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Popular misogyny: a zeitgeist

Everyone is talking about feminism, so much so that Jessica Valenti, writing in The Guardian after Beyoncé performed at the 2014 VMAs with the word “feminist” lit up behind her, proclaimed “The zeitgeist is irrefutably feminist: its name literally in bright lights.”  Earlier, in February 2014, the popular blog Jezebel asked: “what does it mean […]

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a Culture Digitally dialogue, now available in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

A dialogue that first appeared here at Culture Digitally has just been published in its final, published form, thanks to our continued partnership with the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (vol. 58, no. 4, 2014). (Re)read it now! Share with your friends. Spam, and the Challenge of Chasing Shadows (featuring Finn Brunton and Kevin Driscoll) (Re)read it now! Share with your friends.   […]

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Book Announcement : Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man: The Development of an Internet Mythology

Since 2009, the Slender Man has been growing in popularity as an emergent, groundbreaking Internet horror myth. It entered the broader popular consciousness in May 2014, when two twelve year old girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her numerous times. The Slender Man takes on important cultural meanings in the […]

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