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Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century (Feminist Media Studies)

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Fashion and nail polish blogs are appreciated as spaces that allow self-expression and creativity of the body. She persuasively argues that their enjoyment of the series is in part informed by the increasingly sexualized environment of a post-feminist culture, one that connects sexuality with power. If you've ever wondered how new media forms like Twitter and Facebook have bigger implications for gender relations, this book is for you.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Though often dismissed as frivolous or excessively emotional, feminized culture in reality offers compelling insights into the. Club 1848 Grand Oaks Farm 1860 Pioneer Cabin on the River 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade TX 78650 1894 Private Pullman Palace Car 1903 S.

Levine has assembled a comprehensive set of smart, accessible, and interesting essays that truly capture 'feminized' popular culture in the early twenty-first century United States. Interestingly, nails are treated as a separate entity, a blank canvas, which escapes the objectification that other body parts are subjected to. On top of this, “whether by dismissive naming – chick flicks, mommy blogs, ladyporn – or by [the] general derision with which they are treated, feminized popular culture is often constructed as lightweight, frivolous, and excessively emotional” (Levine, p. A fascinating time capsule of the activities and perceptions of women in the early 21st century in an environment that nurtures and celebrates phenomena such as E.

It's important to know that there is porn for women being made out there," White, who is pictured below, says. The femininity of American popular culture unfortunately remains tied to a white cis-gendered and heteronormative set of traits, a fact that Levine acknowledges. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation.Winner of an Audience Award for midnight films at SXSW Film 2001, Ladyporn follows the journey of two female students trying to produce a porno for women.

Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Levine directs our attention towards how feminized popular culture, particularly in the twenty-first century, is heavily focused on labor. The postfeminist ideal foregrounds successful careers as well as sexual agency, creating certain pressures for women to “have it all”; lucrative jobs, relationships, family and conventional beauty. A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Warner, in her insightful essay on ABC’s drama Scandal and black women fandom, demonstrates that more is yet to be discovered concerning women of color in online fan communities.If you do not have a society account or have forgotten your username or password, please contact your society. With essays on erotica, nail polish blogs and cupcakes, this collection is a fascinating analysis of American culture and how notions of gender, class, sexuality and race intersect.

The final chapter on cupcakes, from Elizabeth Nathanson, is the highlight of the study, where the intricate layers of this unassuming item are unraveled. This study begins to tap into a vast landscape, where there is much still to explore in terms of spaces for women of color, women of different ages, and expanded to keep up with more social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.By foregrounding the complexity of gender in a postfeminist culture increasingly opposed to gender-specific analysis, Levine reminds us that these projects of feminist media analysis are as important in the 21st century as they were during the early days of feminist studies.

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