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The Resource Gender and relatability in digital culture : managing affect, intimacy and value, Akane Kanai

Gender and relatability in digital culture : managing affect, intimacy and value, Akane Kanai

Label
Gender and relatability in digital culture : managing affect, intimacy and value
Title
Gender and relatability in digital culture
Title remainder
managing affect, intimacy and value
Statement of responsibility
Akane Kanai
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the practices and the politics of relatable femininity in intimate digital social spaces. Examining a GIF-based digital culture on Tumblr, the author considers how young women produce relatability through humorous, generalisable representations of embarrassment, frustration, and resilience in everyday situations. Relatability is examined as an affective relation that offers the feeling of sameness and female friendship amongst young women. However, this relation is based on young women's ability to competently negotiate the 'feeling rules' that govern youthful femininity. Such classed and racialised feeling rules require young women to perfect the performance of normalcy: they must mix self-deprecation with positivity; they must be relatably flawed but not actual 'failures'. Situated in debates about postfeminism, self-representation and digital identity, this book connects understandings of digital visual culture to gender, race, and class, and neoliberal imperatives to perform the 'right feelings'. Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, and media studies.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanai, Akane
Dewey number
305.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM742
LC item number
.K35 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online social networks
  • Gender identity in mass media
  • Sex role
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Social media
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Online social networks
  • Gender identity in mass media
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex role
  • Social media
Label
Gender and relatability in digital culture : managing affect, intimacy and value, Akane Kanai
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do you relate to this? Femininity, affective intimate cultures and neoliberalism -- 2. Managing relatability: feeling rules and the practice of moderation -- 3. The classificatory reader: relating to others through digital texts -- 4. Intimacy and value: telling the self through figures -- 5. The practices and politics of a relatable brand -- 6. Relatability, feminism, and the shifting sexual contract -- 7. Ambivalence and attachment: some final reflections
Control code
1045629747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319915159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5472958
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1045629747
Label
Gender and relatability in digital culture : managing affect, intimacy and value, Akane Kanai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do you relate to this? Femininity, affective intimate cultures and neoliberalism -- 2. Managing relatability: feeling rules and the practice of moderation -- 3. The classificatory reader: relating to others through digital texts -- 4. Intimacy and value: telling the self through figures -- 5. The practices and politics of a relatable brand -- 6. Relatability, feminism, and the shifting sexual contract -- 7. Ambivalence and attachment: some final reflections
Control code
1045629747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319915159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5472958
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1045629747

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