Postfeminist inflections in television studies

Karen Vered, Sal Humphreys

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    Abstract

    To better understand how postfeminism might inform media production, consumption, and media scholarship, this essay explores a set of arguments that circulate around the intersection of postfeminism and media studies. Our discussion begins by tracing the complexity and controversy around the concept of postfeminism to clarify the term and draw out its more productive strands. In surveying the formal properties of postfeminist media texts and ways in which the concept progresses feminist media analysis, we also identify a set of limitations in the concept and this leads us to a cautionary conclusion about the balance between descriptive and analytical tools and political action.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-163
    Number of pages9
    JournalContinuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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