21st Century Media and Female Mental Health: Profitable Vulnerability and Sad Girl Culture

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Abstract

Examines the discourse around female mental health in 21st century media
Identifies two conflicting aspects of mental illness awareness, profitable vulnerability and sad girl culture
Takes a feminist media studies approach to examine mental health in magazines and on social media
This open access book charts a brief history of gendered madness
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-16756-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-16755-3, 978-3-031-16758-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies

Keywords

  • Media and mental health
  • Feminist media studies
  • discourse analysis
  • Representations of mental illness
  • postfeminist media
  • popular feminism

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