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Misogynoir transformed : black women's digital resistance / Moya Bailey.

Bailey, Moya, (author.).


Where racism and sexism meet--an understanding of anti-Black misogynyWhen Moya Bailey first coined the term misogynoir, she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea that the term would go viral, touching a cultural nerve and quickly entering into the lexicon. Misogynoir now has its own Wikipedia page and hashtag, and has been featured on Comedy Central's The Daily Show and CNN's Cuomo Prime Time. In Misogynoir Transformed, Bailey delves into her groundbreaking concept, highlighting Black women's digital resistance to anti-Black misogyny on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other platforms. At a time when Black women are depicted as more ugly, deficient, hypersexual, and unhealthy than their non-Black counterparts, Bailey explores how Black women have bravely used social-media platforms to confront misogynoir in a number of courageous--and, most importantly, effective--ways. Focusing on queer and trans Black women, she shows us the importance of carving out digital spaces, where communities are built around queer Black webshows and hashtags like #GirlsLikeUs. Bailey shows how Black women actively reimagine the world by engaging in powerful forms of digital resistance at a time when anti-Black misogyny is thriving on social media. A groundbreaking work, Misogynoir Transformed highlights Black women's remarkable efforts to disrupt mainstream narratives, subvert negative stereotypes, and reclaim their lives.

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  • ISBN: 1479803391
  • ISBN: 9781479803392
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages).
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: What is misogynoir? -- Misogynoir is a drag -- Transforming misogynoir through trans advocacy -- Web show worldbuilding mitigates misogynoir -- Alchemists in action against misogynoir -- Conclusion: Misogynoir transformed : BlackWomenDragBack.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Terms of use -
Type of Computer File or Data Note:
Text (HTML), electronic book.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: Internet.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Access requires VIU IP addresses and is restricted to VIU students, faculty and staff.
Access restricted by subscription.
Issuing Body Note:
Made available online by JSTOR.
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Description based on print version record
Subject: African American women in popular culture > United States.
African American women in social media.
African American women > Social conditions.
Misogyny > United States.
Social media > United States.
African American women in popular culture.
African American women in social media.
African American women > Social conditions.
Social media.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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