In the fourth and final installment of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century, contributor Elizabeth Nathanson outlines the anthology’s “Labors” section and argues that mediated depictions of femininity are always working hard in public and private spheres while striving for creativity, community, and sisterhood.
Adrienne Shaw explores how academics, fans, and industry professionals are all laborers of love and how a coalitional attitude could benefit all parties in our quest to engage with our beloved media objects.
The referee lockout has been resolved, but we would do well do consider its broader implications before we allow it to recede into the past.
Studying representation was my way into media studies. But laborers aren’t working from a script and we can’t always visualize the lived realities of their work.
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As the lights rose on a recent late night edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, anchors Stuart Scott and Scott van Pelt grinned disingenuously, like desperate salesmen sampling crumb cake before demanding we sign for all eight units. ESPN had just wrapped…
As avid mediavores and media scholars, how should we consider our consumption of media products in light of the labor and environmental conditions of production?
Sony’s new reality TV program on the PlayStation Network continues to raise questions about audience/player (mis)perceptions of labor and production in the games industry.