publication . Article . 2017

The Social Representation of Feminism within the On-line Movement “Women Against Feminism”

Oana Crusmac;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Romanian Journal of Communications and Public Relations (issn: 1454-8100, eissn: 2344-5440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), College of Communication and Public Relations, Bucharest
Abstract
<jats:p>The present paper aims to analyse the social representation of feminism within the “Women Against Feminism” (WAF) on-line movement that is based on a shared blog which gained significant coverage in the U.S. and U.K. media since the summer of 2014. Using the method of quantitative content analysis and the insights provided by social representations theory, the paper will disclose what lies behind the concept of ‘feminism’ for the group embracing the WAF movement and also aims to find whether the members of this on-line community can be described as postfeminists. The article will conclude that the social representation of feminism within the WAF on-line ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Sociology, Social representation, Feminism, Gender studies
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