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In Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn , Elana Levine brings together writings from feminist critics that chart the current terrain of feminized pop cultural production. Analyzing everything from Fifty Shades of Grey to Pinterest to pregnancy apps, contributors examine the economic, technological, representational, and experiential dimensions of products and phenomena that speak to, and about, the feminine. As these essays show, the imperative of productivity currently permeating feminized pop culture has created a generation of texts that speak as much to women's roles as public and private workers as to an impulse for fantasy or escape. Incisive and compelling, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn sheds new light on contemporary women's engagement with an array of media forms in the context of postfeminist culture and neoliberalism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-first Century
  2. Elana Levine
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I: Passions
  2. p. 13
  1. 1. Fifty Shades of Postfeminism Contextualizing Readers’ Reflections on the Erotic Romance Series
  2. Melissa A. Click
  3. pp. 15-31
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  1. 2. ABC’s Scandal and Black Women’s Fandom
  2. Kristen J. Warner
  3. pp. 32-50
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  1. 3. Television for All Women? Watching Lifetime’s Devious Maids
  2. Jillian Báez
  3. pp. 51-70
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  1. 4. Women, Gossip, and Celebrity Online: Celebrity Gossip Blogs as Feminized Popular Culture
  2. Erin A. Meyers
  3. pp. 71-92
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  1. Part II: Bodies
  2. p. 93
  1. 5. Mothers, Fathers, and the Pregnancy App Experience: Designing with Expectant Users in Mind
  2. Barbara L. Ley
  3. pp. 95-115
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  1. 6. Fashioning Feminine Fandom: Fashion Blogging and the Expression of Mediated Identity
  2. Kyra Hunting
  3. pp. 116-136
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  1. 7. Women’s Nail Polish Blogging and Femininity: “The girliest you will ever see me”
  2. Michele White
  3. pp. 137-156
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  1. 8. Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance All Night! Mediated Audiences and Black Women’s Spirituality
  2. Beretta E. Smith-Shomade
  3. pp. 157-174
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  1. Part III: Labors
  2. p. 175
  1. 9. Working Girls: The Precariat of Chick Lit
  2. Suzanne Ferriss
  3. pp. 177-195
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  1. 10. After Ever After: Bethenny Frankel, Self-Branding, and the “New Intimacy of Work”
  2. Suzanne Leonard, Diane Negra
  3. pp. 196-214
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  1. 11. Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Fame-Work and the Production of Entrepreneurial Sisterhood
  2. Alice Leppert
  3. pp. 215-231
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  1. 12. Pinning Happiness: Affect, Social Media, and the Work of Mothers
  2. Julie Wilson, Emily Chivers Yochim
  3. pp. 232-248
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  1. 13. Sweet Sisterhood: Cupcakes as Sites of Feminized Consumption and Production
  2. Elizabeth Nathanson
  3. pp. 249-268
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 269-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-286
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252097669
MARC Record
OCLC
919297083
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2015-10-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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