Feminism,Sexualisation and Social Status

Robbie Duschinsky

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    Abstract

    New formulations and responses to classic questions have emerged in recent feminist thinking on the relationship between gender and consumption. One instance of this is the work of Abigail Bray on the damage caused by the media sexualisation of girls. She offers important insights into some problems with the discourse of media and sexual empowerment, and also critically considers the social distinction that such an discourse tends to confer. This article offers a sympathetic account of her argument, but also moves beyond Bray to express concerns regarding the class and race codings of the discourse of childhood innocence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-105
    JournalMedia international Australia, incorporating Culture & policy
    Issue number135
    Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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