Tag: popularfeminism


  • economies of visibility

    First, there are the politics of visibility: campaigning for structural change in order to recognize a group that has been historically and structurally undermined. And then, somehow it fades into the economies of visibility, an idea termed by Sarah Banet-Weiser. The economies of visibility shifts the movement so that visibility becomes the end rather than […]

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  • popular feminism part 7

    popular feminism part 7

    While the documentary brought attention to Spears and the Free Britney movement, and the Free Britney movement brought visibility to Spears, I would argue that it valued visibility over concrete change. One could argue that Spears is now free from her conservatorship, did not the effort of the movement cause change? I believe the moment […]

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  • popular feminism part 6

    popular feminism part 6

    One important association to make is the idea of popular feminism being brandable within the Free Britney movement. Banet-Weiser argues that when feminist ideas are branded then the branded item becomes the politics, and the politics are then absorbed into the economy. Take for instance a Free Britney t-shirt. When a person buys this t-shirt, […]

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  • popular feminism part 5

    popular feminism part 5

    On the other hand, popular feminism responds to the reception of Spears by bringing to light the injustices brought upon her because of the gender role she played. This visibility can be seen within the Free Britney movement as well as the three documentaries surrounding the issue. While the grievances against Spears could be listed […]

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  • popular feminism part 4

    popular feminism part 4

    How does popular feminism respond to the reception of these two women?

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  • popular feminism part 3

    popular feminism part 3

    What is the mwd? And how do Hildegard and Spears lie within in it?

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  • popular feminism part 2

    popular feminism part 2

    A continuation of popular feminist reception of Britney Spears and Hildegard… what is popular feminism? And what unites Hildegard and Spears?

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  • popular feminism within the reception of Britney Spears and Hildegard of Bingen part 1

    popular feminism within the reception of Britney Spears and Hildegard of Bingen part 1

    This week a 7-part series inspired by two questions: – what are all of the Britney Spears conservatorship documentaries actually for? – does retrieving and remembering the non-man composers of past actually change the hierarchy of the classical music culture?

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  • another Britney Spears documentary?

    Something felt a little bit strange to me when the second and third documentaries about Britney Spears’ conservatorship were announced. Why tell a story that has already been told? But more importantly why tell a story that has already been told without including the subject of the story? I wrote a paper inspired by that […]

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