Postfeminist Digital Cultures

Femininity, Social Media, and Self-Representation

  • Authors
  • Amy Shields Dobson

Part of the Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture book series (CSGSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Amy Shields Dobson
      Pages 1-22
  3. Postfeminism, Girls and Young Women, and Digital Media

  4. Sexual Self-Representations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Amy Shields Dobson
      Pages 55-76
    3. Amy Shields Dobson
      Pages 77-99
  5. Valuable and Devalued Selves

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-202

About this book


This book explores the controversial social media practices engaged in by girls and young women, including sexual self-representations on social network sites, sexting, and self-harm vlogs. Informed by feminist media and cultural studies, Dobson delves beyond alarmist accounts to ask what it is we really fear about these practices.


Cultural Studies digital Digital Media feminism gender girls media politics social media Social Net social network women

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