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The Discursive Construction and Performance of Gendered Identity on Social Media

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This article looks at the construction and performance of gendered identity through a sub-section of Facebook web pages belonging to the Slut Walk movement. The authors’ analysis suggests that gender is constructed through the subjects’ participation in the ‘post-feminist masquerade’ through which their gendered identity is defined in relation to a hegemonic masculine ideal. This situates the web pages within a space characterized through the ambivalent and appropriative treatment of feminism...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
Contemporary Chinese Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Sage Journals Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Sociology
Volume:
62
Issue:
7
Pages:
975-993
Publication date:
2014-09-25
Acceptance date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1461-7064
ISSN:
0011-3921

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