Week 8 Notes
Week 8 Notes AMS 231
Popular in Contemporary America
Popular in American Studies
This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Matt Owens on Monday December 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AMS 231 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Stacy Morgan in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Contemporary America in American Studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 12/14/15
Matt Owens AMS 231 111015 quotGrrrl Powerquot 8 quotGirl Powerquot in the 19905 Popular Culture Girl Power on TV Xena Warrior Princess 1995200 1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 19972003 Charmed 19982006 Alias 20012006 Girl Power in Movies 0 Tank Girl 1995 0 Charlie 5 Angels 2000 0 Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2001 19905 Contexts o quotPostFeminism 0 Continuing Challenges 0 Wage discrepancies 0 Political gains and disparities 0 Anita Hill Riot Grrrls Music Context Grunge 0 Nirvana quotSmells Like Teen Spiritquot 1991 0 Political Context Third Wave Feminism o quotrevolution girl style nowquot 0 Bikini Kill quotAll girls to the frontquot Riot Grrrl Culture 0 Style Punk Third Wave Feminism o Reclaiming girlhood Mary Pipher Reviving Ophelia 1994 0 Sex positive feminism Writing on bodies Matt Owens AMS 231 111215 The Internet Revolution Key Technological Breakthroughs Personal Home Computers 0 Mouse Modem 0 Web Browsers Debating the Internet 19905 0 Douglas Rushcoff Cyberia 0 Internet as quotcyber village hall 0 quotCyberspace is a truth serumquot 0 Freedom to reinvent one s identity 0 Critics o Inequality of access quotDigital divide Lack of control over content Online predators 0 Financial 0 Sexual Context Increasing Privatization of American Life Putnam s Thesis 0 Withdrawal from public life is due to Pressures of time and money More time devoted to technology and mass media 0 Computer Technology New Utopian Sense of Community 0 Example MCl s Anthem ad 1997 New Features of Online Social Relationships 0 Danah Boyd notes 0 Persistence of content 0 Visibility unstinted potential audiences o Spreadabiity easy replication of content 0 Searchability of content