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Unnamed men and available women: connecting the popular, the personal and the political in racialised hyperheterosexual representations of women in South African magazines

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T04:56:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T04:56:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5529
dc.description Paper presented to Rosa Luxembourg Annual Seminar, The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, 8-9 March en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this presentation is to reflect on the linkages between the popular, the personal and the political. I do this through interrogating the ways that compulsory heteropatriarchy establishes women's representation as hyperheterosexual for an unnamed and unmarked, but clearly, masculine audience in a select group of mainstream magazines. Using a feminist methodology foregrounding the intersectionalities between gender, race and sexuality, I argue that hyperheterofeminine performances are racialised with few exceptions, white femininities are presented as normative, and black femininities as 'other' and exotic. If heteronormativity and white normalcy determines women's representation in the media, a space which relies on repetition in order to establish normativity in the popular imagination, then the struggle for women's bodily integrity, freedom and equality, needs to be more aggressively pursued in the current South African climate. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject MEDIA SECTOR en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject MAGAZINES en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.title Unnamed men and available women: connecting the popular, the personal and the political in racialised hyperheterosexual representations of women in South African magazines en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5154 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1072 en
dc.outputnumber 3698 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sanger, N. (2008) Unnamed men and available women: connecting the popular, the personal and the political in racialised hyperheterosexual representations of women in South African magazines. (Paper presented to Rosa Luxembourg Annual Seminar, The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, 8-9 March). en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sanger, N. en


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