Commodification & Consumption
Accompanying Janell Hobson's Currents essay, "Celebrity Feminism: More Than a Gateway"
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Fien Adriaens and Sofie Van Bauwel, “Sex and the City: A Postfeminist Point of View? Or How Popular Culture Functions as a Channel for Feminist Discourse,” The Journal of Popular Culture, 2014.
Inna Arzumanova, “The Culture Industry and Beyoncé’s Proprietary Blackness,” Celebrity Studies, 2016.
Ligia Campos de Cerqueira Lana, “Media Visibility on the Formation of Female Celebrity: Catarina, a Virgin for Auction,” Comunicacao, Midia E Consumo, 2013.
Ellis Cashmore, “Buying Beyoncé,” Celebrity Studies, 2010.
Megan Chawansky and Jessica Francombe, “Wanting to Be Anna: Examining Lesbian Sporting Celebrity on The L Word,” Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2013.
Cheryl L. Cole and Amy Hribar, “Celebrity Feminism: Nike Style Post-Fordism, Transcendence, and Consumer Power,” Sociology of Sport, 1995.
Jeremiah Favara, “A Maternal Heart: Angelina Jolie, Choices of Maternity, and Hegemonic Femininity in People Magazine,” Feminist Media Studies, 2015.
Stephanie Genz, “Singled Out: Postfeminism’s ‘New Woman’ and the Dilemma of Having It All,” The Journal of Popular Culture, 2010.
Michael Jeffries, “Hip Hop Feminism and Failure,” Palimpsest: A Journal of Women, Gender, and the Black International, 2012.
Robin Johnson, “The Discreet Charm of the Petite Celebrity: Gender, Consumption and Celebrity on My Super Sweet 16,” Celebrity Studies, 2010.
Barbara Marshall and Momin Rahman, “Celebrity, Ageing and the Construction of ‘Third Age’ Identities,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2015.
Linda Mizejewski, “Feminism, Postfeminism, Liz Lemonism: Comedy and Gender Politics on 30 Rock,” Genders, 2012.
Diane Negra, “Claiming Feminism: Commentary, Autobiography and Advice Literature for Women in the Recession,” Journal of Gender Studies, 2014.
Eleanor Patterson, “Fracturing Tina Fey: A Critical Analysis of Postfeminist Television Comedy Stardom,” The Communication Review, 2012.
Marilyn Crafton Smith, “Woman Created, Woman Transfigured, Woman Consumed: An Introduction,” NWSA Journal, 1999.
Anthea Taylor, “Celebrity (Post)feminism, the Sixties Feminist Blockbuster and Down with Love,” The Sixties, 2010.
Alyxandra Vesey, “Putting Her on the Shelf: Pop Star Fragrances and Post-Feminist Entrepreneurialism,” Feminist Media Studies, 2015.
Jennifer Wicke, “Celebrity Material: Materialist Feminism and the Culture of Celebrity,” South Atlantic Quarterly, 1994.
Karin G. Wilkins, “Celebrity as Celebration of Privatization in Global Development: A Critical Feminist Analysis of Oprah, Madonna, and Angelina,” Communication, Culture and Critique, 2015.
Milly Williamson, “Female Celebrities and the Media: The Gendered Denigration of the ‘Ordinary’ Celebrity,” Celebrity Studies, 2010.
Sarah Blout Rosenburg, Girl Power: All Dolled Up, 2011
Aaron Barlow, Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity, 2014.
Trystan T. Cotten and Kimberly Springer, Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture, 2009.
Susan J. Douglas, Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, 1995.
Aisha Durham, Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture, 2014.
Joshua Gamson, Claim to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America, 1994.
Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, New Femininities, Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity, 2011.
Jorie Lagerwey, Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom, 2016.
Radha Sarma Hegde, Circuits of Visibility : Gender and Transnational Media Cultures, 2011.
Niall Richardson and Sadie Wearing, Gender in the Media, 2014.
Heather Savigny and Helen Warner, The Politics of Being a Woman: Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture, 2015.
Suzanna Danuta Walters, Material Girls: Making Sense of Feminist Cultural Theory, 1995.
Imelda Whelehan, Overloaded Popular Culture and the Future of Feminism, 2000.
Short Takes: Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her
Shoshanna Ehrlich, Holloway Sparks, Jamia Wilson, and Andi Zeisler discuss Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her, with a response from Chemaly.
Marci Bianco, "We Sold Feminism to the Masses, and Now It Means Nothing," Quartz, May 26, 2016.
Brittney Cooper, “On bell, Beyonce’, and Bullshit,” Crunk Feminist Collective, May 20, 2014.
Hanna Flint, “Suffragette Is Good for White Feminism, Bad for Intersectionality,” Metro, October 12, 2015.
Hadley Freeman, “From Shopping to Naked Selfies: How ‘Empowerment’ Lost Its Meaning,” The Guardian, April 19, 2016.
Benji Hart, "Our Obsession with Black Celebrity Is Undermining Our Movement," Huffington Post, February 2016.
Susan Hopkins, “‘Bow Down, Bitches’: When Celebrity Feminism Goes Wrong,” SBS, February 25, 2016.
CeeJay Lee, “Venturing into Enemy's Territory? K-Pop and Feminism,” FEM: UCLA’s Feminist Newsmagazine, November 28, 2014.
Jessica McCarthy, "2014 Turned Feminism into a Brand--and That's Not a Bad Thing," Quartz, December 31, 2014.
Arielle Newton, “Nicki Minaj and the Foolish Belief That This Is Feminism,” Black Millennials, July 31, 2014.
Andrew Pulver, “Meryl Streep Defends Feminist Credentials as Suffragette Opens in London Film Festival,” The Guardian, 2015.
Soraya Roberts, “Why Can’t Canada Build a Feminist Brand?” This Magazine, 2015.
Dana Scott, “Young Thug: Yes, His Drag Imagery Is Meant For Exploitation,” HipHopDX, August 26, 2016.
Beejoli Shah, "Aziz Ansari and the Problem with Celebrity Feminists, Daily Dot, October 7, 2014.
Amanda Marcotte, "Aziz Ansari Is Better Than Most Celebrities at Talking About Feminism," Slate, October 7, 2014.
Tanya Steele, “Beyonce Serenades Teen Boys and Black Feminists,” IndieWire, December 16, 2013.
Alanna Vagianos and Melissa Jeltsen, “How Feminism Became ‘Trendy’ (And Why We Should Care),” The Huffington Post, May 3, 2016.
Diana Veiga, “Feminist bell hooks Critiques Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda,’” Clutch, October 2014.
Amy Zimmerman, "The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment," The Daily Beast, October 2014.