examines how contemporary media changes the nature of
childhood. She charts the historical trends that made children a target group during the early
commercialization of the Internet; she describes what lead to a law to protect children's privacy on the
Internet, and examines how digital marketing taps into teenagers' developmental needs. Generation Digital
offers help for creating a safe, equitable digital culture for young people.