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Girls' bedroom cultures

Girls' bedroom cultures
Girls' bedroom cultures
This entry examines the bedroom as a gendered site of cultural production. Building from McRobbie's contributions establishing the importance of the bedroom as space for teenage consumer culture among young women, this entry focuses on production. First, this involves seeing the bedroom as a space in which girls can engage with and make sense of culture, and as a space in which that engagement can be understood as productive. Following this, Kearney's scholarship on media production technologies, including film production and editing and zine making, is introduced and evaluated in light of Banet‐Weiser's account of postfeminist self‐branding. The entry concludes with examining girls' bedrooms as micro‐celebrity sites. While the Internet and social media have opened up opportunities for girls and women to participate in cultural production, particularly through beauty vlogging and blogging, there remains the imperative for women to engage in the labor of self‐beautification McRobbie's early work critiqued.
Bedroom Cultures, Social Media, Postfeminism, Gender, Microcelebrity
Wiley
Ashton, Daniel
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Patel, Karen
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Ross, Karen
Ashton, Daniel
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Patel, Karen
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Ross, Karen

Ashton, Daniel and Patel, Karen (2020) Girls' bedroom cultures. In, Ross, Karen (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication. Wiley. (doi:10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc214).

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This entry examines the bedroom as a gendered site of cultural production. Building from McRobbie's contributions establishing the importance of the bedroom as space for teenage consumer culture among young women, this entry focuses on production. First, this involves seeing the bedroom as a space in which girls can engage with and make sense of culture, and as a space in which that engagement can be understood as productive. Following this, Kearney's scholarship on media production technologies, including film production and editing and zine making, is introduced and evaluated in light of Banet‐Weiser's account of postfeminist self‐branding. The entry concludes with examining girls' bedrooms as micro‐celebrity sites. While the Internet and social media have opened up opportunities for girls and women to participate in cultural production, particularly through beauty vlogging and blogging, there remains the imperative for women to engage in the labor of self‐beautification McRobbie's early work critiqued.

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Published date: 3 March 2020
Keywords: Bedroom Cultures, Social Media, Postfeminism, Gender, Microcelebrity

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Local EPrints ID: 439576
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439576
PURE UUID: 53f9762f-c6f1-4c45-9982-4a02ac5329e4
ORCID for Daniel Ashton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3120-1783

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2020 16:31
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:15

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Author: Daniel Ashton ORCID iD
Author: Karen Patel
Editor: Karen Ross

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