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Author Keller, Jessalynn, 1982- author

Title Girls' feminist blogging in a postfeminist age / Jessalynn Keller
Published New York : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages.)
Series Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture ; 30
Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture ; 30
Summary Girls' Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age explores the practices of U.S.-based teenage girls who actively maintain feminist blogs and participate in the feminist blogosphere as readers, writers, and commenters on platforms including Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Drawing on interviews with bloggers between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one, as well as discursive textual analyses of feminist blogs and social networking postings authored by teenage girls, Keller addresses how these girls use blogging as a practice to articulate contemporary feminisms and craft their own identities as feminists and activists. In this sense, feminist girl bloggers defy hegemonic postfeminist and neoliberal girlhood subjectivities, a finding that Keller uses to complicate both academic and popular assertions that suggest teenage girls are uninterested in feminism.Instead, Keller maintains that these young bloggers employ digital media production to educate their peers about feminism, connect with like-minded activists, write feminist history, and make feminism visible within popular culture, practices that build upon and continue a lengthy tradition of American feminism into the twenty-first century. Girls' Feminist Bloggers in a Postfeminist Age challenges readers to not only reconsider teenage girls' online practices as politically and culturally significant, but to better understand their crucial role in a thriving contemporary feminism.
Contents Introduction: Transforming feminist conversations? Girls, blogging, and feminist politics in the twenty-first century -- Click moments and coming out: girl bloggers and the performance of feminist identities online -- "Still alive and kicking": Defining a girl-centered feminist activism -- "Loud, proud, and sarcastic": Young feminist internet communities as networked counterpublics -- "I've really got a thing for Betty Friedan": girl bloggers and the production of feminist history online -- Performing a public politics: feminist girl bloggers and new citizenship practices -- Conclusion: Toward a girl-friendly feminist future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Feminism -- Blogs.
Girls -- Blogs.
Online identities.
Internet and women.
Feminism -- Blogs
Girls -- Blogs
Internet and women
Form Electronic book
Author Taylor & Francis.
ISBN 9781315755632 (electronic bk.)
1315755637 (electronic bk.)