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Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn – Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Elana Levine


Media expansion into the digital realm and the continuing segregation of users into niches has led to a proliferation of cultural products targeted to and consumed by women. Though often dismissed as frivolous or excessively emotional, feminized culture in reality offers compelling insights into the American experience of the early twenty-first century. This book brings together writings from feminist critics that chart the current terrain of feminized pop cultural production. Analyzing everything from Fifty Shades of Grey to Pinterest to pregnancy apps, contributors examine the economic, tech ... More

Keywords: feminist critics, feminine, feminized pop culture, women's roles, postfeminist culture, neoliberalism, media forms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039577
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elana Levine, editor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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