Akane Kanai | Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture: Managing Affect, Intimacy and Value

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Date: 15 Oct 2018 – 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: The Moat

Description

Media, Film & Journalism

Launches

Akane Kanai | Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture: Managing Affect, Intimacy and Value

Book Launch: Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture

https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319915142

Situated in debates about postfeminism, self-representation and digital identity, this book connects understandings of digital visual culture to gender, race, and class, and neoliberal imperatives to perform the ‘right feelings’. It explores the practices and the politics of relatable femininity in intimate digital social spaces.

Examining a GIF-based digital culture on Tumblr, the author considers how young women produce relatability through humorous, generalisable representations of embarrassment, frustration, and resilience in everyday situations.

Gender and Relatability in Digital Culture will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, cultural studies, sociology, and media studies.

The book will be launched by Professor Jane Maree Maher, Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Monash University.

 

PRESENTER

Dr.Akane Kanai is a lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Australia.

 

DATE

Monday 15 Oct

TIME

06:00pm – 07:30pm

VENUE

The Moat
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne

For further information, please contact anubha.sarkar@monash.edu

 


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