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

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You may have access to different export options including Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive and citation management tools like RefWorks and EasyBib. 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. This will be the definitive volume on 'post-feminist' popular cultural productions for some time to come. 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. Elana Levine is Professor of Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

What is left unremarked is popular culture’s concentration on youth, as if the main consumers are in their 20s-30s, post-college or new mothers. This chapter analyzes the content and reception of the first season of Devious Maids within an institutional context.This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. The book is headed by a truly insightful introductory essay from Elana Levine and filled with consistently provocative and unique essays that artfully make the case for the many ways in which gender is central to the production, reception, and content of media. She is the author of Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television and co-author of Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. This volume has much to engage with romance scholars who are interested in critical discussions of how current cultural industries cater to and inform female pleasure; not just in the chapters about erotica and chick lit, but the specific feminine world in which they are perceived to be situated.

Elena Carr and Maggie Carey must struggle with amateur porn stars, an inexperienced crew, no budget, and a nervous leading man. Your use of the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in your Electronic Products License Agreement and by using the translation functionality you agree to forgo any and all claims against ProQuest or its licensors for your use of the translation functionality and any output derived there from. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.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.

In doing so, the chapter argues that while Devious Maids is a complex text that portrays Latina womanhood in some nuanced ways, the postfeminist and postracial sensibilities of the show discourage most audience members from engaging with the potentially transgressive aspects of the series. Though often dismissed as frivolous or excessively emotional, feminized culture in reality offers compelling insights into the. 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.Winner of a SXSW Audience Award, LADYPORN follows the journey of two female students trying to produce a porno for women. Part documentary and part female-centric porn, the movie recounts the filmmakers' experience wrangling an inexperienced crew and "performers. Feminized popular culture belongs to a long-standing concept that developed from mass-targeted products and limited perceptions of gender roles. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Whether they love it, whether they wished it were more geared towards their desires, whether they feel it's de facto degrading -- all views are welcome within the Ladyporn Day discussion, White says.

Taken as a whole, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn reads as a roundtable discussion on new roads ahead for feminist media and cultural studies more deeply concerned with issues of gender, race, and sexuality than ever. All the while, they attempt to free hardcore pornography from the male viewer and revision the genre to embody and empow.Fifty Shades of Postfeminism: Contextualizing Readers' Reflections on the Erotic Romance Series / Melissa A. 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.

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