Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWalser, Anna M.
dc.description.abstractThe sexualization and objectification of women in popular music videos has acted as a consistent obstacle for the feminist movement. Within a postfeminist framework -- postfeminism being a rejection of feminist ideas and a belief that the activist feminism of years past no longer serves a purpose -- music video viewers are able to see both positive advances and negative reversals. One problem often associated with the postfeminist movement is the lack of acknowledgment of race, as has historically been the case for the feminist movement, white, middle-class women are almost always the largest representation, with non-white women more often than not forgotten. The world of the popular music video is certainly no exception to this rule. Although postfeminism boasts many advances for women -- an increase in choice, a strong sense of independence and freedom, along with sexual liberties -- most of these advances are limited to white women. Despite these advances, postfeminist ideas are further limited by capitalism, consumerism, and white patriarchy, calling into question the legitimacy and efficacy of postfeminism.
dc.subjectWomen In Popular Culture
dc.subjectFeminist Criticism
dc.subjectFeminist Theory
dc.subjectWomen In Videos
dc.subjectSex Role In Videos
dc.subjectMass Media And Sex
dc.subjectWomen In Mass Media
dc.subjectWomen Musicians
dc.subjectWomen In Music
dc.subjectFeminism And Music
dc.subjectPopular Music
dc.titleThe Color of Postfeminism: Representations of Black and White Women in Popular Music Videos
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.publicationtitleDissenting Voices
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport

Files in this item

dissentingvoices/vol4/iss1/5/f ...

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Dissenting Voices
    Dissenting Voices is a student engineered eJournal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors in connection with their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at SUNY Brockport.

Show simple item record