Producing Women: The Internet, Traditional Femininity, by Michele White

By Michele White

Producing Women examines the methods femininity is produced via new media. Michele White considers how ladies are developed, produce themselves as topics, shape very important construction cultures on websites like Etsy, and installation technological techniques to reshape their identities and electronic features. She reports the ability in which ladies marketplace conventional woman roles, are seen, and convey and restructure their gendered, raced, eroticized, and sexual identities. Incorporating a number of examples throughout quite a few different types of media―including trash the gown marriage ceremony images, web how-to directions approximately zombie stroll brides, nail polish running a blog, DIY crafting, and reborn doll production―Producing Women elucidates women’s construction cultures on-line, and the ways in which members can severely research and have interaction with those practices.

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Producing Women: The Internet, Traditional Femininity, Queerness, and Creativity

Generating girls examines the methods femininity is produced via new media. Michele White considers how girls are developed, produce themselves as topics, shape very important construction cultures on websites like Etsy, and installation technological techniques to reshape their identities and electronic features.

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They wear filthy dresses and have ghastly white and bloodscabbed skin. How-to guides about zombie brides further direct people to produce whiteness by combining numerous colors and looking unhealthy or dead. They thereby pose feminine whiteness as multihued, changeable, deathly, and unappealing instead of the more usual construction of it as stable, enlivening, and beautiful. 156 In a similar manner, representations of zombie brides and grooms legally getting wed at zombie walks pose marriages as deadening.

159 Due to these issues, many women who blog about glitter makeup in Internet settings are attentive to the “correct” way of wearing it and try to control glitter’s influences. Posters assert that there are acceptable times to wear glitter makeup, age groups who can use this material, amounts of glitter that can be worn, and parts of the face and body where it can be applied. Women also adopt glitter as a means of admiring their bodily features, rather than self-presenting for men. As commentators suggest, glitter drifts everywhere and contaminates things.

EBay and Etsy profit from people who have detailed personal interests that can be marketed to buyers and community 36 Working eBay and Etsy involvements, especially commitments to work for and promote these selling platforms. These sites promise affective connections, especially to women, and often code participants as women. ”17 She supports the company’s narratives about co-production. ”18 eBay and Etsy sellers engage with these sites as shared feminine and maternal spheres. They get other women to care for their lifestyle by buying.

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