Friday, January 29, 2016
Steeves on Performing “Appropriate” Femininity on Social Media
Valerie Steeves, University of Ottawa, Criminology, has published ‘Pretty and Just a Little Bit Sexy, I Guess’: Publicity, Privacy, and the Pressure to Perform ‘Appropriate’ Femininity on Social Media in eGirls, eCitizens: Putting Technology, Theory and Policy into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices (University of Ottawa Press, 2015). Here is the abstract.
In this chapter, I explore the qualitative findings of the eGirls Project to test these assumptions against the lived experiences of girls and young women living in Ontario, Canada. When the eGirls Project was initiated, one of the aims was to map the variety of ways that girls could perform emancipatory identities on social media.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.