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Empowered: popular feminism and popular misogyny

Banet-Weiser, Sarah (2018) Empowered: popular feminism and popular misogyny. Duke University Press, Durham. ISBN 9781478001683

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Abstract

In Empowered Sarah Banet-Weiser examines the deeply entwined relationship between popular feminism and popular misogyny as it plays out in advertising, online and multi-media platforms, and nonprofit and commercial campaigns. Examining feminist discourses that emphasize self-confidence, body positivity, and individual achievement alongside violent misogynist phenomena such as revenge porn, toxic geek masculinity, and men's rights movements, Banet-Weiser traces how popular feminism and popular misogyny are co-constituted. From Black Girls Code and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign to GamerGate and the 2016 Presidential election, Banet-Weiser shows how popular feminism is met with a misogynistic backlash of mass harassment, assault, and institutional neglect. In so doing, she contends that popular feminism's problematic commitment to visibility limits its potential and collective power.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/
Additional Information: © 2018 Duke University Press
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 15:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89198

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