Digital Femininities Book

Digital Femininities

  • Author : Frankie Rogan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000604238

Digital Femininities Excerpt :

Digital Femininities: The Gendered Construction of Cultural and Political Identities Online examines the role of new media technologies in the production of girls’ cultural and political identities. The book argues that the varied and complex spaces which make up our ‘social media’ should be conceptualised as important terrains upon which neoliberal and postfeminist subjectivities can be both reproduced and subverted. In doing so, the book explores many key issues underpinning current debates around gender politics and digital media, including gendered spatial politics, visibility, surveillance and regulation, beauty politics, and civic and political engagement and activism. Over the last decade, the position of girls and young women within the digital landscape of social media has been a topic of much debate. On the one hand, girls’ social media practices are presented as a key site of concern, wherein new digital technologies are said to have produced an intensification of individualised, neoliberal and postfeminist identities. Conversely, others have championed access to social media for young people as a potentially useful political tool, enabling previously marginalised political subjects (such as girls) to access and participate within new and exciting political cultures. Locating itself at the intersection of these two approaches, this book offers a fresh contribution to these debates. Based upon the findings from focus groups with girls and young women aged between 12 and 18 in England, the book offers an in-depth analysis of the digital cultures that emerged from the study. This timely book will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary femininity and feminism and the role of digital media in the production of cultural, political and gendered identities.

Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age Book

Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age

  • Author : Karl Kaser
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030784126

Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book provides a fresh overview on the debate about the remarkable regression of gender equality in the Balkans and South Caucasus caused by the fall of socialism and by the revitalization of religion in Turkey. Contrary to the prevailing opinion of researchers who state continuous male domination, the book presents strong arguments for an alternative outlook. By contrasting the realia of gender relations with the utopia of new femininities and new masculinities driven by digital visual communication, the book provokingly concludes with the arrival of two utopias: the Marlboro Man – still authoritative but lonely – conquering and refusing family obligations; and with the emergence of a new femininity type – strong and beautiful. As such this book provides a great resource to anthropologists, demographers, sociologists, gender and media researchers and all those interested in feminist issues.

Digital Food Cultures Book

Digital Food Cultures

  • Author : Deborah Lupton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429688058

Digital Food Cultures Excerpt :

This book explores the interrelations between food, technology and knowledge-sharing practices in producing digital food cultures. Digital Food Cultures adopts an innovative approach to examine representations and practices related to food across a variety of digital media: blogs and vlogs (video blogs), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, technology developers’ promotional media, online discussion forums and self-tracking apps and devices. The book emphasises the diversity of food cultures available on the internet and other digital media, from those celebrating unrestrained indulgence in food to those advocating very specialised diets requiring intense commitment and focus. While most of the digital media and devices discussed in the book are available and used by people across the world, the authors offer valuable insights into how these global technologies are incorporated into everyday lives in very specific geographical contexts. This book offers a novel contribution to the rapidly emerging area of digital food studies and provides a framework for understanding contemporary practices related to food production and consumption internationally.

Gender and Media Book

Gender and Media

  • Author : Tonny Krijnen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000463583

Gender and Media Excerpt :

This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication. The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming, with each section made up of three chapters. The first chapter of each section attempts to answer the most basic questions: ‘Who is represented?’, ‘Who produces what?’, and ‘Who consumes what?’. The second chapter of each section draws attention to the complexity of the relationship between gender and media, concentrating on the 'why'. The third and final chapter of each section addresses the latest debates in the fields of media and gender, adding a vital layer of understanding of the topic at hand. Throughout, text boxes provide additional information on the most important concepts and topics, and exercises help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices. The second edition has been updated in light of current developments with regard to gender, media technologies, and globalisation, including recent theoretical insights and examples. This is an ideal textbook for students studying gender and media, and for general courses on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

New Femininities Book

New Femininities

  • Author : R. Gill
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-05-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230294523

New Femininities Excerpt :

This collection of original essays looks at the way in which experiences and representations of femininity are changing, and explores the possibilities for producing 'new' femininities in the twenty-first century. The volume includes a Preface by leading feminist scholar Angela McRobbie.

Postfeminist Digital Cultures Book

Postfeminist Digital Cultures

  • Author : Amy Shields Dobson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137404206

Postfeminist Digital Cultures Excerpt :

This book explores the controversial social media practices engaged in by girls and young women, including sexual self-representations on social network sites, sexting, and self-harm vlogs. Informed by feminist media and cultural studies, Dobson delves beyond alarmist accounts to ask what it is we really fear about these practices.

Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin  Knowledge  Book

Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin Knowledge

  • Author : Tricia McGuire-Adams
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030568061

Indigenous Feminist Gikendaasowin Knowledge Excerpt :

This book presents knowledge from Indigenous women who enact decolonization and wellbeing through physical activity. In sport, physical activity, and health disciplines, there is a significant need for Indigenous women’s theoretical and methodological perspectives. While much research is published from a Western perspective on Indigenous peoples’ health, sport, and physical activity, less is known from Indigenous feminist and community perspectives. The chapters therefore inform the broader sociology of sport and Indigenous feminist fields on Indigenous cultural perspectives of physical activity.

Nordic Girlhoods Book

Nordic Girlhoods

  • Author : Bodil Formark
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319651187

Nordic Girlhoods Excerpt :

This edited collection is an interdisciplinary and dialogical endeavor focused on the field of Nordic Girlhood Studies. It investigates young femininity as well as the key themes and concepts of Girlhood Studies, including girl power, feminisms, femininity, gender equality, postfeminism and sexualities in the specific cultural, historical and political context of the Nordic region. The chapters of the book consist of thematic case studies, including memories of girl power in the Finnish context, gendered harassment experienced and explained by Finnish girls, troublesome girlhood within the Swedish context and girls’ subjectification projects in Nordic welfare state. Further, the case studies are accompanied by dialogical Outlook-essays, where researchers either outside Nordic region or from adjacent research fields reflect on Nordic Girlhood Studies through comparisons and reflections form their vantage point. The book will be of scholarly interest to researchers and students working especially on the fields of Girlhood Studies, Youth Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology and Cultural Studies both within the Nordic region and outside.

Women  visibility and morality in Kenyan popular media Book

Women visibility and morality in Kenyan popular media

  • Author : Dina Ligaga
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2020-02-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781920033651

Women visibility and morality in Kenyan popular media Excerpt :

Women, visibility and morality in Kenyan popular media explores familiar constructions of femininity to assess ways in which it circulates in discourse, both stereotypically and otherwise. It assesses the meanings of such discourses and their articulations in various public platforms in Kenya. The book draws together theoretical questions on pre-convened scripts that contain or condition how women can circulate in public. The book asks questions about particular interpretations of womens bodies that are considered transgressive or unruly and why these bodies become significant symbolic sites for the generation of knowledge on morality and sexuality. The book also poses questions about genre and representations of femininity. The assertion made is that for knowledges of femininity to circulate effectively, they must be melodramatic, spectacular and scandalous. Ultimately, the book asks how such a theorisation of popular modes of representation enable a better understanding of the connections between gender, sexuality and violence in Kenya.

Keywords in Remix Studies Book

Keywords in Remix Studies

  • Author : Eduardo Navas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315516394

Keywords in Remix Studies Excerpt :

Keywords in Remix Studies consists of twenty-four chapters authored by researchers who share interests in remix studies and remix culture throughout the arts and humanities. The essays reflect on the critical, historical and theoretical lineage of remix to the technological production that makes contemporary forms of communication and creativity possible. Remix enjoys international attention as it continues to become a paradigm of reference across many disciplines, due in part to its interdisciplinary nature as an unexpectedly fragmented approach and method useful in various fields to expand specific research interests. The focus on a specific keyword for each essay enables contributors to expose culture and society’s inconclusive relation with the creative process, and questions assumptions about authorship, plagiarism and originality. Keywords in Remix Studies is a resource for scholars, including researchers, practitioners, lecturers and students, interested in some or all aspects of remix studies. It can be a reference manual and introductory resource, as well as a teaching tool across the humanities and social sciences.

Sport Media Vectors  Gender and Diversity  Reconstructing the Field Book

Sport Media Vectors Gender and Diversity Reconstructing the Field

  • Author : Laurel Michele Walzak
  • Publisher : Common Ground Research Networks
  • Release Date : 2021-11-12
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612290003

Sport Media Vectors Gender and Diversity Reconstructing the Field Excerpt :

In this book, Walzak, Collura and Vidotto bring together an invited collection of writing from emerging scholars about sports, sports media and equity. We are excited about this work as authors span from undergraduates and Masters students to doctoral candidates from Canada and Ireland. All of us are passionate and excited about the possibilities for equity and radical change that needs to happen across the sports and sports media landscape to make sports truly equitable. This collection reflects the author's personal investments and interest in sports. Chapter themes include racialized sports women, media inequities in women's sports including basketball, soccer and swimming, and personal narratives of disability in sport.

Television Comedy and Femininity Book

Television Comedy and Femininity

  • Author : Rosie White
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786736567

Television Comedy and Femininity Excerpt :

Can comedy on television harbour elements of gender transgression or subversion? If a man is permitted to be 'funny peculiar' – playing the underdog or misfit – does a woman seem stranger in his place? Mapping examples from British and American comedy television over the past 60 years, from I Love Lucy to The Big Bang Theory and Smack the Pony to Waiting For God, this book asks: are particular forms of television comedy gendered in specific ways? Paying attention to series which have not been addressed in academic work, as well as more established shows, White offers fresh insights for the fields of television studies, gender and women's studies, cultural history and comedy.

Revisiting the Gaze Book

Revisiting the Gaze

  • Author : Morna Laing
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350154223

Revisiting the Gaze Excerpt :

In 1975 Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay on the male gaze, ushering in a new era in understanding the politics and theory of looking at the female body. Since then, feminist thinking has expanded upon and revised Mulvey's theory and much of the Western world has seen a resurgence in feminist activism as well as the rise of neoliberalism and shifts in digital culture and (self-)representation. For the first time, this book addresses what it means to look at the fashioned female body in this radical new landscape. In chapters exploring the fashioned body within contexts such as queerness, veiling, blackness, pregnancy, fatness, and criminality, Revisiting the Gaze addresses intersectional debates in feminism and re-evaluates the concept of the gaze in light of recent social and political changes. With an interdisciplinary approach, bridging fashion and fine art, this book opens the door to discussions about the male gaze and the fashioned body.

Mediating Post Socialist Femininities Book

Mediating Post Socialist Femininities

  • Author : Nadia Kaneva
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317379720

Mediating Post Socialist Femininities Excerpt :

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this collection of essays examines the ways in which popular media re-construct ideas and ideals of femininity in the post-socialist cultural space. The authors explore a comprehensive range of questions including: How have post-socialist women engaged with media as media producers and consumers, as well as objects of media representation? What are the consequences of the commodification of femininity in the post-socialist context? How does the female body serve as a battleground for the enactment and renegotiation of gendered identities and ideologies? How can we understand and theorize post-socialist women’s activist movements? In seeking answers to such questions, this volume highlights the need to reconsider feminism as a political and theoretical project with many faces. It bridges research on the mediation of post-socialist femininities with broader concerns about the transnational trajectories of feminism today. This book was originally published as a special issue of Feminist Media Studies.